3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Rubber / cork in the nose, maybe it’s old, maybe it’s not in good shape, hard to tell. Phenolic, yeasty, lightly hoppy / grassy, some cobwebs and citrus pith, melon rind and such. Not a very pleasant aroma, the drywall / caulk and rubber notes are off-putting. Medium body, high carbonation, juicy noble hops give it some lemon and lime punch. Malt is baguette and crackers but seems stale. Hot alcohols in the finish.
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
guest sample @ Party Town / Florence KY Easily the best of the Rockmill brews I sampled. Aroma of pastures and fresh spring air. Cloudy golden amber with a full 2" head that never leaves, lace that slides back into the drink. Taste is wheat, hay, and malt with a pinch of light fresh spice, adding sweet caramel as it literally bursts into the palate. Just enough bittering to balance arrives in a satisfying finish. An exceptional example of the style.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange, pear, apple, apricot, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, bread, honey, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of big fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Big earthy/spicy yeast flavors on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of big fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt and hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison! All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
snoworsummer (3708) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper reddish-orange with a frothy white head. Tastes like malt, lots of grains, resin, musk. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, light pine, light citrus.
sonnycheeba (4489) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours hazy amber with thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, spice, citrus fruit esters, light grapefruit, and faint toast. Flavor is bready malts, light toast, light citrus esters, some grassy and floral hop esters, and faint toffee; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is black pepper, ginger, and earthy notes, wheat and cereal malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is spicy and peppery, wheat and biscuit malt, light fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (17651) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a Baltimore tasting with BeerandBlues2, sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Hazy deep golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of light funk, white pepper. Taste is hay and straw. OK.
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden honey color. Thick foamy head that lasts. The nose is inviting with hints of clover, honey and citrus. Palate is tart and sour with a punch of hops and citrus.
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DrSilverworm (9085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~6oz pour from a bottle, at the brewery. Totally hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Good ropes and dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation, with a fuller body. Great fruity, tropical, light rind citrus, light grapefruit aromatic. Good, complex hop character for a saison. Light caramel malt, but it’s not unpleasant. Good bigger bitter taste, lighter sweet; love the taste on this. Above average bitterness. Awesome saison.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, apple cider appearance with an overflowing cream colored foamy head. Had to wait a while for it to drop before I could drink. A nice sweet, yeasty, fruity aroma; sugared apples and bananas, spices, yeast. The flavor matches the aroma though the apple component seems a touch sharper than the other components. A very active moutfhfeel. Overall, fair.