Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Toronado, SF, 02/02/16.
Pale golden blond with a decent off white covering.
Nose is mellow citric fruits, straw, grain, lemon rind, light yeast.
Taste comprises lemon rind, yeast esters, damp hay, light funk, not too complex.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a mild tarte rinse.
Decent enough saison.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours yellow gold with small white head. The aroma is banana, yeast, clove. Medium mouth, yeast, raw sugar, brett, wood, light dry finish, good.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Toronado. Nose is a lightly pissy and catty funkiness. Very clear pale yellow. Taste is light hay, straw and lemon with a bit of acidity. Really quenching and a fairly sour balance.
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Toronado SF. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white head. Interesting phenolics in the nose, some melon, lemon, hay. Light sweet flavor with subtle funk, citrus peel, grapefruit, white grape, melon gummies. Light bodied with average carbonation. Lightly sweet on the finish, more white grapes, light tangerine. Fine.
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Light sweetness, Belgian bubble gum and light spice. Clear gold with almost n head. Bitter and light herbal notes and Belgian yeast.
VsXsV (3642) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Toronado SF. Almost clear light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, bubblegum, light grain, fresh hops and red berries. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of white pepper, jenka, wood and light grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice. Drinkable.
JulienHuxley (5194) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Clear very pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, very grassy, light citrusy notes. Taste is lightly malty, really nice juicy hop. Palate is light bodied with low carbonation. Very good.
reggiedunlop (3581) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very slightly hazy pale yellow...medium white head...nice heavy lacing. Aroma has a touch of sweet lemon and mild grass. Flavor has light grassy and spice notes...mild lemon and grain. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is earthy and dry...like tea with lemon.
SinH4 (1599) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Doughy. Golden color with small white head. Rather thin, hoppy, flowery, slight bitterness, a bit lemony. Low carbonation.
bartzluke (483) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
Too thin, not enough flavor, a little dull. Nose isn’t too pleasant.