anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a sweetish malty floral aroma with some spicy hints. Malty fruity spicy yeasty grassy flavor. Has a slightly sweetish spicy floral finish with hints of citrus and some grassy hints.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head.Floral, light spice aroma. Floral, light malt, light spice, honey flavors. Medium-light body. Sweet, floral, honey, and light spice linger.
marcus (6486) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado. This golden ale poured with a short white head and a pleasant toasty aroma. There is a thin malt flavor and some barely discernable spices. The body is quite watery making this a mediocre example of a saison.
beerguy101 (5280) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This is the version brewed at Russian River by Vinnie and Agostino. This spiced beer poured a slightly hazy light orange gold color. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and very delicate; there is a hint of roses and some fruit. A light bodied spiced ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of very delicate flavors, floral and roses, some honey and a fruit I guess is elderberry. Nice beer. You will really need to drink this one all by itself, any food pairing would overwhelm the flavors. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DYCSoccer17 (3318) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Aroma has a nice mix of floral, spicy, peppery, and citrus notes. Mildly hazy orange body with a small, off-white head. Spicy, coriander wheat flavors are present to start. A little acidic in the middle. Finishes with lemon, pepper, and more coriander.
ABUSEDGOAT (2385) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Toronado. Orangish yellow colored. I was told it was a saison. Aroma is attractive with floral and spicy notes. Medium bodied, fairly dry. There’s definitely something fun in this one.
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something like Troublette? But less sweet, no biscuit flavors, not much in terms of aroma. Really not a lot here. Maybe a palate cleanser or or acidic with-food beer.Unspectacular.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Light gold color with a watery white head that leaves some scattered lacing. Aroma is juicy and sweet. Obviously very floral, but with a spicy character as well. Flavor is light and refreshing, with a hibiscus type of flower petal character and a peppery dry finish. Very easy to drink.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing about this beer really did much for me. It did carry a very nice floral nose, some rose petals, with some sweet malts and a touch spicy. All very soft and subdued. Flavors had some light, soft maltiness about it, a strong presence of flowers with just a soft herbal quality to it. Everything about this beer was soft and perhaps that’s what the goal was. It left just a whisper of flavor behind.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an attractive bright orange with decent white head. Spicy and fruity nose. Similar flavor with a bit more fruit sweetness that lingers. Very delicate on the palate. Thanks to davecooks for this one.