crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I did NOT realize this was a saison while drinking. I considered this more of a pale ale. Just a slight yeasty/bready component otherwise it was light, drinkable, with decent hop character.
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. A good dry hoppy beer. Light orange coloured and very lacey. Lightly carbonated. A hoppy lemony treat.
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.
A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.
S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.
T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.
M - Light body, heavy carbonation.
O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.
kaser (4647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden from draft with sticky white head. Boring Carmel backbone. Wouldn't recommend this but it isn't my style either
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with a off-white head.Nose is Citrus and Yeasty, Highly carbonated and sweeter fruity front. Slightly sour towards the back and a little peppery.
Normally this would be a hit for my tastes but for some reason this one didn’t really do it for me.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light spice aroma with citrus. Malt and big oak flavor withlight vanilla and spice. Medium bodied. Big oak lingers with spice, light yeast, and vanilla.
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkness eve bottle shared by Todd. Sweet fruit and bubblegum aroma. Taste wasnt quite as good as the aroma but still solid. First beer of the event!
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle shared by Todd at Darkness Day 2012 - thanks! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Citrus and yeast, good carbonation.
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at Russian river. Has almost no aroma. Taste is slight grapes and sweet at first with a bitter finish. Taste dissipates fast
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma solid freshness , caramel with aromatic hops, clean feel with proper malt backing. 8-
Appearance visible suspended floaters , hazed golden amber look. Rocky white top. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Mellow feel nicely combined with clean hop character. Slight caramel elements around. Quiet drinkable.