Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train to Brussels for Paul’s Pre-Wedding Boys n Beers Weekend of Fun. This beer pours a cloudy, ruby-brown with a small, white head. There’s some definite ripe and slightly tangy fruit in the aroma. Also some raisins and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with lots of caramel, bread, dry fruit, leather, toast and ripe citrus. Full in body with fine carbonation. Warm finish with leathery ripe fruits, light earthy bitterness and toasty malts. There is certainly some apparent age on this beer (I’ve had it for two+ years) but it’s very nice with some interesting character.
dagimp (944) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a corked n caged 750ml. Now I know why they cage them. Once I removed the cage, the cork slowly worked its way out and then fired at the ceiling. I thought I put a dent in the drywall but I didn’t. CAREFUL!!!! Plenty of fizz white head that disappears into absolutely nothing, leaving no lacing. Mouthfeel is dreadful. Just fizz and water; tastes like over-carbonated seltzer. Aroma, however, is awesome! Light raspberries, booze and lemon, yum! Taste is kinda murky, just like the brown color. Mainly water, vinegar, light raspberries, dirt, funk and dented drywall. The rest of the bottle is a drain pour. Meh, this wasn’t very good even at $8 a bottle.
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel brown....big, fluffy head. Aroma is funky....and fruity. The flavor is dark fruit followed by a nice sour bite. Great mouthfeel.....crisp, but full. My only complaint is the alcohol presence. A few years in a cellar would be nice.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cork says 2010 bought early 2011: amber orange pour with tan head that dissipates quickly with lots of bubbles still. light haze. aromas of apples, cinnamon, cherry cough drops and raspberries. still lots of bubbles and carbonation but not much head. cherry apple cranberry taste, not what i was expecting or remember last time i tried this. very effervescent with lots of medicinal cherry flavor. the beer almost disappears in your mouth with all the carbonation, it would like it more if it was more tart or funky. no hop character and not much spice. This beer might be a bit past its prime and not as good as i remember, I shouldn’t have waited too long to drink the bottle. some of the flavors remind me more of a quad than a saison. I’ll have to try this again with a fresh batch.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An ol’ brew had at Brewfest 11’. The body had a nice yellow hue to it - murky as well. I liked this one more than the Athene. Lots of dried citrus in this one, some light herbs and grapefruit mainly. The finish was light and tart, and a hint of alcohol to mellow the senses..
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Slightly hazy amber beer. Sourish medicinal flavours with bitter coca cola. Yeasty bitterness. Too medicinal and bitter.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful chestnut color with a small loose head that fizzes away like cola.
The aroma is rich and fruity with lots of cherry, plum, some dustiness, with mild spiciness and very mild chocolate.
The flavor is very enjoyable, fruity, mildly sweet, spicy, and has a mild cherry note. The beer has a big booziness, I’d have guessed this a bit higher gravity than it is, as it is it’s warming and not wholly unpleasant. A little bit of cough syrup, some woodiness, and a good bit of raisin round this one out.
jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, the fruitiness of a saison, and a good amount of floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
Cybercat (5054) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The sample I got popped and fizzed like a champagne bottle in the locker room of the team that just won the World Series, so open with care and have a big, thirsty towel ready! It pours a clear, dark cinnamon-brown with a very thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Strong aroma is mainly fruity and yeasty with subtle hints of malt and butterscotch. Flavor has a fruity core, more like a cider, with notes of yeast and malt and a hint of caramel. Texture has about average body and a fair amount of fizz. Overall, not too shabby.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Blind Tiger with Andrew. Pours a hazy red body with thin white head. Aroma is muted sour cherry, and belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of somewhat offensive fruity malts, dry bitterness, very like cherries and berry.