SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy copper, dense beige head, ^co2, creamy full body.
aroma: caramel malt, straw, stale hops.
taste: yeasty/bready T1; ^floral, fruity esters, acidity T2; caramelized sugar, stale hops, alchl warmth T3.
the floral complexity makes for interesting pairings. i had this with some smoked ribs and it was perfect. the fruitiness and floral character really latched onto to sweetness of the sauce and complimented the pork, while the high carbonation cut through the heaviness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber and lightly hazy with a thin fully receding off-white head. Notes of fragrant esters, perfume, and flowers. Full bodied with lively carbonation.
BobLorb (3) - largo, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can taste the Palmetto berries and whole Hibiscus flowers... My favorite of Saint Somewhere Brewing Company. well done.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent, copper amber with a soft, creamy, white head. Aroma is very Belgian, yeasty, sugary, apples. Flavor is the same, sweet, sugary, apple, pear, light spice. Full bodied, sweet finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL courtesy of Travlr via SeaBass. Pours a dirty/hazy orange with a thin beige head that has big bubbles/little retention/no lace. Sweet, musty, stale fruit aroma. Taste is boozy, spicy, dry, a little weird. Not much wild character.
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje at Cigar City, merci mon ami. Copper color, edge head. Very carbonated. Aroma of scotch and soda. Taste is malt, vanilla. Slight sour edge. Decent.
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper color with huge white head. Toasted malts with spices and a floral aroma. Light malty flavor with spices and flowers. Medium body with lively carbonation.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cha-ching! I knew that this was more of a saison, despite being called a dubbel at the tasting. Amber with a frothy head. Lots of fruit and bret in the aroma, with a lemon-like acidity. The flavor is dry, but maintains a candy-caramel sweetness as well, and has lots of tangy fruit flavors. Light bodied with high carbonation. This was good right now, but I think some time in the bottle might give this a lot of character
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a murky orange color. good amount of spice. cannot detect the palmetto or hibiscus. refreshing and crisp with good amount of alcohol to it.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of bland actually, some light citrus, caramel, toffee. Medium body is soft with gentle carbonation. The hibiscus flowers come through in the finish.