ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose with a bit of cookie dough and crackery malt. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with fresh citrus hops, sugary malts and honey, light hay. Very nice.
alobar (2613) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, and hops. Fresh and crisp with a flavor of lemon, grass and hop bitterness. Enjoyable beer!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A refreshing floral belgian blonde ale.
How: Fresh hand-bottle from Dickinsonbeer. Pre-BCTC 2010 warm-up tasting.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose has a lot of flowers. Taste is a bit fruity (pineapples mainly with citrus notes), lemongrass, dandelions, Social Tea™ cookies, lemon skin. A bit tart. The hopping has a lemony and citrusy signature. Could have used more attenuation. There are some light rustic notes here and there but overall this is far from a barnyard Saison. Enjoyable. That was second beer of a very long day of heavy drinking. The type drinking that health-conscious people avoid. But not me. I don’t care. Only the good die young. I’m safe.
malrubius (1576) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BCTC. Thanks to whoever brought this. Golden straw with head. Lemon pastry floral hop aroma. Apricot lemony grassy with dry clean finish. Soft palate. Warm. I thought this was excellent.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is quite light and pilsnerish with a distincly spicy yeastiness. Brightly lemony with a sort of fruity hoppiness behind that. Quite lean and spicy with a distinctly flinty bitterness. Pretty nice stuff.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle @ BCTC 2010. Nose is lemon, light caramel, some toffee, a little alcohol, light yeasty pepperiness. Flavor is lemon, pepper, honey, clay-like yeast.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice musty and tart flavors. citrusy and lemony hops. finishes dry. unique sorachi yeasty tones. finishes a bit astringency.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Small white head atop apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/lime. Taste is moderately sweet, lime, spicy, some orange. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Musk and citrus, nice spicy character. Medium bodied and smooth, light alcohol coming through. Musk and citrus on a clean dry finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Nice, very floral aroma. Fruity with some yeasty funk. Really sweet with some musty yeast, but overall way to sweet.