Fantomasus (237) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge fan of Sam Adams or spiced beers so I wasn’t planning on enjoying this brew. I was wrong. Pours a hazy pale straw with a quickly fizzling head. Not a good start. Aroma is where it turns around, citrus (orange) and spice (coriander) jump right out. Malt is difficult to find but citrus and herbal hops are prevalent. Earthy yeast. Some alcohol, clove, cooked vegetables, leaves, super complex. I believe this is my highest rated aroma. Taste is very balanced. Nods a little towards sweet/sour at first but then balances right back with salt/bitter. Palate is fairly clean, slight oiliness is a distraction. Overall a very pleasant surprise. Will drink again.
Cybercat (3571) - Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma has a powerful coriander overtone, with a firm wheaty and yeasty core to support it. Comes out of the bottle a clear golden with a fluffy, though not too persistent, white head. Flavor is surprisingly complex, with wheaty, coriander, floral, citrus and yeasty notes each taking their turns in saying hello to one’s palate. Smooth texture is quite firm and viscous, if not overly fizzy. It’s no lie - this is a good rye.
Inbreak (2488) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 21.06.2013, tap @ Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity and spiced, light malts, citrus, camomile, hay, yeast, heather. Taste is slightly dry spiced, light malts, hay, yeast, camomile, grass, citrus peel, herbs, cereal, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. This was a strange one.
jefcon (1434) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than I thought it might be. Close enough in the witbier tradition to gain legitimacy. Spice and prevalent yeast. Short palate.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a sparkling light gold with a lasting head. Aroma is herbal with a hint of spice. Flavor is sweet up front and balanced in the finish. A little too sweet for my taste. Becomes somewhat cloying after a few sips.
Malaclemys (418) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours very light straw with fizzy white head that disappears quickly. Nose of malt, spice, heavy sage, medicinal almost. Taste is a little heavy on the sage for me, cough syrup, a little spice of rye. light body
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of coriander and sage is quite dominant with light sweet wheat malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by sage with quite a bit of coriander, light orange peel and light wheat malt with some light residual sugar notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Quite enjoyed the spice mix but a fuller malt profile would have also been beneficial.
jcos (1600) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Location/Date:Bottle on August 25th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma of lots of sage, faint coriander.
Taste: Wheat, orange, lots of sage, faint rye.
Palate:Medium light body, really smooth.
Summary: The sage in this beer is a bit overpowering. The mouth feel is nice, and I get the intent to be different.
geologyguy (811) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice small but full and lasting head on it, decent smell...similar to blue moon but somehow a bit fuller tasting...slightly heavier taste than you would expect...
redtechnj (226) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- Cloudy golden with an average white head, nice lacing
Aroma- Wheat, coriander and orange peel. Not sure what white sage is but maybe some of that in there.
Flavor- Light, sweet, orange,rye, wheat,spicy