yngwie (16309) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 12oz. An unclear, golden body with a dense, two-finger off-white head. Some lacings. The aroma is rather soapy, in a ginger-like way. Wheat, coriander and citrus peel, orange. Ok, reading the commercial description, I see there’s white sage in it too, that most definitely makes sense. Medium body, lightly sweetish, with a nice carbonation level. Spices. citrus and wheat in the flavor, some bitterness kicking in towards the end. A quite decent beer, but I can’t say I really appreciate the experimentation, it is too spiced I think. 130819
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange in color with a white head. Nose isn’t too bad at first. Some spicy coriander and pepper, sage, and lemon. Bread, light malt sweetness, and earthy hops. The flavor is almost medicinal with the sage, particularly as it warms. Coriander, citrus peel, lemon, and bread. Lightly sweet up front, earthy hops, and a somewhat bitter finish.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/rye, some orange, light cotton candy. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some rye, light candi sugar. Light body, light chalk.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of rye, sage, coriander, lemon zest and orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, sage, coriander and citrus with a smooth dry lingering spiced citrus finish.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-tight offwhite-hazy gold. A-lemon/orange, rye/grain. T-spice-sage, rye/grain, lemon. 3.3 Was at 3.1 barely, prior to reading description.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention. Big spicy rye aroma along with thyme and other herbal notes. The taste is pale malts, sage and rye. Light bodied. I could use a little more balance here as the spice dominates.
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium white head that dissipates gradually. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of citrus, spice and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is fruity with a citrus and spiced hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow pour, standard white head. This was pretty rough around the edges. Dirty spice, watery malts, spent grain, not much hop flavor. Meh.
Meilby (10571) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, rye, coriander, orange and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with an average coriander and pepper finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear golden orange appearance with a small, cream colored head. The sage is very potent in the nose with a potpourri-like element along with some coriander and citrus notes. Slightly spicy, wheat, a bit chewy grainy, potpourri/lavender, floral, slightly citrusy flavor. Not sure I like the sage addition, as it really overwhelms most of the other notes.