unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1. 22oz bottle. Yellow label, owl pic. Dark orange color. Thick, eggshell colored head of creamy. Aroma of fruit punch and simple fermented malts. Flavors include pale malts, nice coriander, subtle fruitiness from the coriander seed, and very distant salt taste. Its a heavy bodied session. The body of this beer couldn’t be more perfect. Low ABV, heavy bodied?? Perhaps the salt addition added a complexity that acts like a hearty mineral content to harden the beer. Finishes like an English Pale with a bit of funk, and with salt. So far, my favorite of these Batch 1 brews. I love the uniqueness!
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle for $6.00 at Gary’s Beverage, Portsmouth, NH. Used a mug. Showed a clear amber / gold with steady carbonation. Unfiltered, uh?? Nice head retention, staying until the last drop. Bready yeasty aroma. Flavor is wheat, lemon zest and a touch of peppery spice. I do get a taste of salt after the sip. Leading to a dry, salty mouthfeel. This is a nice attempt at a beer that most American breweries don’t do but if I’m buying another SA small batch; it wouldn’t be this one.
degbert (1520) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a high, pillowy, white head. The nose is citrus and herbal, with an acetic undertone. Rich on the tongue -- the salt is almost an echo rather than a flavor, and I can sense the peppery bite of spice. The beer foundation to those notes is a solid wheat ale with just a bit of sour and sweet. Just different enough to be eye-opening, and very good.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has an earthy grain note with backing sweetness and light fruit that has a hint of tartness. Flavor is similar with sweet grains throughout and a hint of light tart in the finish.
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt, grassy hops, citrus, and some iced tea in the aroma. Flavor is malty with some lemony ctirus. Some hop bitterness and spice in the finish for balance. All in all a really nice effort.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is bready with hints of citrus. Flavor is wheat and malt with hints of citrus, coriander, cloves, peat, and spices. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Quite interesting.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that recedes to a film. The aroma is bready with a bit of peppery spices. The flavor is subtle with biscuit malts, mild pepper, and a hint of sour grapes. The palate was just a bit thin and watery and the carbonation was weak. Finishes short and unsatisfying. Overall: Might make a good lawnmower beer, as it is--meh
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Light lemon, some spice in the aroma. Sweet, slight sour, saltiness I’m not used to (but balanced). Tastes of wheat, spice, lemon. Finished with coriander and then some saltiness, like sea salt.
Very pleasant, easy to drink. Definitely different but I like it.
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is citrusy and inviting with spice and yeasty bread as well as hops. The appearance is copper with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a really nice drink.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Clear, orange appearance with a white head. A bit salty, fairly spicy, citrusy, orange, a bit tangy aroma. Salty, tangy tangerine, spicy coriander, tart lemon, weird flavor. Interesting.