mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
’09 cellered for a year and a half. Clear and sparkling orange-straw color with a lasting white head. Yeasty and faint lemon and peppery aromas. Remarkably well balanced and well integrated flavors - smooth, smokey/sweet malt and juicy black cherry/peach. Slightly tart in the finish. I wanted more of something in this beer. Coulda been a contender?
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz growler pours a hazy pineapple orange with some creamy, swirling white head. Nose has quite a bit of bubblegum and clove, some tropical fruit too, some candy, some straw. Flavor is candy sweet, some mango, some dried pineapple chunks, bubblegum, a little anise too. Sticky finish. I get that the style is a bit of a catch all, but this had way to much wit character for me. I was expecting something with a bit more of a malt backbone and more subdued yeast components.
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, citrus, and skittles. The flavor is malty with a bittersweet finish. I just taste some caramel, biscuit, lemon. Its refreshing and complex. I dig it.
Boutip (4673) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Poured a clear deep orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes with quite a bit of residuals sugars. Taste is also a mess with an overload of residual sugars and some grainy cereal notes with some funny ester. Body is semi-full with medium-to-low carbonation. Incredible mess with a definite lack of attenuation.
EithCubes (4817) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled with love on 22812, so I’m sure this one has gotten the requisite time to "meld together nicely", as per its own claim. 25.4oz, just a crown. Nose is sweet and floral, vanilla and cream, pale malt, very nice and dessert-like, faint fruit with smooth and really nice yeast. Some great jammy fruit, also strong phenols that are pushing toward solvent a bit too quickly. Pours clear, deep red with orange low-lights around the edges, supports a dense and foamy beige head with above-average carbonation. Taste is sweet, jammy fruit with low bitterness, average sweetness; not really tart or tangy, but waves of developed and layered malt; faint spicy character within the pleasant and calm breadiness; alcohol fully tamed except for the slow-developing warmth in the chest. Hay, lightly floral, faint citrus, and just incredible balance! Very light body but isn’t watery, malt is too well advanced for that. Yeast here is very much like that of one of my favorites, Unibroue, as is the fruitiness. Smooth and lovely, what a wonderful surprise!
htzpah (78) - - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage Co. (best beer store in Upstate NY, IMHO). Farmhouse nose: lots of hay and straw, freshness. Gorgeous appearance, hazy and not too filtered. Banana and hoppy notes, tastes like a boozy saison.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange to brown with a nice head, aroma of honey, caramel, toffee, alcohol, brandy, flavor of malt, caramel, toffee, honey and brandy, medium bodied.
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong nose and mild taste. Pours a murky orange color. probably wouldn’t buy again but worth trying.
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow with a small white head.
Slightly funky..pear aroma.
Sweet apple, pear, lactic flavour.
Kavu (2189) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pt. 9.4 fl.oz. bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours murky amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with some yeast. Flavor is sour malts and some yeast. Very nice.
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Lactic lemon malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet milky lemon malt and hay flavor. Very nice.