JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH tasted alongside the Versa. Hazy golden pour. A bit cloudier than the Versa - but that could just be the keg. The aroma is lighter with a more floral element in addition to the spice. Itís remarkably similar to the Versa - maybe a little bit doughier/sweeter with less obvious dryness. More yeast flavour is apparent and there is less spice. A bit fruity/estery but the base is very similar. Finishes with a little bit of light herbal minty flavour that I donít see in the Versa. Slightly musty - itís a bit more rustic than the other beer but these are very subtle differences.
deyholla (8570) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was quite peppery with some light fruit, sweet grains and a good amount of floral notes. Flavor started with a peppery note that was joined by sweet grains, flora and light fruits.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman when I stopped in with Joe after Paulís tasting. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Soft fuzzy musk, faint citrus on the nose. Musky citrus and wheat, almost bretty actually, very crisp and light. Light musk and clean wheat on the finish. Very nice.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft, Sierra takes the tap, Rattle & Hum. phlegmmy looking golden orange pour. marmalade notes, alomst looks like orange marmalade. sweet, herbal, nice yeastiness, floral notes. very drinkable, flavor just lacking slightly (7-)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Nice spicy notes, cinnamon, pepper, a light lavender tone. Earth y and drying. Bitter earth tones, and a mild fruit tones. Citrus complements the spicy yeast tones. Citrus rinds with a spiced drying finish. Nice.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Rattle íNí Hum SN event. Golden pour with white head. Light citrus, spices, floral, earthy, and fruit like malt aromas. Flavor has bready malt, fruit, spice and grassy tones.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a hazed blond with a medium white head. Aroma is initially slight dms- corn hint with some slight earthy spicy peppery hints - slight flowery lavender touch, fragrant, some crackery husky dust- light fruitiness, cobwebby, slight citrus lemon-lime thing and phenolic- kinda reminds me of Blaugies yeast? Flavor is biscuity malt, phenolic light plastic hints, slight orangey coriander peppery spice, floral, light fruits, cobwebs, dust, and medium bitter finish. Nice!
zach8270 (3913) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Hazy golden pour with a very thin layer of white foam. Very spicy and yeasty aroma, almost like a strong golden ale. Flavor starts off with a fruity and spicy combination that moves to a slightly dry and spiced middle. More yeast and Belgian ale spice comes through. Dry and bitter on the aftertaste but not overpowering. Well balanced with a very nice flavor.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RnH. Husky, light oregano, lemon aroma. Very dry, great minerally Belgian yeast flavor, easy drinking, excellent saison.
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Old Toad. Clear pale gold, thick white head. Funky banana and citrus nose. More of the same in the palate with extreme carbonation feel. Iron-hop taste in palate, dry hoppy finish.