Tmoney99 (12230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SN tasting at Olives.
Poured dark clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spice, fruity and floral aroma. Medium to full body with sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This beer goes well with the calamari app.
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear copper with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of spice, carmel, straw and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, spice, light carmel and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
Lubiere (11377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A blonde saison with a thick white head. An organic smelling ale with Brett, raspberries, epsom salts...wow! In mouth, a nice light saison with orange peels, smooth and fresh, coriander notes. Quite nice! On tap at Falling Rock Tap room, 24 Jan. 2009.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado San Diego. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is fairly soft and spicy. Light clove and cinnamon character over a fairly bready malt base. LIghtly peppery and quite spicy/fruity w/o the cloying sweetness that typifies US version of this style. Light cherryish fruitiness and a bit of clove/stone fruit pit spiciness. A bit of almondy character. Fairly straightforward yeasty component, but it’s still pretty nice.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(11/18/08) Draught at The Brickskeller in Washington DC. Hazy golden color with a medium stable white head. Aroma has some funky , quite infected-like, qualities (not good but no so bad either) and some spiciness. Sourish flavor, a bit bretty with some sweet malt, fruits and spicy notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.
marcus (7819) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Toronado SF. This golden/copper ale poured with a thin off-white head. There is a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor and some decent hopping. It’s a good enough beer, but lacks character.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Nice spicy aroma with yeast. Spicy, yeasty flavor with light malt and light fruitiness. Medium body. Yeast, spice and light mineral lingers. Easy drinking.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of spice, some floral hints, dry malt, grassy. Tastes grassy and dry with some fruity hints on the finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado SF. Yellow with a fizzy head, funky aroma, and a sweet fruity slight honey taste. Decent.
JohnnyJ (4992) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Golden yellow pour. Bready malts, lemon peel, spice, pepper, and faint funkiness. Not that bad.