Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nov. 2006 - Pale yellow pour, very little head or lacing. Aroma was that of pears and apple. Flavor was fruity and spicy with just a touch of barnyard funk. Spices and pepper also prevalent. Fullness of flavor and mouthfeel improved as it warmed, but the beer got yet sweeter. An okay attempt.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - Caponeís - Norristown PA - bright clear yellow gold in color with a bright white head. Mild spiced aroma. Very crisp and very dry mouthfeel. Flavor is similar to a wit with a lemon in it. Would be a great summer beer.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Barcade. (I canít believe how sucky I am now at "Asteroids" over all these years...) Slightly hazy gold color with a thin head. Bready, doughy aroma wth some banana yeast. Bready, sour (green apple/lemon) and bitter hop notes permeate whatís like a "raw pretzel" malt flavor. Kind of an underlying phenolic note. Thin and a bit fizzy in palate. Canít say I loved it, but interesting.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barcade. I remember there being a good amount of carbonation in this one. Some citrus and earthy malt in the aroma. Pretty standard earthy malt flavor with a sour / tart finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk on 8/11.Hazy yellow with frothy head the leaves fast. Funky yeasty aroma. Clean clove banana taste. Slight tart finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of citrus, yeast, bread, and some earth - really draws you in. Flavor is doughy with some nice earthy-spiced hop taste. Some yeast, dough, earth, and citrus in there as well. Tasty and refreshing with a nice tingly finish. One of the better Sly Fox brews Iíve had lately.
ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Many, many draught tulips at Egajdzisí house on 10/06/06
Soft peachy-tangerine colored body almost seems to have a hint of salmon-pink in it, though it also has a brass-golden tint as well. Slight glassiness, mostly clear, unfiltered and with gentle carbonation rising in the liquid to create and sustain a white head that provides ample lacing.
Light perfume in the nose is soft and speaks of delicate yeast nuances that create a lightly spiced, and softly invigorating aroma. Hints of lavendar and juniper, perhaps, with well-attenuated honey-like malts leaving a dry, aromatic graininess. Almost smells like rye, though I know thereís none in there. A soothing creaminess sits on the end, almost oat-like and well-matched to the perky beginning. Delightfully hopped, there is a notion of wet, green grass and fragrant lilacs. Incredibly seductive and surprisingly full in strength for its softness with positively no off-notes and a very classy yeast that dosent pump the aroma full of crude esters/phenols. Light strawberries and apples (faint) are about the extent. No alcohol noted, not surprisingly.
Deliciously malted, but equally well-attenuated, there is just a touch more here than your classic pils malt honey base. Just a smidgeon of baguette brushed with warm caramel. It quickly fades/becomes balanced by a pert bitterness that seems phenol driven or perhaps white pepper. Hops are juicy but not nearly overdone, lending more grassiness and almost a light tropical fruit nature that is probably a combination of yeast derived ester and hop. Carbonation is soft, gently engaging and produces a frothy effect on the finish. Dryness emerges moreso as it warms, but especially on the finish, where light apple/pearskin-like notes provide a reserved, dry fruitiness that matches the malt perfectly. Light yeast tartness crackles, cleansing the palate. Donít find much wheat apparency, but then, I always have a tough time picking it out in saisons. A brilliant work of brewing, both delicate and flavorful. A touch of astringency builds on the palate, though it may just be wheat tanginess, but it somewhat distracts from the otherwise soft nature of the beer.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden hue with a nice frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of acidic fruit and bananas, candi sugar, farmhouse yeast and wheaty esters. The taste has a sour snap over sweet malts with a earthy and woody background. Bone dry finish with a lively mouth feel. Not a bad beer but need more depth.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks BBB63 for sharing. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Aromas of apple, pear, pepper and other spices.Tart candi sugar with the same apple or pear flavor. Medium body with some pleasant carbonation. Really just an avarage beer for me.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Very pale white/golden colour with a creamy white head. Lovely spicy aroma. Light lemon and lime citrus notes with a soft but insistent cloviness as well. Light earthy notes as well, but mostly just light yeastiness, aromatic spices that are balanced in such a way that I canít tell exactly whatís in here. Light wheatiness with a bit of spicy peppery character. Low maltiness keep it very light and refreshing. Nice saison.