Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sedona Charlottesville, Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of intense floral notes, dandelion, honey, caramel. The taste is dandelion, earth, floral notes, caramel finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
ben4321 (3472) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 12/24/13
Aroma: The nose is hugely floral/potpourri, with some spice, lemon zest, and yeast notes
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a small white head and drippy lace spots
Flavor: The taste is floral and spice, mild bitter, some underlying sweetness (citrus and honey)
Palate: The body is light-medium, not watery at all, just light, soft and clean feel, easy finish
This is an interesting one for sure. They weren’t kidding with the whole edible flowers thing, those flavors comes through in droves. It is super easy drinking, fresh, refreshing, and clean, but I’m not sure how often I’d really want to drink a beer this floral. Still, quite interesting, and I really enjoyed drinking it once.
jredmond (4882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at max’s. Pours a light amber body with nice active white lacing. Aroma is floral with some spice and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of flowers, spice, yeast, lemons and light musk. An easy drinking, delicately floral ale.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with a white head. Flowery and sweet citrus, light sweetness, light spicy notes, and a fresh floral finish. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of florals, herbs, dandelion, lavender, grass, yeast and light lemon. Medium body.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep gold, small head. The nose is strongly herbal. Loads of cut chives, flowers, cilantro. The taste is similar. Almost medicinal herbs. Honey. Cilantro. Cut grass. Rise petal. Pot purri. Light body, fine carbonation. A bit too over the top.
tgncc (2616) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is heavy flowers. The appearance is cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is floral, candy. The finish is floral, spicy candy. Medium in body. Nice.
vtafro (2329) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Rose and hibiscus petal aromas. Hibiscus and floral flavors. Very nice and fresh tasting.
thornecb (4109) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Lavender and summer herb aromas. Dry with hay and yarrow upfront turning to rose and lavender in the lasting finish
AirForceHops (2578) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Hampton Falls Village Market. Lager glass displays a an amber color with lively carbonation. I wasn’t expecting the aromas. It smells like a holiday spiced beer. All-spice and chamomile big time. No surprise on the taste, same as the nose with the flower or floral notes being drowned out in spice. It is light body with a effervescent feel on the tongue. Smuttynose has no real need to ever brew this again. meh