Lightrider (226) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a goblet. Thanks Dave N. Aroma is a nice malt spice with a light hop. Pour is a nice dark hazy honey, with a very light head. Taste is a spice, sweetness with a malt back. Finish is a warm spice. A very good ale.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, pear, apple, grape, bread, clove, pepper, floral, herbal, light coriander, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, bread, pear, apple, clove, pepper, light coriander, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, bread, light fruits, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. A bit too dry on the flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good biere de garde style. Good complexity and balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Needed a bit more malt in the flavors, but otherwise a nicely enjoyable offering.
Jay_Dubbz (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very interesting take on the farmhouse style. Bitter throughout and complex.
--you've been Dubbed.
milewide (1331) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Very average in everyway. Bland but some spicy taste and medium body. On big closeout---because it wasn’t selling!
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a brilliant dark amber to copper with a tall slightly off-white head that is persistent, settling into a creamy full coating. This is an excellent looking beer.
Aroma: The aroma is sweet leaning with some malts with a presence of watermelon and strawberry with hints of peppery spice. The malts are a tad musky and a bit weak, but smells nice.
Taste: The intro is slightly fruity of strawberry but quickly gains watermelon overtones that are prominent with a mild malt base and a peppery watermelon finish. The finish lingers a bit spicy and lasts a bit.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: What a pleasant beer. This is a Spring seasonal, but I would like this in the Winter. The lingering spicy finish is perfect for the Winter.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft and lightly hazy peach flesh gold with one or two fingers of creamy off white head. Nose shows a nice fruity malt sweetness with notes of caramel and spicy hops. A light and earthy malt character shows as well. Flavor is nice, upfront malt sweetness and earthy malt profile. Some light bready notes and a spicy character. Medium bodied with a nice crisp character.
maxwelldeux (2724) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with very little head on it. Nose is decently sour and smells like a good saison, but without the funk on it. Taste has a little sweetness to it, and just some hint at some fruitiness. Not a huge fan of this, but it’s fairly drinkable.
JFGrind (1780) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy aroma, golden amber medium bodied beer, light bitterness and fruit sweetness. Came in a run of the mill 12 ounce bottle, but better than expected.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark orange pour, zesty head. Aroma is spice and herb. Strawberry and nectarine note in the herb flavour. Herb and hop in finish
tdmuel (195) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice orange/yellow color, crystal clear with a small off white head. Nice floral notes on the nose, maybe some rose petals, some ripe fruit, a little cherry and a nice kind of caramely malt note. Nice red fruits on the taste like cherry and strawberry, nice flowery notes, and a good malt presence. Great easy drinking and flavorful beer for those warmer days.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did I get a bad bottle? Pours copper with a medium sized off white head that quickly disappears. The aroma seems to have some funky belgian yeast but little to nothing else. The taste seems like a lagerish brew with some off fruit.. I’ll have to retry this if I see it on tap.