hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Cloudy yellow ale with a huge, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Spicy phenols and fuzzy fruit in the predominantly earthy nose; faint notes of vanilla and tangerine. Bitter and tart flavor. Lots of herbal, spicy hops. A touch of funk with no heavy alcohol. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes crisp, spicy and medium bitter. <B.Cheers to Growler for splitting this big bottle with me!
adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with a massive foamy white head. Aroma is lemony with hints of orange and banana. Taste is zesty lemony with small hints of pear,orange and banana. Quite refreshing.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light golden color nice head amazing lacing. Aroma was fruity, and sweet, yeast. Flavor was of light fruits apples pears, some peper in there as well. Aftertaste was bitter.
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dammit! I hate it when I am told that I am too verbose. Sometimes I just can’t help it, the beer is just too damn good.
sorry for the cross pollinization
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golded...slightly cloudy. Aroma is oranges, spices, and some banana. Flavors are fruit, spices, yeast, banana, with lots of carbonation. Is more dry and sharp than expected. I like to age one for a while and see if it softens any.
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Thanks, Luiss! Pours cloudy coppery dark amber. Comically massive head; lots of fizzy white bubbles that settle down to a rich film with intermittent lacing. Nice looking stuff, if not quite playmate of the month material. Huge nose of the usual oranges, coriander, some nutmeg, a little banana and fresh grass. Aggressive attack: medium body, sharply fizzy carb, assertive flavors. Mid palate of all the usual suspects from the aromatics: orange, coriander, nutmeg, grass, banana. Clean, lightly herbal finish. Hard to tell there’s hop in here. Very freshing and satisfying. Delicious beer. Way to go Southampton once again.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden color, pils malt looking, lots of foamy white head, incredible retention, very nice lacing, nice rings. Lots of yeasties at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma was fruity esters, sweet candy, yeast, light grass. The flavor was apples, peaches, coriander, pepper, yeast, saaz? hops. Mouthfeel was significantly carbonated, somewhat dry, bitter finish, not a bad saison. Slightly hot alcohol for the style. Little bit of banana with warmer temperatures.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with a very large white head. The aroma was yeasty and dusty with some spice and fruitiness. Fruity flavor of pear and citrus with some more yeasty spices on the finish. Lively mouthfeel and a dry finish.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy Orange brown, with a huge, rocky white head. Herbal, grassy aroma - very bread, even a little corny, as well. Flavor is earthy, grassy, and herbal - oregano, perhaps? Nice earthy, dirty texture throughout. Winey notes as it warms. Really good right now, I need to get some more to see how it ages. Thanks, Secret Santa!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles courtesy of hopdog. Cloudy golden yellow with huge soapy/frothy head. Great lacing. Yeasty bread up front, slight farmhouse funk going on. Very floral with plenty of light citrus, mostly lemon in the background. Flavor is all over the place. Yeasty sourdough bread, lemon, grass, flower petals, slighty sweet pale malts, faint hop bitters near the finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation. Finishes very dry, leaving you begging for more. Very nice beer overall.