BLADT (627) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy lemon color in glass. Creamy white head. Nose is yeast forward, with dull wheat and flowers. Some lemon. Overall, muted. Medium body. Runs hot. Bubblegum yeast, wheat, peppercorn and clove. High abv is obvious. Uneven, but OK.
shaynsawchuk (491) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bomber. Pours hazy peach with a white cap of foam. Spicy yeast notes dominate the nose with an array of floral tones and earthy hop notes. Lemon zest, verbena, straw and pilsner malt. Malty sweetness and moderate body balanced out with some hop or herb bitterness and high carbonation. Imperial Saison-esque? I can’t put my finger on why; but this doesn’t do it for me.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Beautiful herbal aroma with hints of rose, and saison. Flavor begins very herbal grass, hints of Belgian saison, and then a lovely blast of rose hips blended perfectly with the hop profile thrown in. Lingering sweet bitterness makes for a fantastic 9%’r that drinks like a session ale!
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Orange-golden with a slight haze and nice clean white head. Nice aroma - some fruity sweetness, floral/herbal character from the rosehips, tropical and citrus notes, some drying alcohol. Flavour shows off everything the flavour suggests, with a well bittered and slightly boozy finish. Really easy to drink, which means that 9% really sneaks up on you, especially when you’re downing a bomber. Good stuff.
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 650 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9% abv and it also lists the malts and hops.
Appearance: It has a bright yellow color with some visible carbonation and a some very fine sediment floating around inside the beer. On top I got a tall soapy head which quickly settles down to a wispy thin film covering. It leaves some lacing near the top of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is fairly light but do get some nice citrusy lemony hops standing out with a touch of floral and pineapple like hop notes. There is a hint malt sweetness as well. This may be a bit crazy but I am also getting something, very very light that reminds me of a Flintstones chewable vitamin for kids.
Taste / Palate: It’s flavor matches the aroma perfectly. There is a good balance of light malt sweetness with juicy and floral hop flavor and bitterness. The feel is well carbonated and fairly light. Overall it is very drinkable for a 9% abv beer.
Helsdon (169) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummmmm new beer to the Ontario market. They need to work on the copy on their bottle, which is a bit on the hokey side, but really if it’s as deserving as it’s overall, they can print anything they want. Pours golden with a little haze, just a sheet of white head. Nice floral-citrus hops nose with a seemly non-hops citrus in their too. Lovely creamy mouth-feel and flavour on the first sip, nice floral, citric bitterness in the hops, well balanced sweetness, bready malts. Lingering finish. Nice beer. Go find this beer.
kevinsenn (1080) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form LCBO. Clear gold with a foamy white head. Pleasant floral and fruity aroma. Sweet floral taste, with citrus fruits, alcohol, and resin. Sticky finish.
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Bitter and bracing hop aroma with some grassy floral notes under it. Flavor is bitter and hoppy at the start with a very dry and almost sweet grassy middle. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.
baraciisch (1901) - USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden orange in color... Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, citrus, hay... Flavor is dry, citrus hops, ethanol, biscuits and grain backbone, slight candi sugar and citrus sweetness on finish.... Enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Herbal rosehip and some grapefruit citrus. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet and fruity with some significant bitterness and booze near the finish. Refreshing, bright and yet some body as well. Nice.