jtclockwork (10260) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a generous person on RBSG bus. Pours lemon gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon zest, yeast, coriander, spice, orange peel and herbs de provence.
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to whoever brought this to RBSG. Pours out a slightly cloudy golden/straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is of light spices, some nice earthy notes, and some light bitterness. Taste is complex with a well carbonated body, notes of light herbs, some pepper, earth, light fruity yeast and some lingering bitterness on the finish, which is rather dry. Very solid and easy drinking saison. Top notch.
Guerde (1206) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!) Pours a very hazy straw-colored yellow with a large, foamy, white head that retains well. Aroma is very musty, damp, and earthy, with brighter peaks of lemon zest rising above the must and dampness. Some peppery and earthy sage as well along with an abundant floral note that I found rather appealing. Could be some peppermint lurking underneath as it kicks up from time to time. Very nice aroma here. The flavor is simple, but executed flawlessly. Flavor starts out with some base pale malt sweetness, but quickly escalates to a bready, earthy, and slightly spicy mid that is excellent. Little spikes of citrus sting the tastebuds during the mid, further accentuating the positives of this stage of the beer. The finish rounds out to be dry, crisp from the wheat, and lightly peppery as well. Mouthfeel is soft from bottle conditioning and is medium bodied. This beer just really hit on all cylinders and is absolutely perfect for the summer. Thanks again Ken!
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Patricks courtesy of beer2000 and gunnfryd.Pours clear light golden with a big white head. Aroma is spicy, floral and citrus hops with some fruitiness and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peppery spice and citrus.Medium body , lively carbonation.Nice
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, new American brew Anno 2010, with white sage, from Bierkompass Stolberg, complex brew, spicy and malty, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice Summer brew, yet expensive
BeerandBlues2 (10514) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw, meal), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of sage, black pepper, barnyard, and citrus. Flavor is moderate malt, heavy earth and barn notes, medium bitterness, and a nice display of spices. Light body, low warmth, high carbonation and a dry finish.
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks. Golden- orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, citrus, citrus, lemon, hop. Flavour is fruit, yeast, citrus, lemon, sugar, perfume, tropical fruit. Medium body. Nice beer.
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBF. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has honey, straw, grain, yeast, citrus, herbs, lemon grass. Taste has some orange, straw, basic malts, lemon juice, yeast, a bit flowery. OK balance.
HenrikSoegaard (11192) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Sample at CBC: 7-3-7-3-15=3.5
My rating stands!
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Yellow golden body with huge head. Orange and spicy nose. Taste is quite grainy and spicy. A bit hard to drink. Wasn’t sure about this one..