fidelis83 (1791) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear, pale yellow-gold with a 2 finger, fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast, stone fruit and floral, citrus and fruity hops some very light cereal grain notes. Flavor is floral and grainy up front followed by slightly funky, fruity and spicy yeast, nice citrus, floral and passion fruity hops, a little pepper and mineral notes. Light body with a neutral feel and light, but blanketing and sharp carbonation and off dry finish. Good stuff, but the malt side is pretty lacking, the yeast and hops make up for it well enough, though. I am not really sure what makes this a Specialty Grain style beer, but it is a nice, light and flavorful hoppy Saison.
Itzjerm (986) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressive lasting head. Aroma is lemon grass. TAste is lemon grass and noble hops. Palate is solid for the abv. Overall a nice low gravity beer when you want a summer citrus type of beer.
HogTownHarry (5975) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by joemcphee with me, blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel. Pale clear gold with a small white head. Dry and sharply spicy aroma - like a dry-hopped saison. Taste follows, a little lemon - plenty of hops, quite grassy. Decent body, a little astringent, finishes quick but leaves a pleasant tart odd-grain aftertaste. I will get this one again.
Lupulucid (185) - - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classique is very interesting sleeper of a beer. There is a touch of lager character that had the effect of lowering my expectations but the full dreaded twang failed to materialize. Instead, many appealing flavors and complexity emerged, facilitated by quite an exceptional balance.
tmongoose (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft poured a clear yellow color with white head. nicely carbonated and the aroma of a pils nice hop and grain whether is was corn or rice or malts..the flavor was crisp with a medium bitterness nice flavor from start to finish. classic as it is and classic is what it shall be. basic yet nice. decent overall flavor.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold. Effervescent, Belgian-like carbonation. Little adjunct flavor, mostly clean malt, honey and biscuits and such. Mineral-heavy and carbonic. Dry, somewhat bitter. Floral / lemon / pepper touches in the nose.
ScipioA (191) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale yellow with a giant white head that sticks around for ever. So fizzy it looks like the bubbles are constantly refueling the head. Aromas are very Belgian yeast with earthy and fruity notes, but with some odd cheap lager too. Flavor is fairly similar, but with stronger earthy flavors and less of that cheap lager smell. Here there is a touch of bitter hops as well. Very interesting beer, I don’t like RB’s ’Specialty Grain’ category but beats me where you’d put it instead. Saison? I’d love to try the brett version of this.
maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Big fresh yeast nose, light esters, zesty citrus fruit. Hazy light straw color, very thick tall rocky white head. Light bitter fruit, clean malt, some yeast, light honey. Thin body. Very nice, refreshing, session stuff.
bubblehouse (191) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden color with no head. Has a slightly sour taste but really delicous and smooth.
BelgianBeerGal (2962) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fort Walton can. Nice refreshing beach ale. A little sweetness, a little citrus and a decent hit of bitterness. Nice session ABV too. Good.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (12 oz). Clear yellow with a huge frothy/bubbly white head and good lacing. Aroma of cereals, pils malt, light spiciness and lemony notes. Taste is also of grains, pils malt, floral notes, light spiciness and a lemony touch. Light body. Lively carbonation. Crisp and clean mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. Drinkable and refreshing. Well done!