fidelis83 (2208) - 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.
Unretrofied (1) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy drinking substitute for a Belgian Wit. Silky smooth, fine carbonation, nothing over the top. Would go down a treat in a warm summerís day, seasoning beers in the sun.
BuckeyeBoy (3700) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours out a yellow topped with a small head. Nose is spice earth tones herbal hops and some cereal malts. Taste is earth tones herbal hops.
milewide (1751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland micro brew with a craft label. My grandfather might have liked it...along with Sunday evening radio shows...but the world has moved on. And craft beers now have FLAVOR!!!
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden pour with white head. Spice, herbal, sweet malt aromas. Malt, herbal, spice, light sweet flavors.
SSSteve (3972) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. slightly hazy pale gold with a very large, foamy, whipped white head. tangy pilsner malt and a generous handfull of green grassy hops. dry and slightly dusty flavor from some sort of phenolic, banana-noted, belgian yeast. shockingly hoppy and pretty drinkable with the new twist of the classic style.
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cans drunk 2014 and onwards, most recently 7/5/15 at Brava
Clear, light golden colored liquid is quite bubbly, producing a large white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Dry, citric and stone fruit-like hoppiness in the nose also allows some room for light pils malt suggestions of honey and light dough. Yeasty (basement, cobwebs, plaster, that sort of thing) notes abound with warming but give depth and Belgian character to the crisp, dry finish. Perhaps a touch of light resin, but it certainly wasnít problematic for me and the cleanliness was very surprising. No alcohol or flaws.
Bitter, very well-hopped citra-like hoppiness gives off tart, bitter lemons, limes and grapefruit skins. It is balanced by lightly sweet, but well-attenuated pils malts. Crackery, nearly-astringent flavors (rice?) mix with the bitter, borderline resinous hop assault on the finish to keep the beer extremely crisp and snappy. Despite all of the talk of big hops, resin and bitterness, it goes down very easily. Carbonation is high, texture is lightly watery and very drinkable. Quite delicious and if not as accomplished as Premium, maybe a bit more of a mindless crusher, which is great in its own right.
Clarkdvm (296) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
0.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can in fl. Honestly, awful. Has a citrus aroma but an old rusty ass taste. Like summertime took pabst, skunked in their trunk (fl sun) for a month. . Then canned it with extra hops
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Craft. Light gold pour with a small head. Mango fruit leather. Tropical salad. Yeast. Pepper and brett. taste is pretty light and zippy. Dry pepper. Wood. Creamed corn. Light and easy drinking.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 (?) ml can from Astral Beers. Unfortunately I just realized that itís 10 months old, so Iím not going to rate it. Iíll give it 3.5 as thatís the average score so far, not to mess up with the genuine ratings. Great looking can though!
stoutnick (752) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lemon brine pour. Aroma is light citrus light tang. Taste is light also - tang but not much to remember this one by. Overall, not one I would return to - kind of forgettable.