thiesen (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal, melon, licorice, funky old pharmacy cellar yeast. Light copper with fading head. Herbal drops. Fizzy, dry. Funny beer with really special aroma.
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color tan frothy head, cloudy. carbonation very low, would like a bit more in this style. Herbal spicey, mulled cider stuff going on. Not a huge fan.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle at Brasserie V. Kind of a gusher, big soapy head, bronze-orange body, looks unfiltered. Obviously Stillwater excels at high ABV Saisonish beers, and his is no exception. Effervescent carbonation. light and fluffy body. Lots of herbal tones, perfume, tea notes. Lemon-lime, pear. Very unique, somewhere between a Saison and a tweaked out herb bomb. Dry and quite zesty, very refreshing, with some mellow, fruity ginger in the finish. Unique edges. Complex but easy.
rbrazell (1308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Proof. Clear amber pour with a thick frothy tan head. Very herbal,floral and aromatic with fresh sage, white pepper and I can definitely pick up the chamomile and lavender. All the above mentioned flavors come through in the taste with a balancing sweet bready malt character and banana yeastiness on the end. Medium, slightly oily body with smooth carbonation. Pretty solid beer that’s not overly herbal or spicy. Good spring time beer.
freeofthoughts (593) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mostly clear burnt orange auburn with some off white head. Smells of toasted bread with a mix of herbs with some sweetness. The flavor is sparkling sweetness with the herbs laying and interesting ground work. Dandelion and chamomile jump at first with a flowery earthy prominence, the blend leaves a chrysanthemum like feel with lingering sweetness and earthy grainy palate. Nice Belgian amber ale, after a while the herbs blend and become less pervasive and more a part of the beer. Nice brew but chalky and the herbs are at time pretty distracting or not fitting.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a murky brown with a average white head. Aroma is sweet and herbal with a lot of fruity yeast. Flavor is candi sugar with some herbal tea and I do get a bit of lavender. Finish is some caramel malt and wild honey. This was different with all the botanicals, there is probably a lot more in here than I can detect, but still very tasty.
unclemike (2065) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap Hazy brown with whitish froth. Nose is honey and yeast with a plethora of floral notes. Medium body with a foamy mouthfeel. Taste is honey, green banana, lemon-lime and grass. Finishes with bitter yeast and green tea
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Floral taste, lavender, rose, pine. Smooth crisp feel. Opaque medium brown. Almost no head.
sonnycheeba (2522) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, murky amber with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is dates, strawberries, floral hops, cookie and caramel malts, and light cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with dark fruit esters, floral and spicy hops, and other spices; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy, bready, floral and chamomile. Taste is sweet with moderate spicy bitters. Medium bodied with a very dry finish.