TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de caramel fruité et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4601)
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Draft at Monk’s Kettle in San Fransisco. Pours cloudy orange with foamy white head. Aroma and taste is of fruits and spice and yeast. Incredibly balanced and complex. Really lovely.
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with thick, frothy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is pineapple, orange peel, lavender, bread and cookie malts, citrus hops, spice, and yeast. Flavor is dry malts, citrus and pine hops (light bitterness), grapefruit, pineapple, and light spice; dry finish with some subtle bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix AZ, served in a snifter. Pours hazy golden-amber with intense carbonation and an enormous, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has intense notes of pine and resin, along with grainy, caramelly malts and Belgian spice. The flavour is dry and slightly sweet throughout with caramel malts and grainy notes. It is balanced with a large amount of bitter, piney, citrusy hops, pepper and spice, coriander and farmhouse notes. The finish is long, moderately bitter and spicy, a continuation of the aroma and flavour. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is a great brew, a blend of American hops and Belgian yeast notes. Saison meets IPA with a Belgian twist. 2012-03-15
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Golden and haxy. A white layer. I smell a farmhouse or saison. Sweet fruit and yeast with pale malts. The flavor is the same with something like camomile. Sour and tart hops come later. This is a saison but with some nice twists.
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pas la bouteille la plus fraîche mais bon...je fais ce que je peux. Belle arôme fruité et herbacé malgré tout, on sent bien la levure de saison se débattre également. Une bonne dose de malt caramel enrobe les traces profondes laissés par les houblons tropicaux, l’équilibre est alléchant. De loin la plus agréable des Stillwater artisanal jusqu’à présent.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a very slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, and floral hops with some sweet grainy and bready malts, and some Belgian yeast, spices, and lemon zest.
T - Starts off with with grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, and coriander. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with a bit more bitterness and Belgian yeast with some spices and some mild funk. The finish is a mix of pine and grassy hops with some bitterness, Belgian yeast, some tart lemon peel, a bit of funk, and some spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, tart, and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Great overall balance with good hop character and yeast character.
ericdevin (660) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a brilliant hazy orange color, lots of head. Aroma is powerful, farmhouse yeast, citrus, resin. Medium body with bright mouthfeel. Finish is long and akin to the "earthiness" common in saisons and despite the strong presence of hops in the nose, the finish is exquisitely well-balanced and smooth. I’m not sure what this beer is technically in terms of style, but it is really delicious.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy somewhere between yellow and orange. Monstrous white head with lots of carbonation feeding it.Smells wonderful. Some citrus/orange/peach sweet notes supporting heavy yeast aroma. Delicious belgian strong ale. The citrus definitely is pronounced but not overdone. A nice yeasty finish. Just enough hop bitterness to provide balance and definitely some alcohol warming at the end.Great beer, highly recommended.
BeerBeCue (97) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a nice dark golden/amber with a huge, and I mean huge head. Aroma is of farmhouse yeast and hops which is, as the description on the bottle mentions, on the resinous side. Taste has an good amout of bitterness and is slightly acidic. Body is medium-full with some over average carbonation (this had me burping like crazy...!) Texture is slick, a really nice aspect of this beer. Aftertaste is pretty bitter and long-lasting. Overall a good brew. Aroma is nothing to write home about and in fact the brew as a whole didn?t impress me so much, but maybe it?s because it was a bit overhyped to me when I asked about it where I purchased it. Don?t get me wrong, it is good, but for me it falls into the "tried it, it was good, but won?t buy again" category. EDIT: After reading other?s rating on this one, I wonder if my bottle might have gotten old, as I bought it 6 months ago and it was stored at temperatures reaching 25C last summer...