drjay44 (2679) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml. bottle. Top of bottle rimmed with a heavy layer of yeast, which have a heavy taste of pine, resin citrus peel. Pours a thick off white head, which gradually collapses, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light colored fruits, with pear, apple tones, light toasted malts, minimal herbal hop notes....taste is slightly bitter to start, with light cereal, toasted barley notes, leading to light colored fruits, and slight spice.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, no astringency, slight acid, fizzy carbonation. The evaluation is based on this particular bottle. This is one of those craft beers where it is almost impossible to figure out what they were aiming for. This is a complete muddle of aroma and flavor, with almost nothing really coming together. it is not worth drinking. BJCP 5/1/9/3/5
Davros (1994) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows saison yeast, soft spicy, floral and pear notes.
Flavours include a stronger hibiscus note along with a bit of orange marmalade. Some farmhouse yeast notes remain. Finishes very dry.
Carbonation is much too high.
HenrikSoegaard (10625) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy herbal aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Week hibiscus and/or brett notes. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.
Beersiveknown (3088) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Valhalla’s goat.
hazy pale blonde with white lacing. Dry, savoury, marmite, yeast esters and black pepper on nose. Moderate carbonation, light, floral, custard, touch of vanilla maybe slightly oxidised papery.
vtafro (3590) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Spice, yeast and sweet aromas. Light citrus, yeast, herbal and spice flavors. A little over carbed, otherwise very nice.
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A floral ale not a million miles removed from a saison. Quite a subtle beer and very sessionable. Intriguing appearance: pale gold with extremely busy champagne-like carbonation and a fat head that stayed better than Phar Lap. Unsurprisingly, the aroma is decidedly floral - hibiscus, presumably, although my knowledge of flora is half-baked at best. Very grainy, almost wit-like, with some Belgian yeasty notes. The nose is too restrained to really excite the senses. Medium-bodied and soft in the mouth - not at all prickly considering the visible bubbles. Very rounded flavours - grains, violet candies and faint dried fruit with just a hint of sourness and blue-cheese funk to disrupt what might otherwise be a tad bland. Artisanal indeed. (375ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
JBPortland (848) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle pours hazy dark orange with a finger of head. Nose is musty bready grain, yeast spice, apple, floral citrus. Taste is bready malt, grain, white wine, apple juice, light spice, soft yeast. Finish is dry bready malt, yeasty spice, white grape juice, apple. Ok I guess, but I don’t really know what this beer is trying to be. Underwhelming.
DocJitsu (1008) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky, wheat-golden with a white head. Mead-wheat nose. Full body with a light scrub. Pleasant. Much more sweet than tart. Beligany, wheaty, and easy-drinking.
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Funky lemon, herbal and chalky. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Funky yeast, fruity banana esters, light citrus and spice. A wild Hef if anything.
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Celery, apricot, peat, lemon, green apple or cider, and funk. Amberish yellow with a bright white frothy head with lots of lacing. Wheat, cider, grass, and funk. Well, that’s smell, sight, touch and taste done, and throughout, I’ve been listening to Lower Dens. A bit strange...but that won’t affect my beer rating.