Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This was an odd choice for me after the other beers I drank tonight, but I had no idea to figure out what this was. But anyway ... hazy orange-yellow beer with a fizzy but towering head. The aroma is sweet, fruity and earthy. This drinks like a classic farmhouse ale, with a bit of mandarin orange, tropical fruit, fizz, and sugar. Good stuff. (#5062, 6/19/2013)
Lilja (1314) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fat på CBC 2013. Riktigt gott. Smak och doft av frukt, hibiskus, jäst med toner av honung och nektar. Syrlig, örtig och lagom söt. Trevlig beska med torr och syrlig eftersmak.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with evident carbonation and a large frothy off-white head. Looks nice. Aroma of caramel, bread, strong floral notes and mild herbal hops. The taste is dry pale malts, citrus, spice, hibiscus and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, good balance. Very nice.
Lukaduke (1674) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Pours a hazy blondish peachy gold with a couple fingers of foamy fizz and cued up the music video to accompany it. Pretty cool not really my style of music but I want the full sensory experience. A bright vibrant earthy saison with a slightly rusty fruit on the nose...in a good way. Fizzed out flavors with a grat mouthfeel that tingles and pleases. The flavors are a lively abyss of straw, sweet herbaceousness, and the slightest hint of fruity tartness that Im assuming is from the hibiscus but its more of a tart floral cherry that dials the whole experience in to almost perfection ! Top Notch !
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours hazy dark straw toward orange with frothy off-white head. Nose is tropical citrus fruit, funky malt, floral spice. Tastes of tropical citrus, pineapple and tangerine, mild coconut and hoppy hibiscus notes. Medium and lively palate; champagny, with a tropical fruity and effervescent finish. Very unique and very enjoyable.
GODiSSOUTHERN (342) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste and sound had tart floral notes, with a pleasant dry finish. Sour and slightly acidic performance.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nicely done from Stillwater once again. Pours murky golden/orange with a modest sized off-white head. The aroma has saison funky yeast, hibiscus, flowery/powdery herbalness, slightly sweet malt, pepper and nectarines - very nice. It has a medium crisp body with a good amount of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with very big herbal and mineral traits, rustic earthy saison yeast (almost Biere de garde in this aspect), dry fruit, crackers and granola. The finish is drier and shows more minerals, floral and powder. The hibiscus is there, but more subtle in the background. Super solid one here.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Proletariat prior to heading to Andy’s for New Years. Pours a hazed gold with orange highlights under a medium sized white head. Musky, funky yeast. Medium bodied, sweet musk, wheat. Soft musk, crisp and yeasty. Lots of nice gentle funk. More musk into the finish and the faintest hint of cucumber. Beautiful.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slow.
S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, hibiscus and other herbs, Belgian yeast, spices, clove, banana, lemon zest.
T - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, hibiscus and other herbs, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, pepper other spices.
M - Medium bodied, moderate-plus carbonation. Smooth with a herby, spicy, dry finish.
D - Nice spiced beer. The hibiscus is strong but not overpowered.7
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean/soft pale golden yellow with one finger of foamy white head. Very interesting aroma, very layered aromatics. Lots of yeasty funk with a raw bread dough element and light fruity sweetness. A hint of acidity shows as well with a character similar to a white wine. Some pear and floral hints show as well. Lots of raw fruit and bread dough in the flavor with an element that approaches being vegetal. Some citrus rind (lemon more than anything else) and peppery notes in the finish, lemongrass. Very nice mouthfeel, light bodied and dry but with a coating mouthfeel.