SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Foolish Mortal for the bottle. This beer tastes exactly as once should expect it to - immature. I’m sure it will age nicely for the next 7 years, when I’ll probably try it again. The head was off-white and produced little lacing. The beer was hazy and looked like a Golden Ale in colour. There is a citrus scent (lime) to the beer, and a taste of ginger. It was astringent (high alcohol, tannins?) with a long, acidic finish. If you’ve got a bottle, hang onto it for a while longer.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Liberty Station. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like dry herbs, light lemon, boozy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruit, light herb, light lemon, a little boozy.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Tasted on 12/12/12 from a capped 22oz bottle with Curtis, and the Nashville crew. Pours hazy bright orange with a minimal white head that quickly disappears. The nose is showing pretty heavy nutty oxidation, touch of banana, very malty, almost smells like a coconut curry. The flavor is very interesting, lime, coconut curry, tons of caramel malt, and banana yeast, but showing quite a bit of the same nutty oxidation from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long malty banana and curry finish.
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened a bottle in 1/1/2015. Decent carbonation. Little aroma. A lot of oxidation but still drinkable. Sugary sweet. Lime is hardly apparent.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Escondido brewpub - Blonde amber pour with a filmy white head. Odd minty note with sweet tropical fruity notes. Pear and overripe banana. Pineapple juice. Taste is pineapple, honey, sweet malt, and a sticky sweet finish. Slick with a thin body.
tia (1241) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ RG 21. Caramel with floaters. Smells syrupy and molassesy. Tastes a little off at this point. Light;y bitter.
jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Light amber with a small head. Nose is pretty damn oxidized. Apple juice and cardboard. Attic dust. Perhaps a touch of lime citrus. taste is not agreeable. Rotting apples and cardboard. Some honey. medium body, soft carb. Way past its peak.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a strong saison indeed...or an UBER hefe...either way...pretty good stuff here. i wasn’t a big belgian fan when i first tried this but it sent me down that road. tasted mellower but possibly better 2 years later - haven’t had one since."
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at stone co store. Clear gold pour, white head and lacing. Smells old and decaying. Cardboard, garbage, cloves, overripe banana. This is the banana cream pie you forgot about too long but then ate anyway out of remorse and self punishment. Taste: sweet up front. Floral, sort of like banana perfume. Twist of faded lime. Dry empty finish. Palate: body is fullish, but texture remarkably thin. Oily with lively carbonation. Overall: only $3 for this 4oz pour which I appreciate. Perfect example of a beer that is too old. Sad.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Flying Saucer for 12-12-12. Pours a clear orange gold with paperthin wht head that diminishes to nothing. Aroma is faint yeast and clove. Medium mouthfeel with strong banana and lime, light booze, held up well.
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft on 12/12/12. Cloudy golden color. Aroma is an odd combination of peppermint and fruit that grows less pleasant as it warms. Taste is similar.