theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Green Jug in Canoga Park, California with a BIG assist to Brian at BevMo down the street (he could tell I wanted to try this beer, and called around until he found it for me - good service is not dead, people). Pour is mostly clear straw golden with a 1/2 inch white head that fizzles out pretty quickly. Aroma is sweet yeast clove and floral. Nice soft lemon peel mixes in as well, soft inviting nose. Taste is the nose, though the lemon and Chamomile floral feature in the front, turning to the clove yeast in the back. In the finish is a white wine grapiness which finishes long. Palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation and the finish is mouth coating, lasting and a tad on the oily side. This was really interesting - as it warmed, reminded me more and more of wine. Thanks again for tracking this down, Brian.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear, light, golden color with a rapidly diminishing off white head. Nose is vinous and spicy, definite Belgian character with big notes of clove, bread, and wine, lighter notes of pale toasted malts, banana, and chamomile. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is fairly dry, peppery and slightly herbal, chamomile is much more noticeable in the flavor than the nose. Up front I get clove and pale bready malts, the beer sweetens towards the finish with notes of grapes and candi sugar. Moderate bitterness throughout, fairly complex.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly clear gold with a medium sized beige head that fades slowly leaving apotty lacing. Aroma of grape and floral notes as expected with the Belgian yeast also coming through strong with banana and gum. Taste is very nice, not overly grapey but does have a mild amount of tart skin on the finish. Malt body is medium with good slightly high carbonation.
Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour gives clear yellow orange color with very brief white head. Aroma belgian yeast, bread, light fruits. Taste pretty unique with light fruits, spices, honey. Belgian yeast. Finish medium with dull hoppy bitterness, but this is not a hoppy beer. Palate light without being watery, not very carbonated. Alcohol well disguised.
Nice beer that is definitely unique but still very drinkable.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy liquid yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma of cloves, bubble gum and light banana. Taste of bubble gum, cloves, light banana and yeast.
onceblind (5206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a very clear amber, much like a cider without all the visible bubbles. Also like a cider, the head is bubbly and leaves way too quickly. Aroma is heavy on sour/tart white grapes, with a sidekick of grassy and flowery hops. Taste is pretty much similar to the nose, with a herbal and spicy undertone leading to a very dry finish. Some Belgian yeast notes lead the palate to some bread-like flavor profiles. Itís an odd concoction, and it doesnít quite do it for me. I wanted so much to like this. A better version of this could be made in your home by mixing an average Belgian and an average white wine.
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tiny bubbles, bright yellow color. A little spicy smell. Quite sour, some herbal notes. Fairly light mouthfeel, a little dry. Itís a fine saison, nothing to win me completely over to the style, but worth trying.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden orange, white grapes, bready, floral, little honey, little yeasty.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Chimay glass. Lots of fruit aroma, grapes, wine, funky smell. Tasty with some vinious qualities. Not sour but some wine and grape with peppery aftertaste. Pretty good. I would like to see what this one taste like in a couple of years.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly odd beer. Just a tad funky. Kinda spicy, kinda dry, lively on the tongue. Itís alright. I do detect the grapes, something I donít care for. So yeah. I only had a few good gulps, but honestly thatís all I really needed. Not as shitty as the last couple have been, but the 06 is still tops for me. Hereís hoping for the final two in the series to rock it.