Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to someone from florida, but can’t remember who. poured a hazy yellow with a white head. aroma and flavor were lemon, pear, citrus, pepper, and honey. body was light, a little on the watery side, with decent carbonation.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a rather large white head.
S: Not a bad nose. A bit funky with a little bit of feet and lemon grass, but otherwise some more typical aromas with lemon, pear, apple, and pepper. A touch of coriander as well as some pale bready malts.
T: The flavor is slightly sweet and malty, but there is a lot of fruit to it. Apples, pears, and lemons are the most prominent, and there is a touch of pepper and ginger. A mild yeastiness as well.
M: Medium bodied with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Surprisingly nice. Quite light and refreshing.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared by GT2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Bottle #522. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty and tart notes, honey, strawberry and other fruit notes and a yeasty finish. The taste is apricot, peach, berries, pear, honey and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
changeup45 (1667) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. I was surprised to find this bottle as I thought Swamp Head was draft only. It’s a bit expensive but got to support the local brewery! Hazy yellow-gold color with a nice thick fluffy head that sheds some good lacing. The aroma is rather lemony with yeast, flowers, light orange spice, and grass all playing a role. The flavor doesn’t quite match the aroma but this is a solid tasting brew. It’s a bit sweet, showing a lot of citrus nectar, sweet melon, and some bread. The honey influence quickly comes to mind, although admittedly I was looking for it. A little bit of crisp dry spice hits towards the back end and is welcomed but there’s still plenty of sweet citrus lingering. What this lacks is much funky yeast. It’s there but it seems to be lacking. But I enjoyed this brew. It’s pretty light despite clocking in at almost 8% and I found it to be very drinkable and refreshing in the Florida sun.
burg326 (2715) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle that pours a cloudy yellow with a head that stays on the beer that seems like forever. Aroma of some pear, sweetness and apple. Has a very light flavor of a classic saison, and a good aftertaste. Really good beer in summer heat, only regret for this beer is I only have two and should of bought more.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL pours clear gold with white head. The aroma offers up lots of sweetness in the form of apples and pears along with a bit of spicy hops and spicy yeast and a touch of acidity. The taste is pretty much the same but adds some grainy malts into the finish. So so brew but considering the high price . . . well.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Aroma of floral, funk, spice, citrus. Flavor is much the same. Mouthfeel is light-medium with fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty brew!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Cloudy straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head that dissipates slowly. The bouquet is peppery, grainy and lightly fruity. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is quite nice – tangy apricot ester and a mildly spicy phenol. Not as grainy as the aroma. Decently balanced. Finishes spicy, lightly tangy and mildly bitter. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Blazer06 for opening this at IBrew2or3’s going away. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is swamp grape (scuppernogs), sweetness, apple, and the vaguest hint of funk with sweetness coming around for another pass. Flavor is similar with the grape part hitting with the sweetness in front, then some sweet apple, yeast, and a vague hint of funk before the sweetness comes in to clean up. Light to medium-bodied and not bad overall.
RB1 (116) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #846, sampled at Daknole’s Memorial Day Tasting. Pours a light yellow , white head, with lacing and abundant carbonation. Aroma is fruity (pear), peppery and grassy, Taste is lemon and yeast. Dry finish, somewhat bitter.