ekoerper (549) - Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of toasty malts, a touch of toffee, some fruity hops. Amber pour, slightly hazy, white head with average retention. Toasty malt flavors, some biscuit and toffee, crisp fruity hops and a nice balancing bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. A nice, easy drinking brew.
monk191 (374) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good sipping amber. Pours a little boring brown. Smells pretty fruity, a little bit of strawberries. Tastes a little fruity too. Refreshing. Had in the bottle in Healdsburg.
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BlackEyePA (547) - USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So good. A true new age belgo-french saison, but with a Cali twist. Aroma is raisins dates spices woods. Appearance big bubbly effervescent head, brownish red color. Taste spicy french barnyard yeast and rustic straw dark fruits with lots of big grains. Palate is covered in sweet spicy outdoors. Overall really well made and I liked it
mmalon3 (12) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a wire cork bottle into fluted tasting glass. Effervescence and viscus are the first two things that come to mind, but the balance between these two is what really sets this beer up. The body is malty and sweet with some dried fruit taste. Hops offer a slight bitterness at the front but are overwhelmed by sweetness at the finish. Overall a great beer and an excellent example of a California Common.
unclemike (1889) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
in a bottle sent to me by my brother poured a rich amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, vanilla and a hint of fruitiness. Pretty straightforward and not overly tasty of a beer. Some caramel, yeast, earthy/herbal elements with a slightly tart flavor. Just ok
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruit aroma. Wonderful head. Unfiltered. Hops show up in the taste with minor bitterness. This beverage is fair to my palate. I would enjoy another.
peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber/copper pour with a karge white head and heavy carbonation. Aroma is light and somewhat dry bready malt with some spice and background hop bitterness. Taste is slightly sweet malt with some spiciness and light hop bitterness with a tangy quality through the finish. Clean and light mouthfeel. Nice, easy drinker.
micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours quite clear and has a amber hue. A super tall white head sits atop a massively carbonated brew. The white foamy cap doesn’t fade but instead grows, now thats a carbonated beer.
Aroma is malty with a tad of spice and yeast.
Taste is dry with some caramel malts. Hop profile here is low with not much flavor although there is some bitterness. Towards the end I can pick p some grains or bread and biscuits. I found this beer to be extremly over carbonated, perhaps to much sugar, that produced way too much foam. There was an easy three fingers worth the whole time. I think it taste good on the whole and by reading other reviews I’ll put this in the rereview list and check at a latter date
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with huge ivory head. Dry spice, fruity raison, caramel aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Nice lightly sweet white raison, caramel, spicy, honeydew melon flavors--good.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Faintly fruity, some esters, baked banana. Sweet, lots of banana, but (somewhat) cleaner finish. Low carbonation, but not flat; creamy texture. Oh weel. It’s supposedly a style one cannot call steam...