aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light amber with very little head. Relatively low carbonation. Good stone fruit, very light hops. Drinkable. Quite pleasant, actually, but just not as interesting or exciting as most of their beers.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of jdub. My 3rd Side Project, with 3 more remaining in the cellar. Pours a very hazy light gold, well carbonated, a soapy foamy head as a decent layer, stays as a small nice layer that laces ok. Aromas are a bit yeasty and grainy, some fruity esters underneath of pear and apple, but Belgian yeasts and a good graininess underneath, cereal, banana, lemon, orange. Initial is fruity, smooth vanilla, apple, pear, orange peel, with a touch of honey sweetness, cereal malts come on pretty big, a touch of dusty grassy and earthy hop bitterness on the backend. The bitterness really stays on the palate, not strong, but dominant over the grainy malts, slighty yeasty and dusty feel, and fruits which are subdued largely. Lemon comes in more, grassy and floral earthy hops. Interesting, drinkable, but not my favorite of the series. A bit unbalanced, but not typical, fairly bitter on the backend which is different.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice looking beer. Golden, hazy pour. Very yeasty aroma, with lots of clove and banana. Very spicy flavor that kind of threw me off. This is the type of beer I should like, but I didnít like this one.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kingdom Liquors. Poured hazy orange with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate citrus, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer goes well with my after dinner cigar.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Tampa, FL. Pours hazy lemon/ straw yellow with a thin white head. Nose is malt, honey, apple, slight yeast, and sweetness. Flavor is sweet: malt from beginning on and yeast with pepper finishing somewhat dry, Medium body and above average for an American saison.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light yellow pour. Funky aroma with some tart lemon notes and a bit of yeasty funk. Flavor is tart with a good dose of yeast and light spice.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little sour. Pleasant taste. Very light on the palate. Yellow in color. Opaque but not cloudy. Pretty spot on for a refreshing table beer.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden blonde pour with a light haze and an intense funkiness. Nice spicy/lemony yeastiness over a soft pilsner malt base and a nice dry spiciness. Nice lean body and a fairly bright spiciness. Citrus and a nice flinty mineral flavour. I like this.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from cdog69. Pour murky dark straw yellow with a short lived white head. Strong nose with some blunt citrus and perfume yeast notes. Plenty of doughy wheat character. The flavor is lime with some grassy character. Doughy mouthfeel with a dry lingering finish. Its an okay beer, but nothing to seek out.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, actually. Not packed with awesome flavor or anything, but OK. Itís refreshing at least, which is kind of what I was in the mood for. Gearing up for game 4, must win for the Phils.