TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. My rating #3300! and my last style ... again. Hazy yellow with a big craggy head. Nose is earthy candy apple, pipe tobacco, spruce and moss. Medium body but on the lighter side. Oily with fluffy carb. Taste is sweet tart berries, peach pit and hints of spruce fading to oaky white wine. Unusual but very good.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and yellow with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Good, creamy, tight retention. The nose is so spicy and unique - smells almost like earthy, piney hops are used here, but the style doesn’t call for anything other than a bare-bones hop bill - if any at all. Instead, bread yeast and juniper twigs are used to spice and balance this historical style. History lesson completed. So anyway, this brew is medium-bodied with champagne-like carbonation and the flavor is mildly acidic with a note of dry white wine and a light level of funkiness. Finishes, crisp, tart, and then dry. What a strange, enjoyable brew. History in a bottle. Kudos to newcigarz for popping the top on this baby!
Homer321 (1868) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bytemesis. Killer style tick! Apruce, menthol, scope mouthwash, toothepaste, ben gay, slightly medicinal but not bad phenolics. Like the stuff they use to scent medicines. all in a good way. Light tartness with a sweet malt character. Wow, this beer sure has a lot going on. Really enjoyed the taste, great beer.
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is serious pine needles, malty, caramel. The appearance is hazy yellow. The flavor is sweet, pine, citrus, malty. The finish is pine, honey. Medium bodied. Excellent.
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at mrebeks. Hazy light amber color with a big bubbly head that fades to a thick ring. Very unique aromas of spruce, brett, sweat, lemons, and white wine. Taste is cool mix of funky brett flavors with spruce and flowers. Light to moderate sourness. White wine and spicy rye in the finish. High carbonation almost like champagne. Very tasty and unique beer.
bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bauermj, shared at the Homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pours hazy butterscotch, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is quite vinous - white wine, funk, basement and dank leaves, oak tannins, herbal notes. Flavor is light sweet and medium funky, light tartness as well. Juniper and spruce, tartar sauce (!?!?), lots of barrel influence. Medium body, champagnelike carbonation. This is a nice beer.
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma us heavily medicinal, lots of juniper, pine and menthol. Taste is a bit more mellow with some slight sour apple and some herbal notes. Nice stuff
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to goblet
Juniper, pine, citrus, hay, and spruce. Hazy yellow with a thin frothy head. Sour lemon, apple, wheat, and some beautiful funk.
barn0216 (398) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly Hazy golden color, fizzy foam disappears quickly. Spruce aroma, characteristics of a fresh distilled gin. Flavor is similar but also some sweet vinegar, pepper, sage, some bite. Unique.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of umich03jm
Bottle: The aroma consists of lemon peel, floral notes, brett, and a touch of pine. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with citrus with some faint fruit. The finish has light-moderate lemon, faint apple, lemon peel, and faint floral notes. It?s moderate-heavy bodied with light-moderate carbonation.