pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Quite the gusher - the bottle cap almost exploded off and then the white foam just kept on poring out - so be careful. Once things settled down in the glass I was left with a slightly hazy light amber pour with a nice fluffy white head that slowly settled to a white with some tan elemented thin layer - great lacing down the glass as well. Booze is hidden behind belgian yeast, citrus hops, grass and lemon zest. Somewhat sweet, medium body, prickly/hot from booze, becomes quite astringent and bitter towards the end, also very dry and you get pepper and coriander. Wouldn’t mind trying this with a little bit of time on it to see if everything gets a little more balanced.
Slipstream (2463) - USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Pony Bar. My guess was that this was a rye pale ale or a rye saison. I thought I had 2 rye saisons in a row, but it appears now that neither was really a rye saison. Astringent and mostly dry, with some piney hops in the aroma. Good.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dexters. Filtered golden-orange. Big fluffy white head. Sweet herbal beer, somewhere between a Tripel and a Golden Ale. Zesty chamomile, coriander taste. Refined effervescent mouthfeel, typical of Bruery products. Quite drinkable and enjoyable, but rather one dimensional.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy golden with a nice white head. Aroma is lemon, grass, yeast and pine. Flavor is spicy yeast, banana and a hint of lemon. Moderate carbonation and light bodied.
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden, monstrously fluffy white head that sticks around for the duration. Aroma is yeasty, fresh dough, lemon rind, spicy, grassy, slightly funky. Light bodied with above average carbonation. The flavor is fresh spicy yeast, citrus, banana, with a slightly bitter and alcoholic finish.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright yellow pour with a monster fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and saison like. Medium palate with carbonation. Taste is hoppy and yeasty. Decent.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Haymarket. Pours hazy light golden with white head. Aromas of banana, lemon, piney and grassy hops, and some light malts. Flavors spicy yeast, bananas, grassy hops, and some lemon. Nice refreshing beer that hides alcohol well. Pretty solid and surprising.
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear golden, huge head. Juicy citric nose. Sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Winegum, perfume, citrus and coriander mingle with marzipan. Elegant modern style hopped up Belgo ale with mild but growing bitterness and a slight tingle of brandy.
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a fluffy white head that left minimal lacing. Hoppy earthy floral aroma with pine, fruit and belgian yeast. Flavor was sweet malts, yeast, light pine, citrus, fruit and a bit of caramel with a smooth medium body. Overall a very good brew.
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazy golden pour with a large white head. Aroma of lemon rind, pepper, and baking bread. Very fruit, with melon and citric tartness, carried on lively carbonation.