hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Pours cloudy and straw-colored with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is full of an overbearing clove phenol – great, if you like that particular phenol. I don’t. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor approaches perfect balance. Crisp, dry finish with a whisper of acidity.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Cheeky Monk. Fairly hazy, light yellow-orange appearance with a two finger foamy white head. Sweet citrus, barnyard, Belgian yeasty, fairly grainy malty nose. Belgian yeasty, light citrusy, bitter grainy malty, light barnyard flavor with a fairly significant dry bitterness on the back end. Notable hop flavor with hints of rye, corn, and oats.
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Lemony yellow that’s lightly hazy. Wheaty, spicy, and slight tang in the aroma. Tart lemon-like notes feature in the flavor, spice, herbal, and earth tones. Tart but not funky. Thinner body with light carbonation.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Tropical fruits on the nose, dried papaya with nectarines. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thick white head. Spicy and fruity upfront with tropical fruit flavors, papaya and some peach. Finishes very dry, nice session beer.
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ BT bruery event. Light pour with some white head. Flavor and aroma full of rye, spices and some light fruit thrown from the yeast.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance hoppy and fruity banana flavour with a hint of dryness in a bitter finish.
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Brouwer’s. Clear, light yellow pour with a vigourous white head which eventually fades to a short white persistent head leaving moderate lace. Not much nose (possibly due to the head), maybe a bit of lemon and yeast. Light body tasting of lemon, spices and not quite as complex as one would expect given the seven grains included in the brew. A good, interesting summer brew that I enjoy much more than I would expect.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Yellow beer with a big whitish head. Yeast and malt aroma with spice. Yeast and malt flavor with spice and light hops. Medium bodied. Light hops linger with spice and yeast. Not much to it.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 3/9/2011 Source:Mekong) Light grainy spiciness in the aroma with lots of fruity yeast character. Lightly cloudy straw golden with small white head. Flavor follows aroma. Dry with some coriander like spiciness. Touch of citrusy orange peel? Medium to light body with ample carbonation. Dry spicy finish.
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at mekong on draft after a homebrew meeting. Clear golden pour with small ring of whitish head. Sweet and grainy nose. Flavor is sweeyter than most saisons, and not quite refreshing.