willisread (953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BCS. Pours a clear dark brown with a big soapy beige head. Strong aromas of chamomile and lavender with nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose as well. Cola-like mouthfeel with average carbonation. A little heavy for a saison, but still pretty nice. The floral flavors really standout. Would like more carbonation and more funky yeast...urban farmhouse and flemish kiss are way better imho.
pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG ’15. Sampled from a 750ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, tan foam. Floral nose. Taste has floral and herbal mix some melon fruit and lavender standing out. Flowery aftertaste. Interesting brew.
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015. Mahogany brown, sweet and herbal, plums and light spices. Very herbal, but very drinkable. Cool.
dfearnley (1303) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Leather, grass, lavender, rose, and ginger. Dark amber with a thin off white head. Chocolate, lemon.
BuckeyeBoy (3697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at fat head Portland pub. Pours out a crisp brown topped with a sand head. Nose is floral and lots of perfume. Taste is more of the perfume and a nice malt bill.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Rogue Broadway. Light brown. Spicy, floral nose and palate. Good balance, gentle dark sugar, good spicy brew.
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tin Bucket - Pours brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of bright herbal spices, very leafy and fresh with some saison style earthiness. It has a medium crisp body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with a very weird mix of spices that seem all over the place to me. The finish seems to be a bit of a different mix of spices, but still seems scattered to me. It is dry and somewhat off-putting to me. I love The Commons a lot, but this one just isn’t for me.
Ferris (8133) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Big Hibiscus and Lavender notes off the bat. Floral and herbal. Deep dark and black with a foamy rich beige head. Malty, grassy, sweet herbal notes. Odd to be sure, the floral notes with the malts are strange.
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tin Bucket. I haven’t had this since last year, when it was...not good.
A: Pure black, thin white head.
N: Eucalyptus, lemon and grapefruit rind, medicine, some leather, wine grape, lavender, chamomile, tobacco, licorice, and star anise.
T: Sweet, sour, very lightly bitter.
M: Light body, crisp biting carbonation.
O: Much better than last year; it’s closest comparison (and they’re still quite different) is the 2014 batch of Upright’s Special Herbs. This one is either up your alley or bound to weird you out, though.
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The aroma is slightly reminiscent of root beer – sarsaparilla, English lavender and milk chocolate mingle nicely. Medium-bodied and raspy with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is roasty, earthy, herbal and rooty, flanked by a tongue-numbing, cocoa finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!