jamiepiolin (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
04.21.2013 750ml bottle
Pours a dark purple with a quickly dying thick lace. Spicy lavender nose. Front of the palette is blasted by tea spices finished
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: † Very floral and spicy beer. † Strong hibiscus, lavender, and chamomile. † Feels authentic, not soapy or artificial, but its a bit strong. † Pretty airy carbonation. † Outside of that, pretty one dimensional with just a strong floral aspect. † Does start to get a little urinal cake like as it warms up. † Tiz okay, but wished it were more citrusy and bright instead of an overwhelming strong floral aspect.
douglas88 (5463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A big floral and spicy nose. Pretty intense flavor: raisin, yeast, loads of spices, herbs. Round and pretty easygoing. I enjoyed it.
Dansrc51 (43) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma, with a little floral notes from the use of lavender, chamomile and hibiscus. Dark with an intense flavor of herbs, dry finish. Very nice
Leave your pretensions at the door.
Syzzer (570) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5-10-13 From bomber @ Scottís house- Interesting herbal flavor, definitely detecting lavender among other herbs. After reading description, one can pick the flavors out. 8.6 BD 4Scott- nice floral bouquet with bitter tartness
Torontoblue (68) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a large light cream head which leaves a nice 1/2 inch layer all the way down. Aroma is very herbal/floral, with the lavender really being the prominent smell. Hints of spice & chamomile come through, along with a hint of liquorice/anise, some dark fruit and Belgian yeast. The taste comes across similar to a cheap, stores-own name cola, especially given the high carbonation present. Very herbal in flavour, spicy, fruity, anise, some dark chocolate, too. Interesting, complex flavours, which kinda blend together. Medium bodied with a sticky texture, fizzy lively carbonation, giving a long, bitter, spicy drying finish. An interesting beer, but the cheap cola flavour keeps nagging at me.
jgb9348 (4435) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark brown coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall slightly soapy light brown head - nice and odd looking at the same time. Aroma of grass, yeast, wheat, flowers (hence the name), lemons, curacao, coriander seed and a bunch of roasted malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive spicey flavour with pungent lavender and violet noticeable, a little coriander seed, some lemon and orange peel and a lot of roasted malt flavours. Aftertaste is where it gets really complex, odd and flavourful - from pungent spices to some alcohol, malt, yeast, chocolate, hay, flowers and even chalk shows up here - strong, but nice and different. Overall, a dark saison that shows a lot of complexity and some interesting flavour profiles that you donít get often. I canít say that it works perfectly, but it is very nice to try, especially back here on the East. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon (PDX Airport, Terminal D Location) in Portland, Oregon on 28-April-2013 for US$11.95 sampled at home in Washington on 18-July-2013.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, fluffy off-white/beige head. Nose is lavender, some dark fruit and pepper. Flavour is more lavender, not sure if I could really pick out the chamomile or hibiscus, but probably the spiciness came largely from there. This is a nice desert beer to be shared between several people, absolutely not a session beer, splitting it between two we found it a bit soapy at the end. Cool though.
reebtogi (3794) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped bottle pours a dark amber color with a 3 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is very herbal with some floral notes. Taste is a herbal bitterness with some light malty sweetness. An interesting brew which is one that you either like it or hate it. I liked it due to its uniqueness.
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a dark brown body with a purplish tinge, white head with that same purply thing going on. Aroma is lots of barley with swampwater and herbs - definitely the lavender and rosemary coming through. The beer is an interesting mix and the heavy lavender flavouring was off-putting at first; this ainít one for chugging. Itís unique though and very sippable. However, quite frankly, I wouldnít want to try it again.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good use of aromatic herbs, very nice in the aroma. Flavour could be more complex with more malt to balance the herbal flavours. Very drinkable and unique.