The Commons Madrone
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Madrone is an amber saison with a hint of tartness and a big burst of fruity west coast hops. Citrus and tropical fruit in the nose this might be the closest to an IPA we’ll get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a big dark cream head. Grapefruit and spice aroma with yeast. Grapefruit and pine flavor with spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Pine and grapefruit lingers with spice and light yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Amber with a good pale head. Aroma is caramel, apricot, pear, peach. Medium-full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a slightly fruity finish. Flavours are apricot, nectarine, orange juice, paw paw. Not getting a huge NW hop presence but that's ok with me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain / crackers), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, grapefruit), with notes of pepper, gum, dried pineapple, honeydew. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly saccharine. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. These guys are making some serious beer, definitely a brewery to watch. Vibrant nose with lots of hops (sans any resin, thankfully) and fruity esters (of more interesting flavors than banana), and well-balanced. The finish seems a bit saccharine to me, as with the Flemish Kiss, but it’s relatively minor in the scheme of things. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Light amber, white head. Nose is coriander... I think this has spices added. The yeast does impart a dry finish, which is nice. Would be much better without spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Grassy hops and a bit of apricot funk. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Bitter hops and some grassy fruit esters. Yeasty and Belgian like, with a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (337) - - JUN 26, 2014
Tap in Portland. Light orange with small white head. Smells floral and slightly hoppy. Not bitter at all. Crisp but decently bodied. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color with small compact head. Mild aroma of caramel, very light fruit. The mouthfeel is soft, but off-dry; simple caramel flavor, dull spices, some paper; ordinary bitterness. And a feeling of rancid.
Not a Saison, not a Pale Ale, quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Hazy light amber, earthy, caramel, touch of hoppiness. Slightly crisp character, little bit of peachy character and a dash if yeast. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4109) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Sampled during VCBW 2014 pouring a pale amber color with a small white head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is lemon with light yeast notes and grains. Taste is a lemon sourness with a grainy malt sweetness and a dry yeasty finish. Light bodied with decent carbonation. A well done saison style beer, refreshing and easy to drink. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (718) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Gold slight cloudy. Aroma lemons grass bright slight yeast slight funk sweettarts. Tastes grapefruit bright dry hops with tropical pine notes. Brisk palate some sour dry finish and minerality. Big carb some sticky to palate.

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