MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ @Max’s ][ $3 ][ Mini Weizen-glass ][ 7/23/14 ]
Hazy tea amber, dense white head. Heavily citric nose, lime dominates alongside light cream, spicy grain, very juicy with moderate bitterness. Buttery lactic front palate, tons of hay bitterness with small bubbled, active carbonation bolstering thin body. Mid is dry, woody, considerable perfume into the heavy co2 bitter finish, toasted grain dominating. Balanced and spritzy, some masterful yeast control but all over the place, needs coherence.
junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is super tight. Good mouth feel. Taste is really dry. Sour and bitterness are muddled. Not feeling it.
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Common, Manchester. Hazy orange shade with some initial lacing. Aroma of hoppy, spicy, berry fruit. Slightly burnt malt taste, spicy like clove or ginger, quite heavy mouthfeel. Left me feeling a bit perplexed. Didn’t learn that it was made with rye until after which explains some things, but for me it didn’t quite come together right.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Holy Grale. Funky Belgian yeast and caramel rye malt aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Slightly funky spicy rye malt flavor with a light herbal hop finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (8301) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Musty lemon/orange and toffee rye malt aroma. Dark yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange, orange peel, yeast and caramel rye malt flavor. Bitter earthy finish. Very nice.
solidfunk (4774) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Don’t think I’ve had a rye saison before. Comes together very nicely though. Orange with great head and lacing. Rye is the predominant flavour with some bazooka bubble gum essence. Soft carbonation. Light sour finish. Tastes like rye bread. On tap at an impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s.
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Tart, some sugary and spicy aromas. Pours hazy bright gold with frothy white head. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is subtle tart. Sweet aftertaste.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint @ Birrasana (Blanes), served in Plastic glass. Collaboration between Toccalmato, Hopcraft and Marina. Pours hazy orange/amber with medim white creamy head. Orange peel, sweet malts and hints of yeast on the nose. The taste is so citrusy because of the blend hops, yeast and Rye. I missed a bit more malts and yeast flavour. The palate is dry as hell. Medium body, good carbonation. Needs more balance, anyways drinkable and refreshing.
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Clear amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of spiced and earthy hops. Taste is lightly spiced broead dough. Nice.
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal amber colour, wee white head. Dank yeast nose, sprinkle of hops. Earthy and bready taste, crunchy rye middle and a chewy fruit finish. There’s a lot going on at the same time here that doesn’t leave room for anything to properly excel.
Keg, Port Street Beer House, Manchester