Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First rate at the 2011 GABF. Before I go on, allow me to make some disclaimers - yes, I did attempt to rate at the GABF, yes, it was was from more than one sample, and yes, it was difficult. I pretty much gave up about an hour in. I did rate a few more if they were outstanding, but for the most part I just wrote down what I sampled and enjoyed myself. That being sad, I really like this one - It tasted like perfume smells, if that makes sense. lots of lavender in the aroma, a good bit of honey, too. Nice, dry, winey finish.
kbutler1 (1259) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Enjoyed at Town Hall on a sunny Saturday morn. $4.75/pint. Pours a clear medium dark copper amber color with a slight white head. Very floral and fragrant aroma. The lavender really sticks out. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a mix of the lavender and lots of orange flavor as well. Very easy drinking, the 7.3 doesn’t really show up all that much. The lavender lingers on for a while. Overall, pretty nice.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler via trade with tytoanderso a few months ago - Pours a clear copper color with a large off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is flowers and herbs. Flavor is light honey, herbs, and flowers. Medium body. Nice beer. Thanks Tyler.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with white head, aroma is full of the lavender and a bit of hops. Taste up front is a bit of hops that works right into the lavender, and the sweetness from the dates and honey comes through followed by very minor hop bitterness. An incredibly different and interesting beer, not necessarily one I would always want but was excellent to try.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of tytoanderso in yet another overstuffed box brimming with awesomeness. Took this one camping (fortuitous arrival time on the box) and enjoyed it overlooking Lake George in the height of autumn. Pours a fairly clear golden orange amber with a huge light tan head. Floral aromas of lavender and slightly medicinal spices hit the nose immediately, backed up by some fainter caramel notes. On the thin side of medium bodied with a nice soft sweetness, and the herbs really come through again, heavy n the lavendar. A little overbearing at first actually. Finishes up with a nice light bitterness. Overall quite interesting.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Lavender just dominates this beer both in the nose and on the tongue. A bit nuts on the lavender. Some light spice and honey is noticeable but the lavender dominates too much.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a large head. Floral aroma, predominantly lavender. To say it has a strong lavender flavor is an understatement. Light honey. Too much while still quite cold made me think I was just drinking a pint of potpourri. But after it’s up to about cellar temps, the lavender calms down a bit, and some cinnamon pokes out. Pretty nice and interesting.
tennisjoel (1138) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 2009. Pour was a cloudy golden body. Floral character for sure. Dry. Very interesting flavor. I thought this was pretty unique and enjoyed the flavor.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber with light white head. Definite lavender notes. Flavor is even filled with lavender and undertones of sweet sugar. Body is very light with mild carbonation.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABR 2009. Draught at the 2009 ABR. Very nice lavender aroma, a scent I really like. Medium sweet, very light honey, some grain, and a little fruit. A very light and delicate beer, but also with very nice flavor and aromas. I wish my palate was fresher when I tried it.