DedicatedToFun (2406) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall really nice beer, deep amber pour, nice frothy top, on tap in chicago
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Nice pour into a snifter. Reddish amber in color, the beer had a solid head and lacing. The aroma was mostly malt, caramel and light fruits. Not a very strong overall aroma though. The taste was actually more defined with a malty, almost sweet presence. You get a little of the fruit (either peaches, cantelope, etc,) Mildly hopped but well balanced. Medium light body, medium carbonation. Crisp finish. Not bad for the style.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber in color with a thin rocky white head. The nose smells of belgianesque earthy caramel and candi-sugar, with a touch of tangerine marmalade and toast. Sweet earthy caramel flavor with a bit of golden toast and something faintly resembling tropical juiciness, with belgianesque dusty yeasty dough eccentricity. Hard to explain, but really really complex and tasty.
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Deep copper and amber color, almost no head. Lacey on the glass
S: It doesn’t have an overpowering nose, smells of caramel and malt can be lightly noted.
T: Wonderfully rich and malty beer, not too heavy. Tastes of caramel, lightly fruity/citrus taste and a delightfully slightly bitter end and taste of hops on the finish
M: Medium, not too thick
O: Was one of my staple beers for a long time. Had this first at their brewpub and fell in love immediately. It’s named for the county I grew up in too which is a nice local touch. I highly recommend it, there’s just a character to it that I really like and don’t find all that often in beers.
fiercepanda (531) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy amber beer with a very small white head. The aroma is toasted malt and sweet fruits. The flavor is malty and sweet with a slightly bitter finish.
superspak (2565) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/29/2014. Pours fairly cloudy copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, pear, apple, biscuit, floral, grass, pepper, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and compexity of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, pepper, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, and pepper on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a crisp malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style! All around good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Re-rated...Pours a dark amber, almost red with a slight tan head. Aroma is full of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with a load of caramel and malt. I remember hating this beer last year but this was really good. Has a bitter backend with a smooth sweet aftertaste.
Finhead (1172) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, reddish-brown pour with a thin, white head. The aroma has caramel with a touch of earthy hops. It has a medium body with somewhat sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with just a little bitterness toward the finish.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toast, resin, floral, herbs, citrus, leaves, ginger, woody, amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, average carbonation,
commonshawn (360) - - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pint glass. Dark gold. Keg may have been old. Metallic smell and slight taste. Otherwise, mild, clean, and slightly sweet. Farmhouse style. Pretty average.