GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow pour with white head. Aroma is light sweet malt/, biscuit. Taste is lemon citrus, light malt, a little doughy. S0-so lacing. OK beer.
OldMrCrow (2033) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Moab.
Light yellow white wine colored pour, with a white head. Nose? What nose? Little bit of biscuit, little bit of pear. Mild cracker malts mingle with a orchardy hop that, now that I see it is in there, is recognizably Sorachi. (I guess that means it’s not recognizable. Oh well.) There’s not a heck of a lot going on here, but it’s a pleasant easy drinking low ABV beer that is super clean. I like their pairing suggestions; I’d much prefer this to e.g. a Japanese premium lager any time. Again, no reason to hate.
oRos (1239) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Dan. Pours golden with white head. Taste is grassy hop with some pilsiner
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière assez légère, avec des notes de citron et un peu herbacée. Elle manque un peu d’alcool à mon goût pour avoir une plus grande longueur en bouche.
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a clear pale gold with a big white frothy head. Notes of straw, crackery and pale malts, grass, and not much else. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Yeah - 4%, light, dry, simple - nothing wrong with this one for a summer sipper.
bkurtz (899) - PERU - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy light yellow with a smallish head. Taste is light with some bitterness. The finish is a bit soapy. No so good.
jaymobrown (1703) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light color and taste. Not much flavor beyond hops but a nice easy drinking beer. Steaw color.
jayzz (441) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good summer style wheat/saison at only 4 % abv. For the light alcohol level this is a flavorful brew and makes for a decent session .
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I dig Sorachi hops but they are underused here. A decent refreshing hot weather beer, no more, no less. Not something I’ll go outta my way for with all the alternatives on the market.
Darkmagus82 (1897) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a nice one finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a rings of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is biggest of a wheat and lemon smell along with a little bit of a grainy smell. There is a hint of a grassy and hay smell as well giving it a slightly funked summer wheat smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a wheaty and slightly bready taste with a hint of fruity sweetness of a tangerine nature. Right from the start there is a bit of lemon and some grapefruit hop flavor which are later joined by some more grassy and hay like hop flavors. As the taste advances the sweeter tangerine fades, drying out the taste of the brew, with some grainy and more grassy hop flavors coming to the tongue. With a little bit of hay and yeast that come at the end of the taste, one is left with a rather crisp and wheaty, slightly funked, and more intense then would be expected for a 4.0 % abv brew., flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average for a normal strength brew, but for a 4 % abv it is rather thick, with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. The thicker body and moderate carbonation really accentuate the mix of wheat and funk rather well bringing these flavors to the forfront and really allowing them to be picked up.
Overall – A rather good summer style wheat/saison at only 4 % abv. For the light alcohol level this is a fantastically flavorful brew and makes for one fantastic session . Rather nice overall!!