drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jerry’s. Pours flat clear amber with moderate lacing. Aroma is weak and floral. Very light bodied with no initial flavor and weak bitter slightly musty finish. Not offensive but not good.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with good, creamy, white head, light lacing / Bright, mild nose of lemon, banana, resin, cream, funk / Light to medium body, a touch thin, soft carbonation, excellent balance with lightly bitter finish / Elegant flavors of lemon, gingko, honey, straw, grass / The body could use a little more oomph, but very nice.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at Goose Island’s Belgian Fest 2013. This was the first beer I got because I was very interested in this new brewery. Pour is very hazy pale golden color with a small but long lasting head. Has a sticky lacing. Too hazy to see through. Aroma is bright clean esters with sharp apple and pear. Some uncitric lemon as well. Nice combo of yeast esters and a but of fruity hops coming though. Flavor has a bit more biscuit malt coming though with more clean esters. A mineral flavor finishes off to balance things out. Fuller mouthfeel with a good carbonation. Real nice stuff.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at Clybourn’s Belgian Fest 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed deeper orange amber hue. Bigger cakey whitish head atop stays as a decent layer, good stick around. Aromas are gentle citrus, orange and pear meet some earthy hops. Gentle girthy dough, some honey. Mellow earth. Initial is citrusy off the bat, some firmer orange, touches of florals, citrus juice and mellow bready and straw. Nicer fruit influence. Middle is a touch bready, straw, some decent lingering citrus, florals and gentle spice. Backend is spicy, more yeasty, some dry bread and flaked wheat, touches of spice and earthy hops. Finish is a touch spicy, dry, and mellow bready malt. This works fairly well. Pretty drinkable, some complexity. Nice.