AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $4.99 for a 500ml bottle at Binny’s Lincoln Park location. Dark amber color, looks mahogany with a thin ring of head around the snifter. Light spice, zesty yeast with a presence of candy sugar. Flavor is pretty much exactly as it smells. The balance of yeast and malts give an earthy and spicy finish. Earthy malt lingers well after the sip.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at burger bar. Dark amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet with pear and fresh. Cider spicy fruity taste. Not too bad
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TWO. Pours medium brown. Light mouthfeel. Roasted nut flavor. Slight touches of caramel and spice. Pretty good.
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lockdown, served in a tulip. Dark amber brown in color. Aroma is light Belgian caramel, not sweet but strong with Belgian candy. Its totally Belgian in character with subdued esters and sweetness. Very Dubbel-esque smelling. Flavor has an airy Belgian yeast character with some bitter malt counteracting the well subdued Belgian candy. Sweet, lightly earthy toasty, and light caramel. Has a nice bitter finish. Easy to quaf, definitely not a saison but more of a light Dubbel. The earthy caramel flavors leave me wanting a thicker mouthfeel and reduced carbonation, which is a bit too prickly.
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Haymarket, Chicago. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, herbs and malt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s UA event. Muddy amber with soft, creamy, beige head, light lacing / Sweet, malty nose of banana, apple, caramel, spice / Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet and somewhat syrupy, but balanced towards hoppy with lots of bitterness/astringency underneath, and very bitter finish / Interesting flavors, but not quite matching the big bitterness, of caramel, apple, banana, chocolate, straw, coriander / Has promise. Seems more like a first effort.