lusikka (4993) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a large white foamy head. Aroma of caramel, ripe cherries, wood and some honey. Rich flavour of ripe cherries, some roastiness, citrus, chocolate, grassy hops and some bubblegum. Medium bodied, foamy mouthfeel and a dry, cherry, citrusy finish. Interesting and quite unique.
dagimp (651) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 750 into a tulip. Purchased at Whole Foods for $12.50. Pours with a ton of fizzy off white head. Soapy aroma. Mouthfeel is very average. Right in the middle. Taste is plums alcohol dirt and water. Meh, pretty ok at best. Not worth the $$$.
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stantheman (488) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. Dark reddish amber with moderate tan head. Fruit and malt impressions here, with a bit of hop note. Yum!
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 10/2/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Shaker-Pours murky amberish brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of grains, hops, yeast, and spices. Taste of the same with some caramel. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium brown with an off white head. Aroma was of rye, caramel, grass and mild funk. Flavor was similar, caramel and saisonish stuff. Only downside was it was way over carbed.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A genuine and unique rye saison beer. Pours a dark muddled amber with a dark opaqueness as well as a huge puffy beige head that stickies up the entire glass. The nose may be reserved but has a beautiful sweet bready malt note with a hint of caramel and nuts. The saison notes are a bit subtle on the nose. The middle palate has a beautiful rye malt with toffee and nutty toasted malts added with a brown sugar like sweetness. Esters of dark dried fruit and a musty general farmhouse style flavour on the finish along with mild mannered bitterness blend well
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy ruddy muddy brown with huge 3-finger tan head that laces copiously. Nose is great: rye malt, cherry, oaky vinous fruit, brown sugar. hops. This one smells like a fruity oak-aged barleywine. Tastes of rye malt, earthy woody notes, cherry, black pepper, and a dry, fruity, hoppy finish.
CampesinoTino (686) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml Bottle. Dark copper colored with a dense layer of tan foam. In the nose, it’s mostly rye malt, caramel, dark fruits and Belgian yeast. The flavor starts with a healthy serving of caramel malt, rye, chocolate and cherry followed by notes of clove, pepper, fig and herbal hops toward the end. Thick and creamy body with heavy carbonation and a slightly tart, spiced grain finish. Overall, an enjoyable but difficult to categorize brew that could almost pass for a Quad if it had a higher ABV.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hunger Mountain Co-op. Poured hazy red with beige top. Lacing was minimal. Notes are herbals, coffee, roasted and sweet malting, wood, musk, and prunes. Lighter in body with pretty active carbonation for the style. I liked this one but really prefer the 4 and 7.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at alibi. Hazy dark amber. Aroma is strong, rye grain, plum, and a sneaky funk. Taste is rye spice and straw, with dark fruit malt.