brokensail (13673) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a pale, hazy straw color with a huge white head.
S: A weird, but not awful, aroma that is just full of apples. There is a lot of yeast and some cracker malts as well as a light pepper note. Some light grassy and floral hops, too.
T: The beer is lightly sweet with plenty of more of that green apple character. In addition to the apples, there are some other light fruits such as pears. Really weird esters on this beer... A touch more sweetness from some bread and cracker malts.
M: This beer is medium bodied with a very high level of carbonation.
O: While this is apparently a lager, the yeast profile was more in line with a lot of their saisons. A strange beer...
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Med body. Flavor is earthy/fruity like a saison. Finishes with earthy hop bitter. Just excellent.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma of florals, grass, white pepper, and light orange. Flavor of florals, grass, earth, and lemon with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy white head and hazy straw color. Aroma is lemon, light malt, yeast. Taste is slightly tart lemon, light malt, yeast-peppery. This was Saison-ish
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle post Thanksgiving dinner. Pours dirty blonde with fluffy bone white head. Nose and taste of lemon, grassy hop, spicy malt, celery salt, peppercorn and toasted grain. Medium body.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… South Florida Throwdown 2010… Hazy straw-colored lager with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is very, very hoppy – a seeming potpourri of varietals. Sorachi Ace isn’t one of them, but I’m picking up lemon peel, green apple and white pepper. Light-bodied with prickly carbonation. Nicely bittered and refreshing. Low sweetness. Finishes bitter, coarse and dry. Different. Thanks go out to DA for the bottle!
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Straw pout with a large sized white head. Aromas of grass, floral, lemon rinds, and some yeast. Tastes of grass, husky, toasty, some bread, and yeast.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL from Brouwers cafe in Seattle. Clear, sparkling straw with massive white foam. Ridiculous volcanic lacing. A bit overcarbonated. Celery like nose with lemon, pear, cidery esters. Taste is extremely dry, mild alcohol bite, celery bite, long grassy bitterness. Huge carbonation. A good Lager attempt, but needs work. Less Alcohol to start. Yeast character being estery is off for Lager styles.
deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ben shared at the post NotB tasting. Poured a clear pale yellow with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grains with notes of grassy hops and a slight apple note. Flavor was full of sweet grains throughout with a hint of apple and crisp grass hops rounding out the beer.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Big sweet grain. Huge carbonation. Sweet musk. More of a saison than a lager I think. Crisp grain on the finish. Nice stuff.