ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy orange, medium amount of head. Aroma slight, resinous, dank. Body very lively, spicy. Finish is bright and light, sublime and just what I want in a fresh hop beer.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to brainlair! Pours a full haze light orange with mega buttermilk cream foam. Big retention. Nose is fresh orange and honeydew. Taste is dusty, apple, paper, white pepper, grass. Palate is stale, oxidized. Not even 48 hours old stored in fancy hydro flask. Sad face.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Upright... Oliver Nelson beer, eh? Let’s see if HatAT is arranged as well as one of Nelson’s cuts. Nose had earthy-spiced hops with a classic Upright yeast spice character. It’s definitely rooted in the house Upright yeast (De Ranke yeast?) on both the nose and palate. Crisp, sort of drying. Grassy, floral, light citrus along the lines of zest and bitter rinds. Mild hop bitterness, not assaulting. Some bread-like malts but not too malty or sweet all together. This was great. Not really hitting the spot as a fresh hop beer (be warned), but a wonderfully hoppy Belgian-style beer none the less.
pdx77 (930) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Septoberfest at Seven Brides Brewing. Full golden color. Fresh hop aroma with yeast notes. Taste is of floral fresh hops, slightly funky yeast, and light bread malts. Really fresh floral taste is a nice addition to the saison style.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pale gold with white head. Hop aroma, the freshness shows. Spicy flavor with some caramel and sugar. Spicy finish.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a large white head. A sweet fruity and yeasty nose with some light pine. The flavor is big soapy Noble hops, low bitterness, saison yeast, biscuit, light lemon. Dry mostly. Quite good.