Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow color, fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh grass and hay. Taste is bitter and slightly funky grass.
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at victory. Sparkling clear gold pour. Full sheets of white lacing. Nose is mega spice adjunct, huge chamomile, lavender. Taste is extremely medicinal, huge tea spices, potpourri. Not Biere de Garde similar to how Swing Session is not a saison.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Craft. Pours clear gold with white minimal head. Nose is hopcitrus, florals, Tastes of floral mildly funky pale malt, white pepper, hops, overall dry with a medium to light palate heft. OK, not great.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, pepper, floral hops, citrus fruits, and grass. Taste of citrus fruits, wheat, toast, and a spicy, dry finish.
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Victory last weekend. Blonde and clear. The nose brings faint notes of pink peppercorns. The flavor has a nice peppery bite alongside spice and some light grain. Light and crisp. Very drinkable.
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
City Tap House, Philadelphia ($6): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is vegetal, spicy, and herbal. Taste is similar. Kind of tastes like medicine, herbs, and vegetables. I think I actually like tis better than I like most biere de gardes, which are often disappointing.
ReggieDunlap (2928) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head...lively looking. Aroma has some mild spice notes...coriander...slightly herbal...a note of something reminiscent of chamomile. Flavor has grassy bitterness, faint mild herbs, and notable chamomile flavor. Mouthfeel is full and lively with a bitter and dry grassy/herbal finish.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy gold, heavy white lacing and light head. Esters sweetness leads nose, light sage, wheat, and pavement. Flavor shows heavy bitterness from sage, lightly oily pine, sticky gum esters through zesty end. Too spiced and active, not dry enough.
PhillyCraft (2851) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at P house, hazy, murky golden color with thin white head, not much lacing. Aromas of pear, belgian spice, pepper, hops, fruity malts and more. Flavor is a lot of the same with a juicy finish and lots of fruity belgian notes. Sessionable, good bite. This one should be a year round offering.
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 800° Three Fires. Spicy chamomile, bubblegum, lavender, slight yeast, and white grape aroma. Clear pale gold with a moderate creamy head. Chamomile, light bready malt, lavender, grassy flavor - very herbal. Light body, moderate carbonation. I love herbal florals, so I really enjoyed this one. If you’re not a fan of herbal florals, then this will probably seem medicinal to you.