Concealer (945) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some citrus, spice and a good amount of funk in the nose but a bit underwhelming. Tastes good with a light fruity flavor, a little alcohol and spice.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale fizzy yellow. Small white head atop. Fair amount of bubbles rising throughout. The nose is really herbal, which was expected. Notes of grass, yeast, thyme. Crisp mouthfeel, again expected due to the vast amount of carbonation present. A flavorful beer here with thyme, oregano, lemon pepper, lime, yeast, mild citrus. A lot going on, but itís almost too strange. This was the last of the 3 versions I needed to try. I donít think any of the other ones really jumped out at me, and this is no exception. Probably a beer I wonít be visiting again. But hey, the friend I shared it with, itís his favorite beer. To each their own.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 A random mistake to drink this style at such an age, but we got lucky. Pear, yeast, mint, pepper, faint banana on the nose. Exciting. Very clear through the gold; itís good to see sunshine. Such an interesting flavor. Minty as hell; seems the rosemary has lost the herby attributes but maintained the floral - would not have expected such! A novelty of sorts, but a beer I would drink whenever I had the chance.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured bright, straw golden with a short white head. The aroma picked up a vibrant blend of lemon zest, floral notes, and related white spices over a soft pale base.. a bit of mint right on the back.. smelled like it was going to be refreshing. The flavor found tangy lemon, peppery spices, and floral notes throughout, with a soft pale and biscuity malt base.. flowers, lemon, mint, and cloves on the bright, refreshing finish. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. everything worked well together (though a little heavy on the floral and spicage for me).. delightfully dry and refreshing.
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of the Phoenix/Google crew of Zurich and shared by Toni FlŁkiger - clear golden beer with a little white foam left; perfumy and fairly hoppy aroma; fruity and resiney with notes of sage; lively and tasty, medium- to full malt backbone; quite bitter, long grassy and spicy hoppy finish, dry - very good
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, Victory bottle. Golden yellow color. Very heady, tall white foam of big bubbles. Herbacious aromas, loads of lemongrass & traces of rosemary. Odd yeasty astrigincy in the nose as well. Bubblegum with citrus hops. Tastes very sour, tart, green apple puckerness going on. Its like liquid sourdough bread! Lemon & bread. Not appealing, not sure WTF happened to this beer.
ChiefP (4) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a unique beer! I grabbed this one as a shot in the dark... man was I surprised! It poured slightly hazy and had the color of an amber cider. It had a slight head that dissipated quickly. Carbonation is very high. The aroma, I detect honey, unknown floral qualities, and maybe even some banana like a hefe. The taste is unlike anything Iíve ever had. The hop bitterness strikes first followed by the added spices tho Iím not sure which ones. It finished very dry ending on the sweet notes. Good beer that Iíll buy again.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Land O Lakes WOB. Victory lead version. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a foamy white head. Great aroma with lots of herbal spice notes. Flavor is quite nice with a spiced tartness up front and lingering herbal aftertaste. Lively carbonation in the mouthfeel.
flemdawg (541) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale, hazy yellowish orange body with a small white head of tiny bubbles. Yeasty, some funkiness a bit of cloves and maybe some cinnamon in the aroma. Flavors of yeast, bananas but a lingering bitterness that almost seems overpowering and slightly out of place. Bubbly and effervescent on the tongue. Overall not bad, but the sharp bitterness was somewhat off putting.
rajendra82 (979) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale golden color, hazy body, steady carbonation, and a one finger thick head looked very good in the tulip glass. The aroma was quite rustic, with smell of lavender, lemon, green pepper, and coriander. The taste showcased the floral character up front, with a slightly sweeter notes dominating art first before turning lemony, tart, and dry. Finish had a flourish of white peppercorns as well as bittering hops. The body was light and airy, and overall the beer was very quenching.