emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by JCB. Pours hazy bright peach flesh amber with two fingers of off white head. Nice nose, raw fruit and Belgain yeast esters. Very peppery and earthy with a light sweetness. Dry, peppery, zesty flavor. Sharp and green with some earthy character.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit rind, Brett, saison yeast, citrus, pine, grass and resin. Finishes dry and piney citrus. Medium body.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brewery. More of a saison with some hop bitterness at the end. Just a clean saison with some hops. Not bad.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks JCB for sharing! Super cloudy orange with a steady ring of white lace. Nose is zesty and fresh, supremely funky. Flavor is a bit sharper, chalky bitterness, mild pineapple, and white pepper. One of the better Westbrook beers I’ve had.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus and grapefruit with a bit of funk and light grains. Flavor has a good amount of pine and grapefruit with backing sweet grain and light earthy funk.
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky orange with a fizzy white hard that laces nicely. Nose and taste is a little citrus a little spice and a little funk. Not sure why the label says IPA this is not very hoppy. A solid beer that becomes more tart as it warms. Interesting beer.
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bought from charleston beer exchange. thanks to those guys for helping me out while i was in town! perfectly clear amber with plenty of effervescence and a sizable off-white head that lingers a good long while. smell is very interesting. it’s dominated by a strong piney hop note, but there’s a nutty malt with oak notes and tiny pinches of funk, always pushing against those hops. there’s a lot going on there. good stuff. solid nutty malt flavor with a resiny, piney hop flavor taking over midway through the proceedings. nicely complex blend of hop, malt, with again just the tiniest hint that something else is going on. mild sweetness, perfectly balanced by a warm bitterness, rounding out the back end. resinous mouthfeel that only wants to be dry. i’m not noticing the farmhouse aspect as much as i think i would like, but this is pretty amazing as a mere ipa.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler from Whole Foods in Mt. Pleasant. deep orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus nose with big Saison yeast esters / phenols. med body - smooth - with a bright bitterness with a lovely Saison yeast profile. spices, orange peel, banana circulate w/o Brett... needs more time. semi-dry finish with an orange, earthy, citrus, spice ending.
mixmasterob (871) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from CBX poured into my awesome new Duck Rabbit snifter. Real hazy golden pour with a small white head. Faded quickly and left some nice lace. Aroma was full of fruity American hops, funky yeast, earthiness, a really nice yeasty presence. Flavors were dry, earthy, some fruitiness in there with an incredibly dry yeasty bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium, carbonation light to mid. Quite tasty, very Belgian pale ale like. It’s hard to distinguish the yeast characteristics and the hops, a yeast like this seems to muddle hops quite well. Would be interesting to see how a bottle ages with the brett present.
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from a beer store in Myrtle beach. This beer is almost identical to fresh Victory Helios. I bet if you swap them out, you couldn’t tell the difference. I’m sure its the same yeast. The westbook is a little on the bitter side.....maybe more than it needs to be. Good beer but at $7/bottle, I guess I would buy Helios at $4.