sharkweek (103) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: The beer is a dark golden color, very nice looking. It poured with about 3 fingers head which lasted about a minute.
Smell: The main scent I pulled from the beer was Mango. This is unique but once again very nice. There is also a pine smell in the background.
Taste: I taste a distinct grapefruit along with a subtle nutty taste. The hops is very present and lets you know it is there. In the end you get a farewell bite as you swallow. This is definitely in my top 5 IPAs.
Mouth feel: The feel is relatively smooth. It feels like something you could guzzle all night long.
Overall: This far exceeded expectations. This is my first Westbrook beer and now I will be seeking them out as much as possible!
Serving type: bottle
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - JUL 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Craft Beer Co on tap.
Aroma is great, as well as taste. Perfect balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - hazy orange beer under a solid creamy pale beige foam; nice lacework; the aroma shows charming notes of spices, yeast and flowery hops; full-bodied and gently sticky; very bitter and slightly acidic; quite dry finish with a long flowery bitter hoppiness, notes of almonds, cream and yeast
nearbeer (3820) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml, bottled Feb 03, 2012. Hazy copper with a lasting head. Big nose of peppery citrus zest, resin, mango, and (serendipitously) some tangy ham. Flavor is earthy toffee, resin and citrus; but some funky dark fruit and acetic tartness shows up very quickly. Also some wheat, spicy molasses, oak and tropical melon. Medium body is smooth, balanced and an easy drinker. Bravo for a nice experiment that seems like it would be good (and different) no matter when you cracked it open.
_angst_ (2977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours hazy apricot with a frothy white head that is rather quick to dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and tiny sour with passion fruit, unripe pineapple, lemon zest, mango, peaches, dry soil, yeasty esters, orange zest, fresh grass, black currant leaves, crackers, dried apricots, grapes and very subtle hints of barnyard. Taste is tiny sweet and slightly bitter with cloves, dry soil, orange peal, passion fruit, lemon zest, peaches, green grapes, dried apricots, barnyard, grape zest, wet leaves, barnyard, pineapple, gooseberries, red currants, lemon grass, hay, Thai basil, lemon balm and mango. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, smooth and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with grapes, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, dry soil and orange zest. Wow!!!
EdKing (1968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half on keg in Craft Beer Co. Fresh on and perfect condition. Colour is deep deep, cloudy orange, bubbling off white head. Nose is amazing. Yeasty lemony citrous saison meets punchy citrus, tropical fruit, hoppy Ipa. Balance is absolutely perfect. Saison yeast and farmyard works perfectly with bold fruity citrous and mango notes.
craftbeerdesign (2193) - 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.
matt7215 (2223) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. hazy light orange, lasting off white head. huge tropical fruit nose and flavour. restrained bitterness. hella drinkable, nice one.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds lots of passion fruit up front with undertones of mild and bright citrus, minty herbs, nettles, grass, incense, spices, flowers, tea, green apples, new backed white bread, crackers, hints of phenols and a touch of brett. Juicy and yummy nose. The flavour is light sweet to dry, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of tropical fruits, flowers, white bread, crackers, light phenols and brett. The mouthfeel is round and soft with a light acidic. Balanced hops, soft ripe fruits, herbs, phenols, bread and crackers. Near medium bodied.
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apariencia: color naranja brillante, turbio, mucho carbónico, corona estilo saison, con las burbujas pequeńas que sube por el lateral, de color beige.
Aroma: abundante y complejo, por un lado se nota el brett: manzana verde, funky, terroso, uva verde y por otro lado se notan algunas notas más afrutadas, especialmente melocotón.
Sabor: muy intenso y muy seco, bastante funky, terroso, alcohol muy bien integrado, muy herbal, fresca, refrescante, toques cítricos, naranja y al final de la sesión destaca más la base maltosa, caramelo y vainilla.
gran cerveza, muy interesante y muy bien elaborada. Muy compleja, con muchos matices pero a la vez muy fácil de beber. Es realmente una mezcla entre una IPA y una saison, aunque predomina la saison.