hopwine (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Nose is spicy yeast, ginger, candied lemon. Flavor is same plus some raw wheat, coriander, and grassiness. Creamy, soft texture, prickly carb.
pressboxjoe (316) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First can I was like, WTF is this? But by the second can I was sold. Definitely a beer that stands out for its itness - no other beer is like it. Ginger is too strong, lemongrass is powerfully present, but there is a great saison foundation here and once you get past the unfamiliarity the beer settles in as notably unique. I’ve had two Westbrook beers now and I am ready to say this is one of the better brewers in America.
jgb9348 (5233) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ever so slightly hazy copper coloured body with hints of orange and a thin white head, less than a centimetre tall. Aroma of grain, coriander seed, wheat, cereal and a touch of curacao. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive coriander seed and curacao flavours up front with some full oranges and light spices noticeable as well. Aftertaste shows more grain and a good deal of unfinished yeast in the mix, all with more body than I expected. Overall, a nicely layered wit with some odd profiles and atypical tastes, but largely still a good beer, especially for the style and even more especially so, served in a can. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 18-July-2014 for US$2,50 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2015 a few hours before leaving for Charleston, SC.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium hazy golden color. Tangy nose and mouthfeel. Hint of lemongrass with a bitter finish. Slight hint of hops.
tekstr1der (225) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Drank this with Jambalaya in Charleston. Greatly refreshing, I didn’t pick up on the ginger much. Pours semi-hazy light yellow - a little lighter than other wheats. No head and no lacing. Aroma of citrus and some malt. Flavor is mild grass, lemon (yes, lemongrass), and wheat. Low alcohol, and a very crisp finish make this a great brew for hot summer session.
Holmen1 (3929) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra boks på Cardinal, M2 feb-15: lys og klar med kort hvitt skum. Ingefær og sitrongress preger aromaen, og i smaken kommer fremtrer også kardemomme (og kanel??). En lekker sommerøl som hadde passet perfekt til min hjemmelagede thailandske kyllinggryte.
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared can at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Cloudy, pale greyish yellow. Dense, white head. Aroma.of coriander, banana and lemongrass. Similar taste, with some sourness. A hint of cinnamon, cardamom and other mild spices in aftertaste.
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared can at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light golden, hazy, with white head. Aroma of bananas, some lemon. Sweet. Thin bodied.
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 355 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Very pale yellow colour, only slightly hazy, moderate white head. Strong aroma of lemongrass / lemon and ginger, a hint of dill. Wheaty flavour with distinct notes of lemongrass and citrus, also ginger, with a hint of dill in the very moderately bitter finish. Nice and refreshing, definitely a beer I’ll have again - especially in summer.
SpongeRuiner (1008) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a trade. Pours a dull yellow orange color. An aggressive bubbly white head. An off aroma of funky spices and maybe ginger. Very meh. An almost syrupy thickness with a chunky mouthfeel. A big wheaty flavor mixed with a ton of ginger especially shown in the end. Slight lemon drop note. A sharp carbonation that lingers on. A foamy funky (not good funk) aftertaste. I can see where it can be refreshing but I would like a smoother taste. Definitely interesting.