GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wine, gin, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of gin, wine, citrus, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Night of the Living Ales 2014. Pours a murky gold with lots of sudsy, lacing white head. Nose is cool, loads of spice, juniper, wood shavings, cedar especially, spruce, white pepper, soap, dried lemon peel. Flavor follows right along, herbal, juniper, mild pepper, straw, a little white flour. Finishes soapy and surprisingly creamy. Really unique.
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at ChurchKey in D.C. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of citrus and peppermint. Some vinous flavors. Smooth finish.
tmoreau (2578) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a cloudy, orange color, with a presentable layer of white, frothy head foam, and some wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was sour, with fruit and spice, a touch of juniper berry, and some vinous nature to the nose. Light bodied? A combination of the tartness and a lingering, earthy bitterness projected a stronger heft to the body than was actually present. Lively carbonation also helped to propel the flavor notes well. Impressive complexity for a 4.2% brew!
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler by the campfire. Pale golden with a finger of tight white fizz. Nose was beautiful, juniper, gin, peppercorn, lemongrass, pine needles, clean pilsner malt, wet oak. The palate was bright and vibrant, complex yet crushable. Wow, nice fizzy mouthfeel with complex layers but clean and refreshing as well !
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OEC. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light tartness/funkiness, some gin and oak and wine, some pale malts, light caramel notes, hints of alcohol, and some light spices/earthy notes. Flavor the same. Average texture. A cool beer but the gin isn’t for me.
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blue Monk, golden pour, light white head. Aromas o light funk, gin botanicals, pickle juice. Flavor is woody, gin, cardboard, beer has completely changed in a week. Decent
Cory (350) - , California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Sour citrus nose with a little pine , golden yellow color, taste is a short sour, and a clean finish. This beer is light and doesn’t linger too long which actually makes the beer for me. The aging does not dominate the experience making it very pleasant.
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Torst. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of gin, wine, oak, lemon, grass and grain. Lighter body.
Travlr (13489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy yellow color, massive white ice cream cone head. Aroma of funky straw and light citrus. Taste is fruity schnapps. Decent stuff.