decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Spicy hops and hay on the nose. Dry clove and spicy hop flavor with a dry light finishing bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Location: Draft at Hackney’s Printers Row, 7/15/14
GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma: This one has a pear and citrus fruity aroma, pepper is more subtle, Belgian yeast
Appearance: Has a clear gold-orange pour, a small head and fairly minimal lace
Flavor: The flavor is more pepper/spice than the aroma, the fruit definitely plays second fiddle
Palate: It is light and easy drinking, tingly/spicy feel, lively carbonation, long finish
I remember sampling this at Where the Wild Beers Are, and low-and-behold, my notes line-up with this rating. I guess this is still how I feel about the beer a month later.
Pale golden with virtually no head. Aroma is pear, citrus zest, flowers, spice. Light bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, slightly spicy on the palate with some nice fruit character and a lightly bitter finish. Flavours are pear, apricot, tart peach. GenDV138 (7698) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at 4 Hands. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, funk, citrus. Tastes of funk, citrus, lemon lime. Medium-light body with a dry finish. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap @ 4 Hands. Pours a bright golden color with a white head. Starts off with kind of a weird ketchup aroma. Really sweet pear, hints of acidic apple, sweet sugar, and some bread. Subtle spice and yeast as well. Flavor is heavy on the sugar and sweetness. Lots of pear and baked apple. Light yeast, spice, and grassy hops. Some orange and lemon peel, too.
Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared around a campfire in the Root Glen - Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. Thanks to the Duke for this one. Solid beer. Moderately sweet with some herbal qualities, sugary pale and doughy bread. Modest Belgian yeast expression. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly bitter to finish with some piney herbs and more sweet, pale bread. Good stuff. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (St. Louis, MO). RBSG 2014 Friday Bus Tour. Pours a pale straw yellow hue, touches of lemon, frothy whitish ring laces ok. Dies down, mellow ring. Aromas are a touch fruity, gentle pear and spuce. Touches of straw, mellow pepper and spicy yeast. Initial is a bit dry and spicy, mellow fruity ester, straw and pear. Touchges of bread, mellow citrus and earth. Middle shows a bit more pear quickly leading into grainy malts, bread dough, touches of straw and Siason yeast spice. Mellow tart pear, faint white grape. Backend is dry, a bit yeasty and spicy. Some earthiness, spice and mellow estery trails. Solid, interesting, not sweet but well integrated. The pepper strikes a bit on that backend and finish and keeps it interesting. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Taster on tap at iTAP-CWE in STL during RBSG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent bits of lace. Interesting fruity aroma. Pear, white pepper, definitely get that. Peppery taste, moderate sweet. Solid, interesting stuff to try. 7/3/7/3/12 crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Repeat rate on tap at the brewery during RBSG: Clear golden color. Thin white head. Decent loose bits of lace. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Grassy, zesty spicy aroma. Some belgian yeast. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Decent farmhouse, for me. 6/3/6/4/13 [original scores kept - had a fresher palate during the 1st rate]
Draft. Super dry french yeast character, the citrus and pepper is pretty evident. deyholla (12191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has some earthy and flora yeast with a bit of pear underlying. Flavor has a light sweet grain with some pear and flora underlying.