crossovert (11817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the description you woudl expect more. It is delicoius though. Subtle. Like a slightly fruity saison.
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at mash tun festival. Pour is murky red/brown with a small white head. Aroma is toasty, woody, fruity. Flavor is a bit off - notes of dried fruits, vinegar, cherry, and other sweet characteristics. Finish is dry and tart. Malts, booze, vinegar.
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Red-amber with good, frothy, off-white head, some lacing / Clean, light, dusty nose of toast, oak, cherry / Light to medium body, hint of sweetness but dry, light woody astringency, excellent balance, easy bitter finish / Dry, mild, elegant flavors of apple, cherry, caramel, chocolate, oak, straw / Not quite a saison, but it’s a fine dry, woody pale.
andyhwcinc (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at Rockwell’s in Chicago, IL while picking up some delicious burgers. Happy to have found this one! Appearance is a cloudy dark brown / red with a thin white head. Aroma very light with obvious fruit and wood notes, can definitely sense a heavy ABV brew. Taste is pretty good, goes down dry with a nice bitterness, more malty than hoppy, rich carbonation, caramel cherry and chocolate notes. There’s a bunch going on with this one, enjoyable stuff.