SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a cloudy yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma of tea and apple, faint honey, perhaps a little strawberry or grape. Flavor is light, faint fruit, some farmhouse. Light body with high carbonation. I liked this one, not bad.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large fizzy white head and a chill hazed yellow body. GOod lacing. Aroma is strong with tea, honey and some jam. Taste is watery with tea and some light fruits. Smooth mouthfeel, light bubbles.
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, light yellow in color, head is slightly soapy with a grape and grainy nose, flavor is grainy, citrus with a nice fruity grape finish
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head, leaves a little lacing on the glass. Light grassy, slight citrus and lemony aroma, with a some earthy hops. In flavor, a soft lemon and mild earthy must sit a top toasted malts and a light spice. Tea comes through most in the subtle tannic dry finish. Lush carbonation. Overall, decent saison, restrained and subtle.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden yellow with off-white small head. Fresh, spritzy, slightly citrus hop. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors are slightly sweet, with herbal and orange overtones. Pilsner-like at times. Not pulling a lot of tea from it but it’s a nice brew and I don’t drink tea.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bir & Fud on 7/6. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Nose is grass, flowers, and light malts. Flavor is sinmilar with more pronounced tea notes. Finish is slightly bitter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a golden yellow color with a light white head. The nose is grassy with some light wood and toasty pale malts, some mild yeast esters and a touch of green hops. The flavor is slightly astringent reminiscent of tea along with pear and some hop bitterness. Grassy, fruity and floral towards the end. Fairly timid yet it’s interesting for the whole glass.
Oakes (16513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick opaqueness. Light blonde. Complex aroma of strawlike malts, tea. Soft malt, tea, slightly floral. Slightly tannic at the back, but that’s quite minimal, maybe the least of any tea beer I’ve had. Balanced, refreshing, very drinkable.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours cloudy golden with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and herbal with a touch of doughy pale malt, honey and sweet/natural green tea. Very interesting aroma. Fluffy light body.Mild flavor but with distinct character. Honeyish with light dough notes and evident green tea character. Surprisingly reminiscent of green tea with honey. An herbal touch, along with residual spiciness and mild hop dryness into the finish. Fairly mild, but it’s very interesting and individualistic. It works in it’s subtly.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2008.
Nose is a decent malt, with some fine hops too, cloudy amber, small white head. Taste is malt, some noble hops , a trace of woodiness. Light bodied, sweet, pleasant mouth feel. Very good.