Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle Bottled 12/3/14
Cloudy straw coloured beer. Holds a dense head of good size.
Aroma is quite different; phenolic peppery, clovey spice, freshly cut grass, sour dough starter, grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon myrtle(?), floral herbal hop notes, pilsner malts.
Full kind of chewy body seemingly conducive of a cloudy yeasty sort of beer, high carbonation, bit of acidic bite to it.
Rather spicy/peppery on the body, touch of dough, pale cereal maltiness, plenty of grass, herbal hops, with a touch of tropical fruit & citrus. High bitterness, a touch sharp - might be a Galaxy thing?
Interesting hybrid - always in two minds whether it works or not, tastes good but the balance is a touch off.
CacheManyHose (690) - HONG KONG - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Very cloudy straw-beige with thick bubbly white
head and huge stripey legs. Smells estery - banana, heavy yeast, pepper/clove. Fruit (peach, apricot), bit of soap. Tastes quite bitter, resin, yeast/wood, very sour finish. Body is tart, bit frothy, fine carbonation. Aroma is nice but more like a Saison than an IPA; taste is less interesting but still yeasty and a little sour.
Had again at the TAP Nøgne O food pairing for Matt's birthday. Had with the jiu yim shrimp. Nøgne O brewer talked about using Australian rather than American hops (like mango-y Galaxy and Ella) to complement the Saison flavours, which makes sense. Very interesting and unusual combination - still more Saison than IPA to me but nice to have the refreshing tropical yeast paired with fruity hop.
Florya (2022) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Hazy straw color, off- white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, hops, bread, reisin. Palate: medium body, low carbonation.
ShaneJ (891) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bridge Road online store (November 2014). Cloudy pale amber/gold, creamy bright white head, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, piney, grassy hops, some saison spicyness, medium bitterness, dry bitter finish. This just works, love it!
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from plonk. pours cloudy straw yellow. hop aroma. unusually hoppy for a saison and more bitter. quite pleasant.
CroftyCuts (24) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a little head that doesn't linger for long. A bit of sediment clouds things up a touch. First sniff gave me a herb-ish kind of hit...Very enjoyable flavours from the hops. Worth trying!
Beertobealive (576) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Short white head with citrus and cheese! Aromas. Hazy yellow body. Fruity and hoppy in mouth.
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Lilja (3131) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fat på Bishop Savoy Malmö. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, hö, gräs med toner av peppar. Torr, något sträv, lagom sötma, lätt fruktig, fin beska med smak av citrusskal.
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Sweet, apricots, malty, fruity taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dry, grainy aftertaste. Hoppy, cheese, fruity scent.
Nulfie (4) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draugh @ sorbon. Bright in color, cloudy with small white head. Very soft aroma. Taste a little hint of pinneapple-ish, earthy-flavor