Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
Golden and cloudy. Even with no hops it has a nice head. A little toasty on the nose with lots of crazy spices - pepper, flowers, sage, orange. Complex and unconventional - reminds me of Saison Athene. Crazy floral, spicy notes. Soft body. Great malty sweetness and nutmeggy finish. Fresh and spicy, could be a good morning beer or a dessert beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, draft) Small white head with lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, flower, some lemon, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, some yeast, honey, light pepper. Creamy light-medium body. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals (esp. lavender), perfume, toast, and light grass. Flavor of floral, herbs, light fruitiness, and yeast with a dry, lightly chalky finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
BCTC 2007. Enjoyed this one. Floral, jasmine, lavender. Tad on the sweet side. Perfumy. Nice egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
[Draft @ the brewpub] Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, coriander, ginger, a bit of chamomile, really spicy, with some toast, perfume, and maybe toffee. Taste was sweeter, honey, toffee, toasted dough, with more ginger, and chamomile in the finish. A few too many spices for me.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Draught sample at the brewpub. Pours amber and hazy with a nice pillowy head. Smells of light citrus, a bit like a blonde ale, lots of herbal hints, heather. Tastes herbal and very citrussy. This is an excellent brew! notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Tap at the brewpub - clear golden, fizzy pour out of the tap - huge lavender and lemon grass aroma - semi-tart, with earthy, hay/grass qualities and a strong grain/wheat flavor - lavender and other wildflowers are potent in the mix, but work quite well and balance against one another so as not to become overpowering - very nice. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
This is a crazy good belgian ale in the realm of something like cuvee des fluers, but this one is definitely unique. I love the use of flowers on this one. Pours a very hazy cloudy deep golden with a nice frother white head. Aroma is loaded with fresh cut flowers, and for some reason I kept thinking of ginger, although apparantly none is used- but yeah i can see the lavendar, and I dont really know what jasmine smells like to be honest. Definitely has a citrsuy orange flavor though- along with a flowery earthienss, and maybe even some alligator pepper- lemony spicy hints with the fresh doughy pale malts. Rediculously easy drinking. I had this on tap at the brewpub, but I also remember drinking a ton of this stuff at BWBD 07 last summer. Great beer! muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
8 ounce glass at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT (May 2008), cask. Pours a pale very clear gold with a bit of quick-dying head, plenty of lacing in the glass.....excitingly fragrant and fresh herbal-gassy nose, hints of lemongrass and rosemary, slightly sharp....herbal-sweet balance in the boy is expertly done, sharp mineralic-grassy notes contrast beautiful with light sweet malts, earthy and faintly salty character growing as it warms....very dry, woody finish. I think this was actually described as an "English" pale ale on the menu and indeed it seems no less Anglo than Belgian -- it’s full of character and not really to any style; but to my taste anyway, it’s quite brilliant no matter what you call it. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Draft @ BCTC. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Nose has a lot of spices. Too much, in fact. Flavor is equally spicey and lightly sweet and citrusy. Like Eric, I couldn’t really handle all the spice.