Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011 yackery (168) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Congregation. Instantly dissolving off-white head over fast lacing and a very hazy, dark, yellow/orange body. Aroma is of smoked fish and banana malted candy. Taste is sweet and salty like old world candy and very good. I have low tolerance for sweeteners - and this beer is not close to being cloying. It is exemplary as a craftsman’s use of spice. Very clean and classy. Finish is abrupt but sweet through and through from tip of tongue through the last. Well-balanced and subtle. This is a very very good saison.
On tap at stone. Bright amber with a fluffy forever white head. Nose all kinds of high citrus lemons and yeast. Taste is big burst of fuzziness with spicy funky sweet citrus. Deeper than the lemon zesty nose. Bit of aspirin bite out back. Minty hinty. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nice grain straw hay and barn yard aroma and a sweet almost tropical fruit taste with a smooth sweet grain finish. Very good. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden body with a small white head. Aromas are grainy, a bit of grape, esters, lightly bitter hop spicy aromas, rich orange notes and some candi sugar. Flavors are big time dried fruits: apricot, stone fruit, tangerine. Light grainy malt character, peach, nectarine and bubblegum. Very fruity. Lively bubbles with a dry finish.