GenDV138 (7763) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2017
750 ml bottle shared, thanks DCLawyer! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, citrus, hay. Tastes of herbs, lemon lime citrus, hay. Light body with a dry finish. solidfunk (9440) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Citrus and lots of astringent cloying aftertaste. Golden amber pour with decent head. Acidic and tangy. Like orange that was picked not ripe enough. drfabulous (8671) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2017
750 ml bottle. Light orange in color with some dry notes yeast taste of Sorachi still there after all these months. nimbleprop (8808) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2017
On tap at Salud pours a clear gold with a ring of white head. Nose has grass, green apple, green grape, a little nail polish, some buttery oak. Flavor follows, astringent with wood, green apple, mild spice, lemon tea. Tart and lightly tannic finish. emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Soft pal golden pour with two fingers of off white head. Nose is earthy and herbal with notes of cooked peaches, cedar wood, and spice/dill. Very sharp and woody in the flavor. Lots of earthy/herbal and some floral notes and overripe lemon in the flavor. The ester profile and Sorachi Ace don’t mesh well to me. Dry.
SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2016
Clear light gold with a minimal white head. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
Complex aroma. There’s some doughnut shop here, Dough, powdered sugar, vanilla, something spicy, minty maybe.
The flavor is fruity, with some tartness for balance. Then a dry, peppery finish. Lively carbonation adds a light palate.
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2016 750mL bottle from THE turdferguson, shared on 3/26/16. Chalumeaux (1758) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Great pour, with a very minimally hazy copper-blonde body sporting a large white head with moderate retention.
After having drunk roughly one billion beers, I’m hard pressed to think of too many where the honey actually improved the beer. Honey’s an odd thing in beer. While it sounds really fun and interesting on paper, in practice it’s not that far off from just dumping a bunch of table sugar in to primary. It adds no body and creates lots of weird phenols ranging from plastics to powdered sugar and other weird things. Here, we get some cool mint notes (not that clearly mint, but something along those lines) with other tropical and peppery notes. Very saison-like for sure, with very light caramel and bits of dough and bread. Sorachi ace adds a lemony-merengue-like character and complements the floral and herbal notes of the yeast.
The flavor is quite comforting with honey-vanilla and bread dough followed by plentiful pepperiness. Love the low abv and the hops keep it vibrant, but I do get a bit of weird, unwanted off-notes from the honey, as Adam points out as well. Still, a very nicely done beer and not Americanized. Tart, dry and moderately hoppy with fine carbonation and no alcohol noted.
Poured from bottle thanks ClarkVV nice hazy copper color with a nice thin white head. Aromas of pepper spicy tropical aromas. Taste is light sour straw hay and Funky lemon.
AdamChandler (5182) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2016
750ML, very hazy light orange, 2 finger head, sticky legs. Smells fantastic. Loads of spicy, lovely tropical aromas. Whoa, yeah...I’m really into this one. actually there is some cheap sour candy finish but there’s something off here but truthfully, there’s enough juicy bitterness and lemon to make this a winner. jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bomber with bubbly white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of musty fruit, tea, and a hint of oxidation. Taste is super fruity, nice stone fruit notes, hint of funky tartness. Really solid, maybe a bit old, but solid.