slowrunner77 (12569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2016 auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Noses in a very mineral heavy, soft Thai spices, with a bit of alcohol, pineapple and soap. Pours a hazed golden with a frothy, tall head in white. Flavor develops rich spiciness, then a good dense chewy malt base. I appreciate the texture of this beer and it’s inline with the other heavy seas beers, that come with a very mineral rich profile. It’s almost as if the beer has been brewed with Evian water and then filtered through cotton. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This does give a little too much phenol and quashes the overall drinkability with some alcohol and sugar, but it’s not terrible.
Grainy and tart - weird dark fruit notes for the style, but enjoyable for sure. Just weird. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
Grassy aroma in a hazy golden pour. Superb sour fruit flavour is a typically American take on the style (in-your-face). raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - Belgiany flavor and aroma. Orange-amber in color. Definitely drinkable, but not as good as expected - probably should try it again in the summer. Dacrza (1022) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
DATE TASTED: February 8, 2015... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: watching the Grammys and waiting for more inclement weather... APPEARANCE: cloudy, light yellow body; creamy off-white head settles to a reasonably bubbly half-inch; ... AROMA: instant lemon grass and bubble gum; pepper, clove, and a bevy of hop varietals to tantalize ... PALATE: quite drinkable, with a smooth, rum-like warmth and comfort; the finish is dry but welcoming and lingering...TASTE: a dramatically packed burst of hops that evoke flowers and lemongrass; bubblegum, clove and anise (?) complicate the experience in a good way, with each sip invoking consideration; fruits like pear and apple arrive late in a loaded plate ...OVERALL: this was the beer I took to the 2003 trip to OBX, and all as well until I found a claw (!) in a bottle; still, a fantastic beer for the summer--and, not bad in the months leading up to the spring...
murran (684) - - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a pale amber body with a medium head. Faint aroma of dough. Malty taste with sugar tones. More like an ordinary belgian ale than a saison.
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From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fine white head. Yeasty nose. Flavors of banana, lemon and coriander. Slightly sweet smooth finish. JHeath99 (1679) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap. Pours a hazy golden with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, spices, hint of fruit, malts. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6626-20140815] Bottle. Yeasty fruity aroma is fresh and light. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More apricot fruitiness in the flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
Maxbier (999) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2014
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Hazy straw color with 2 finger white head. Citrus, spicy, saison aroma. Some malt sweetness up front with herbal spicy yeasty hop character. A hint tart. Citrus herbal finish.
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