bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. malt and earth aroma with pine and light cocoa. Grapefruit and pine flavor with earth and malt. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with earth, malt, and light caramel. drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at Freakin Frog. Retired? Ok. We drank a retired beer. Saison? Didn’t taste like a saison. I got cloudy orange slightly tart. Rye? BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a quick to fade white ring. Some very light lace. Aromas are grainy, malty, peanut shells, light esters and phenols, black pepper and 3M scotch-tape. Light banana and vanilla as well. Flavors are way too sweet for a saison. Lots of bubble gum, plastic, waxy, banana. Light rye spiciness. Odd candy-ish ester. Lively bubbles, medium dry. Not really flawed as a belgian beer, but not a great saison, and not particularly what I want to drink. Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - APR 3, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Yeast, banana esters and spices
Taste: Yeasty, grainy, spices and some citrus bitterness in the finish
Decent saison. It got much better as it warmed up.
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This had so much yeast in the bottom of the bottle and when rolled it looked like a lava lamp. When poured it was opaque and golden brown. A huge head seemed to take forever to fade. This beer was perfectly named. To put it into a single style is unfortunate because it kept changing. Some times it was a Belgian, and was like an Orval with rye. Other times it was like a hefe with bubblegum. Other times it brought out spices. What a fun beer to enjoy! So multifaceted and so interesting. It did not hurt at all that it was so tasty, too. I liked it a lot and it was one of those beers that is more than the sum of its parts.
AmEricanbrew (7037) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Clear amber color with lasting ivory foam. Nice dry spice, light fruit, cracker malt aromas. Light to medium bodied. Lightly sweet, earthy, spicy rye flavors with light fruits, dry spices, peppercorn--tasty Braudog (6841) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Pretty average pour here ... light, almost-golden amber with a slight haze and a thin white head. Not much to discern in the initial whiff either ... maybe a light floral perfume. The beer drinks with a mellow farmhousey thing, barely noticeable. It finishes with a sweet, fruity edge. Even-keeled, mellow drinker. If it’s really 8% it hides it exceptionally well. Be careful! (#4745, 8/25/2012) Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Orange, almost clear, with a loose white head. Smells nice - rye toast and a little bit of funk. Flavor is rye, some caramel, some woody notes. Fairly simple, but I liked it. jgb9348 (6484) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a orange tint and a thinnish off-white head, about only a centimetre tall. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, coriander seed, curacao and a bit of rye - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive yeast and a good amount of coriander seed and lemon and orange rinds. Aftertaste is fairly mild with the yeast and malt coming through but not much of anything else. A touch of sugars at the end with a hint of bitterness. Overall, an acceptable beer - but nothing sublime and with a few good tastes, nice, but not as complex as I was expecting. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (BestDamnBeer Shop) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$6.49 sampled at home in Washington on 05-July-2012. nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2013
22oz bomber...stored in the closet a little too long I’d wager. Unfiltered cloudy orange-tan. Massive gushing head when poured..leads me to think infection. One of the worst beers I’ve ever had from California, garbage aroma, and gross rye-saison mix. Flat out bad, this is a waste of good ingredients, a truly awful end product.