drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2/23/08, 2007 bottle sample, pours clear golden with white head. nose is yeasty, wheaty. flavor is yeasty, wheaty, hay, slight funk. semi-dry finish. decent stuff. robforbes (2236) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2007
purchased at puget sound wine cellar in port orchard washington.
this brew needs to be swirled prior to pour to mix the sediment. as you drink the appearance and flavor changes.
first pour (which i did swirl and swirled prior to each pour) pours a semi-cloudy golden with a medium size thick and foamy white head, decent lacing. last pour is deep auburn-orange that is very cloudy, same head only a bit darker.
smell is yeasty, fruit (pear and apple), some malt, touch of spice, musty.
taste starts tangy, sour, pear, slight metallic.
half way thought the bottle it becomes creamy, slightly bitter, more of an apple than a pear, malts, less metal.
the end of the bottle is more of a thick amber ale, some grapefruit, more bitter and no metal.
this beer would be great for three people with different tastes to have together, starts more as an abt or traditional ale, ends more of an amber ale or IPA. very strange brew in a good way. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007
More of a great saison than a biere de garde. Hazy amber, big white head, nose of yeast. Taste is sweet caramel, yeast and bready, pepper and spice. Sweet and spicey finish. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
9/19/07 From the bottle. Aroma is fruity malt forward, then biscuity, woody, with light phenols and caramel, with no hop notes. Appearance is Gold, clear, with a medium off-white head. Flavor is grainy, munich maltiness forward with a solid medium bittering balance. There is a strong hard water note that extends into the finish and no hop character, and this remains a very clean flavor. Mouthfeel is grainy, metallic, medium bodied, with medium/high carb feel and light warmth. Overall, this is very good with a nice complexity. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
From the bottle this pours a hazy dull amber body topped with a large and sustained white head. No lacing to speak of. The aroma is sweet with grainy malt and maple syrup, warm with brown spices, and has a touch of funky tartness. All blend together neatly in the flavor. Midway, a floral/herbal bitterness shows up and grows slowly. The finish is bitter and dry. Both interesting and satisfying.
Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
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Bottle (BB 09/08). Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, basement), with notes of wood, autumn leaves, and dried fruit. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A great, rustic, farmy de-garde/saison style brew. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
The pour reveals a murky orange color with a medium white head. Strong aroma of allspice, nutmeg and yeast, interesting. The flavor has a balanced and very pleasant blend of allspice, nutmeg, fruits and yeast. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and lively carvonation. This obscure beer was a nice surprise, very interesting. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle from the Monk. Nice cloudy copper with huge off white creamy head. Musty aroma with a slight bit of hops. Musty almost moldy taste really just didn’t do it for me. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Hazy amber with a creamy head. Dusty and dry nose that is slightly grassy and citrusy. Tastes like flowers. Not that I have eaten flowers. I think. Sweet and malty finish with a floral note. Thanks Matt. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
(750ml bottle) Sampled at Brouwer’s in Seattle, compliments of Matt Bonney. Pours a lasting creamy white head with a cloudy orange amber body. Nose of funky French yeast, tin, lemon aroma. Smooth, almost grape flavour and very fruity. Bitter finish. Good but somewhat tame by comparison to the style.