Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.
Oddly for the style, this pours a brownish color. Bit of a thin head. Nose brings some pear and light spicing. The taste has a bit of spice, pear, light fruits, mild hops, and a bit of grain. Feel is light with ample carbonation. Somewhat strange for the style, though not a bad beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-28-2010 kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, malty sweetness, spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Another pleasant surprise from NG sampled at Pre-Sex. Halfway between a very dry saison and an Orval knockoff, with a hazy straw gold pour, a lively carbonation, and a pleasant if not overly complex nose: yeast, dry hops, enough spice to give it a quirk factor. A little bit too bready in the center for me; while it does tend to bring some of the elements together, it doesn’t end up being quite pale ale-ish of Belgian funky enough for me. Enjoyable, though. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Hazy gold pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grain, grassy hops and lightly toasted malts. Flavor is spicy, cereal grains, phenols, and lemon. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Pours a clear light hay- straw gold with a thin white head. Aroma is very doughy bready fresh pils malt, hay, grassy, light herbal hops. Flavor is light spicy belg yeast, phenolic, mostly doughy wheat bread, big biscuit malts, yet clean grassy and citrus hints- lemon. Clean and crisp finish nice.