pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle: Clear gold with lots of bubbles rising to the top creating a white fizzy head. Malty aroma of rich spices and ripe bananas. The flavors are interesting - in some ways it is close to some hefe’s. I noticed flavors of cola, yeast and bananas. It is easy and smooth to drink as far as the feel, but I am not sure I want this beer to be that easy to drink. IndianaRed (4610) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle pours a light slightly hazy orange bronze with a thin quick off white head. Aroma of soft spices and floral hops. Flavor was quite bland, subdued and thin. I expected a much more bold spice flavor profile. It seems to me that NB is trying top introduce a "Saison" for the masses and trying to hard not to alienate it’s regualr customers with something to wierd. Tons of the stuff showed up at the local co-op the other day so it appears to be "un"-retired. Maybe it still should be. drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Whew...the aroma is one of the spiciest I’ve encountered: cloves, allspice, floral perfumes. There is an overlying impression of black tea, the palate is especially deceiving - hitting the back and sides of the tongue where beer doesn’t usually make itself known. Sits on the back of the throat. Something else of note, this beer doesn’t seem so have that bite associated with spice-laden beer - it’s actually very smooth finishing with an out-of-nowhere sweetness that gives me the impression of band-aid - maybe it’s the lavender. Unusual. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
12oz. Employee Bottled thanks to Crosling. Clear golden color with a good sized white head. Floral, fruity aroma of green apples, coriander and hops. Flavor is mildly sweet and very fruity. Green apples, tropical fruits, coriander are the flavors that stand out the most with some earthy yeastiness. Very enjoyable. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear gold with a large, lastin white head. Aromas of pineapple, yeast,light spice and a hint of mustiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of apples and a hint of spice with a clean, dry finish.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Thanks to Nick for the bottle. Pours gold with a nice size, lasting head. Smells like corn though, with just the faintest amount of earthy funk. Taste is sweet and corny but I’m not going to let this beer trick me. In fact, it reminds me of Stella Artois meets McKenzie Saison. Weird... but sort or addictive. So, I give this stuff a real mixed rating and hopefully the great folks in Ft Collins will have this stuff available all wee at GABF ’06. Cheers! mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle. Thanks. Deep golden in color with a nice white head. Citrusy malty aroma. Corn notes. Cooked vegetables? Malty and citrusy flavor. Yeasty. Coriander. Finish is dry. Decent. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Not for me. JorisPPattyn (9982) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
Orange-gold, clear; small whitish head. Very flowery nose, with aromas of special grains, coriander-like with a streak of caramel. Human sweat, coriander, phenolic, bit Brett-like, citruspeel, very "farmyard", anyway. Slightly burning MF, ending a bit watery. Not exactly uplifting beer. Search again. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Well, that wasn’t worth pushing through the crowds for a sample. Citrusy, soapy, floral aroma. Clear golden body with a fine bubbled, low, white head that recedes to ring with some lace. Husky, grainy, cereal malt flavour with soapy, floral, hay, herbal, citrusy and fruity notes that don’t blend well together. Moderate finishing bitterness. Medium body with fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at GABF 2005.