SG111 (1937) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Tap at Oxbow, Portland. Pours very very light lemon hazy color. Huge pillowy white head. Aroma is lemon, clove, sour funk. Flavor is super light. Very light tart lemon funk. Light and easy drinking summer beer. Ktwse (5261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Pours clear pale yellow with low white head. Aroma of funk, bretta, light cat piss, light citrus. Taste is slight funky sweet with a mild tarty finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation. JDBaker11058 (2310) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Appearance: hazy, very light yellow, short creamy white head. Aroma: citrus, yeasty funk, wild rice Taste: lemon, orange zest, a bit of pineapple maybe, with slightly cheesy funk. Finish: a surprising hint of booze, with maybe a touch of light sourness. Notes: I like the grisette style, but this wasn’t my favorite. Decent enough with brunch. Draught and Birch and Barley.
GIJOE (1249) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at Oxbow. Pours a hazy bright yellow. Tart and lightly funky; lemon, farmhouse yeast, a little grassiness. Taste is balanced. Nice brew.
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Tap @ Frisco’s, Columbia. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma is a bit funky, lemon peel. Flavor is spicy and yeasty. Interesting.
Meilby (11570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015
Draught @ Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Portland, MEjrodooo5 (1691) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt yeast and citrus. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a long dry, citrus, yeasty and peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Cloudy yellow pour w/ a white head & good lacing. The aroma is quite spicy & peppery. The taste is predominantly pepper w/ some other spicy undertones. Pretty tasty & complex overall! Good stuff! BeerdedDave (1850) - Beckley, USA - JUN 2, 2015
on tap at Scion in Washington DC; cloudy gold color; citrusy aroma; dry, bitter, citrusy hop flavor with mild Belgian yeast and spice notes; very light malt base nimbleprop (8601) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Sampled at Meridian Pint, pours a hazy yellow with some creamy, white head. Nose is a nice blend of tropical fruit notes and mild spice, lots of yeasty notes, mild straw, a little cheesy. Flavor has a lot more saison, quite yeasty, loads of spice, almost like chai, the hop provides a necessary lemon/papaya character. Full bodied, lightly tart finish. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draught at the Portland location, 5/17/15
Seems like everyone of their beers poured in perfect condition (light chill haziness at most), which is very impressive in the age of the cloudy IPA. This one was indeed bright, pale golden and with a small but firm white head.
Much like the Domestic, a blonde saison (grisette here) with very fruity American hops. It is neither drowned out of its Belgian qualities nor does too much bitterness/acidity build up. Pineapple, papaya, lime, lychee and a well-attenuated body that nonetheless still has a strong malt structure to it. Tart acids from the yeast (light) are still notable in the finish as the carbonation helps clear some of the hop flavors aside and allows for the soft honey and biscuit malt to deepen the complexity. Not a huge fan of American-hopped Belgians, but these guys are doing about as best as I can imagine with them.