Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle from SoLan- Slightly hazy bronze/copper color. Almost no head. Nose is apple ciderish, some dark fruit notes mix with yeasty esters. Drinking this suprises, Belgian style from Florida? Flavor actually hits most of the Belgian profile, the esters and sweet darker flavors are there and meld well together. Carbonation is just slightly lower than I’d like. Finishes with vanilla and hints of spice. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy amberish orange color with a thinning white head.Lots of fruit and honey on the nose. dark fruit, candy sugar and some spiciness.a nice balance between them all.A slight sweet finish to top it off. acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a hazy copper orange with a tiny white head that doesn’t cover the surface of the beer. The aroma is of apple cider more than anything else, with hints of banana and other yeasty smells underneath. In the mouth, it’s moderately carbonated and neither thin nor thick. As sweet as the aroma is, the flavor is relatively dry (relative to the aroma, anyway). It tastes more like a cider or white wine than a beer to me, but it’s interesting. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a hazy dull orange with thin white head. The aroma has a nice fruitiness with apples, grapes and pears followed by mild spiciness, yeast, candi sugar and a faint note of beat sugar. The flavor starts with an initial wave (tiny wave) of malt sweetness that quickly becomes over taken by red grapes, sweet red delicious apples, pears and beats. There’s also hints of candi sugar, spices and some faint yeastiness. Very nice. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
750ml. Murky gold and amber colored body with a small and thin white head. Heavy apple and honey nose, with some spiced bread and cinnamon notes as well. Sweet and sticky apple cider malt flavor up front, with a strange plastic and resinous malt syrup flavor throughout. Finishes sweet and chewy, with a moderately strong yeast presence - honey, banana, fruit, some soggy bread, etc. Unique, but not fantastic.
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Tampa RB Gathering Beer #5....pours a caramel brown body with a small, lasting dirty white head....nose of candied sugar, yeast, plums, malts and dark fruits....flavor very much the same, nicely done balance between the very sweet sugars and the balancing malts....medium bodied, sweet on the palate....medium finish....good stuff, the Saison is better kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
750mL bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, bright orange color; perimeter of off-white bubbles at the edges. Very pleasant aroma, showing esters and chewy bananas and Belgian sugars; soft and creamy nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: red fruit, bananas, and chewy esters; solid chewiness and plenty of sugar, but resists being sticky sweet; good yeast character, with a medium, yeasty and vanilla finish. Tasty stuff. xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured from a 750. Wow, I was not impressed with this guy. Aroma was funky goodness at first. Taste being slightly acidic, but more laco-acidic (and not in the good, intentional way) and slick fruit. Where is the carbonation? I really wanted to like this beer, but I was hugely disappointed. Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Poured from a 750. Golden orange color, settled and clear. Predictable but intricately woven aroma of red apple, honey, and dry ground cinnamon. Pears, nutmeg and olive oil fill in the back. Dense flavor of a richly spiced Chardonnay; white grapes, pears, bubblegum and a touch of very old cherry pit. Clean and spicy with mild acidity. Finishes with a warm rush of banana sugar, smacking fully of the fruit. Solid. Medium and somewhat slick palate. It could be incredibly lovely with either a more forceful drying sourness or a fuller richness of malt to balance all the light fruit tones, but it sits comfortably in between. Very close. Thanks for sharing, Ryan! PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Apricots and bananas glazed in brown sugar, with violets added to the syrup, served on a warm plate of the color of desaturated orange.