GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On tap at the Pourhouse. Pours a hazy ruby copper with a tall beige head. Spicy, citrusy aroma. Lemon zest, milk chocolate, toffee, grapefruit and herbs riding a solid malt backbone. Nicely carbonated, creamy texture and a pretty dry, fruity finish. Not exactly a straightforward saison but a nice beer nonetheless. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was quite peppery with some light fruit, sweet grains and a good amount of floral notes. Flavor started with a peppery note that was joined by sweet grains, flora and light fruits. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Golden pour with white head. Light citrus, spices, floral, earthy, and fruit like malt aromas. Flavor has bready malt, fruit, spice and grassy tones. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2011
A - Pours a nice hazy golden color. A nice finder of white head on top with okay retention and some nice lacing.
S - A little bit fruity and a a bit hoppy. There is a bit of spiciness in the aroma also. Also some light bread/yeasty smell.
T - Sweet and citrus up front. The maltiness comes up next and smooths out the sweetness. This is joined by some spiciness and the finish is strong of the yeast flavor.
M - Over all very dry, but the carbonation level, which is a medium-high, balances that. The tartness is also very pleasant on the tongue.
D - There is a lot going on in the flavor of the beer, which is a bit complex, but it is all well balanced and the dryness makes for a very drinkable beer. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Tap at RNH tasted alongside the Versa. Hazy golden pour. A bit cloudier than the Versa - but that could just be the keg. The aroma is lighter with a more floral element in addition to the spice. It’s remarkably similar to the Versa - maybe a little bit doughier/sweeter with less obvious dryness. More yeast flavour is apparent and there is less spice. A bit fruity/estery but the base is very similar. Finishes with a little bit of light herbal minty flavour that I don’t see in the Versa. Slightly musty - it’s a bit more rustic than the other beer but these are very subtle differences.
malrubius (3084) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Catch up time. On tap @ R n H. Straw colored with head. Grassy lemon phenolic perfumy aroma. Lemony grainy peach with dry tart finish. Excellent. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
draft, Sierra takes the tap, Rattle & Hum. phlegmmy looking golden orange pour. marmalade notes, alomst looks like orange marmalade. sweet, herbal, nice yeastiness, floral notes. very drinkable, flavor just lacking slightly (7-) jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2011
On tap at Old Toad. Clear pale gold, thick white head. Funky banana and citrus nose. More of the same in the palate with extreme carbonation feel. Iron-hop taste in palate, dry hoppy finish. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a cloudy golden color. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Thin front but the yeast and spice really come through in the middle and finish. Lots of dry light fruits in the finish. Very dry and pretty good take on the style. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Nice spicy notes, cinnamon, pepper, a light lavender tone. Earth y and drying. Bitter earth tones, and a mild fruit tones. Citrus complements the spicy yeast tones. Citrus rinds with a spiced drying finish. Nice.