BeerandBlues2 (13704) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is light smoke, tea leaves, straw malt with fruity esters and spices. Flavor is malt forward with dry tea leaves, soft smoke, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation. NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 12 oz at the brewery. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Lapsang Souchong is my favorite tea and Diotima makes excellent use of it. The nose has plenty of piney, smokey goodness. They didn?t skimp. There is a tart, citrusy funk which is weird at first but really makes sense with the tea notes after a few sips. Loads of pine and sharp smoke in the flavor with a medley of pineapple and cardamom beaneath. Great beer and unique. onceblind (10326) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Cloudy honey golden with a thin ring of white head. The aroma is one of the most style-blending, interesting, and odd beer aromas I’ve experienced in a long time. I find a hefty dose of smokey rauch-malt, earthy herbal spice (tea, from the description I suppose, though I might have guessed cumin and coriander), and dusty barnyard hay. The flavor is nice and medium-full with a pleasant linger and mouthfeel. Lots of flavors going on, including campfire smoke, light cedar, mellow herbal spices ("green tea" comes through nicely on the flavor here), and with a mellow calming malty backbone of wheaty tones, Belgian pale malt, hay, barn funk, and doughy yeast. Confusing, yet intricately delightful.
DenverLogan (1241) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tasted on tap at True Dec, 2013. Pours copper amber with small head and lace. ARoma of herbs, smoke, field herbs. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of liquid smoke, sweet malts, field herbs, minerals. Overall tasty and complex with saison flavors and smoke. theisti (4179) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Medicine bottle type growler shared by John. The pour is a hazed golden with pretty much no head. The aroma is soft smoke, very much the smokiness of Lapsang Souchong tea. Additionally, there is a nice herbal floral sweetness of the Saison character. The taste is really smoky, very much the Lapsong tea essence, paired well with the nice soft herbal floral Saison. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft carbonation, and a soft smoke finish. Really unique, fun and well made beer. Thanks for bringing this one from Denver and sharing John.
Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at Trve poured a hazy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of smoke, straw, citrus, tea and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, tea, straw, earthiness and light citrus nwith a smooth dry lingering smokey finish. gnoff (10838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Draught at the brewery on October 12, 2012notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, smoke scent, also somewhat funky. Smoke, sweet, dry, fruity, sulphur taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
Clear gold pour - smells like a campfire in the middle of a pine forest - if you are familiar with the tea, it smells similar, with just a little floral character underneath - smells pretty awesome - flavor is light and mildly sweet (honey), with light bitterness and quite a strong but pleasant flavor of the smoked tea - lightly floral finish - simple, but interesting and well-executed. Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pour is hazy golden orange with a one-finger white head and good lacing. Smoke, spice, light fruit, bread, bacon, and popcorn in the aroma. Taste is not nearly as savory as the aroma, but there is a light smoke presence; esters, phenols, biscuit and tea leaves. Medium body with high carbonation. Interesting for sure, but not really my thing. Concealer (1263) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Tap. Clear golden pour thin white head. Nose is Smokey, piney, and spicy. Flavor is smoke, pine, light spice and sweet citrus. Light bodied.