heartofgold (2) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never heard of Adelbertís, but ran into a bottle when wandering amongst the glass bottle minions that now define most beer sections in my area these days. You have to love this heyday of craft beer. I remember the heyday of the Internet -- in 1999, people walking by at the popular restaurant and youíd say "he just cashed out from coolidea.com and is now worth 100 Million" and we all thought we also had a shot at the gold ring.
Saisons are now in fashion, and this is a beer that makes me think of those days. The brand stood out -- understated, but with gravitas. When I taste this beer it is everything I expect from a Saison -- a bit of clove spice, a bit of earth leather funk, well carbonated, dry, extremely drinkable, and a great antidote to hops an malts that define many other beer styles. Whether or not Adelbertís will get the credit for this beer is up to the quality of their marketing and distribution and the rest of you.
Jmmyer07 (10) - - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow I am surprised that the scores are so low... I thought this was a pretty good Saison just a little heavier than most but still very refreshing. Try it again!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of marvelous funk with a nice citrus and grassiness. Flavor is much the same and dry. Mouthfeel is light body and fizzy carbonation. Overall, a very nice surprise!
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a large frothy white head. Aroma is spicy, grassy, citrus, earthy. Tickles the nostrils. Med body or better. Hits like a tripel, but ... Hmm.... Itís a spicy, earthy tripel sort of thing. Itís Belgian allover. Iím not sure this fits the alleged style, but itís very tasty stuff. Finishing like Grains of Paradise. And a sort of apple fruit ester. This is very unusual? Good tho!
VinegarStroke (261) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750mL): Hazy, deep honey with thick head and excellent lace. Very lifted clean fruity beer. Off dry, not sour and medium low bitterness. Clean fruity palate. Lovely length, weight and fruity flavor.
Very sound. High alcohol and so too hot and not refreshing.
Classic over the top American Beverage when they almost had it right.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at The Queen Vic, 9/10/13
Aroma: The nose of this one is yeast and a little spicy, pepper, some fruit, and mild alcohol
Appearance: The pour is orange with a decent head and some nice lace as well
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, yeast, spice, and fruit, not all that sweet, but a solid flavor
Palate: The feel of this one is solid, but not great, thereís a little heat, and some plus carbonation
Wow, this one has a much lower score than I would have guessed. I thought this was a pretty tasty Saison. I guess Iíll be one of its higher raters.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is rich and funky with a mild sourness. Cloudy bright yellow. Good depth with a nice brett character and restrained spice. Very dry. A nice interpretation of the style.
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is funky, barnyard, earth, herbals, and yeast. Nice palate, heavy funk, spices, tea, earth, and a smooth finish.
ttoadee (609) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown pour, decent tan head, Nose is malt and hops. Bitter. Middle is medium roasted malt and yeast. Finish is medium hop bitterness and a hint of metal.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is yeasty must. Taste is dry thin and crisp. Very refreshing and better than expected. Quite drinkable. No hint of the higher alcohol content either.