taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís almost there and the ratings just reflect that. Saison seems to be a temperamental style thatís tough to get just right. Hopefully this brewery will try again.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 750ml (25.3 oz.) bottle
Glass: Fullerís London pint glass
From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 5, 2014
Misc.: Batch No. 009; Bottled on Feb. 3, 2014
Poured an orange, hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Average amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent amount of foamy retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled green grapes, peppery spices, banana, caramel, citrus notes, kiwi, honey, wheat, green apple and grassy notes.
Taste was more flavorful than the nose. Got green apple, caramel apple, green grapes, kiwi, honey wheat, citrus notes, peppery spices, banana and slight woody notes.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly fruity, abrupt finish.
Pretty decent for the style, but not worth the $11.99 price tag.
beastmaster (222) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from ma. Well carbonated, unlike other adelberts beers this cork didnt explode but did have a great head. Pour was an expected funky, merky, and cloudy brown color. Nose is yeasty and fruity. Taste the same.
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.
kevinator (840) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A saison with a Belgian twist. Citrus, fruity and floral aroma. Slight golden color with a fizzy white head. Full but light palate with good carbonation. Typical sweet and fruity saison flavors with a hint of caramel and spice from the yeast. It goes down easy with a hint of alcohol.
VinegarStroke (260) - 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.
bhensonb (10689) - 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!
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.
ttoadee (608) - 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.
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of grass and sweet grains with a bit of light fruit underlying. Flavor is more sweet grains and sweet light fruit with some belgian spice and a hint of grass.
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at WOB Arlington. Amber in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of yeast, apple, light citrus, and bread. Taste is of pepper, pear, bread dough, and straw.