bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made In Oregon. Pours copper with a fizzy/creamy near-white head. Aroma is orange mostly, but a deep inhale brings up a little earthyness. Pretty foamy in the mouth. It’s dry, earthy, peppery, has some orange zest. The dusty earthy aspect comes out stronger towards the finish, which is a bit peppery. It’s a little unusual, but I’d say more saison than anything else. Could have used a bit more spice.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s not even red. I find that kind of annoying. It’s a reasonable saison with maybe a hint of orange skin tang to it. The carbonation is far too club soda-y to me. A little rough and ready for me. I’m surprised as I am in a saison state of mind right now. The orange is quite esoteric, in a very mimosa kinda way. I can’t really get my head around it. Definitely the essential oils rather than the juice at work here though.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Carla. pours a hazy orange/brown with off-white foam. Smells strongly of grapefruit with hints of alcohol. Feels very thin and watery. Tastes mild with hints of pepper, grapefruit, pineapple and rum.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wax sealed bomber served in a tulip. Hazy burnt orange in color with a huge off-white head. Good retention, minimal lace. Saison aromatics. Bright coriander, spice, orange peel, lime and white pepper. Light sweet flavor of tart lime. Light-medium bubbly body, thin creamy texture, and a acidic and dry finish. Quite nice.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Esters and belgian funk with a barnyard woodiness. A transparent copper with diminishing head. A mild fruitiness that quickly evolves into a dry finish. A decent amount of carbonation aids the crispness. A spicy farmhouse ale with slight tartness supplied by the oragnes. Great twist to the style that works.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zwicklemania 2011 – Alameda Brewing
Golden orange in color, hazy with a thin off white head. Added Orange peel and blood orange juice added to the farm house ale. Tasty sweet and very dry in the finish. Nice malt build and added fruit flavors. Very good beer. Nice additions to the Saison style.