p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In taster at Churchillís in San Marcos, CA. Looks golden with no head. Smells like a sour probably cause of the wine barrel aging. Tastes like a deep golden amber ale at first then the rush of palate covering sourness. Iím starting to enjoy sour beers and this beer definitely makes me enjoy them more. Overall 7.5 of 10.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice beer...but for the price im not sure its anything spectacular. that said, i enjoyed the beer in which i definitely got a wine-like juiciness that made it very easy going down. no sign of the 9.5%ABV...i have another bottle aging...hopefully that bottle will show more of the brett character in the future...because i didnt get much of it in this one
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber pour with small head. Spicy aromas; cinammon & cumin. Mellow taste, much more mild than I expected. No alcohol presence. Interesting to try but would not buy again.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Opaque dark orange with thin head. Strong fruity aroma. Flavor is heavy banana (which is good) and funk (which never works for me). With cheese, a heavy sour note dominates. With chocolate, the banana and funk takes on a different character, but still not pleasant. I really wanted to like this one.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
EBF í06: I had this back to back with Ommegeddon and liked it a lot better. Smoother and more flavorful than a lot of Saisons Iíve had.
gvmdw7 (180) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy orange with a lacy head. Smelled of orange and vinegar. Tastes like orange sauce (think applesauce) and has a bready/earth finish.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW. Pours out a delightful golden color. Flowery and hoppy nose. The use of merlot barrels is very apparant. I taste sour light port, citrus and yeast. Nice sour acidity all throughout. Very enjoyable. Probobly the most interesting belgian strong ale I have ever had. A great effort!
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MMM. tried this at the brewery. very unique and interesting. has a complex flavor, its kinda light colored, with a medium head. Taste is slightly yeasty, with hints of cherry and tart rhubarb, with a hint of grapes and wiskey. very interesting, a nice beer to sip on after dinner.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Where the Wild Beers Are. Aroma is farmhouse and funky/sour. Taste is light sour, heavy on the funky farmhouse. Nice beer.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 - Orange with off white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Slightly sour taste with sweet notes. Interesting beer. Resembles a wine much more than I expected.