Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This is dingy golden with a soapy white head. A funky fruity bretty nose. First sip is spicy and it is funky, too. The spicesvare pepper and fall. This is interesting and very unique. I like it.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Samís, shared with my wife on our anniversary, outside, in front of a fire, and already a bit tipsy. Pours hazy orange with (I thought) a bit of a pink tint. Lovely sudsy, big white head and nice lacing. Nose of brett, lemons, tropical fruit, orange, hibiscus and roses. Bit of wood as well. Taste adds more depth and a nice malt character to back it all up and a white pepper and hop bitterness. Lively mouthfeel and great beer. Canít wait to try more from this brewery.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky gold, frothy large bubbled white head, thick ring lasts. Phenolic, goaty, brett nose, lightly salty and sour green apple. Flavor very husky, light grass and lemon, bit clashing in the nose, flavor more consistent but very husky. Dry finish, bitterness soapy.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 10/8/2011. This saison pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with good retention and long lasting lacing. The aroma is fruity, musty, oaky, spicy and bretty. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, yeast and oak. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Nice carbonation. Lots of flavors here, wood, brett, yeast, spices, some must and funk. All the flavors are nicely balance, making this a very easy to drink saison. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, smooth and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and spicy.
portableparty (1919) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Bottle (batch #1) to snifter. Pours pale amber with a large fluffy foamy head that fades to a film and shows some lacing. Aroma is fruity tart and funk with some cork as well. Taste is funky cardboard and sour bitterness with floral and fruity flavors along with grape peel and appricot. Palate is medium and chaulky with an abundance of fizz and finishes dry. Very nice!
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 1) sample thanks to portableparty! Slightly hazy orange pour, decent amount of carbonation/head and an aroma of lemon and farmhouse aromas. Flavor is slightly sour lemon, spicy white pepper and a little bit of wine/vinegar. Very good!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky brett nose with lots of pineapple and apricots. The taste is light to moderately sweet, lightly tart, lots of peppery yeast, some flowers, and juicy pineapple.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a stringy lacing white head. Has a sweet biscuity pale malty nose with some light citrus and coriander. Starts with good fullness and effervescent carbonation along with a biscuity maltiness and authentic grassy hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours hazy and lightly cloudy orange with a medium-small, bubbly white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is funky and earthy, farmhouse yeast with medium fruity esters, light sugar notes, and lightly stale earthy hops. Some vinous notes come in around the fruity esters. Flavor is light hay and straw malt, vinous character and fruity esters, funky barnyard yeast, lightly tart and a dry finish. Medium body medium warmth, and carbonation.
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange in color. Citrusy tropical fruit, perfume/flowers, pinot, barnyard, and spice. Yeasty tropical fruit, pinot, spice, with a light tart acidity. Clean and semi-dry. A little fuller on the palate than expected. Tart acidity and pinot/wine taste lingers. While the wine barrel notes are nice, it lends a similar profile to this beer as it does to their Whiteout Wit. I could see myself getting tired with the parallel taste profile. Nonetheless, looking forward to trying more of their stuff.