3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Draft at Avery. Unfiltered and hazed golden amber colored body with a fine off-white head. First whiff is strong dusty saison yeast, but itís quite cold and as it warms the more sweet candy sugar and pear brandy notes tend to dominate. Up front itís basically all candy sugar, coming across as a mixture of pear, peach rind, sweet oranges, that whole thing. A lot of this is present is the base Reverend and I tend to find it unappealing in this beer as well. Body is medium to full frothiness, but itís completely forgettable. When warmer the nose is mostly alcohol oranges and pears, sweet and full of candy sugar, twangy as well. Becomes unpleasant and brash.
HonkeyBra (2848) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed with Carythedude and jakebra at the brewery. Yeasty aroma. Flavor is saisony, but with a lot more malt. Cool, fun experiment to try with friends.
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Big rich, fairly malty. The experiment with yeast shows, lots of yeast. Tasty though, and drank easy.
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra on tap at the brewery. Honkey said it best: itís a very malty saison. Apparently itís an experiment of Reverend wort with three strains of yeast in it. Itís very yeasty, but itís pretty cool. Smooth and malty as well. Pretty cool.