GenDV138 (2468) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, funk. Tastes of floral, funk, citrus peel. Medium body with a dry finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (959) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours initially hazy, building to cloudy with chunky large sediment, yellow-apricot with 1.5-inches cream-colored head, coarse, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is rather sour, lactic, but with lots of old dry cheese, substantial floral notes, a bit of bubble gum, grapefruit juice with a bit of mango and mint. Body is light, watery, a tad bit starchy. Carbonation is moderate intensity, medium-fine, blanket of light burn. Flavor is lemon juice tartness with a hint of cherry laffy taffy (that’s a throwback). Some tingling grain and herbs in the finish. I wish the laffy taffy were subdued, but overall a very unique, tart saison. Worth trying. I’m not sure if it lives up to the rating its given, though.
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lueken Liquors, RBWG
Clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma is spices and woody. Flavors are woody, lemon and peppery
Florya (535) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: A massive bottle. Appearance: cloudy golden, medium to large white head. Aroma: Lemon, floral, honey, herbal. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation.
shrubber85 (8244) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Musty floral lemon peel, wheat malt and hay aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large head. Light musty-dry lemon peel, perfume, and malt flavor. Mildly bitter dry grass finish.
Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Holy Grale.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, band aid, oak.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite nice...reminds me of Russian River Temptation and Sanctification...elegant blend of sour ale and saison sort of characters, nice yeast, nice tartness. It stopped just short of 4+ excitement for me, but this is very tasty stuff.
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden yellow color, thick frothy white head. Gusher. Fruity nose, Belgian yeast, banana, coriander, cloves. Sweet fruity taste, sour citrus notes, yeast, dry finish. Medium body, average to fizzy carbonation.
illidurit (2207) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark gold with a fine white head. Aroma is lactic with dried apricot and prune, a little moldy and some phenol. Flavor is heavy on the brett, slightly stone fruity with an almost melon middle and a dry brett finish.
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a large, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has great funk, green apple, lemon zest, barnyard, pepper. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of apple zest, lemon, oranges, crisp malts, light peppery. Softly sourish. Fresh and lovely.
fletchfighters (1177) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML bottle
Believe a 2012 Vintage
Gusher. Lost a 1/4 of bottle in opening
Hazy straw yellow color, big billowy white head. Thick soap like lacing and good retention on the head.
Nose was very dry. Grain, hay, lemon, zest, oak, and touches of white wine.
Taste was dry as well. Lots of hay and straw with a good amount of lemon and citrus. Once the beer opened up it got much more citrus and honey based.
Dry as heck. Not funky at all. Liked it once half way through this. Confounding style