toxichop (345) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Light golden with just a bit of haze, leaving no light to penatrate, with a finger size soapy white head that leaves a nice lacing. S: Horse blanket, bready yeast, light oak and sliced pears. T: Light lime, some wet hay, some grapes and pears, didnt really get any of that oak. M: Light with medium sparkling carbonation, the beer feel very wet. O: Very nice and easy to drink but a bit forgettable.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a rocky white head. Nose is earth, sweet, lightly tart, wood, yeast, and florals. Great on the palate, smooth tartness, fruits, tart, wood, sweet, awesome finish.
beastiefan2k (2433) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goblet pour at the Hopleaf. Thick amber in color with no clarity and a big strong head. As it fades leaves behind a sticky lacing. Aroma is... wow on the nose. A beautiful cleaned up yeast fruitiness (light apple and pear) backed up by a great bretty lemon character. Light phenolics and goats oil coming off the brett as well but adds to the bouquet of many disparate aspects in the nose. Flavor is good but not quite as good as the aroma lets on. The brett seems to have ate up a lot of beer character. Basically, a wild tart orange flavor with a long sweet candy finish. Has a strong carbonation yet a full mouthfeel. Really enjoyed the crap out of this beer, wish it wasn’t so expensive.
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sweet yeast, hay and summer fruit aromas. Sharp with sour lactic fruit upfront turning to earthy bitterness in the lasting finish.
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, funky, bretty. Taste is much the same. There is a definitive tart/sour note in this beer, which melds well with the normal farmhouse funk. Well balanced, but definitively complex and easy to drink. I wish I had a larger glass of this.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a good amount of white head. Aroma is fresh, nice spice, yeast and hop tones. Flavor is more mild than the aroma, has more funk.
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fully poured from 33 cL swingtop bottle into my Lakewood snifter. Batch 5. Purchased at the my favorite local store, Lonestar Beverages.
Appearance is what’s expected of the style, plus a bit of extra pizzazz. Vibrant gold meets yellow cushions a huge, fine-bubbled white head that dissolves to 1/3 finger and rests at the glass’s edge. The beer is hazy, but not opaque.
One word describes aroma: wow! A bready yeastiness is beautifully accented by light oak and subtle red wine grapes. Just a wonderful smell. I can’t detect any alcohol. I can’t put the glass down.
Taste is a significant pullback from aroma, though it’s still quite pleasant. While the flavor is slightly watery, there is still significant complexity from wine barrel treatment. White and red grapes meet orange peel and lime. There’s a minor hint of green apple tartness on the finish. The taste lingers for a few moments, then leaves the tongue dry.
Mouthfeel is interesting. Body is light to light-medium. Carbonation is lovely and well-integrated, nearly resulting in a creamy feel. As mentioned, finish is dry with a bit of linger.
Overall, this is a good beer, but I’d honestly rather buy Goose Island Sofie for the same price with twice the volume. Definitely worth trying.
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of EricTeusink. Had this lovely gem in not the best of scenarios (plastic cup/concert), but it was a tasty treat especially after a long afternoon of BA stouts. Taste was noticeably more tart than most saisons I have had, which showcased the Brett nicely. Lots of tart lemon, white wine and a funkiness, other citric and tropical fruits. Finishes perfectly dry. Damn nice beer.
Lowenbrau (1948) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 75 cl bottle. Courtesy of Urbain from Struise. Brett aromas. Pours hazy dark gold, some white head, vanishing, some lacing. Light body. Tart, some residual sugars. Balanced and enjoyable.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent, deep orange pour. High carbonation. Complex aromas and flavors that are hard define, though very enjoyable. Saison yeast, funk, sourdough bread, citrus, white grapes, browning apple and mild vinous oak nuances. Fluffy and full, yet overall light on the palate. Refreshing tart character that may develop stronger overtones in time. Good stuff.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...