BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hopscotch and poured quickly in a Duvel snifter: Yep a gusher here as well but sort of knew about so I was ready and only lost a wee bit of beer. Cloudy golden hue with the expected initial huge head but surprisingly it faded pretty quickly even in the etched glass. Good but not great lace. The aroma has notes of orange, melon and mango, some grapefruit and pear along with grassy herbal hops. A slight note of pils and aromatic hops, very faint Saison like esters from the yeast. Ginger and just a touch of coriander. The taste is highly fruity and grainy with a moderate tannic wood finish. Herbal bitterness, flowery and some aspirin like notes. You do get some alcohol as it warms but not overpowering. Yes there is a slight sourness and ginger twang to this as well that seems quite Orval-ish. The mouth feel is lightly sprite and sharp with a light medicinal tone. Overall it is quite drinkable but must say my least favorite of the three wood treatment of the Dos Costas Oeste I have had. The aspirin and sour-y notes have a lot to do with that.
EricTeusink (432) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gusher. Lost half the 750ml upon opening. What remained was tasty. Astringent lemony scent. Color is a barely hazy yellow with big white head. Earthy and light citrusy flavor. As above, very, very bubbly. Hot on the tongue. Bottle - The Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, Georgia
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color out of the bottle. The bottle was a gusher but there was no real head in the glass. Lively on the tongue. Nose of spice and orange. Flavors of wood, orange juice, red grapefruit and some lemon rind. Sweet tart beer with some funk in the background.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Hazy orange colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, citrus, wood, malt, spices.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The second bretted saison of the day that came off tasting like heavy wintergreen to me. Like someone left gum in a glass of dupont and left it out on the counter for 6 hours. Slighty sour in a spoiled lactic sort of way.
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very minty, this is odd, weird and lame, it’s ok but not a fan, way too minty
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, huge but very fizzy head. Smells bready, toasty, and lots of caramel. Very heavy palate. Some citrus flavors, but not much - mostly heavy caramel flavors. Thanks to Secret Santa for this!
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As others have noted: GUSHER warning - better open this one outside (I was lucky enough to have done so). Aroma: bit citrus, lots of grapefruit, spicy farmhouse yeast notes, some light malts and hay, pepper. Appearance: light golden, hazy, big fizzy white head decent retention.
Taste: nice citrus fruit profile, of course lots of grapefruit, some lemon, dough, pepper, light malts.
Palate: medium body, high carbonation, prickly on the palate, semi-dry finish.
Overall: nice brew, this was fruity and complex, definitely worth trying.
Inbreak (1066) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
0,75l bottle @ home (bought at Ølbutikken july 2012):
BOTTLE BOMB! 90% of the bottle exploded all over the kitchen almost instantly. It took me hours to wash away the shit, thank you very much Cigar City! Whatever left in the bottle tasted like shit…
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, grapefruits, wood, yeast, malt and hops.
Camons (4494) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ CBC. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aorma of malt, yeast, grassy, little spice, citrus. Flavor is malt, yeast, grassy, little dusty, wood, grapefruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry finish. 040315