maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 06/18/2011. Clear golden body with a small creamy white head. Sweet fruit and spice aroma with some caramel. Tart fruit, slight astringency with spice and caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No bottle date. Said to be older, sour version.
pours a nice hazy apricot ale with three finger of white foam. This falls and when I breath in, I get guava, guava, banana, and some sweet alcohol (like an amaretto). Nice nose. Really nice nose.
Bitch be tart, nice. Some lemon, guava, hints of hay and yeast. I really like this beer and feel ill equipped to give the flavor justice. The beer was initially a little hi in carb, but fell to appropriate.
Delicious beer. I heard they took the sour/funk from this. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: burnt sunburst, completely opaque with a largely volatile head; off-white & huge with good retention, leaving semi-decent lacing behind. Aroma has notes of sweet & bitter fruit... Guava is there, but not in the quantity I had hoped for. Intense pungent bitterness, very grassy with lighter tropical notes in the back... The tropical essence of the beer gives off a pear & mango vibe, too. Very grassy, earthy. Tastes has some introduced spices; clove, coriander, orange peel, almost like you’d expect in a witbier. Light fruity guava & tropical mango flavors mesh with a huge barnyard character... Lots of wet cork, wet wood, damp cellar, & musk. Almost Brett-like but even a bit funkier, not much in the way of tartness. Nice, funky farmhouse ale, but I would have liked a more explosive guava character.
Niko100 (2197) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, rich fruit/floral, some citrus, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably lemon), fruit, and spice; Finish is dry and slightly tart/sour; High carbonation; Pretty decent.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle served in a Funky Buddha snifter. 2012 vintage.
A: Pours a hazy amber color white head forming on the pour. Recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Light fruitiness some bready malts. Straight berry fruit juice on the finish of the nose.
T: Dried mango with some sweet bread notes. Some pineapple with a little twinge of alcohol. There’s an odd, rubbery finish.
M: Medium high carbonation with a odd finish.
O: Time hasn’t done this one well. Very odd.
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, fatty aroma with fruity notes. Flavor starts sweet, more fruit, finish bitter. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle provided by jsquire) This beer pours a small very fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished, hazy golden body, no lacing, and very little carbonation. The Aroma is yeasty, brett, fruity, and some spice. The Taste is sweet, fruity, a tad sour, brett, yeasty, spice, and has a dry finish. The Palate is bubbly. Overall, this beer has a lot of brett which is not to my liking so therefore this is a beer that I will not drink again.
merc7186 (2488) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours really well with a very nice deep orangish brown color to it, it passes through very little light, has a nice two finger white head, and a lot of great lacing that cling to the glass minutes afterwards. The smell is definitely heavy corrianger with orange hints, a hint of guava on the back end. The taste is great with a nice corriander flavor, light orange taste, some guava and a hnt of white pepper, a great blend. The mouthfeel is good with a nice saison bitterness, some pepper flavoring lingering and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, this is a great saison from a brewer I always heard good things about but never got to experience.
gueuze (510) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruchtiger Geruch, leicht säuerlich. Bequeme Restsüße. Aromen von Waldbeeren, z.B. Himbeere und Erdbeere.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a yellow copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with notes of guava, apple, pear, and some wheat. Flavor is light and sweet with strong fruit and guava notes, wheat, bread, some faint caramel, toffee, and hay presence as well. A light to medium body with mild spritzy carbonation and a sweet fruit finish.