rxeight (1787) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber at a bottle share. Probably the most unique beer of the evening. It’s essentially a sour mixed with a cedar closet. Very balanced.
Prufrockstar (1385) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Homer. Pours hazy light amber; white head. Aroma: sweet tarts; old hops, vegetal, tartness, brown sugar. Cedar yo. Taste: Moderately sweet, light tartness, like a vegetal candy. With caramel and nondescript fruitiness. Easy to drink, though. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: interesting, nice, feels like it’s a bit older than ideal (or maybe younger than ideal -- like I hit the anti-sweet spot). Also, from my reaction to every beer I’ve had to night, maybe I’m just grumpy, so will gladly re-rate if I encounter this beer again.
JK (4860) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2014. Sour aroma. It has cedar, and lots of it. I pick up some fruit flavor. Lightly tart finish. Good.
douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big woody funky nose. Perfume, cedars, sour, fruity. Big grapefruit. Interesting. Really smooth, big flavors, perfume and citrus.
neepsntatties (1304) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by "Douglas88" (many thanks!). Colour...cloudy gold with a thin head. Nose...cedar greens, lime zest and lemon curd. Palate...very tangy! The tang dissipates a bit then the cedar comes on big! This tastes like a light bodied cigar! There’s loads of citrusy flavour and even more cedar stave on the soft palate. Nice!
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Hugely sour with wood and some light baking spices.
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, and wood. Taste is lemon, orange, tropical, spice, malt, and some cedar. Nice.
kathouse (1214) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with deep orange highlights. Thin white foam. Fruity and musk. Light grape note. Very tart and dry. Cedar doesn’t show until the end lending a strange twist to the sour fruit. Different.
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I brought to WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden orange pour, fairly clear. Sweet, lacto-sour, and some cedar. This was pretty cool.
DenverLogan (856) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the April 19, 2014 Trinity Saison fest. Pours amber-light brown with slight head and lace. Aroma of cigar box & slight cat litter with funky fruit. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of funky sour fruit, grapefruit rind, lemon zest. Overall sour, complex, somewhat funky, refreshing and tasty.