Fritz123 (1268) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home with friends...thanks for cooking Dan! Snifter. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin head. Aroma of cedar spirals and sour lacto right away with some peaches and mangoes. The taste is sour notes with the lacto yeasts, fruity flavors like peach and mango, the cedar spirals which add that lovely cedar/sandalwood aromatics especially on the finish. Medium sour. Medium body and clean woody finish. I love this one from CCB.
rxeight (1736) - 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 (1359) - 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 (4837) - 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 (6810) - 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 (1291) - 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 (2823) - 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 (3988) - 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 (1195) - 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 (7441) - Burnsville, 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 (854) - 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.