BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Backyard Bottle Shop. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy hops, Brettanomyces, pear and apple, pear esters with farmhouse yeast notes. Flavor is tart and funky Brettanomyces, light hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer is a very personal, subjective thing. Many people really like this. I don’t - it’s too tart and citrus whereas for me a saison should be easily glugged with peppery spices. Cloudy straw colour with no head. Medium, pithy body. Not for me.
Jorn69 (1399) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 150107. Bottle (375 ml). Fruity and bretty with light spicy notes, citric, barnyard, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, bretty and citric.
Gorm (1586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noe uklar lys gyllen med lyst skum. Lukt av syrlig frukt, lemon og gjær. Smak syrlig frukt, lemon, kydder og gjær. Syrlig avslutning. Vaaland.
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Syrlig duft av gress, sitron og hvete
Utseende: Lys gul farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinne skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Sur smak av høy, salt og noe hvete.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Vaaland, Bryne, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@05.01.2014
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Musty yet refreshing, fruity and tart, this time-travel brew manages to offer a compelling experience from nose to finish while never overdoing it.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy straw yellow.
-What I love of Crooked Stave beers so far is that they are able to juggle funk and drinkability.
-The finish is tart, but not overly so.
-This is as good as their Surette, yet much lower in alcohol. I think I’m adopting this one…
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery; GABF weekend, 2014. On my second visit to the brewery, the Sunday after the festival. Yellow. Yeast aroma and lightly tart flavor, some spice. Not as try as the Autumn Surette. Dry finish with some spice.
JHeath99 (1245) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of tart, spice, and some yeast.
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Soft peppery funk, mild-moderate acidity, lemon pie filling, mild vanilla. Awesome
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy lemony pour with a nice white head. Smell of dill pickles. Tangy, lemon, dill, with a nice crisp pallet cleansing finish. Good beer