Mrnoluv (151) - long beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light floral smell, not strong, golden appearance, very very light sourness, was expecting more, not really much which was a big disappointment. Good kick with the 9% ABV
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and full of fruits, a little sour. Taste is high in carbonation and a list funky but good.
tmongoose (1251) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle shared. Pours parly cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is a bit funky, a bit horse blanket, a bit sour. And a bit good. Flavor is a mild sour and Brett and funk. Nicely blended and tasty. No real alcohol burn.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy light golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet notes, yeast, mild tart notes, citrus, grass, light funk, dusty character, light toast.
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surly Bird - very interesting, paired well with my Cuban samich. Has that Belgian yeast sourness to it, but very subtle. Nice palate, hint of hop in the finish. Impressed.
DrSilverworm (6277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, "Surly Bird" version. Mildly hazy pale golden color. Thin white head, leaves good lace. Good smooth, sort of soft, bright lighter carbonation. Slightly bigger body, but not 9% big. Good citrusy, lightly funky, sort of lemon, light grassy hop aroma. Maybe just a light bit of lemony cleaner type flavor. Moderate tart taste, moderate bitter - those extra finishing hops are noticeable, and very nice. Makes for a very unusual, pleasant easy drinking wild ale.
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Black Pepper, Corriander, Yeast, Apple
T: Black Pepper, Yeast, Oranges
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Yeast, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a really nice saison, whoever coded this a belgian pale was wrong. Great spicy and tast character.
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour golden with lots of sediment. Nose some sour, fruit and ester. Taste sweet up front, fruit ester, ending with some sour and bitter. Nice progression of flavor.
GT2 (8335) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a full haze peach pour with okay foam. Nose is super sticky twizzlers, sweet potato. Taste is minerally, soapy, sticky...tastes like a drained, infected barleywine. Biting palate with heavy minerals.
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruit, Brett, spice. Pours a golden straw with a rocky white head. Nice bitterness and Brett character, dry with slight candy character well hidden 9% defiantly a good one to put on a shelf for a few years