TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured straw yellow. Lots of carbonation. Yeasty, grape nose. Was akin to a champagne. Fruity, bubbly. Champagne yeast?
Not my favorite but more than drinkable.
ExpendableHero (794) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was pretty solid stuff. Hazy golden beer with a frothy, white head. Aromas of grapes and some sour funk. Beer is effervescent and lively with noticeable carbonation. Tastes of champagne, some sour grapes, assorted tart fruits and some barnyard flavors. Sour, yet light, finish. While this is fruity it definitely is more of a saison. Easy to drink, crisp and refreshing. I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit beer? Certainly a saison. Pours a very pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Looked like an adjunct lager but hazier and a head with character. Aroma: musty, vinous, grape skin, slight barnyard funk. Very interesting beer.
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapes in the nose, slightly soured. I get a little vanilla, maybe marshmallowy texture. Nice palate, thin finish. Took alittle warming up, I’m pretty satisfied.
weihenweizen (2476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a white wine glass. Pours pale yellow with medium fluffy white head, and some lacing, Light body, medium carbonation, and light floral aroma. Taste is floral, some grain, hint of grapes, spicy yeast, hint of alcohol, and finishes dry. Reminds me of a dry white wine, dry mead, or dry saison. Not very fruity for a fruit beer.
MacBoost (1587) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from the store. No, seriously, from the grocery store across the street from my house, and if they carry it, it’s probably garbage juice. Pours exactly like bud light. Pale straw yellow, fizzy carbonation. Smells pretty similar too. Sweet hay, some adjuncts. Tastes pretty much the same as well. Where the hell is the noble rot? Where is the funk? Where is the sour? This is just malt liquor, disguised as a $10 bottle. If they would have the balls to just call this a malt liquor, I’d give it a higher rating. But since they’re hiding behind the facade of "noble rot", I can’t help but shit all over this. Fuck this over priced garbage juice.
this is the worst beer I’ve had all year
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
To coincide with today’s concluded conclave, no, not an Argentinian beer, but this one, ’Noble Rot’. 25 ozer, cap only. By no means a gusher, but super airy nose with a tremendous release of floral Saison flavors, spritzy white wine and faint yeast. Pour is noisy and aggressive, ultra-pale yellow with slight Ecto Cooler green tint and a soapy white head (and short legs). In the mouth, very dry and tangy, scratchy yeast and light hard wheat, no slime, subtle and gentle warming, medium-full body, overall spritzy full of floral zing -- this is as close to a pure white wine as a beer can come, even one finished with must. Seriously, could fool a lot of seasoned oenophiles in a blind tasting (though think twice about trying to fool the celiac-sufferers in your life). Hard to figure out how to score something like this, but it’s lively and fresh, balanced and a lot of fun to drink!
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle to a wine glass. Pours a clear pale yellow with a small amount of white head. Aroma is sweet grapes and must. Taste is sweet and slightly funky, in a good way. I am not the most familiar with the Saison style, but this is a tasty beer.
robertjm (817) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft at Albany Taproom) - Nice barrel woody aroma wafting up from the glass. Dull yellow body, though clear. Aroma clearly of the dregs of the botrytized wines. Very tiny bubbles, few and far between. Very crisp mouth feel. Not particularly much hop character. If your wife says she wants white wine, but you want beer, get this one and tell her it’s a sparkling white wine. She won’t notice the difference!!
RedSox2004 (1508) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale yellow, frothy white head, decent lace. Strong vinuous aroma, some light fruitiness. Strong vinuous flavor, light fruit sweetness. Grappa in a beer bottle.