joeneugs (2763) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Drakes. This one pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is bursting with tart stone fruits, strong and well integrated barrel notes and fruity alcohol. The flavor is peachy, lemon, tangerines with a hint of butterscotch and wood. Very fruity and tasty. I liked this one.
barn0216 (340) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the barrel house. Hazy golden orange, little foam. Aroma is tart, oaky. Palate is dry. Flavor is more of the oaky white wine character, but there is a hint of grape or muscat in there too. This is interesting but it tastes young, to borrow a phrase from the wine tasters.
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Trappist. Poura reddish copper with a modest off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a very sour white wine and caramel malt flavor with a hint of honey. Very complex.
bytemesis (2402) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is very woody, with light lemon tart notes, white wine, and a touch of brandy. Enticing. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, lightly bitter, only a bit of astringence despite the woody notes. Lightly tart and fruity with white grape notes prominent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one, and felt that it was reminiscent of a younger, harsher Supplication. Perhaps not as refined, but really nicely crafted.