beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #22 8.1% ABV. Sampled on 4/12/2013. This saison pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy and floral with a definite sour apple aroma as well. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are spicy and floral. Lively carbonation. Spicy and floral, with a very definite sour apple flavor with some hop bite at the finish. Crisp, clean and dry. The fruit adds a interesting flavor component to this beer, although it gets kind of cider like as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and slightly tart.
SudsMcDuff (6448) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, not exactly excited about this but I’ll give it a go .. . Gold .. Lots of white foam .. Sickeningly sweet stuff, green apple and sugar booze .. . Just a mess .. . . Hey water monkey! Fill me up!
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not so much sour as just green apple tart. Delicate balance of numerous spices lingers in the background.
scottsideleau (2) - Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting more sour in this Sour Apple Saison, but it’s definitely more on the clean, dry ale side than expected. That said, it drinks cleanly for such a high ABV farmhouse ale. The apple flavor is subtle through the front with a finish and aftertaste reminiscent of a dry white wine. I would reach for this again in the summer vice the dead of a New England winter. Off to find the next big sour to make watching the snow fall easier on the eyes.
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Big cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, apple aromas. Medium body. Golden apple, cinnamon, allspice flavors with spicy yeast, and a pale malt base brew--___good
airrick2003 (607) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a medium white head that settles into a very small head, the beer is very clear light yellow color
Aroma: funky, spicy, possibly licorice, apple, potpourri,
Taste: apple, fennel, sour, soft bitter finish,
Palate: bitter and fennel aftertaste, average carbonation, lighter mouthfeel
Overall: I can’t say I am a fan of these flavors the way they come together, this beer has a certain warmth to it, the fennel or licorice does not mix well with the alcohol or apple, don’t recommend
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beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale pour, nice aroma. A lot of sour apple, and very sweet. Refreshing, but a little too sweet for my taste.
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma from bottle is sour, taste is sour but not overly intense, it is crisp light and clean, finish is slightly sweet and with a little bitter. Overall this is
floydslip (226) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden beer with a medium fizzy bright white head. Sweet-sour nose of cotton candy, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is crisp with a tart apple bite that gives way to layers of sour yeast with spices like clove and black pepper. With fizzy effervescence, this is pretty refreshing, but is lacking some of the characteristics of beer, most noticeably anything resembling hop flavor. Decent though.
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
basically sour apple juice. really not much else to it but that. good stuff though.
malrubius (1960) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old notes -- bottle at tasting -- pale golden with flat head. Tart apple aroma. Tart apple grainy dry with dry finish. ok