thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Updated 4.14.2013 at Barrelworks. Was told this is "totally different" from previous batches. (New rate?) Pours a hazy golden with big white head. Aroma is funky with a cheese and pasture going on with a sour note. Taste is more funky cheese and barnyard, followed by a mild sour and then grain and a hard to pick up fruit bill. The sourness isn’t high on this one and the funk really makes up for it. Very much a different beer from what I remember.
Old: Stone Sour Fest 2012 - Draft. pours a medium golden. Spice and an odd floral aroma, almost spruce. Very little barrel in the taste with more random spice and floral notes. Very similar to Saison du Buf but in a more spice forward way which seems hard to do.
IrishBoy (3755) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Firestone tasting room. Nose is spicy with light wine notes. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Flavor is lightly peppery and spicy with just a slight bit of oaky wine. Really tasty for such a small beer.
Thisis12ptfont (782) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, musty aroma of cheese funk, chardonnay, coriander and lemon. Appears a bright golden yellow with no foam whatsoever. Taste is balanced coriander, wheat, lemon, biscuit and subtle white wine. Overall, very fresh coriander and wheat tastes with a nice white wine twist. A rating. Nice stuff.
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Tap ][ Churchill’s Renaissance ][ 5oz ][ Mini Flute ][ $4? ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Full haze golden pour. Nose is chlorine, starfruit, vanilla, peanuts. Taste is bubbly, chlorine, very dry and papery with peanut shells. Chlorine drying finish with sour peach.
<!> chlorine, paper, peanuts
baraciisch (1535) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of citrus, spices, tartness... Flavor is moderately sour with nice citrus backbone, notes of spices, grains, wine oak on finish... Amazingly good, wish I had 5 more... One of my favorites from FW
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (2045) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Funky orange and melon. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Slight tart lemon, grape and a dry finish. Great intro sour.
birdmachine (163) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 On draft at the Barrelworks – reviewed from notes (10 Nov 13). Aroma is surprisingly peach forward with some citrus and white grape must. Some BA saisons tend to be lemon forward but this has a nice tropical and stone fruit aroma to mix with the doughy, hay like yeast. There is a slight lactic quality as well. Pours pale hazy yellow with an insane huge cloud-like head. Took a few minutes to settle down before taking some sips. Taste is mellow lemon, grain, some must, white wine, peach, with light funk. Body is light with carbonation on the higher side. The aftertaste has some tannic quality. Overall a really nice wine/tropical saison with light funk and lighter sour quality. Impressive!
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at Barrelworks. I got green apple, lemon rind, dusty, soft and fruity, amazing, tropical fruits.
Meilby (6460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, brett, citrus and oak. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long dry, brett, oak, vanilla finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrelworks. Pours pale yellow with as small white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, some funk, malt and lemon. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peppery notes , funk , oak and some sour notes . Dry finish . Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A lightly unclear orange to golden beer with a small, white head. Weak fruity aroma, pleasant, with some lemon and pale malts. The flavor is more interesting, but not much. Dry, with lemon some bitterness and pale malt notes. Lasting finish. Boring in a way, but sure refreshing and quenching. 130809