trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head that leaves good lacing. Smell of spices oak and slight pear. Taste is slightly funky and mildly sour with all the same things I mentioned in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and relatively chewy with decent carbonation. Overall this was a great barrel aged sour/saison. I’m glad I got to try this rare gem.
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BeerMongers, who knows when. From notes. Pours hazy gold, min ring of white head. Aroma full on vinegar (like, straight white - no, maybe cider. Still, something out of my kitchen cupboard). Overwhelms anything else. Maybe some funk / blanket / manure beneath. Taste: lightly toasted cereal finish. Vinegar is light (surprisingly). Lemon, oak tannins, some light fruitiness; lactic. Palate: light body, soft carbonation. Overall: this is interesting - wish the nose and mouth agreed a bit bitter, and there was a bit more carbonation, but nice. 7/4/7.5/3/14.5
after4ever (6168) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at SB. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose white head and lots of stringy lace. Bright tangy nose, showing juicy orange notes along with some subtle minerally counterpoints. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Orange pith and peel on the mid palate, along with juicy sweet oranges, minerals, and subtle candied lemon as well. Crisp clean finish. Wonderful beer.
HIGHB4LL (595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at World of Beer. Appearance: finger white head, light cloudy, straw color, light lacing. Aroma: floral hops, oak, light funky yeast. Palate: light body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: sweet fruit into tartness with oak and floral dry hop finish. Overall, super unique, complex, but not a truly impressive beer despite this. Slightly watery and somewhat overdone. I enjoy regular Opal more.
Sledutah (4921) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WOB LoDo, GABF weekend
Hazy golden with a small white head, some lacing. Mild aroma, tart fruit. Taste is sour, woody, fruity and floral
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely don Saison on tap @ bier30. Good clean flavor with just the right carbonation. Smoother than I was expecting.
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Bier:Thirty Boise. A sharp slightly sour Saison. Nicely done. Very clean and fairly dry. Nice fresh grassy farmhouse flavors and a bit tart.
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a little hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is tart white wine grass and wet wheat. Taste is as the nose with a nice tart kick some lemongrass and a spice.
jcartamdg (2023) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma of citrus, funk, oak, and sour wheat. Taste is tart, tropical fruit, oak and funk. A lot going on, really tasty.
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. At the splash down party. Very sour. Tart. Slightly floral. Ok.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some tart lemon and wheat notes. The flavor is very similar. The lemon notes go well with a bit of grass and yeast character. There is also a bit of cherry in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.