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.
DSG (7457) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/17/15] Draught at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles. Clear yellow. Lovely aroma, funky, citric, earthy, with barnyard and an oaky note. Dry flavor, slightly sourish, with mild barnyard and big fruitiness. Quite light-bodied. Very nice.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Pours hazy, golden/yellow with a retaining white head. Nose had funky, spicy yeast characters with faint wine barrel. Mild vinious notes that allowed the funk and mild sourness shine. Hints of wood, earthy spicing and grassiness. Soft, easy finish.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light orange with a small pale head. Aroma is oak, green olive, saison yeast, brett funk, hint of cheese. Light bodied, lightly spicy on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Taste is saison yeast, oak, Chardonnay.
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of brett, along with oak and Belgian yeast. Flavour is very funky, with spicy dry yeast, oak barrels, and finishing dry and biscuity. Dry, medium funky, and lightly spicy on the finish. Good stuff, though not as complex as classic Firestone Walker beers.
Marheb (2759) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une base de saison rustique et sauvage avec une veine grasse et délicieusement brettée. Des agrumes enrobées d’un film carambolesque et une touche délicate lactique. Buvabilité adorable.
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Blue Monkey. Nice notes of bright fruit, wood, bread and some vino. It was okay. Body was a tad thin.
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours clear yellow orange with medium small head. Nose has lots of funky dry oak, tart white grape and lemon orange citrus, hay funk. Palate is oak forward with extremely well balanced acidty, dusty orange and lemon skin tartness, some white wine fruit, touch of doughy vanilla oak, light hay funk. Finishes dry, tart, crisp acidity, madarin orange, citrus, smooth oak, funk. Awesome.
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is pretty funky with toasty, spicy brett, stone fruit and tangerines. The flavor is not as tart with lots of farmhouse funk, bread and a spicy/prickly mouthfeel that’s very thin and kind of seltzery. Mild stone fruit tartness and hints of buttery barrel notes in the finish. I like the funkiness of this brew, but its too thin and lacks that tart kick that I like in sour ales.
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, citric, light wood. Sour flavour, light malts, hint bourbon. Sour finish, hint bourbon.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
OldMrCrow (2050) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Beer Authority. Listed at 4.9%.
I’ve wanted to try this one for quite a while and am delighted to have the chance. Oh man does it ever live up to expectations. Funky nose melts oak and sour lacto character beautifully. The brett comes on stronger in the flavor, lovely wood without too much vanilla, a tiny bit thin at first sip but quickly becoming utterly satisfying despite the relatively low ABV. Little in the way of fruity esters or mineral, just a delightful slightly sour woody saison. Absolutely beautiful. I wish it wasn’t $9 for 10oz and $60 for a growler, otherwise I would have gone home with an awful lot of it. This could easily have gone 4.4 -- I hope to revisit and verify.