hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and pear-colored with a fleeting white head. The aroma is super fruity and acidic, but there’s touch too much white pepper that detracts a bit from my overall olfactory experience. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is tart, fruity and bright. Tangy, lightly bitter, peppery finish. 9.5%? Fooled me. Wow! Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really impressive beer. Has some slight strawberry flavor, slight hints of vanilla, pepper, cereal, and funk. Slightly tart, but quite balanced.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Hazy yellow color with a small head. Aroma of sour hay. Very tart flavor. Light fruit and good hay notes. Hints of honey sweetness. Thin bodied.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw gold with a thin white head. Peppery and fruity, though it didn’t scream "strawberries" to me. Light tartness.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Cugino’s. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of moderate to heavy sour yeast with some spiciness and fruits. It had a medium to full body with a heavy sour and tart taste and a medium to heavy sour and tart finish of moderate to long duration. Just awesome.
baraciisch (2467) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange yellow in color... Aroma of fresh ground dark pepper, honey, citrus... Flavor is peppery throughout, lots of strawberry, citrus, light tartness, honey... Great beer
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jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at first sunday. Pretty diverse and well done beer. Definitely get th strawberries, honey, white pepper, and grapey white wine flavors. All come together pretty well to make a pretty entertaining drink. Dry on the palate, fruity finish.
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Migration Week. Golden straw yellow. Slightly vegetal nose, some tartness but not much, definitely some strawberry. Flavor really doesn’t do it for me. I’m getting a seriously unpleasant fusel / gasoline taste before the strawberries kick in. Blech.
superspak (3750) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/11/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a small foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing fairly quickly. No glass lacing, and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big strawberry, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, green apple, pear, white wine, honey, oak, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, strawberries, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big strawberry, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, green apple, pear, white wine, white pepper, honey, oak, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/acidic tartness and spice on the finish; with lingering notes of strawberry, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, green apple, pear, white wine, white pepper, honey, oak, hay, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, strawberries, and white wine barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding wine barrel fruited saison. All around awesome complexity and balanced of fruity/spicy yeast, strawberries, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden orange, small white head. Aroma is fresh strawberry, spice, Funk. Taste is nicely balanced strawberry and sour funk, slight acidity, pepper definitely present but works well for flavor without heat. Very easy drinking. One of my favorite GI sours .