rxeight (793) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mix of saison and sour. Easier for me to drink than either of those styles.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is light funk, grapefruit. Hazy yellow appearance, white head. The flavor is fruit, tart, sour, barnyard, grapes. The finish is tart fruit, grapes. Medium in body. Good.
GODFROMANAL (50) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ The Bad Apple, after a pretty bizarro "stage"…not to mention the rain! Ugh. Thank god they still had this on draft. Ordered a pretty freaky burger - w/ horseradish & pork belly? Burger was slightly over cooked (I can sympathize, though - I ordered it literally right before the kitchen closed soo…) - BUT, the pretzel bun??? Definitely made up for it. Love pretzel buns. They’re not utilized nearly enough. Paradisi’s much like reg Sofie, with a beautiful grapefruit presence, and…a slightly overbearing buttery oakiness. (Can’t believe I’m saying this, but - wish the barrel was dialed-down! Or different barrels were used? Whatever.) Really nice beer, though. Would’ve pounded a billion had the weather permitted.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow, light white head, light legs / Fruity nose of grapefruit, light brett / Medium to full body, fruity, some sweetness with decent hopping, and lightly bitter finish / Fruity flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, grass, straw, light brett / For the combination of young fruit and brett doesn’t work.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Citrus, coriander, Belgian fruit aroma with some lighter Brett tones. Dry flavored saison with some vinous tones, spices and gentle tartness.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh citrus, yeast, herbal hops, white wine. The taste is big grapefruit notes, herbal notes, bread, spice, herbal hops, tannins, cider apples. Medium bodied. Nice.
drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Porter Bar. Sophie with that pleasant dry saison taste and addition of grapefruit, and I thought I picked up some peach. Really nice.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to snifter at Neon’s. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy orange with thin white lacing. Smells. And tastes good too; woody and a little yeasty with a heavy but pleasant grapefruit presence. Nice on the palate too. Great beer, and a major improvement to the base.
beerbaaron (685) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden. Small white head with wispy retention and drippy lace. Aroma is fruity, a little sour, grapefruit, dusty. Flavor is sweet grapefruit, orange, wood and spice - very nice. Medium body, soft and so very drinkable; would have this at breakfast. . Some dryness in finish.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear lustrous yellow with a fizzy white head. Nice floral grapefruit, passion fruit, and light wine barrel aroma and taste with some nice tropical fruit and nectar notes and a soft lively palate. Very good.