crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Special bottle pour. IT has a medium tartness/sourness and a pleasant saison base.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
p hazed pale yell wh head breathy nose lactic yogurty fl yogurty vanilla lactic, caramel, too yogurty but good nose
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at local option. Nice... Pours a semi-hazy, mostly opaque actually golden orange hue and topped with a thin soapy white ring... Aroma of juicy white wine tartness, subtle red fruits, and a little bit of footy red fruit seedy stankonia... Flavors not as sour as the aroma lead on but nice sour character nonetheless. Earthy footy funk to coincide with white wine and red fruit. Medium bodied with light tingly carbonation. Nice aspect of drinkability and nicely executed. One of the better barrel aged offerings from HA
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GTMW 12. I wasn’t actually made aware of the cherries in this until reading the description. Pours a hazy golden with a frothy white head that sticks around for a long time. The nose is great; prickly pear fruit, sweet tarts and cherry tinged brett. Lactic sourness as well. Toasty malt backs it all up. On tasting, moderately sour and earthy, faint vanilla and a burly fruitiness that comes across. Plums and cherries. Drying finish. Pretty superb stuff here!
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest. Cherry, sour, funk flavors. The maltiness from the saison balances out the sourness of this beer.
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at MWBBF. Pours a hazy peach color with a small white head. Aroma of fruity funk, apples, berries, grapes, lemon, yogurt, oak, sweet bread, and some lactic character. This was my first sample of the day, and it wound up being one of my favorites. Nice work. The flavor is largely the same, with cherries, lemon, yogurt, grapes, apples, bready funk, sweet dough, and pears. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, funky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really nice, refreshing sour.
TheAlum (6935) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at The Sands Half Acre event (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich well hazed golden hue, touches of darkness, mellow offwhite head atop dies to a film, ring and laces ok. Aromas are rich lactic sour fruit, crab apples, touches of lemon, pears, yogurt. Kiss of tart cherries. Mellow dry bready malts, touches of dough, mellow brett, oak. Initial is bursting touches of citrus and tartness, mellow to light body, quickly moving into a tart middle. Gentle yeast, bready malts, mellow dough. Faint apple, pear. Sweetness subsides, wild yeast has thinned this bad boy. Tart and well done, good sourness, wild influence as a dried out lambic like finish thins and envelopes, sour and lactic, gentle brett, oak, vanilla, yogurt. Finish is gentle acidity, really well done, with balance, tartness, lactic element, gentle Saison yeast, spice, and gentle sweetness. Touches of tart tannic cherries into the backend. Probably the best sour Half Acre has put out. Mellow soured farmhouse ale works really well. Best sour/wild beer by Half Acre yet. Cheers.