AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottled in July 2013, batch 5. Perfect crystal clear gold pour with correct level of carbonation. Aroma is indeed white wine with a wheat note underneath.
Flavor is dry white grapes in the front of the sip with the Florence wheat base. For me personally Florence is my favorite HFS brew. This puts that base beer into another tier of flavor. Dry white grapes, light oak funk, wheat and a nice mellow tartness makes this a perfect summer brew. Simply fantastic, no need to ramble on. Like white wine? Like wheat based brews? This is a great marriage of the two.
JBPortland (1177) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy pale straw yellow gold with a finger of head. Nose is musty tart lemon, citrus, damp oak, barrel, touches of rustic fruity yeast, a little funk. Taste is pillowy soft, tart lemon, citrus, pale grain wheat, dry woody oak, some dusty rustic yeast funk. Finish is dry and tart, earthy fruity yeast, golden apple, lemon. Spectacular!
gEUS (1460) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the CMLSG14 cellar tasting. Pours light yellow with a steady white head. Lively aromas of lemon zeste, white pepper and a hint of that typical spicyness in American saisons.. Light body with a nice dry finish. Lots of peach in the after-taste. Enjoyed this one very much.
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, yellow color. Aromas of lemon, brettanomyces and pineapple. Flavors of bretts, lemon and acidity.
Couleur jaune. Nez de citron, bretts et ananas acide. Saveurs de bretts, citron et acidité.
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of soft Bretty funk, citrus fruits, peppery saison yeast. Flavor is light sweet and light moderate sour with orange peel and vinous aspects in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Aroma is brett, light gueuze tartness, soft oranges. Taset is light, balanced, vinigar, light acidity
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Re rated 11/29/14. Pour is a completely transparent golden color with a tight white that lingers for a bit. Nose is juicy, bright clean grape flavors, light oak, hints of pepper, faint dustiness. Taste is similar, very strong bright grape flavors, a bit sweet, moderate oak and vanilla, a decent pepper note. Well carbonated, light sourness, soft feel and consistent body.
Pour a slightly hazed golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Nose has a light oak and hint of vanilla. Light mineral note, a bit if dusty cob webb brett with a bright lemon, hints of pepper and a lighter yeast note with a touch of soapy hop. Taste is actually a bit tart, a touch more soapy and the oaky vanilla flavors are more subtle. Still a bit of bright lemon juice and golden fruits that makes it rather enjoyable with a touch of mineral towards the finish. Body is light and drinkable with a moderate carbonation.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Golden pour with small off-white head. Citrus and funk with wheat notes. Dry, clean, citrusy. Medium body. Slighty sticky finish.
piscator34 (2126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample (batch 1) via and shared with oakbluff. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Somewhat odd aromas of crabapple and white grape juice, cut grass, and iron. Flavors are of tart lime rind, hothouse flowers, and unbuttered popcorn. Extremely dry and light bodied. Tasted good as is, but I wonder if we hung onto this bottle just a little too long.
Marheb (3155) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Batch 2013): Arôme bretteuse, vineuse et florale, très effervescent et pointu. Les arômes se transposent en bouche de façon admirable, l’équilibre est impressionnant. Finale sèche et vineuse et présence acétique, buvabilité naturelle.