OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 818 Bottled 9-15-2011
A - Pours a golden apple juice color with a milky white head that paints a micro thin ocean of bubbles. Some lacing left behind.
S - Very woody, lemon and orange citrus zest, tart lactic acid, grapes, pomegranate, Granny Smith apples, peppery spice, tart banana comes through as it warms.
T - Tart orange candy, reminds me of an old sweet tart candy. Bright lemon citrus shines over the musty church pew yeast in the background, but creates very nice balance. Lots of fruit - lemon, pear, apple, muted grapes, a mix of banana and pineapple. Freshly cut wood, flowers, acidic, lemongrass, vague vanilla. Finishes with a clean tartness.
M - Light to medium body, zesty and refreshing, silky smooth feel, dry finish.
The high points of this beer is balance. Sweet, tart, woody, yeasty, refreshing. The aroma is bigtime here. Flavor is a little more subtle but very good balance. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
baraciisch (1265) - USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light yellow orange in color... Aroma of sour tart and citrus... Flavor is sour up front with notes of butter and oak, like a nice Chardonnay. Balanced by slight hops, citrus sweetness, and crispness... Delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopped_Silly (343) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch 1158. Bottled 2-14-2013. Vibrant golden yellow. Oak barrel nuances are prominent, though matched with funky, lemon citrus, bitter grapefruit, fresh cut green apple, white grape skins, yeast and barrel spice. Mildly tart and sour. DRY and mouthwatering. Medium-light bodied. Spicy, oaky, mildly bitter citrus finish. Solid.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 1158, bottled 2-14-2013. Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is wonderful-oak, sour, funky goodness. A beer you enjoy the aroma as much as the taste. Taste is a pallette refresher. Oak goodness, a little sour, funky flavor, cleansing, refreshing goodness. So-so lacing.
Holmen1 (1675) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Flaske fra batch 463 på Cardinaltreff mai-13: aroma av brett og litt humle. En fin sommerdrikk men med en besk syrlighet på tross av lagringen på eikefat har gitt den litt sødme og a touch of vanilla. Artig etikett, men allikevel ingen stor skattekiste for meg. Nytt forsøk, fra flaske på Mandag i Annen (Cardinal), nov-13: en frisk, syrlig og lettdrikkelig ganeoverhaler. Opp fra 3.2 til 3.6.
swesson (86) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a favorite. Too tart. No head. Kind of a wheat beer, but without the weight. Meh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (1046) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Gold and hazy with a white head. Tart, sour, light fruity aroma with wild yeast. Similar flavor, tangy with spices, pepper and light floral hops. Light body with a soft creamy feel. Hides the ABV well. Very nice.
Miked1687 (455) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 On tap at pizza plant. Pours a straw yellow with a thin white head. Smells a bit tart with some spices. Taste is tart, apple juice, some spices - not in a pumpkin beer way though. Some woodiness in the background also. Thin mouth feel, nice overall.
weihenweizen (1378) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into tulip. Pours slightly hazy golden with medium fluffy white head head. Small bubble lacing, medium body, and medium carbonation. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is complex tart, oak, and some spice. Typical Jolly Pumpkin flavors, but I like this one quite a bit.
maxwelldeux (2697) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught in a taster. Pours a clear dark gold color with a moderate white head. This was very strong - glad I didn’t have a full pour. Nose was extremely gold and fruity. Taste was a tad sour, but a nice crispness that cut through everything. Very intriguing beer.