elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ladyface derailleur 2012 edition Feb ’13 notes: Biere de grade aged w Chardonnay Nice funky, lemon zest, white pepper. Flavor is tangerine, pear, apple, green grape, must. Actually quite nice. Boldly flavored but maintaining balance.
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium-dark amber in color, slightly dry with undertones of mixed citrus, stone fruit and wild yeast.
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a true gold. Crystal clear with minimal head. Big bubblegum nose and flavor with this one. Some fruitiness (apples, pears) too. Strong malt backbone. Much maltier than expected. I tried six of their beers that night, and this was easily my favorite. Well done.
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back log; from at least two years ago. Haven’t had too many of this style, nice to see them brew this. amber color with a whitish head. Aroma was like a mild wine, with a nice uniqueness too it. Light hopping. Flavor had some apple, fruit and wine notes. Some grain. A solid and enjoyable brew.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden orange color with a white head. Good fruitiness on the nose, mostly citrus, but a little bit of peach. Grass, straw, and must give a soft funkiness. A touch of oak, white wine, and lemon zest. The flavor has a nice peach quality along with mild tartness of lemon. Lots of straw, a moderate oak note along with some drying tannins. A light malt flavor, mostly just bread. The nose is a bit better than the flavor, but enjoyable.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot colored pour with a white head. Malty aroma with a very, very light hop finish. Flavor is smooth, crisp, a bit dry with malt and some faint hops. Easy to drink.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruity and quite vinous, bready yeast note, spicy hops, light pepper character, touch of booze. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color, off-white head is lasting and leaves a nice coating of lacing. Flavor: toasty malts, lots of wine notes, fruity esters, plums, some pepper and spice, earthy and a soft acidity, alcohol is noticeable but mellow. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable brew.
MilkOfTheOld (3) - - MAY 20, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at local beer bar. A cloudy look matches a somewhat thick palate. Sour in taste, similar to same brewery’s Trebuchet saison, but heavier on the mouth. Taste of apple comes through as well. Not my favorite style but well-done in that style.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. robust earthy grainy and clean citrus aroma and taste with a bright palate.
pushkinwow (2486) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap sampler. Amber with an off white head. Very sweet, plum, lots of other fruit, bit of caramel and grains. Fresh, dry, some funk, some white wine notes.