ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 4, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: this brewery really takes the styles to the limt, in a good way. Becoming a big fan of Lightning. Food Pairing: Cheese platter.
Getbetter (660) - Cucamonga, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 from 22 ounce .This is the best sasion i have ever had.banana, citrus, heavy cloying sweetness.The greatest thing about this beer is you wouldn’t guess it was 10% .Thick head
byrumj (16) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all. Saison/Farmhouse ales are probably my favorite style. This one is outstanding. High abv at 10% and it does not even hint at any alcohol in the nose or the pallet. A little added spice to it and a little bit of hops on the nose. Outstanding beer.
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice tart smell, like a sour, and a bit floral. It has a huge body and is massively effervescent. Tastes like it smells...a huge, alcoholic, tart imp. saison. Really fucking good!
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
220z. golden, hazy, very light head,toast, floral, banana, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour,soft carbonation, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, sticky,
mikedR (732) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Don't think I've had a more fully flavored Belgian. Think saison on steroids. ABV undetectable too!
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otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Everyone knows lightning is dangerous and that should you be in danger, never stand under a tree, hold anything metallic, or wave your golf club in the air. Well, the latter may only apply to Florida, but overall, lightning is mother-nature at her most beautifully potent. The Lightning Brewery is a slightly different story, which brings me to their Electrostatic Ale. A wholly unknown brewery to me up until a couple weeks ago, I ironically just read about them, and I can say without a doubt that the beer is as unique and impressionable as the folks who craft it.
My Electrostatic Ale was ablaze with hazy golden orange sparks while a slim head of off-white foam rests lazily on top while lace crackles along the sides of my glass like a shower of lightning bolts. Raising her brew dangerously close to my nose, I am struck by how spicy and full of wonderful brett tartness she is. Dry and tart with a nip of pepper-corn while her sweet side soothes with orange and nectarines. Coriander, cloves, and spice mingle with lemon in the background. Most intriguing indeed. Danger is beautiful after all, and so I waste no time diving into her tempting depths. Ooh. Spicy first, with clove, coriander, and fresh pepper dancing across my tastebuds with lingering warmth. The funk I savored in her nose is present in her body with a sour dry palate of dirty laundry, leather, and over-ripe bananas. While that may not sound particularly appetizing, trust me, it is. As I chew my way through her depths, more dry bretty funk of banana, clove, and dirty laundry pervades while spices pepper my breath. Each quaff is as enjoyable as the next, never letting go of her bright, funked nature while a very faint undercurrent of orange and nectarines refresh. Very different and very good, I could easily quaff a couple of these thirst-quenching and thirst-inducing beers.
I must say, for my first beer from the Lightning Brewery, I am very impressed. As unique as their brewers, Electrostatic Ale was an electrifying indulgence of all my senses. This is definitely one lightning storm I am glad I was a participant in.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at pizza port. Yellow with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma and taste with an alcoholic finish. Quite good.
skmikeg (616) - Poway, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
pour a gold orange color with a small white head. aroma of fruit, clove, and other spices. flavor is of fruits, banana, cloves, spices. has a full moutfeel and a clean finish. the 10%ABV is well hidden. overall, this is a another tasty brew from Lightning that I really enjoyed.
daleharshman (830) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased sixteen months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.99). Pours a golden-brown hue with lots of off-white head. The foam is very sizzling and crackling...probably the "loudest" head I have encountered. Aroma of sweet caramel, honey, fruity esters (banana is noticeable), and light bubblegum. Flavor is more sweet caramel, fruit (banana stands out again), spice, yeast, sour-ish wheat, and some noticeable funk that is quite pleasant. Finishes nicely sweet and the high ABV is altogether hidden. Not sure this is really a saison (more like a trippel perhaps), but I like it. Nicely complex and very drinkable. (43, 479)