DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, shared by alexsdad06. A mega-gusher, from what they tell me. Bottle SB 11837; best by 08/2017 (probably a good thing Brad didnít wait that long). My pour was the last bit from the bottle. Completely hazy, cloudy amber orange color. Thin bubbly white head, dots of lace. Awesome bretty orange citrusy floral aroma. Big yeasty flavor. Nice bigger sour flavor, light sweet. Kind of chalky. Bigger body, smooth, lightly creamy lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Lightly oaky. Kind of spicy. Pretty damn tasty bretty saison.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and pleasant beer. Beautiful hazy orange with a foamy, whipped head. Bretty, spicy nose. Smoothly carbonated. Snappy spices. Peppery and earthy with a rind-like bitterness. Fruity aromas of lemon, tangerine and white grapes. Some sourness. Dry finish.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden orange color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy brett yeast and citrus fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy blalanced sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Huge gusher upon opening, maybe the biggest Iíve seen losing greater than half the bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a slight orange and a big white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice farmhouse funk, light fruit, grass, yeast, dry Brett notes, very good. No real sign of anything bad, just very active yeast seemingly. Iím very disappointed about losing the rest of the beer.
b3shine (5583) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a milky golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. smells good; saison yeast, brett, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a bit of fruit too. Pleasant on the palate. Good beer!
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Jupiter during Sour Sunday 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma and taste of lemon, wheat, hay, light spices and some light funk. Not bad but a bit strange in some kind of way.
tongatim (30) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caution when opening. Very fizzy and I lost a precious ounce or so on the floor. Never trusted beers that come in fancy boxes or with wax seals, but have to change my mind on this one. Very funky barnyard aroma that carries over to the taste. Very nice balance of bitterness. Very full mouthfeel. Dry, crisp finish. Want more.
With Logsdon and Pfreim, Hood Riverís turning out some darn nice Belgians
solidfunk (4174) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome beer. Pours orange with great head and lacing. Nice bretta integration, with some peppery lime. Light floral Belgian yeast. Finish is light sour with note of bitterness. Some crisp bretta-ness. Soft carbonation. Great stuff. Bottle from a shop in Victoria Iíve been sitting on.
UDBeernut (1777) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
translucent orange pour, thin white head. light floral nose, some malt. taste is balanced, light flowers, malt sweetness provides foundation. some faint tart. light body.
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy saturated blonde with a good head. Huge gusher on opening...intensely fruity aromas featuring all the berries in the world. Low carbonation, everything left tje liquid on opening! Medium body, sweet, berries, finishes a bit sweet for a Saison. Lacking complexity a bit but nonetheless a good effort.