FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best By 07/2015; Sampled February 2013
Quite the gusher, definitely lost an ounce a two before I could start to pour over the sink. A careful pour produces a three finger thick, plus an additional finger above the rim of my Teku glass, pale tan colored head that is quite rocky and textured. The beer is a pale, just amber color that shows a deeply hazed, slightly chunky, straw / pale-orange tinged gold hue when held up to the light. The nose is quite vibrant, floral, lightly herbal, citrusy, earthy grain, wildflower spice notes, and weedy / grass notes all mix together. As the beer warms up a hay like, just thrushed wheat, and pale malt character becomes a bit more noticeable; even a touch of saltine crackers and perhaps some rustic white bread notes.
Dry, but quite grain driven, floral, herbal, with a lingering bitterness, there is a touch of citrus here, that gets more expressive with subsequent sips. The beer is quite light bodied, but is not in any way watery, as there is just enough viscosity to provide some texture. Spicy, peppery, wild flower like, earthy, hints of cumin, slightly musty, lingering sage, and bitter citrus zest are all quite noticeable here. Between the hop character and the yeast notes, there is quite a bit of fruit character in this beer, but it is quite well balanced out by lots of grassy, herbal, weedy, and peppery spiciness in the finish.
My second pour of this is so much murkier and middy in appearance; the flavor isn’t too much different, but it definitely is a bit yeasty and the citrusy hop character seems to be muted a bit. This is definitely preferable prior to getting so murky, though it isn’t bad after this, but certainly has a yeast bite to it. If I could get a bottle that wasn’t so heavily sedimented and was clear, I bet this beer would be just about singing; I’ll definitely have to keep a look out for another bottle of this. In the end, I really like how complex this beer is, with the murkiness it can be a touch discordant, but in the end it does work.
kryon (1484) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with medium white head
Aromas fruity, estery, flowery, hay, wee bit farmhousy
Taste has sweet caramel, bit sour apples, grapes but also apricots and peach, hay, barnyard
Ktwse (2246) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy apricot with medium white head. Aroma of mango, peach, apricot, light lactose. Taste is sweet, funky, light tart. Honey and fruit. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation.
Torrefacto (656) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorado turbio con espuma blanca generosa. Aromas de fruta verde, manzana, pera, levadura, pan. Cuerpo medio, inicio afrutado, manzana, ciruela verde, con acidez moderada y equilibrada y final seco de la levadura.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle The look is clear, off white head, and golden orange in color. The smell is fruity, yeast, nice, floral, perfume, wheat, and nice. The taste is tart, wheat, floral, yeast, and good.
jkwalking05 (3938) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle. Gold with a decent head. Aroma is of straw, grain, spicy yeast, and lemon. Taste is of straw, lemon, oranges, hay, grain, earth, spicy yeast.
_angst_ (3061) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big frothy and rocky offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some nice-looking trace and thick lacing on the glass. Smell is estery any tiny phenolic with crackers, cereal banana bread, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, estery and slightly phenolic with crackers, white bread, unripe banana, unripe pears, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, allspice, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly sparkling, slightly dry, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, slightly estery and slightly phenolic with crackers, cereal, minerals, hay, unripe banana, pear skins, dry soil, clovers, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Tasty non-funky strong saison…
Kita (1200) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with friends. Hazy golden orange color with large frothy white head, great lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of wheat, citrus, hay, yeast, alcohol and notes of honey. Taste starts with light sweet and sour grainy malt, following is mild vinous with ripe fruits and some funkiness, mouthfeel is warming spicy with moderate bitter finish. Medium to full body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Very refreshing and rich saison with well hidden alcohol...
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at WTWBA 2014. Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Soft funk in this one. Some citrus. Decent.
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan. All up front and completely drops off. So thin. No mid to back palate. Asdf.
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with lots of frothy, white head. Nose has vinous notes, dried grasses, mild spice, some tropical fruit. Flavor has some tropical fruit, mild candy, some honey, light lemon, light apricot, dried hay. Clean finish. Really solid.