OldMrCrow (2033) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Gold pour, white head.
I was hoping for something like the genius that was Ericís Ale, maybe with a saison twist, but no luck. Instead, I feel like Iíve had this beer before. Another too-sweet, too-high-in-alcohol, incongruous brett American saison. Brett and yeasty peaches in the aroma, peach juice and sticky New Belgium brett in the flavor. Not particularly dry on the close, despite the commercial description. Simply not in the running.
joeneugs (3685) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma has a lot of peaches with some light notes of tart lemon and some spices. The flavor is sweet and fruity with peaches. Molasses arenít really all that present except to dirty up the mouthfeel. It has kind of a soapy, mildly spiced finish. Heavy mouthfeel. Ho hum.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #82. Clear and very light gold color with a decent dirty white head. Sweet fruit and a nice fruity yeast character, a little banana and apple along with some peach. A nice bit of funk up front, more fruit of course wuth a mild aftertaste. (2501)
Drake (9454) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from State Line. Ppurs a clear golden color with a thin frothy white head. Average head retention. Aroma of mild peach notes and pale malts. The taste is peach, apricot, brown sugar, caramel and very faint brett. Medium bodied. Decent.
DedicatedToFun (3413) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wonít lie, I was very surprised by this beer...yum! A hint of sour but primarily sweet, peachy, delicious.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Moose in Iowa City, IA. Pours a lightly hazed, golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is peach, a light brett funk, a bit of a sweet bready malt, a touch of sourness, and a slight herbal note. Flavor is similar. Slight bretty funk and peach up front before a light bready malt sweetness comes in. Finishes a bit sour and funky with a touch of toastiness from the malts, a light lemon peel, and a decent peach backing. Slightly dry with a light earthiness and touch of pepper before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Nice peach note with a bit of a funky brett and sourness. Enjoyable.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is dry, brett, peach, lightly fruity, and faintly funky. Easy palate, peach, brett, lightly tart, smooth finish.
obguthr (4222) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Garbage disposal smell of rotten fruit, lemon zest, and peaches. Hazy amber, medium head. Vegetal, tomato and peaches. This is fairly unpleasant. Perhaps it can be reduced to a sauce, but for drinking, it is rather dreadful. The fragility of New Belgiumís beers is evident in this one.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light, but it is mostly peach, with a touch of sour. Taste is bret funk up front followed by peach, lacto sourness and finishes with a bit of alcohol. Overall pretty good, but not up to the lips of faith standard.
maxwelldeux (3958) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lighter gold color with a very small head. Very fruity in the nose, which is actually inviting. Peaches really come through in the taste - slightly sweet, without being overly so, and cuts the harsher sourness of a lot of saisons. Interesting...