TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewery (Madison, WI). Pours a pale stark champagne hue, subtle haze and nice glow. A loose bubbly head atop dies to a skant layer, minimal lacing. Aromas are apple and dry, some tangerine and peach. Some earth, dry apples and a bit of champagne dry yeasty life. Initial is medium bodied, a bit of tart apple, peach and tangerine meet apricot, earth and dry apples. Some pitty apricot, dry earth, and tart green apples. Dry, a bit tart and bubbly as we hit the backend. Some rich elements on the nose show a lot of apricot, tart and dry apple. Finish is a bit tart and a gentle warmth. Sopid stuff. Apricot was surprising.
deyholla (8561) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear water with a slight yellow and no head whatsoever. Aroma is very perfumey with sweet apples, melon and a touch of acid. Flavor has dry apple with a bit of sweetness but thin overall.