ineedbeer (1610) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle.
Aroma is really nice with some citrus notes of lemon and lime, some light phenolic notes with a lemongrass character. Some light tropical fruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A light grain note.
Pours a hazy, pale gold color with a medium sized, moderately thick, white head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a medium light grain note. Some light citrus notes; lighter than in the aroma. A bit more tropical fruit and stone fruit than in the aroma. Some light phenolics and medium light bitterness. A light mineral note in the finish with a bit more citrus. Light acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this is a very nice beer. The aroma reminds me a lot of Saison Bernice, but the flavor a less so. Some light acidity with great fruitiness. Light phenolics and bitterness help balance the fruit notes.
ctipping (1007) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle. Hazy pale orange. Smells a little creamy. Kinda orangey and citrusy. Tastes tart and grainy. Bright orange. Has just a bit of that creaminess. Light body. Not very exciting, but not bad.
willisread (2040) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Craft Heads. Big brett-forward nose with some wood and gooseberry notes. Average carbonation, light and slightly tart on the palate. More gooseberry as it warms. Some lemon zest and yogurt that comes out as well. Nice bretty finish that lingers. Really well-done and well-balanced. Almost flawless use of brett.
jinroh (1035) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice clear golden, yellowish. Bit of thin foam. Aroma feels like autumn, fruity, sweet but feels light. Bit of horseblanket and brett in general. Taste is tart but not acidic. Nice kind of tartness without vinegar. Beautiful and highly drinkable.
ClarkVV (5238) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery, drunk 3/18/16.
Perfect pour with minimal haziness in the soft waxen-yellow body. Well-carbonated leading to a large, snow-white head that is well-retained.
Soft, easygoing brett in the nose is backed by biscuit, light dough and shows lemon, light band-aid and hickory nut skin. Bits of honey with warming and just a touch of toasted character from the rice. No alcohol or flaws. Really lovely, restrained and soft stuff, as most oxbow beers tend to be (which is why they’re so god damned amazing).
Biscuity malts combine with light honey, while gentle plaster and lemon notes from the yeasts add complexity and balance. Tight carbonation and a chewy texture from the rice prove highly drinkable. Light toastiness is not nearly as aggressive a flavor as it is from regular toasted barley malts. It’s much more nutty, with no sourdough-like character and just a touch of earthiness. Great fruitiness on the end with easygoing brett character lingering alongside light tartness. Wonderful.
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color. Creamy white head. Huge Brett dry nose. Sour start smooth mouth feel tons of brett, light dry, hoppy and funky. Big funky brett finish. Fantastic. Wow.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours cloudy yellow white head - nose/taste of sour rise balls, lemon, tangy sourness and lemongrass - medium body.
conway (2210) - - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale gold pour and white head. Light farmhouse funk, pale malt, peach and lemon. Light crisp mouthfeel. Really good.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with bright peach edges and a two finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Funky aroma with a subtle sulfur character. Musty brett/wild bugs are really strong in the nose, overpowering the other notes a bit. Underneath, there’s some sulfur with farmhouse funk, bready yeast and light fruit.
On the fuller end of medium body with a really strong brett presence that dominates the other flavors. Dry and musty but the wild yeast overshadows the farmhouse/saison character too much for my preference. Subtle funky farmhouse yeast along with bread, zesty spice, light fruit and grain. The flavors fall off half way through and this beer is really light in the finish. Overall, it’s pretty one dimensional and could use better integration of flavors. Too brett heavy and a bit boring.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma was lots of citrus, lemon notes, with some serious tartness. Citrus, tart, with some light funky notes, grain, herbal notes.