orangesol (560) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden and later from a growler, my scores will reflect the growler.
A - Pours murky golden yellow with a fizzy half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a small ring of film around the outside of the glass, leaving tiny streaks of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of apple pulp and skins, moderate to low amount of barnyard funk, a bit of apple cider vinegar, damp earth and some lightly toasted grain. First time I had this one is was all over the place, second time was more focused, both times the apple was strong but the rest varied pretty wildly.
T - Starts off with a mix of apple peels and cider vinegar that linger throughout. The musty funk and lightly toasted grain offer a bit of relief but not much. Finish is a little chewy with some sour funk, lingering on the palate after each sip. First time I had this one the apple flavor was pretty strong throughout, second time was more balanced.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick feel with some lingering sourness/funk. The first time I had this one the intense apple skin flavor made it tough to handle more than a sip at a time but the growler was much easier to consume.
O - Not really sure how to feel about this one. First time I had it I didnít like it at all. Second time out of the growler was much better. It has some nice apple flavor / aroma but it could use a bit more funk to help balance it all out. I am glad I tried this one again.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Grassy, Mild Yeast, Mild Apple Tartness
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
Taste: Apple Tartness, Grassy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
ReggieDunlap (2766) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh and grassy with light appley notes. Flavor is very fresh and hoppy...grassy/leafy with light apple and very mild tartness...not exactly sour but it tastes great. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a slightly tart grassy/faint apple finish.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Hazy bright golden color, white edge head. Aroma of funky barnyard and dusty apple skins. Taste is tart apple flesh with barnyard saison,a nice combination.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft cider yellow with two fingers of crackling white head. Awesome nose, a myriad of tart and tropical notes blend with a soft funk and appley notes with a touch of pine apple. Nice sessionable tartness at the front of the mouth with pineapple and funk following. Awesome.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from growler. Poured a hazy yellow color with a thin sized head. Green applies with some spiciness.
Phillies08Champs (618) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Damicoís. Nose is sour apple liquer with slight lime. first sip is beautiful mix of tart granny smith apples, tropical fruit and pale malt with nice clean dry finish. very drinkable.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber with a finger of white head that disappears. Hoppy and fruity aroma, slight funk. Nice dry mouthfeel. Tastes like a sour apple jolly rancher with some bite. Delicious!
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured gold in color with a whitehead. Aroma was mild funk rotting green apples and light yeast. Free for was very intriguing light Funke green apples and some yeast, overall a very inviting sour saison.
callmemickey (1835) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark golden body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. The nose and flavor profiles certainly match the name of the beer. Intense green apple sour juice. Just a dash of funk. Light bodied, lively acidity, moderate carbonation, lingering semi-sweet finish.
Damico (2202) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bit hazy deep yellow with almost no head, a bit of a white ring. Aroma brings light sweet malts and some saison yeast, and a bit of apple tang. Flavor is sweet but more tangy apple notes that eclipse the saison yeast flavors. It is almost a tangy apple juice.