rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Wino’s Depot / Florence KY --- Hazy light amber with a thin rim head, no lace. Taste is lightly soured malt that grows slightly sweeter in the palate, and returns to sour in the palate. Taste is way on the Gose side of Saison, but it does work.
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OCZY : wlewając piwo bez osadu jest przejrzyste. Są również widoczne bąbelki. Kolor piwa jest jasny żółty, a nawet złocisty. Piana jest mała i szybko znika całkowicie.
NOS : w zapachu wyczuwam nuty podobne do lambika : tarta, kwasek cytrynowy, zielone jabłko i drewno. Po wstrząśnięciu nuty owocowe staja się bardziej świeże, wychodzi troszeczkę torfu i alkoholu.
USTA : nasycenie nie jest wielkie ale wyraźne o cieniutkich bąbelkach. Piwo dzięki temu przejawia się miękkim i puszystym. Konsystencja jest tłusta ale wodnista.
Piwo jest wytrawne i winne. Coś pomiędzy lambikiem a białym winem. Przesiąka również subtelnie cierpkim świeżym dębem. Gorycz jest umiarkowana o nutach ziołowo-cytrusowych. Posmak jest cierpki i winny. Alkohol świetnie schowany.
ODCZUCIA : bardzo subtelne i pijalne piwo. Wytrawne i pewnie mogłoby zastąpić białe wino deserowe w każdej okoliczności z tą różnicą, że alkoholu się nie czuje.
smak : 8/10
pijalność : 8/10
styl : +1
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a hazy golden beer with small clumps of yeast in there and has a small bubbly white head on top. Aroma is light citric, acidic, barnyard funk, peppery. Flavor is medium sour, lots of grains and light oaky base as well. Medium dry mouthfeel, light carbonation. Decent aftertaste, medium sour again with a bitter to it. Decent enough, not very impressive.
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014
Location: Bottle at Morrison’s, 10/21/14
Aroma: This one has a bretty aroma with some oak, a little lemon, and plenty of spice
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head and heavy/coating lace
Flavor: It has a nice brett and funky flavor, with some acidity, oak flavor, and a little bitterness
Palate: It is pretty easy drinking considering the ABV, lively carbonation, dry and funky finish
I really enjoyed the heck out of this beer. One of the best new things I have tried recently. I mean this is really quite good. I’m rarely disappointed by Prairie.
Alengrin (3675) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oak-aged ’farmhouse ale’ from Oklahoma with a yellowish white, regular, initially medium thick head which quite rapidly opens and eventually all but disappears; colour hazy yellow straw blonde with initially quite vivid sparkling (big bubbles) which slowly decrease in numbers; milky with deposit. Quite strong and very estery aroma of starfruit, dry sherry, lemon peel, sour cream, vanilla-like tannins, passion fruit, wet hay, dry white wine, horseblanket, earthy and dusty yeast, red apple, gooseberry, banana, sweat; there is a clear lambic-like quality to it. Same in the mouth: very estery, exotic and complex fruitiness and tartness, a bit sharpish but refreshingly so, unripe green plums, red berries, lime juice, smooth and light mouthfeel especially in view of its considerable ABV, some underlying malt sweetness and spicy yeasty touches, dry sourish effect lasts till deep into the finish, which otherwise reveals a citrussy hop bitter (though more subtle than I am used to from American craft beers), woody tannins and a gentle yet subtle alcohol warming, noticeable but far from disturbing and actually very well camouflaged for this strong a beer. Lovely sourish ale, complex and thirst-quenching; if I had tasted this blind, I would never have guessed it contains 8,5% alcohol by volume. Very Belgian as well (which I assume was the intention): estery, fruity, yeasty, sourish; strongly reminds me of the most tart and ’artisanal’ of Belgian strong saisons (Dupont’s Bon Voeux, for example), and even bears some similarities with ’Flemish sour’ and even lambic. Interesting.
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour hazy yellow, with a small fluffy white head.
Aroma has plenty of citrus, lime, pepper, wooden chips, slight brett, barrel, banana.
The taste is very well balanced - sweet at first, slight acidity, a slightly bitter,, Well done...
Average bodied, with a pretty darn fizzy carbonation.
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light straw gold with a small white head and some lacing. It has a nice aroma of funk, light malt, and some tropical fruit. The flavor is light funk up front with a mild fruit backbone and sour finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DiarmaidBHK (3854) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Pours golden with a thin white head. leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. nice funk with some oak on the nose. I get some funk on the tongue with just a hint of the barrel aging. finishes clean. It’s solid but I’ve certainly had better saisons.
g8rlifter (3) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruity and refreshing. I'm new to this style. Thoroughly enjoyed with chicken nuggets and my 2 yr old (just the nuggets for him) as a warm up to monday night football.
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of grapefruit, zest and pulp, dry. Glowing pastel golden color, cloudy, lacy. Lots of sweetness left in the flavor, more than expected. Lemon, grapefruit, yogurt, vanilla, a bit of leather. Moderately tart, woody. Mellow and silky body. Easy drinking and enjoyable.