PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pour golden with average top. Grape bubbleicious or big league chew meets Belgian pepper. Way too much carbonation. Kill me.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Truly unique farmhouse ale. More sour than most, but with a lot of flavors going on as well. A bit peppery, spices, and fruit. Interesting. Well done.
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8oz pour at Al’s of Hampden pours a murky yellow with a ring of white head. Nose is mild, soap, juice, mild perfume, yeast, a little tums, some white grapefruit. Flavor is much better, sweet, honey, perfume, grapefruit, dandelions, pulpy. Crisp finish. Nice.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden. A vintage keg stashed away.
A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a beautiful one and a half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of strong kumquat fruitiness, very light spice, but of musty funk, dash of earthy mineral and some doughy pale malt.
T - Starts off with a quick hit of peppery spice quickly being enveloped by the strong kumquat fruitiness, mild funk, damp earth and some chewy pale malt. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fruity, funky feel with a good amount of dryness backing it up.
O - Just as when it came out the draft is fruitier than in the bottles. I think I prefer the draft version as the fruit comes through more, as was intended. Looking forward to seeing how it ages in the bottles.
thornecb (5318) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head recedes to hug rim. Funky yeast aromas. Sweet and sour summer fruit, marshmallow and yeast upfront turning to a dry, lasting tart pith finish.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Nice funky, tart, light fruit(kumquat) aromas. Light yeast, mild tart kumquats, very drinkable saison and flavorful.
jtclockwork (13267) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by John C. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose/taste of spices, ginger, peppercorns, kumquat, lemon, orange peel, slightly funky yeast and sage. Medium body.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Brewers’ Ball 2014. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is citrus, kumquat, spice, pepper, lemon, and some sweet malt with a hint of esters. Flavor is similar- citrus, kumquat, lemon, pepper, yeast, esters, and sweet malt. Nice farmhouse ale; aside from Cynthiana, one of the best that Saint Somewhere has produced.
DialSquare (4061) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hunahpu 2014. Yellow pour, white head. Salty, grain, pepper spice, lightly tart. Tropical fruit. Nice. 3.9
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a very large frothy white head. Wet lace. Powdery orange flavors. Kumquats behind a chalky screen. Cheerios soaked in Tang with a spoonful of black pepper. Toasted croissants with marmalade. Strong, but distant citrus brew.