RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened a gusher! Very fruity, floral aroma with a good dose of the funk. Flavor has more fruits and a medium light tartness. Almost has a bit of leathery tannin to it. Very interesting.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 Draft… 4th Annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival… Hazy amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Fruity, vinous, white wine aroma – a medley of berries and a touch touch acidic. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Moderately sweet and fruity with moderate acidity and low bitterness. Very sangria-like. Finishes crisp, fruity and lightly bitter. So much better than the test batch I sampled at redlight several months ago. This stuff should age very well in the bottle. Right on, Bob!
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Moderate cereal/grain note of the malt, citrus and flowers for the hops, heavy to harsh musty basement for the yeast, with wine, green apple, and an undefinable fruity-spiciness background. Head is large, fizzy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear amber brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet , moderately to heavily acidic and tart, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Very unique powerful aromas and flavors. This is an in your face Saison.
alobar (2517) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/ruby pour with a tall head. Aroma of hibiscus, yeast, and dark flowers. Great flavor of belgian yeast, dark fruit, and some funk and tartness. Very enjoyable.
sebletitje (6030) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of Bob @ St Somewhere
pours hazy golden, fizzy white head
aroma distinct St Somewhere, Belgian champagne yeast, notes of wild berries; palmetto, hibiscus adds a nice floral dimension that is subtle and not overpowering.
flavor, yeasty, notes of funk and lots of tartness coming out of this one meshed up with some dark sugar and a fresh floral palate.
I realized that St Somewhere’s beers just get better with age, this one will only get better with time, and I will revisit the rating in the near future.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ 2009 Classic City Cask Ale Fest. Poured a hazy orangish red with a tight white head. Plenty of visible carbonation. Nose was a mix of tart fruits, spice, and yeast. A little like a fruity saison. Taste is similarly carbonated, spiced, and the fruit is similar. The carbonation of the cask was really nice. Overall, a solid effort and another interesting brew from St. Somewhere.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Mr. Dunderbak’s. Pours red-amber with a creamy off-white head. Nose is malt, sweetness, and an almost vinuous sweetness. It has a tart, almost vinegary finish. Medium body and a slight dryness in the finish. A pretty decent Belgian-Style ale. A mix of sour and Belgian-style. Unique.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade 5th Anniversary party. Amber pour with no head. The nose is fairly loaded with acetone but there is a solid tropical yeasty fruitiness behind that. The flavour is also fairly fruity with a lot of apple and pear esters along with a bit of light tartness. There is a kiss of oak as well. The beer has a kiss of lactic tartness as well as a fairly assertive balsamic character on the back. It’s got a nice light sweetness that gives an impression of honey. Soft and sweet with a nice fruitiness on the back. I like this although I think there is a lot of room for improvement.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate based on a bottle. Last time I had this beer, it was terrible. I was pleasantly surprised once I tried the bottling of it at the release party. Pours a nice amber with little head. Nose is sweet fruits, mild funk, hints of fig and citrus fruits, floral hops, earthiness. Flavor is super smooth caramel malt perfectly complimented by earthy hops, hints of sour fruits, sweet berries, background notes of funk, brett. Awesome! My favorite of their offerings so far.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade 5th Anniversary Party. At first I liked this but the more I sat on it the more vile it became. At first a clean, dryish, floral saison, this becomes a vat of nail polish, apple juice, and cheap cider vinegar. Blech! A total mess. These guys can do better.