hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle ... well worth the trade. Poured a cloudy rubish, pinkish tinted with a smaller sized head. Fruity, vinous notes, some woodiness, and a lighter tartness and funkiness. Some citrus and berriness. Although on the subtle side, complex and everything melds well together.
joet (2366) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy hazy yeasty purple persistent white fine foam, tangy, berry, light Brett, milky lactic sour, acidic, lightly tangy, fizzy feel, chalky,finishes. Lightly well. Light butter.
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and rosé with a small, creamy, off white head. Good retention. The nose is intensely fruity, mildly acidic and lightly herbal with a modest facet of white oak. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity, tannic and deliciously sour. Tart, fruity, bready finale. Thanks goes out to 50belair for coming through with this world class brew!
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks, Erik. Hazy, plum-red color, mostly opaque & topped with a pink, slightly gray-tinted layer of fuzz. Aroma has lots of sharp cherry & raspberry... I guess those are boysenberries? Very nice & "berry-ish" with mild lacto, yogurt sourness apparent. Good bit of funk, mid to back-end; some sweaty & horsey hay notes. Again, lots of berry in the flavor. Mostly raspberry-like, but I’m not too familiar with how a boysenberry tastes. Only in syrup form. Nicely puckering & sour with a bigger inclusion of sweaty funk, spicy wood, dry barrel notes. Finishing lemon, barnyard Brett funk, & mild lactic acid. A little yogurt, too, with resounding tart & dry notes that linger. Yet another very good ale from SARA. These guys are doing great things.
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear pinkish/reddish pour with a white head. Mild berry bouquet. Light berry, citrus, and yeasty aromas. Some brett. Good body and mouthfeel.
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy red color, light foam. Fruity, funky aroma. Tart flavor, fruity, kind of sweet tomato strangely, bit of minerality. Interesting beer.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Rare Barrel in Berkeley. Pours a bright red and had a fruity smell. Blackberry flavor. Nice brew, just wish it had a little more body to it.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at one of the SF beer week events. Aroma and flavor of berry-infused saison. There was a hint of cleaning solution in the nose, but overall this one is very clean and clear blackberry. I had a couple glasses. Not too funky for a saison, but an excellent beer.
cpetrone84 (1678) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is bright ruby with a mostly white head. Nose has a ton of raspberry with a subtle balance of sourness and brett presence. Taste is similar but not super bright. Lots of raspberry, fair bit of brett and notes of vanilla. Short finish, hints of bitterness, nice carb and light body.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with boysenberries, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex sour fruit brew, vinous/fruity and slightly sour/woody, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew