Hopped_Silly (411) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch 1. Served cold and let come up in temperature. Duvel tulip glass. Thin lingering head. Aromas of oak, wood, apples, yeast, Unami, and lactic nuances... With more savory, yeasty, saline nuances expressed as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is fuller, yet refreshing, with fine carbonation and prickly, mouthwatering acidity. Dry and crisp. Flavors are reminiscent of cider, with yellow apples, tart crab apples, and oak spice, intermingled with a unique savory, saline, Unami flavor and metallic note as the beer warms. Simple, yet impressive. I imagine this will continue to age just fine. Not to many beers out there on this level.. One to follow.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
ineedbeer (520) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 2 from a bottle while at the brewery.
Aroma is fairly fruity along with quite a bit of fruity Brett character. Medium light oak character. Moderate citrus, light pear and red apple with moderate tropical fruit including pineapple. Light malt character and light acidity.
Pours a pale, cloudy golden orange with a thin white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it linger. Medium lacing and small legs.
Flavor starts with a medium light acidity and quite a bit of citrus and tropical fruit. Medium light bitterness and medium light oak character. Light malt notes. Medium light barnyard funk, most of the Brett character is expressed as fruit notes.
Medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic based astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall another great beer from SARA. Lots of fruitiness with complimentary oak and funk. Acidity is well balanced and assertive but not dominating.
gyllenbock (3964) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Triple Rock Brewing during Sour Sunday 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Hazy golden with a small white head. Sour aroma and taste of fruit, citrus, some yeast and bread. Easy to drink. Quite tasty.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 1 bottle at SJ tap takeover. Aroma was wild saison, slighty tart. Mouthfeel was thin and losing carb. Drink it fresh? Flavor was legit... dough, slight barnyard, and fresh. Good beer overall.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Richard’s Tasting. Hazed light straw pour with a white head. Nice tartness of lemon, apricot, and peach. Slight apple, oak, and green grapes. Subtle straw and cracker malt. Nice tartness on the flavor, very subtle sweetness. Apricot, lemon, and plenty of grape. A bit of oak and dry straw. Pretty damn solid.
AdamJackson (2014) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crap. Just realized I never rated this beer. I had it via bottle at Farmhouse fest at Hill Farmstead. It was labeled differently back then. Hazy and golden. looked gorgeous in the late summer sun. Grapey, dog biscuit, crystal sweetness and a burst of lemon rind. Mild funk really bright. Enjoyed quite a bit and would have again.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A tart fruity blonde ale with a strong dirty farmhouse funk character. Lovely.
How: From a bottle at Hill Farmstead FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: A fun original aroma blending a strong musky/animal wild character with plenty of fresh light color fruits. In mouth the beer has a full body and a lively carbonation, a pleasant mouthfeel. Taste follows through. A lot of fruits (peaches, apricots, others) well integrated in the farmhouse animal funk. Some oak, some honey. Assertive and refreshing tartness without being very sour per say. I am really digging this new brewery. I’d buy cases and cases of Sante Adairius beers if I could but unfortunately their beers are as hard to find as a pop song about how tonight will be boring and unmemorable.
madvike (2543) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Nose is lemon, citrus peel, pale malt, and medium tartness. Taste is clean, with tart vinegar, lemon, more citrus, and a yogurt base. Tasty stuff.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Yellow pour with a white head. I get a lot of peach notes in the flavor and aroma as well as some nice yeast and biscuit malt notes. There is also a nice amount of underlying funk in the flavor that melds very well with the lightly acidic peach character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Delicious.
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ratebeer Gallery. Poured yellow with white head. Taste was banana ester and yeast with a dry finish.