Clownoisseur (289) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer knocked it out of the park for me! What a funky nose this starts off with! Perfect! I love that stinky strawberry/burnt rubber smell out of the gate. Lots of tart sting, barnyard, oak and fruity esters. Taste is almost as good, with loads of strawberry goodness...even finding a few seeds in my glass...and, oh my, the funk! Thought this was right in my wheelhouse as far as an American Fruited Saison....more like Sour/Wild Ale....whatever you call it, this is excellent drinking material! The finish is semi dry, but the fruit sweetness clings to your palate. Yogurt, blue cheese, hay, oak, vanilla, strawberry jam....then one more dose of the sour! Wish I could drink this more often!
jtclockwork (9076) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours apricot gold white head. Nose/taste of white wine, oak, lemon and strawberry. Mild acidity. Medium body.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beachwood Brewing. Thanks, Greg! Surprisingly clear bright orange pour with a short lived white head. Smells very much of strawberry. A touch jammy and overripe. Sort of a dehydrated fruit smell. Lemon juice and grass, maybe some musty, damp funk. Flavor is sort of like strawberry flavored bubblegum. Sweet berry, cotton candy, and vanilla. A lot of sour lemon juice. Damp oak, some musty funk, and straw. Smells better than it tastes, but still good.
bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours brilliant orange gold with a transient whie head. Aroma of light strawberry, mild earth and wood notes. Med body or nearly. Flavor is mild berry and moderate wood. Rather delicate and clean.
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sante Adairius. Pours golden blondewith a tiny white head and a light strawberry aroma. There is a moderately sour strawberry and light malt flavor with a tart finish. Delicate and tasty with some oak.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange ruby with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong under ripe strawberry skin, oak, funk. Medium mouthfeel with nice tart strawberry, light funk, wow, really enjoyed this one.
brystmar (1299) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color sprouts white lace. Brilliant strawberry aroma start to finish. Srsly incredible aroma.
Subtle sourness and oak butt up against the strawberries. Oaky barrels, berries, fantastic balance, wow. Only JK O&P competes for a better sour.
thirdeye11 (5647) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) milkshake orange, wispy white bubbles. Nose of strawberry, sour greens, yogurt, raspberry, super fresh fruit and strawberry leaves. Taste of strawberry, seeds, nicely tart, well carbed.
bytemesis (3702) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Bottle - thanks to Nolen for saving it for me to share! Pours cloudy peach with a faint pink tint, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is tart, funky, oak, vague fruitiness. Flavor had some initial sweetness, strawberry fruitiness, light funk, light plus tart. Light body, very nice, a but funky on the finish.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 [ Bottle ][ ˝ of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ snifter ][ 9.24.14 ]
Opens with a hiss, strawberry immediately in your nose. Hazy gold-copper pour, large bubbled fizzy white head dies quick, leaves a small white mountain. Unripe sour strawberry is largely seedy, lactic softness rounding it out, bits of biscuit and a faintly vegetal chive note. Pillowy soft front palate, just the right dough and sugar to balance the sweeter strawberry (than nose), light citric and lactic mid, the palate’s ultra-fine carbonation announces the strawberry, less seed than the nose, more sweetness and balance. Heavy co2 bitterness in the long, lightly watery/flabby finish, creamy dough returning, light vanilla sugar cookie accents at the end with sweet strawberry forever. Awesome control and body, the strawberry is pronounced but doesn’t dominate, moderate acid ensuring that it’s saison, competing slightly in finish with strawberry, high bitterness and carbonation yielding champagne comparisons.
[ 9.24 Tasting Ranking ]
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