Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a fair brown color with a short off-white head and some spots of lacing. The nose has a good wine-barrel presence, but that’s followed up with light acidity, including a bit of acetic acid. As it warms, a bit more red wine vinegar. Same for the flavor. Underlying saison was fairly nice. Dry finish after a medium body. Not a big fan of this one.
mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown pour. The aroma is very winey with lots of wood, sour notes, medium bodied, citrus. dark fruit (grape, cherry) lots wood and tannic finish.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK. Low carbonation, deep amber to mahogany pour. Thin layer of foam. Bourbon nose moving to heavy golden raisins, super sweet grapes, and thick apples. The fiancee said it smelled like ice cider. Even moves to some sweet toffee and sweet cherries like Chinese Huangjiu or even types of fruity sake. Taste is clean, mild pepper, very little wine barrel character. Slight tannins and peppery Syrah in the finish. A bit too subtle to be picked out directly. Probably the most unique beer we had in the flight or 20 or so Sierra Nevada beers.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small off-white head, clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour, some cherry, vinous, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, plum/cherry, some sour, vinous. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
oteyj (2114) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey for the tap takeover. Huge oaky vanilla with funky wheat grain and crisp herbals lead to hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Tannic finish. Yummy, and very very woody.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at churchkey. Nose is a lot of funk. Taste is also funky with strong vinegar profile. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Beer Revolution. It pours a cloudy brown color. The aroma is tannic with lots of wood, sour wine grapes, citrus peel, grape skin and light red wine vinegar. The flavor has more tannins with cherry, wood and a mildly tart grapey citric finish. Very vinous and tannic.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated on Sour Sunday. Pours very dark brown with a 4 finger creamy/foamy beige head. Sour oak aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is oaky/sour/citric barnyard. Excellent.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige head. Huge sweet wine, wood and oak. Medium bodied, loads of wine barrel. Sticky, chewy malt. Lots more wood. Toast, chewy wood, funky yeast. A bit one dimensional but still delicious.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Pepper clover tones with a vanilla accent. Bubble gum and candy sweetness dark furit with a mild vinous warming. Okay, but not as a saison.