pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Douglas88 for this beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a finger of loose white foam that fell off to a thin ring. Left some soapy lace as it drank. This beer is radiant in the glass. Nose is uplifting and brawny with brett, yeasty funk, buttery oak and lively with tart citrus. Grapefruit and lemon entice the nose with the promise of all that sour while a touch of floral and bread underneath dazzles and tempts you into the glass. Taste is lively, spirited, smooth, but tart. Very tart. Malt opens up mid palate a little grainy, a little grassy to enhance the buttery oak smoothness. Spice grants a little pepper and becomes more prominent as it drinks. Drinks light and engages you with each sip as the hops leave their touch of hay and bitter on the finish. This was my first sour and I can say that itís robust like ale, drinks like very dry white wine, has a softness to the body that is pure delight against the sour and is far more complex than I expected. This was a luscious and reviving farmhouse ale and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to try it.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: lemon, cut hay, some nice Brett funk, banana and peach, faint light malts, oak and a touch of vanilla, peppercorns.
Appearance: pours a slightly hazy straw/light golden color, fluffy white head with average retention and lacing.
Flavor: firm but controlled acidity, lots of fresh lemon, oak is subdued compared to the aroma but a nice hint of vanilla persists, peach, pineapple, and to a lesser degree some banana. Light malts and cut hay, some Brett complexity leaning more towards spice, light funk, and earth. A bit of fruity sweetness mid-taste is followed by a bone dry, crisp and refreshing finish.
Palate: light-medium body, medium-high carbonation. A soft, sort of creamy texture, crisp finish.
Overall: this beer is absolutely delicious, I expected it to be good, but holy crap... Expectations were exceeded, well done!
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, c&c .. . solid pop, small amount of foam creeping out of the bottle .. . mild sourness .. . hay and gritty grains .. . rather enjoyable i must say .. . . screaming without making a sound is yawning..
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
March 3, 2013 - bottle as an extra from Eric. Cloudy yellow pour with big head that lasted and spotty lacing. Aroma was sour, woody, peach, and yeast. Taste was tart, had a nice oak flavor, more citrus but some peach in there and a super clean finish.
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: Bottle via trade. Beware! Itís a gusher! Once the gushing stopped, it poured a hazy gold color with a large white head. The nose immediately tells you this is going to be a sour beast. Lots of funk and barnyard aromas in this one. The first taste is a punch in the mouth with a mind bending sourness that makes you pucker. The sourness doesnít let off the gas from start to finish. Nice peach, oak, and barnyard flavors to go with. Light body with softer carbonation and a super dry, tart finish. This was one of the best sours Iíve had in awhile.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my fav at the rbwgjx 2013.....but clean and crisp, not really for an old girl beer rater.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice melange of fruits and funk. Acidity burns slightly in the back of the throat, but isnít excessively harsh.
stevencon (447) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rbwg thanks to who ever brought. Super hazy milky yellow. Saison earthy lemon drop. Very drinkable in large amounts.
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Dallas! Pours a hazy light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of lemons, funk, spice, and yeast. Taste is lemons, funk, malt, spice, and yeast. Nice tart, dry finish. Exceptional.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 06-11 bottle, shared by badnewsbeers. Hazy, straw-yellow body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Sour, dusty nose with a peach/apricot sweetness and hints of spice. Sour body, a tad funky and cobwebby, with peach, peach pit, lemon, and grass. Pretty good.