Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A massive thanks to Ed for sharing this bad boy, and a massiver thanks to Casey at Max’s for giving it to Ed in the first place! Cloudy golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of dried apricots, peaches, lemon peel, vanilla. Taste is fruity, dusty, complex, dry finish. Lots of character in this one. A real winner!
BeerandBlues2 (9357) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is key lime, coconut, farmhouse yeast, pils and straw malt with tropical fruity esters and fresh oak. Flavor is heavy farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL thanks to yourefragile. Small gusher. Pours a full haze, opaque pineapple. Weaker head. Rich sage, white pepper, dank hop nose with pineapple fruity Brett C. Really excellent. Taste is spicy, minerally, peach and pineapple. Fresh. Palate is very fluffy, aerated, small oil. Refreshing. A very nice iteration of a tried and true Stillwater staple.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by maniac at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin frothy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sage, stone fruits, herbal notes, floral notes, citrus. The taste is intensely herbal with some dry citrus. The herbalness over takes the wood character, but it’s a nice beer.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Moll! Nose is primarily Cellar Door with some pineapple and Brett coming as it warms. A bit drier than the base with moderate Brett character.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at the Bier Abbey on 7/1/13. Clear gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sage, sweet malt, slight vanilla, oak and funky brett. Malty and funky brett flavor with a bit of oak before an herbal and funky finish.
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a striated, hazy orange with lots of frothy white head. Nose is herbal, heavy grapefruit, juicy, some grass, hay, soap. Flavor has a ton of grapefruit, soapy, herbal, mild grass, mild funk. Very soapy, herbal finish. Odd.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Clearish yellow with ring of white head. Very sagey. Rosemary. Very interesting, but I wouldn’t want more than a couple of ounces of it.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sage heavy nose thyme accents. Hazy yellow, thin head. Lemon, sage flavor. Herbalicious. Dank and awesome. Lightly tart but delicious.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with thin, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a nice dose of floral and piney hops, citrus fruit, biscuit, caramel, and cookie malts, light sour notes, and oak. Flavor is complex with good hop character balanced with sour fruit esters and sweet malts and solid oak undertones; sadly the great flavor is gone too quickly leaving behind a dry finish with a hint of soda water. Medium body and carbonation.