mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of brandy barrels... wow, the elegance here is very high. Flavour is just as complex, with loads of brandy barrels, some candied sugar without being cloying, and more brandy. Phenomenally elegant and complex. The lack of hops is not really noticeable, as this is very well-balanced. Excellent stuff.
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pourd a cloudy copper with small beige had that lasts. The aroma is strong brandy, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with light booze, grain, funk, sour finish. Very good.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Huge sour flavors lots of yeast lingering. Love the brandy barrel flavors that also come through.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
March 2013 Batch. Gold with vanishing white head, hazy-to-cloudy with meandering wisps of yeast. Aroma/flavor are light and clean lactic. Incredibly smooth and drinkable with a medley of berry-like fruit: raspberry, blackberry, etc. Body is light, but moderately effervescent. Delicious, went down quickly. Underrated.
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with virtually no head – it’s tiny, white and gone in the blink of an eye. The aroma offers phenolic spiciness and a vinous, oaken tanginess. Full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is lightly tangy, heavily sweet, and presents more yeast-driven spiciness than I am able to enjoy – clove, to be specific. Finishes tangy and a touch too sweet. A solid beer, but not at all my thing. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks Stephen! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lemon, oak brandy, earth, slight white grape, hints of grain, slight yeast. Taste is a mix of dough, yeast, grass, some peach, pear, white grape, slight grainy notes, finishing fairly sweet. Nice.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear yellow with a small white head and decent lacing. Funky, lemony, vanilla, light urine, biscuit, hay, grassy, and doughy aroma. Taste is sweet lemons, biscuit, orange juice, grass, biscuit notes, tangy, and floral with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Not bad but kind of different.
deekyn (1334) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours a rich amber copper with a faint ruddy head that does not linger. Minor lacing. S- grape tannins, apple cider vinegar, lemon peel, oak, acetic acid, fresh sourdough, salt air, plastic, chemicals (like mild Simple Green), and some mustiness. M- medium sticky body with a full acetic palate. Nice burn. Mild carbonation. T- brandy, white wine vinegar, lemon and orange peel, grapefruit, and sweet tarts. Mid palate is acetic acid, salt, tannins, citrus blossoms, jasmine, pink lady apples. Ending is sharp but relatively clean with a faint lingering burn. Some oak, more acetic acid, lemon, butter, and some sourdough bread.
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear brandy color. Light aroma of aged brandy. Perhaps a bit of stone fruit. Med body or nearly. Its sour and woody with some grape notes. Exceeds expectations. Nice.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Haggerty. Pours clear orange copper with absolutely no head and a fruit and vanilla aroma. There is a puckeringly sour fruit flavor with no bitterness. There is a tart finish with a hint of brandy.