harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A nice clean lemon yellow with a solid sheet of bone white, super fine foam. Love to watch the solid column of bubbles rising from the center of the glass. Nose carries lemons, tartness, a touch of hay and manure, some hibiscus and some fresh cut grass, as it warms there is a leather and funk. Fucking A. Taste is initially nice and tart - not overly so at all - the tart character is well integrated with a nice earthen bitterness, plenty of lemon flavors, some soil, a bit of mushroom and water cracker. The beer feels light and easy on the palate, maybe a touch undercarbonated or something - although I like the way it feels, I can’t help but think it could be better. Another outrageously complex beer from a brewery that reinvigorates my sense of boundaries for what beer is, and can be. Brilliant, artistic, intriguing and layered.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Cask at Bailey’s with a small amount of Brett added to the cask. Poured a flat yet glowing yellow with a no head. Aroma was really unique, I got mustard seeds, slight bit of vinegar, fresh pine (fir tips), some citrus and some apple / pineapple. The flavors were similar to the aroma and this was this first ever Ale Apothecary cask which was a great way to enjoy the beer. Loved it, so different and unique!
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 On cask at Bailey’s Taproom’s 4th Annual BelgianFest 11/16/13. Flat deep golden color. Aroma of sweet pickles, lactic acid, and pineapple. Taste is acidic soured fruit, lactose, fir tips, and vinegar. Very smooth and unique. From bottle at Saraveza for the 2014 Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival 3/29/14 (version aged in dark rum barrels with white peaches). Hazy golden yellow color. Aroma is fuzzy peach and funky yeast. Taste is similar to before, but the barrel aging softens it, and the peaches shine through. Very well balanced.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to brainlair! Pours clear straw with champagne carbonation. High foam, big retention. Nose has their doughy house yeast with flashes of sweet pickle, pineapple, fresh biscuit. Spot on. Taste has some Hill Farmstead style sweet cream butter from the pediococcus, mild Acetic bite gives it saltiness and spice. But the overall flavor is bright dough, fresh pineapple Brett C. Huge aeration in palate is mild oil to balance. Superb.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from a grocer’s in Bend. Hazy yellow pour with a generous, fine-bubbled white head which fades to a thin rim and leaves moderate lace. Nose is lemons and green apples, and a bit of barnyard funk. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation. Lemons, leather, light sweetness. Finish is clean, with a hint of Brett funk and butter. Very nice balance on this one. Expensive and hard to find, but worth it.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alright, the second time I’ve had a beer from this genius out in the woods of Oregon. Seriously, a lifestyle I’m envious of regardless of the beer quality. Paid $28 for this in Vermont at Winooski Bev Warehouse. Having had the last beer from him in Portland, it’s nice to enjoy this slowly at home (and split 2 ways). Enjoyed at 50F in a wine goblet (HFS Glass)
A - I would call this a mix between gold and orange. The second glass had some dregs so that one is a bit more cloudy but the first pour was crystal clear and looks like chardonnay. A 2 finger head fades to a thin line pretty fast.
S - The nose is loaded with grape skin and a mild cantaloupe. Sweet and a hint of barnyard funk. Not as complex as the Sahti but certainly a sweet microflora esque nose that isn’t too tart or too sweet. It’s very similar to HFS Art in the nose but a lot less lactobacillus and oak.
T - It’s hard not to talk about taste and not talk about the mouthfeel first. Okay, well back to taste. Loads of sweet pinot grapes, sweet muscadine and juicy pears. Lactobacillus and Brett Trois and tannic tastes as well. It’s dry but not insanely dry. The finish is grassy with just a touch of tart.
M - Loving bottle conditioned bursting carbonation mouthfeel. Loaded with dry and peach acidity.
O - I loved Sahati. I like La Tache. It lacks that complexity but is still very good. If this was $10 cheaper, I’d drink it often. Needs a bit more tartness and it feels high abv for 6%. Certainly a beer to be shared.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour with a very big white head. Lots of earthy funk in this one. Some unripe stone fruit, crabapples, yeast, dusty and wet blanket, barnyard, toothpicl. Very funky, lightly tart and quite delicious.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from box_social. Aroma and flavor of lemon, wild yeast, and breadfruit. Very nice and refreshing beer for playing guitar at the Klamath.
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markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours a clear yellow-orange with an excited, bretty white head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, earthy brett, some barnyard, some pepper, and some funk. Flavor is similar with sweet malt, earthy brett, some barnyard, and some funk. Nice balance between sweet malt and brettiness. Light in body with lingering sweet and funk on the finish.
jbeatty (1240) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Mac, 08/20/2013. Golden hazy pour, thin frothy head fades quickly, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is tart green apples, green grapes, citrus, bright hay, barnyard must and chardonnay barrel, vinous. Taste is green grapes, nectarine and peach, bright and juicy, vanilla, lightly spiced white wine barrel, light funk. Medium, spritzy body. My only gripe would be the barrel is a bit dominating, but still really tasty.