HenryXXX (175) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the nose is sweet tarts and sour apples. the pallet is sweet tarts with barn yard funk, horse blanket and sour apples.
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear electric orange with a coating of big bubbles. Nose is lemon, apricot, orange peel and toffee with light funk and vinegar. Crisp medium body with lively carb; juicy then dry. Taste is up front sour but never overwhelming. Lovely lemon with a hint of sweetness give way to green tea and slightly bitter flower petals and grass. Clean finish with bread. Beautifully nuanced.
GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is lemon juice, sour funk, sour plum. Tart on the palate with a background sweetness, very well balanced. Taste is sour plum, lemon, tropical fruit, red currant. Delicious!
boFNjackson (3571) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, golden with a thin head. Nose of fleshy, perfume-like fruits similar to apricots. Some tartness with yeast complexity and lots of herbal and citrus notes. Some vinous barrel notes but mostly fruity with a moderate tartness and strong yeast presence.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours a lightly hazy amber brown with almost no foam. Smells sour and vinigary with hints of peach. Tastes sour with hints of peach/apricot, wheat and rice.
markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the kind soul who brought this to the recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is cheese, tropical fruit, herbs, and some tart fruit. Flavor is similar with fruit, herbs, citrus, cheese, and some brett. Medium in body and a nice sour overall.
3fourths (6932) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
low carbonation, no head, lightly hazed apple juice appearance.
white wine focused flavor.
strong long grape skin tannins.
growing tea leaf astringency as it opens.
a lot at play here: white wine acid, oak, dried fruit, brett plastic.
jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with no head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit and mint. Taste follows, bitter minty and slightly tart. Very nice slightly sour beer
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writerljberg (222) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL bottle from the brewery. Served in LA tulip.
A: Hazy copper with a thin lasting lacing. This is a sour saison in wine barrels, so Iíll expect a darker color.
N: Blast of saison yeast and some leather and earthiness from the wine barrel. Cedar and green tea grassiness. Maybe a little bit of Brett here, but not much (spiked with 2 strains.) The Meyer Lemon is very prominent.
T: Dry and tannic. Lemon juice. Very earthy, and itís easy to tell this has tea in it. As mentioned before this is very tannic and woody, and itís very close to the wine with the cherry, leather, and earth. Pine and cedar. Sharp lactic acid mixed with the citrus sting. Solidly in between saison and sour. This one is hard to put my finger on - there are a lot of flavor components here but they work together harmoniously. A little bit of alcohol.
M: Very, very dry. If youíre looking for refreshing, this is not your beer. If youíre looking for a palate scraping, go no further.
O: I want to keep drinking this and drinking this in order to further explore its depth. Quite good with the potential to become marvelous as the brettanomyces eat away at the tannins. Be aware this has a ton of wine characteristics to it.