FlacoAlto (4011) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled March 2015
A steady pour into my IPA glass produces a four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, almost metallic golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dried hay / grain, not-overwhelming bright lemon like notes, a soft green herbal character, and a nicely tart fruitiness.
The beer is nicely effervescent, if foams up fairly vigorously as it hits the tongue, this pairs well with the light quenching body that is here. Softly tart, with just a touch of herbal lemon character, and the light sourness couples with a nice bitterness in the finish both of which linger a bit on the palate after each sip. A light, pale grain character contributes sun drenched dried hay, freshly threshed grain notes, and a soft, cracker like pale maltiness that rounds out the other flavors in this beer.
This is an incredibly refreshing beer, it is very well balanced, and quite tasty too. It is not overly complex, and that works for this particular beer. I would happily drink a bunch of this beer.
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeast. On tap just before the RBSG Grand Tasting in Portland, OR at The Commons. Poured hazy gold. White head. Nose is light stone fruit and yeast. Medium plus body Flavor is tart citrus. Finishes with some fruit. Really good,.
UDBeernut (2240) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours hazy golden, slim white head. Strong sourness, mild citrus. Light body with the sourness lingering.
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, RBSG
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma tart, fruity and woody. Taste is tart, fruity and lemon
BuckeyeBoy (3854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at commons brewery Portland. Pours out a cloudy golden golden topped with a white head. Nose is great funk tart hop leaf. Taste is more of the hoppy sour. Awsome.
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong lacto, wood, lemon. Thin mouth, very tart lemon, wood, very crushable, really enoyed this one.
drfabulous (5055) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Blackwell’s. Orange ish body. The lacto I guess is giving off this distinct light peach taste. Tart all around. Quite tasty.
kaser (4337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellowish clear pour from 22oz bottle. Sweet lemon and pepper aroma. A lot of bubbles. Dry bitter and almost like a champagne. Not sure what to think about this. Not bad tho
CapFlu (4858) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour & Wild tasting at the Drake in Victoria, BC. Sediment filled Amber body. Lemony nose with a tart body and spitting with mild melon. Tasty start.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a huge frothy off white head. The aroma has a lot of dusty yeast and some pepper. Maybe some hints of lemon. Not really funky, it has more of the dirt on the ground inside the farmhouse than the farmhouse itself, if that makes any sense. The flavor is very tart with lots of lemon rind, sour apricots and a little cheese. No yogurt-like lacto notes, which is what I was hoping for. There’s a hint of vinegar and some detectable leafy bitterness that doesn’t mesh well with the strong sourness and gives it a hint of leaky dumpster. The Saison qualities are pretty much lost underneath all the intense acid. If the sourness was more complex, It would be ok, but as it stands it’s pretty simple. Not a terrible beer, but not really my thing.