3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden wheat with a fine white head. Stale grains, wheat and lactic acid throughout. Strangely milky with cereal grain flavor (Cheerios) with chalky, silty, pasty yeast. Resembles berliner weisse but without wheat. As it opens the acidity and milky sourness becomes difficult to handle, and it creeps over into stomach bile / vomit territory. There’s some dried fruit character as well, could be from hops or the tropical yeast esters, I’m not sure, but it does give it a distinct sour patch kid candy flavor. Lightly sweet, grainy, chalky, lactic and messy.
kaser (3307) - 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 (4651) - 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 (3555) - 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.
Simonsen (750) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske medbrakt av esp0r. Lys kobberfarge, noe uklar. Stor hvit skumtopp. Smaker korn, gjær samt noe hylleblomst og krydder. Ganske bra saison
hopscotch (9734) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aromatics here are subtle and tough to gather - grains, flora and soapy yeast. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is sour, tangy, citrusy and a hint bready. Crisp, tart, tongue-numbing finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in the Alibi Room.
Apple pie nose
Cloudy yellow Amber, white head.
Nice Apple and spice notes
Dry medium body, dry spicy finish
Loved the apple notes
jtclockwork (9070) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of tart lemon, lemongrass, oak, pear, farmhouse yeast, cider like apple and soft carbonation. Medium body.
douglas88 (6491) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A sour clear lacto nose, fruit. Quite tart, lemons, fresh woody sourness. The hops add a zesty flavor. Very flavorful. Certainly an ode to Cascade and the PDX Lacto obsession.
nealblind (943) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour blanket of head. Aroma of lemons dusty ozone, butter, zinnias. Tastes lemon cough drop, minerals, sweet tarts. No residual sugar very refreshing. A bit sharp on the tongue.
daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Nice funk and sourness hits up front followed by some tropical fruit notes and light hoppiness. Neat beer. The Commons is a bad ass brewery