Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Funky grape, acidity and some apricot notes. Hazy gold orange with a rich white head. Up front tartness, some cheesy fund and apricot. Nice, light, tart and little of the aromatics or herbal notes from the original.
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Hazy gold pour with thick, lacy, creamy white head. Aroma is really nice, lots of lacto, peachy aroma, white wine, really fruity. Taste is tart, nice acidity, not acetic, fruity acidity, light grainy notes, good bitterness. Palate is med bodied with soft carbonation. Very easy drinking, delicious.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy orange with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus and funk. Medium mouth with nice citrus, funk, tart, really enjoyed this.
Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Tart, lemon, dusty, hay, slight spicy note, hint of vanilla on the back end.
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clear pale pour, nice frothy egg white head. Bubbles stick around as a film. Aroma is hugely botanical - is this gin barrel aged? Lemon zest, medicinal, pickle juice, pears. Taste: softer medicinal than the nose; not sour, but light tartness in the finish. Packs a lot of flavor/body for a 5.5% beer, but sill makes me think of a throat lozenge. Finishes reasonable dry. Palate: medium+ body, average carbonation, surprisingly smooth creamy texture. Overall: reminiscent of special herbs (but not as good).
OldMrCrow (2051) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Prufrock -- thanks!
Orange pour, modest head. Strongly herbal aroma dominates everything else going on the beer. Slightly sweet, a bit of lacto tartness, big flavor for 5.5%. Is this aged in gin barrels? It reminds me of Special Herbs, it has some juniper elements, and I certainly don’t get any bourbon or cognac or rum. Could be wine barrels I guess. Interesting beer but neither is it quaffable nor does it come together for me into something special.
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy orange with medium head. Aroma is earthy with some zesty orange. Taste is light dusty spice with a dry and light tart finish, light throat tingling.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11/30/2014. Huge gusher. Pours cloudy orange color, hazy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine needles, floral notes, hay and lactic funk. Taste is juicy citrus, tangerine with chartreuse-like herba; notes, some bitterness blending with mild funk, wood. Light, bright body. Very nice.
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via the great GT2 – first beer of Thanksgiving Day. Pours a restrained peach color with very small head of large white bubbles that fades to a gorgeous patina of large-bubbled lacing. Awesome look. Aroma is insanely good: juicy nectarine, peach, plum, mango, and white wine hit first, along with lambic-like bugs and hoppy/oaky earthiness reminiscent of mustier Cantillon bottles, then the whole thing opens up into subtle gin botanicals, spice, and lemon peel, with a faint tartness, like lemon juice and crushed berries. Taste is juicy while remaining crisp, with unripe sour peach and oaky Chablis mingling with doughy and crackery grains, fading into subtle pineapple, raspberry seed, lavender, and oak tannins. Vinous, lightly oily finish. Crazy mixture of complexity and drinkability, with perhaps a bit too much oakiness being the only drawback. Blows many Hill Farmstead saisons out of the water.
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a bright orange with a white head. Aroma was of lots of earth, wet rocks, fruity and earthy hops, oranges, wheat. Flavor similar, good bit of white wine, citrusy fruit, grass, wet rocks, minerally, light funk. Well integrated.