kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from dresden, shared with the the wife, thanks man! Appearance is golden with straw white head. Aroma is white wine, grass, sweaty socks, white grapes, perfume, and oak. Taste is vinous white wine, light funk, Apple cider, white grapes, and oak. Decent mouthfeel, moderate carb. Pretty good, really an interesting beer, there is a ton of barrel character in this, so much so that it tastes somewhat like a cider, I don’t get a lot of the base saison taste but this is still really tasty.
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden orange with a short white head. Aroma is distinctly fruity. Smells a lot like green koolaid with brett, some peach and floral notes as well. Flavour is slightly yeasty, lime juice, a bit of perfume, slightly tart but not much. Great stuff
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soft and hazy light apricot blonde pour with a wispy head. Very nice nose, minty with notes of lime, flowers, spice, brett and anise. Minty flavor with a dry and spicy quality with a light note of acetaldehyde. Very light body with a dry quality.
joet (2408) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, white fine foam, ecucalyptus, light medium body, tannin, light Astringency, fruit flavors. Not a lot of aroma andits at 56 f
Ferris (8012) - 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 (4317) - 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 (6217) - 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 (2650) - 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 (1522) - 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 (2177) - 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.