anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Starbelly, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy chili aroma. Fruity malty sour tart funky spicy chili flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity sour spicy warming chili finish.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Small white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, Brett, some funk. Taste is medium sweet, funk, chile pepper -- definitely has some heat. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of lightly sour peach, pear. Taste is softly sour grapefruit, stone fruits. Tangy finish.
bhensonb (9830) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Pours light hazy gold with a transient white head. Aroma of light fruit. Citrus. Med minus body. Flavor is lime with chilies. The chili accumulates. Capsaicin reaction. Works up on ya. It’s really good.
brokensail (9154) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a cloudy straw color with a large white head that settles down to a thin layer and leaves some nice lacing.
S: Initially this pretty much just smells like the regular Four with a lot of lemon juice and lactobacillus. A touch of fruitiness, especially citrus, but then the peppers start to creep in and give off a spiciness and earthiness that is quite well balanced.
T: The tartness of the beer starts things off and is quite pleasing. The pepper flavor seems really subtle and for the most part I pick up pale malts and just a nice earthiness from the peppers. A few seconds after taking a sip, however, the peppers give off a nice heat that lingers in the back of the throat.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate to high carbonation.
D: Not always the biggest chili beer fan, but the peppers played well with the tartness of the beer and were not overdone.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright, hazy yellow pour with a nice white head. Up front you get the tartness, the yeasty saison goodness, some lacot sourness, unripe stone fruit, white wine notes and then it hits. Slowly but surely, the peppers creep in and let you know they are there. Perfect balance of heat to sourness. Loved it.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek. Crazy and yummy. Frosty golden yellow body with a small white head. Some lace. Funky aroma. Sourness and spice drives good drinkability.Grapefruit, lemon,vinegar and sugar. Best Uplands yet, despite big carbonation. A little bretty, a beer soup.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are minty, wine, musty, citrus, grapefruit, bretty, lactic acid, lightly earthy. Flavors of white wine, tannic, lightly caramelized, funky, acidic, fruity, waxy, light heat burn. Citrusy. Lively bubbles, some heat on the throat, pineapple, tart and dry. Unique.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Bottle conditioned 750ml. Hazed golden body; medium white head. Nose is viscous honey and chewy golden raisin. Belgian saccharomyces, resident oak barrel yeast and chiles all contribute to a sharp, acidic, phenolic pepperiness, tempered by the golden raisin syrup pale malt. Bright acid up front: buzzing chile heat (both a pulpy fruit quality and a resemblance to dried chile powder) with tingling acid create a snappy pepperiness on top of what may just be a small to moderate amount of wild bacteria sourness. It feels like the chiles amplify the acid, but it never seems overdone. Wheat and pale malt provide a firm but airy base, while natural carbonation gives the wild esters and acids a bounce. after having a few more bottles, i’m convinced: this is one of the best beers to come out of portland in years. this is layer cake. this is nectar. this is it, friends.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to brainlair! Pours a glowing, neon yellow with medium, white head. Nose is limeade, more fresh citrus, meyer lemon, so fresh with yellow nectar fruits- starfruit. Taste is lightly spicy, some citrusy heat, excellent sweet cream butter, fresh dough, very refreshing with muted/easy to suffer pepper heat. Palate is quenching, limeade, super doughy and fresh. Mild yellow chili pepper heat is so boss. I love this beer- so gooooood.