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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Last year we added some fatali peppers to an oak barrel of Four, lending it a fruity flavor and some heat as well. We enjoyed that batch quite a bit and plan to do a blend of three barrels this go round, all of which were brewed at different times ranging from April 2009 to just a month ago (December 2010). The barrels also have different yeasts and bacteria in them as well which should make for a pretty complex profile.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle Orangish yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is is Brett, peach pits, and lemon. Flavor is more lemon, still brett, a little bitter stone fruit kind of thing, nice light sourness. Long light sour finish. The peppers fade in and out, they hit mid palate and then real late in the finish on the lips and cause a light warming effect on the tongue. Darn good for a light beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
Aroma: Ginger, Papaya, Peppery Heat, Mild Yeast Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Black Pepper, Lemons, Mild Ginger, Mild Yeast Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Heat, Mildly Drying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours light gold, haze, thin white head. Nose of funk. Taste is light, some malt, light sour, hint if peppers in the finish. No heat. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Lavender, biscuit, hibiscus, straw, pepper, heavy sweetness - which I think I’m picking up from the peppers - vanilla, and dough in the aroma. Taste is sweet peppers - really reminds me of a nice habanero sauce - lemon peel, lactic, oakiness, grassy, vanilla, yogurt, and ginger with some heat on the backend leading to a lightly tart finish. Light body with medium carbonation. The integration of the peppers in this one was done well and not really sour at all. . .much more of a saison to me. Cool beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Current release, only a couple months old. Light, hazy, golden, yellow. Awesome, aromatic aromas of fresh ginger, lemon, lime and probably capsicum. Kinda reminiscent of a Sprite or 7up in some ways. Perfect IMO. Mouthfeel is full, yet light and refreshing, with a mild-medium sour tartness that highlights the spice perfectly. Similar flavors of spicy ginger, lemon, lime, and buttery oak, are contrasted by a long, lingering spicy finish. I can't define a "chili flavor", though there is definitely capsicum in this beer, because it definitely cleared out my sinuses, warmed my face and warmed my belly. A very unique beer in that regard. You definitely need to enjoy sour beer and "spicy things" in order to even consider drinking this beer. I love it! I will definitely be buying more of this next time I see it. Wow! Delicious! --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1028) - Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On draught at Saraveza for the 2014 Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival. Slightly cloudy light golden color. Aroma is fresh ginger ale, light spice, and yeast. Taste is rustic farmhouse, with an earthy note from the chili. The chili sneaks up in the finish, to provide a little heat that pairs well with the wheat and farmhouse components.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pretty sure this is a fresh batch. Pours translucent hazy with plenty of white foam. And hey, this is pretty good!

Smells like salty lambic(!). Lemony, a tad sour, great citrus character. Mild peppers in the back. FAR better than the last time I had this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1039) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A - poured a hazy yellow with a small lasting creamy white head. S - Nice lightly tart saison like. Some funk, straw, lemon zest, yeast ad chili powder. M - light body and lightly tart with a dry and quite spicy end. T - nice lightly tart lemon juice and zest, yeast, light barrel funk, light and then the chilies. O - a nice barrel aged saison, lightly tart, citrusy, the right amount of yeast and then the fatali. Feels disparate to me, Good beer with a chili afterthought.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a hazy yellow with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of barnyard, straw, lemon zest and light fatali peppers. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart warming finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, barnyard funk and fatali peppers with a crisp dry tart warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, gushed like crazy. Hazy golden-orange pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of lime juice, lemon zest, chilis, earth, hints of biscuit, bread, almost a slight tequila like note with some oak, touch of juicy fruit as well, interesting. Taste is as expected, some fruit, earth, oak, spice, yeast into some earthy pepper, lime, zesty citrus with a hint of grain, slightly tart finishing with some chilis, heat, no vegetal note, tart and spicy. Odd, but kind of grew on me towards the end. I however wouldn’t seek this out specifically again.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BEENJAMIN (288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2014
750ml Bottle shared at home - Smells like freshly sliced apples, lime zest, sweet and sour sauce, earthy peppers, and yeast, wow. Flavors are lively, citrus and stone fruit finish with the perfect heat and tartness. A soured saison with a unique blend of barrels and chills, outstanding.


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