hopsbreath (24) - St Helens, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes dated 5-23-2011: Pours a nice hazy cantaloupe color. About a finger of snow white head quickly dissipates to some fine bubbles on the side of the glass. No lacing. The minimal head and absence of lacing is very appropriate for the style as far as I can tell. More pungent then I remember last year’s (2010) being. There’s sourness to it, but not the typical lactic sour found in a wild beer. This has the sour mash smell. A little bit of putridity goes a long way here and promises something special. Granny smith apples, lemon grass, and coriander (upon suggestion) are all identifiable. One of the more robust and interesting I’ve had of the style. Clean crisp wheat provides the backbone while a refreshing squeeze of lemon keeps this bright. Some mint and cucumber make for a refreshing drink. Moderate, spritzy, refreshing.
CanIHave4Beers (3622) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of a çhïłł brœ, shared in a location remote of my living room.
The beer pours a hazy yellow with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The atom aid funky and a little bit salty. It’s got some musty character, some peppery stuff, and a bit of lemon rind.
The flavor is lightly fruity and only a touch tart, the coriander and salt are indeed noticeable but not overwhelming. The beer is lightly sweet up front with a lingering dry finish.
Pretty great stuff, but way low on the sour end compared to what a whole lot of folks are doing w/ this style as of late.
BeergeekKorea (64) - SOUTH KOREA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750mL. White head not sticky, bright golden colour is beautiful. Spicy aroma of yeasts, clear and cool. Pleasant bright floral tastes of malts and salt, and finishes a subtle flavour of hop and yeasts, pretty good.
UDBeernut (2243) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap pours golden, haze, white head that stays as a cap. Coriander, salt, slight tart. Light body with some mild acid burn.
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks to Shad, thanks man! Great salty flavors, some grain, (wheat), then coriander and black pepper. Finishes tart and salty.
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color with compact head. It has a nice citrusy touch, moderate acidity, light saltiness, and a light wheat bread character, everything I need for this kind of refreshing beer.
Prufrockstar (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, picked up at the brewery last week. Pours hazy deep gold with tons of off-white head; good retention, decent lacing. Coriander; toasty wheat; pepper, nice fruit/peppery notes reminiscent of a saison. Refreshing; lightly tart. I suppose it’s a bit non-traditional (or at least, that’s what I’ve been told), but I’m not big on tradition anyway, and this is very tasty.
shoulderbroken (2952) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Nice, salty, bit of stone fruit, little sourness, grainy. Good stuff.
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, at Stephen Morris’, savoured on December 12 2014; eye: peach, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: citrusy, salty, vegetables, tomato, light acidity; mouth: citrusy, salty, vegetables, tomato, light acidity, finale in vegetable juice with presence of salt, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9 onces, chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 12 décembre 2014; œil : pêche, voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : citrique, salé, légumes, tomate, légère acidité; bouche : citrique, salé, légumes, tomate, légère acidité, finale en jus de légumes avec présence de sel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Received in the 2014 Winter Secret santa -- This was a delight to drink. Very refreshing with salt that gets your attention. Just great, I would love to drink this again, and again, and again, and you get the point.
mR_fr0g (6064) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Many thanks to Bruce. Aroma is nice sharp, orange peel, perfume, farmyard, little kaffir lime. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a fine lasting white head. Flavour is composed of candied orange, sharp lime, pinch of salt, little nice sharp funk, . palate is semi sweet and sharp, airy carbonation. Nice lingering orange and funk.