boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Upright... Poured hazy, vibrant pastel yellow with a thin, lacy white head. Aroma has some yeast funk, vinous soaked oak, and herbal earthy tones. Tasted of earthy spices, oak, wild yeast, rose water bitters, light fruits, stone fruits, and a good bit of lemon zest. Some tartness but faint and not very acidic or in your face with sourness. The yeast spice and funk was a highlight that added depth to this already complex beer.
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. A interesting nose with herbal notes, certainly some rose, a bit of funkiness. The flavor is pretty mellow, low to no sourness, fizzy, rose, clear earthy herbal notes. Grainy and very drinkable.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Funky aroma with a light wine aroma. Some lemon, a bit of floral scent, strangely. Very estery, overall. Lightly sour with some lemon and citrus peel. Very light oak and wine flavors. Not a huge fan of this, unfortunately. I really liked the regular Four.
JoeTheYounger (1156) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade growler from DA. Poured a hazy reddish orange. Aroma was very interesting with some herbal and tart characteristics. Some oak and rose petals were present. At first it was very very weird but the more I drank, the more it grew on me.
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazey orange with a non-existant head. Much different than the typical Four. Aroma has some funk, light citrus, slightly vinous with some grapefruit. Taste is a bit oxidized, probably because the firkin was tapped a few days ago. Light rose, minimal hop, and more citrus flavor. Little to no malt sweetness. FInishes a little puckery, but smooth and creamy.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Hazier than the regular four. The aroma is tart and vinous with some wood, spices and flowers. The flavor is tart with a light grainy sweetness, some flowers, and sour peaches. Light and crisp body. Nice light tartness from the barrel, and a good mix of flavors, though not completely together.