Homer321 (3764) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from PepsiMart. Nose is lightly woody with moderate citrus zest. A lightly tart aroma, but not overpowering. Pour is slightly hazy gold with a small white head on top. Taste is fruity, with some apricot coming through up front. Then shows off a light sourness. Finish is a bit flat, but overall a very enjoyable palate. Only at the end does it get just a little chest thumping sour.
ineedbeer (1568) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 ml Sole Comp bottle and compared to a pour from a Saison du Blodget bottle.
Sole composition bottle’s aroma has a nice fruitiness but not necessarily apricot. Some light peppery phenolics with nice oak character. Oak and stone fruit skin tannins. Newer bottle has a bit of a buttery white wine character that the older bottle lacked and a bit more wine tannins and less fruit.
Both bottles pour a slightly cloudy golden orange with a small, thick white head that lingers on the edges. Light lacing and faint legs the older Sole Composition bottle poured clearer.
Flavor of the older bottle is a bit sweet with some stale grain notes and moderate bitterness. Less fruit, but still a nice fruitiness. Lighter phenolics with moderate oak tannins and light oak character. Newer bottle is a bit buttery and more bitter with a stronger oak character and less fruit.
Mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp with medium carbonation. Low, but present tannic astringency that is stronger in the new bottle and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer but the flavor was a bit of a letdown in comparison to the aroma. Also, the older Sole Composition Fantasia Five bottle is better than the new Saison du Blodget bottle. Older bottle had a better fruit character even though it was old and the new bottle had way too much wine and oak tannins.
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a cloudy bright dark gold with a white head. Aroma.of.big stone fruit, hay, earthy wet rocks and spent grain. Flavor similar, very earthy and.miniraly, nice fruit and yeast.
PhillyCraft (5086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bill and tom. Pours hazy golden orange, light head. Notes are peach, oak, candy, flinstones kids vitamins. Medium bodied. Nice and tart and butted out
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Latest batch, bottle. Pours a cloudy golden peach color with small film of white bubbles that subsides. Aroma is very vinous and fruity with a mixture of sweetness and tartness: peach, plum, apricot, fruity hops, musty cork, oak barrel, cedar, grassy and floral hops. Extremely appetizing. Taste is once again quite vinous with lots of orange and other citrus at the beginning fading to white grape, delicate stone fruit, and oak barrel tannins with some hop bitterness too. Excellent balance overall and between sweet and tart – if anything maybe just a bit too bitter. Full, juicy mouthfeel. Complex yet also quite drinkable. A tremendous wild ale and I’d drink it all the time if I could.
Art (2848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty big apricot/peach aroma, stone fruit. Yellow cloudy, slightly sweet from the wine. Medium low carb with an oily sweet finish. Really enjoyed this one.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectatoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of lightly sweet citrus, cotton candy, faint lemon, and orange peel. It pours a hazy burnt orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus. The finish has light-moderate lemon, orange peel, faint floral notes, and some faint oak notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
cheap (5073) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devel’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to beerman6686. Slight tart nose impressions. Yellowish beer with a slight haze. Slight fine carbonation. Earthy at first with some friendly beer attributes. Then there is a slight bitterness that grows into a pointed sharpness for a finsih.
hopwine (663) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lemon, tangerine, peppery brett, oak, nectarine, apricot skin. Moderate tannins and creamy mouthfeel.
czar (6944) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by hoppypocket, thanks bro. pours uclear bright golden with a small creamy off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. sourish peaches and apricots - perhaps, pluots? nah, dill upfront with a very herbal and spicy bouquet, lemongrass and sweet grass, bit of powdery candies, white wine, wood, astringent bitter herbs. average carbonation, light body, bone dry, fairly bitter and astringent herbal-spicy finish. good!