Ferris (6572) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of herbs and grass and sweet basil. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Very herbal, tart with some sweetness and a long light sweet herbal finish.
PhillyCraft (3638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Al, pours hazy and well carbonated golden color with white head. Notes of wet wood, grass, tangy florals, lime zest, salty mineral, dry gin, lemongrass and Brett funk. Reminds me a little but of herbes houblon but earthier than that with the gruit type cedar also hitting the taste buds. Dry and tart wood funk in the finish with oceanic qualities. Lighter to medium bodied. Tasty
vyvvy (4470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled thanks to hannont at a bottle share - Pours clear yellow / gold with a light white head. The aroma has lemon sourness, some leafy herbs, pale malt and a sharp crispness. It has a medium / light bright and crisp body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp herbs, lemon, orange, pale malt and is on the bright citric side. The finish has more of the herbs and sourness showing through. Quite excellent.
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of straw, spices and citrus. The taste was of straw, citrus, spice with a crisp dry tart finish. Nice.
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Spice, herb and funky fruit aromas. Pear, fruit, herbal toned flavors. Funky and tart, but smooth.
cpetrone84 (1588) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is golden amber, light haze, with a tight off white head. Nose is sweet, white grapes and golden fruits combine with a boozy note and a moderate spice to it. Taste is much brighter and more integrated. Strong peach notes come through, the booze is integrated rather than another contrasting flavor. Strong herbal flowery spice throughout the finish. Light body, enough carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, latest batch. Pours a lightly cloudy pale peach with one finger of head that quickly fades into a ring of lacing. Aroma is super nice: Chardonnay, peach, yellow plum, faint strawberry, and bold funky Basque cider mingle with grassy herbs and floral gin botanicals, as well as ripe and juicy lambic fruit, a la Vigneronne. Taste is a really intriguing mixture of unripe peach, sour plum, dried apple, and an earthy mixture of grains and acidity like a dry-hopped lambic. Carbonation is on the low side. Long finish with great balance. Damn, I’ve become such an Upright fanboy.
MrFecesious (1152) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. 2013. Cloudy light orange. Aroma of sour citrus, straw, funky yeast. Taste is tart, and a touch citrus sweet. Very good. Not a long lingering dryness.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Bottle from Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! This is another beer I feel guilty not sharing, it is both unusual and fantastic. Slightly hazy amber pour with nice white lacing and a white head. Nose is awesome - oak, flowers, botanicals, a tiny bit of lime. Taste is equally interesting, ever so slightly tart, citrus, a hint of gin and oak. Really awesome. Dr. Doom to boot. Winning.
OldMrCrow (2051) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Prufrock.
Light tan pour. White head. Lovely aroma. Gin forward, herbs, spearmint. Lemon. Tart clean flavor. White grape and pine. Gin again. I love this. Reminds me of something that ale apothecary would do. Once beastie tells me they’re there, I can taste the peach skins. Delightful.