Propolis Brewing Reviews


mcberko
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series) 4.1
Bottle at Saraveza Farmhouse Festival, pours a hazy copper golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry toasted cedar notes and dry cereal. Flavour is very fresh, with loads of cedar, brett and cereal notes. Bone dry. The cedar doesnít dominate too much. Light tartness on the finish. Excellent.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Erthe (2015 Field Series) 3.3
Bottle at Saraveza Farmhouse Festival, pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very spicy and fragrant, with thyme and sage. Flavour is along the same lines, with sage and thyme without dominating, with a dry finish. Dry and spicy, with a pretty gentle palate. Really nice.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Pi (2015 Barrel Series) 4
Bottle at Saraveza Farmhouse Festival, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is huge on the strawberries upfront, followed by some rhubarb and light oak. Flavour is very stone fruit heavy, with loads of strawberries and other stone fruits, with a dry oaky finish. Complex and fruity. Excellent.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GothGargoyle
Propolis Pi (2015 Barrel Series) 3.6
Orange with a nice white head. Aroma is strawberry, rhubarb, hint of bread. Light-medium bodied, tart on the palate, lightly dry finish. Taste is rhubarb, sour strawberry, sour stone fruits.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

GothGargoyle
Propolis Erthe (15/14) 3.4
Yellow with a pale head. Aroma is sage, pizza, thyme. Light bodied, soft mouthfeel, dry woody finish. Taste is sage, thyme, wood.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

beerplace
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.4
750ml bottle at Matt?s place. Pours a clody blonde with a high white head. Aroma if full of brett yeasts with flowery notes. Taste is tart, very bitter with flower and grass notes. Good for saisons fans (but I am not :-) ).
Thursday, March 17, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 4
750mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma brings out wild yeasts, elderflower, and dry grainy notes. Flavour is spicy, wild and grainy, with brett yeast, dry grainy notes and spiciness. Wonderful balance, with a spicy dry finish. Excellent.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ferris
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.9
Bottle - Perfumy stone fruit and funk. Clearish gold with a nice white head. Sweet and Perfumy with light funk and a long finish. Lots of perfume, nice.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gerbeer
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.6
750 ml corked bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with full head. Aromas of funky/bretty yeast, creamed bananas, and wheat with mild floral notes. Flavors of earthy floral yeast, plastic, honey, and waxy lemon. Interesting.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Frank
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 4
This is a really nicely done wild-ish saidon. It pours cloudy orange w/ a huge head. The nose is especially nice here, very floral and fruity w/ a strong fresh banana character from the yeast. It strikes me as just a little bit tart with a touch of wild character to add interest to the otherwise juicy, slightly sweet character. I can definitely get behind a beer like this.
Friday, March 11, 2016

djd07
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.4
Bottle thanks to Brandon. Pours a hazy yellow with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, honey, floral. Medium mouth, lemon zest, honey, floral, tart finish, very good.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

CapFlu
Propolis Spruce (2015 Field Series) 3.8
Lasting medium, frothy head atop a cloudy, sediment filled orange body. Nose of weed and honey. Flavour is great - nice lemon, vanilla and orange rind with minor Apple finish.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Ferris
Propolis Spruce (2015 Field Series) 3.8
Bottle - Stone fruit and lots of funk. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Nice funky notes and sweet pine herbal notes. I like this.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

fiulijn
Propolis Spruce (2015 Field Series) 3
Tasting at Mattís
Cloudy golden color. Fresh wood sap aroma, light mint, glue. The body is leaner than expected, it has some residual sweetness, can feel some of the spruce, and this is not what you expect from beer, a bit soapy.
Weird.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Spruce (2015 Field Series) 3.8
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse notes, some light spruce, and some wild yeast. Flavour is quite complex, with notes of spruce, lovely wild critters, and some earthy notes. Quite complex, with the spruce incorporated subtly and expertly. Excellent.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

fiulijn
Propolis Fennel (2015 Field Series) 2.6
Tasting at Mattís
Cloudy golden color. Not much beer action going on, instead it has some violent soap aroma and flavor. Not impressive.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

CapFlu
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 3.7
Pours a lasting thin white frothy head atop a cloudy Amber body. Nose of weed and spice. Tart lemony front with a lasting wheats honey finish. Very nice.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

CapFlu
Propolis Fennel (2015 Field Series) 3.5
Thin white frothy head atop a cloudy orange body. Nose of minty honey. Very tasty. Tart, lingering watery sweetness. Likeable
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Ferris
Propolis Fennel (2015 Field Series) 3
Bottle - Sweet almost ketchup notes. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Sweet and ketchup notes with some tartness.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Fennel (2015 Field Series) 3.1
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out a lot of the fennel, with considerable anise quality, and some farmhouse notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of fennel and anise upfront, followed by farmhouse notes and minty notes. Very strange, a bit too abrasive on the mint and fennel to be overly enjoyable. Meh.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

fiulijn
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 3.8
Tasting at Mattís
Cloudy blond color, small head. Nice aroma, a lot of Brett, and some lemon. The mouthfeel is quite dry; high acidity, with enough Brett and a mild flowery touch.
Very nice.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Ferris
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 3.8
Bottle - Sweet, funky lemon and farmhouse. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tart, funky tropical fruit and a tart dry finish. Pretty nice.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 4.1
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of funky brett upfront, with subtle notes of elderflower and grainy notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with a great mix of brett and elderflower, with a dry, funky finish. Super complex, with a wonderful wild yeast quality. Excellent stuff.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

thirdeye11
Propolis Wyrt (2015 Field Series) 2.9
(750ml bottle) deep brown, tan bubbles. Nose is funky, acidic, farmy, hay, light roast, wildflower. Taste is roasty and sour at the same time, lacto, wood, some unintentional souring.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

reggiedunlop
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 4.3
Pours a very slightly hazy gold with a huge white head. Excellent lacing and retention. Aroma has bretty funk, a touch of faint honey, flowers, tart lemon and a bit of rind. Flavor follows suit adding notes of white wine, leather, hay and a touch of oak...delicious. Mouthfeel is light and very lively/silky with a dry funky/rindy finish that hints at tart lemon. Awesome.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Gerbeer
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 3.7
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with moderate head. Aromas of barnyard funk, citrus, and floral/herbs. Flavors of tart green berries, curry, wheat, light yeast and citrus. Interesting.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GothGargoyle
Propolis Zephyros (2015 Wild Series) 4
Slightly hazy yellow with a pale head. Aroma is funky saison, elderflower, wildflowers. Light-medium bodied, well balanced palate with a funky floral dry finish taste is elderflower, tart saison, Brett funk.
Friday, February 05, 2016

krumbum
Propolis Wyrt (2015 Field Series) 4.6
Herbacious smells over coal tartness. Black with lively and lasting tan head. Very dry slighty medicinal sour. Drys out your tongue
Monday, January 18, 2016

suprchunk
Propolis Salmon (2015 Barrel Series) 3.5
Hazy orange pour. Fluffy white head. Plenty of lacing. Dry earthy aroma with fruity notes. Tart front with a tart finish. Sweet fruit and malt. Sour berry.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

suprchunk
Propolis Sigrid (2015 Barrel Series) 3.1
Dark pour. Almost black. Small tan head. No lacing. Funky aroma of Brett and slight Lacto. Similar to JP. Thin taste of the same. Sweet and sour. Very tart. Very thin. Getting no juniper or spruce. More raisiny than anything. Except the JP dregs used.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

mcberko
Propolis Sage Blackberry (2015 Barrel Series) 3.6
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small white head. Aroma is very sharp, with wood, lots of tannins, blackberry skins, and red wine notes. Flavour is very cohesive and complex, with notes of sage, blackberry skins, light vinous notes, and a slight metallic astringent. Super vinous and only lightly herbal. Very elegant and really nicely constructed.
Friday, January 08, 2016

DCLawyer
Propolis Wendas (01/14) 3.4
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlrís. Amber with moderate tan head. Herbs, earthy malt, green coffee. Interesting.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

tcon25
Propolis Sahti (2015 Wild Series) 3.8
Bottle pour at Frankies thanks Andrew for sharing, I know you been looking for this for a wile now and nice to tag along on this style. A little different than I was expecting, huge juniper aroma, little bite, interesting beer.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

andrewje41
Propolis Sahti (2015 Wild Series) 3.7
Bottle poured and split. Finally tracked down this style, which has eluded me for years now. Waxed and corked bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin fizz head. Heavy floral aroma with soft berry. Probably one of the most unique beers Iíve tried. Interesting. Fun tick.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hanuta06
Propolis Spruce (2015 Field Series) 3.9
Serving: from bottle purchased at University District Farmers Market. Aroma: moderate citrus. Appearance: very small, frothy, white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-yellow body. Taste: moderately sour, lemon initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: light body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good
Saturday, December 19, 2015

mcberko
Propolis Salmon (2015 Barrel Series) 4
On tap at Brouwerís for Big Wood 2015, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of red berries (though Iím admittedly not that familiar with salmonberries), significant red wine presence and grape must. Flavour is much more dominated by the brett, with a wonderfully harmony between the berries, bretty funk and red wine barrels. Very low residual sweetness - the brett has eaten this up it seems. Complex and wonderfully constructed. Excellent.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Ferris
Propolis Salmon (2015 Barrel Series) 3.7
Draft - Nice sweet and funky Berry and citrus. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Sweet, tart, funky berry, Brett and some herbal notes. Odd, but nice.
Friday, December 04, 2015

nealblind
Propolis Achillea Dubbel (20/14) 3.9
clear cola brown. Aroma general woody planty. some ginger, slight lemon. Tastes thyme, flower petals, toasted pretzels salty dough. Super dry finish for a dubbel.
Monday, November 16, 2015

BeerandBlues2
Propolis Quad-Folius (2015 Barrel Series) 3.1
Bottle at home. Pours lightly murky brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, and prunes with rich bready malt, light booze, and sherry/cardboard oxidation. Flavor is lightly tart and acetic figs and prunes, light cherries, medium rich bready malt, light booze and a lightly sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation with a mild alcohol warmth.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Oakes
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.9
Hazy light tan. Herbal and bretty nose is sagey, spicy and a lot of fun. Little herbal note, full brett character and a shot of herbal notes. Fun. Good body, light tartness and very much drinkable. Thanks, CapFlu!
Sunday, November 01, 2015

wchesser
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.7
Cloudy straw yellow gold with heavy carbonation. Nose of lemon zest, light wheat, and some tropical fruits. Fairly thin and very drinkable with a tart lemon finish and some lingering minerality.
Thursday, October 01, 2015

CapFlu
Propolis Beltane (2015 GABF Medal) 3.6
Pours a lasting, frothy white head atop a clear gold body. Nose of yeast, Brett and citrus. Very drinkable, light and effervescent - lightly tart. Good lemony finish.
Friday, September 11, 2015

after4ever
Propolis Granum (2015 Field Series) 3.5
750, capped and waxed. Pours a cloudy dark amber wifh bright golden highlights. Loose fizzy head that goes away. Bright tangy nose, smells like roses and rose hips and wet grass and a bit of lemon on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy rose and lemon mid palate, a bit of fruity acidity. Long tangy finish.
Monday, September 07, 2015

CapFlu
Propolis Granum (2015 Field Series) 4.4
Pours a medium, white frothy head atop a cloudy, sediment filled golden. Nose of lemon and nail polish but in a good sense. Flavour is tart upfront and so well balanced. Honey lingers in the palate. Purchased at Pilgrim's Market in Idaho.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Prufrockstar
Propolis Granum (2015 Field Series) 3.8
Bottle, thanks to Jeremy. Enjoyed with fried chicken. Lightly herbal, botanical brett saison. Understated, balanced, and I have no idea why people basically ignore these folks. This is real good.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

djd07
Propolis Huckleberry (24/14) 4
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is berries, funk, oak. Medium mouth, tart berry, funk, oak, brett, very good.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

djd07
Propolis Cedar (23/14) 3.5
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange gold with medium frothy white head. The aroma is wheat, citrus, toast. Medium mouth, honey, citrus, light tartness, very good.
Saturday, August 15, 2015

djd07
Propolis Grewit (22/14) 3.5
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear copper ruby with small beige head. The aroma is toast, toffee, wheat. Medium mouth, dry, wheat, funk, oak tannin, spice, very good.
Saturday, August 15, 2015

djd07
Propolis Prunus (21/14) 3.9
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown ruby with small off white head. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, and funk. Thin mouth, tart, oak tannin, sweet, light dryness, very nice.
Saturday, August 15, 2015

djd07
Propolis Borage (13/14) 3.5
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a clear orange gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is lemon, floral, funk, wood. Medium mouth, tart, lemon zest, honey, very good.
Saturday, August 15, 2015