Travlr (30304) - No fixed abode, South Dakota, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Reynolds314, thanks! Shared at Salud bottle share. Hazy golden yellow color color. Nice aroma of bretty dust and pepper, white wine, stone fruit. Taste is smooth fruity and vinous with light funk, maybe a hint of juniper. Delicious. bytemesis (11912) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle - thanks Phil! Pours slightly hazy golden, small off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is oak, Brett, lemon, peaches, juniper berries, gin. Flavor is light plus tart, medium funky, loads of oak tannins, slight vinous notes with genever ever present. Medium body, Interesting. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Aroma: Gin, Red Wine, Mild Stone Fruit...
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing...
Taste: Gin, Hay, Red Wine, Apricot, Mild Dry Hopping Finish...
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart DocLock (11545) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Shared at Craft. Poured hazy straw with white head. Nose was white wine grapes, yeasty oak, hops, mild funk. Tasted tart, winey, fruity, with notes of oak, hops, and a champagney body. drfabulous (12749) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Tart lemon and light body. Yellow in color. Some apple notes.
PriorL (3067) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again!
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer.
NOSE: fruity, bit sour, some oak, wine like.
TASTE: fruity, little sour, oak. j12601 (14609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at James’ for his 11k tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft lemon, musk, acid on the nose. Medium bodied, soft musk and acid, light tartness moving into grain. Long slow acid and grain on the finish. Slow acid and a bit herbal on the finish. ben4321 (8939) - Metuchen, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Scopey (20557) - Oldmeldrum, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from the brewery, 10/11/15, Blend 1 (6/19/15)
Aroma: The aroma is the pinot barrels, oak, some fruit and wheat, and a little green apple
Appearance: Slightly hazed yellowish-good with a fizzy white head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is fruity and a little grassy, tart, the red wine and oak are more subtle
Palate: This one is medium bodied, bright and drinkable with a lovely carbonation
This is quite interesting. It’s a kinda fruity and bright beer with a freshness to it that’s fairly unexpected. Yet it also has an oaked / aged feel too. There’s a lot going on here, rather complex. The more I drink of it the better I think it works. Most of the time a 5 oz sample is plenty to get a feel for a beer, but this is one of those exceptions to the rule. I needed a lot more to decide that this is a really nice, complex, skillfully created brew. Really nicely done.
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Bottle shared with Leighton et al. It pours hazy orange with a small white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, gin action, juniper, creaminess, floral, wood, orange peel and earth. The taste is crisp, sweet - sour, funky, minerals, orange sherbet, booze, some alcohol heat, acidity, lime zest, wood, pepper, G & T, white grape and chewy wood with a boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crazy stuff. Bizarre, but rather nice. jtclockwork (20781) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow gold. Nose and taste of gin, oak, Pinot, red wine, lemon and sour citrus - medium body