scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2007
1L bottle @ Ken’s Walloping Wednesday - Softly hazed gold, creamy off white head. Nose held funked floral and sour lemon-like tones. Hints of yeasty black pepper emerge on further warming. Flavor was very nice with a well balanced mix of bretty funk and peppery lemon florals. Nicely complex for the light ABV. Light bodied, medium carbonation, peppery, sour fruity finish. Unique and tasty for sure. Thanks argo0. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
From a pricy big bottle purchase at Belmont Station--Poured a medium copper amber body with a mild white head that dissipated but left da ecent to low head. Honey nose with fruity watery mild complex lovin texture. I drank a few glasses and loved it! Go for it if you can afford it. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Dusty yellow-orange. Minty and spicy, herbal . . . barnyard? It’s a mix of a variety of things, but not much flavor comes with it. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Hazy pink grapefruit color with saliva like bubbles spreading around the wrung. The aroma is an f’in garden party. Juniper, boysenberry, rose hips, lemon grass and mint tea leaves. Pepper cleaves and kernels round it out with a spicy flair. Pepper comes out more in the flavor along with a souring grapefruit squeeze into an iced rose hip flavored tea. Effervescence mires activity while the tea leaves and lavender breezes interject more earthly traits. Glimpses of limeade are confounded with mixed, tart, tropical squeezes. Ruby red grapefruit taints rise with quips of lavender petals submerged under the surface. Strange stuff, with a peppery turn at the end, but a damn fun beer to try, all thanks to JPDIPSO. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
I liked this one at Jimacks. Very different. Nose is very floral with some sour berries. Taste is very complex and screams food. Must have been brewed with the kitchen sink, a little bit of this and that. Not luck on the brewers part, I believe they aimed and hit the target. Bottle says violets, roses, and elderberries. Now I don’t get roses or violets specificly but some flowers for sure. Thanks beastie.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 Artebirra Pasturana 2008: nell’aroma il pepe predomina un po’ su tutto il resto, mentre nel sapore sbucano sambuco e miele, però non ho percepito molto di più; non mi pareva molto in forma, dovrei assaggiarla di nuovo per capire se è stata una sfiga mia o se è sempre così. Un poco una delusione.
______Riassaggiata alla spina all’Isola della Birra... tutta un’altra cosa. Aggiorno il voto JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Cloudy light straw color with a broken head. Odd vinegary/brine aroma, light spicy, a hint of funk. Lightly briny taste, some citrus, grain. As with the Te, the brine character really is too much for me. I don’t know what makes this happen, but I’m finding I don’t like it so much. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of argo0. Cloudy, somewhat dull orange with an off-white/grayish head. Interesting nose of roses and grandma’s perfume. Tart fruitiness, medium sourness/funk along with notes of roses (and other flowers I can’t quite identify), light cherry and some wood character. Pretty dry. Medium to lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. An adventurous and fun brew, even though I didn’t quite love it - definitely worth a try. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Orange/amber with a thin layer of ice grayish carbonation. Grainy, musty, earthy, peppery, lightly bitter, floral, lightly sweet. Very interesting brew. Unique. Medium body, balanced. Very nice. tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Thanks to JK for bringing this unique brew. Very light refreshing saison style beer. Sour and some barnyard aromas. I believe this is more of an acquired taste, but I thought this was a decent effort. Some olive in the flavor, meat, cheese, yeast, very interesting and unique.