Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Draft at the brewery, courtesy Joey and Wayne. Pours a lightly hazy golden straw color with a dense, foamy white head that lasts. Some nice, thick, ribbony lacing coats the glass well. Aromas are crisp, fruity, and semi-dry, notes of white grapes and natural, musty yeast leading the charge. Lightly peppery from the floral hops, the nose shows great balance. Flavors are a bit more wild than expected, in a good way. Tannic white grape notes meet a dry, funky yeasty component that permeates the entire brew. It almost tastes like it was done with brett, but knowing otherwise, I have to assume some naturally wild yeast must have been introduced by those scuppernongs. Perfectly spicy hops finish things off, working well with both the yeasty dryness and the lively carbonation. Medium bodied and semi-dry on the palate, this makes for a great summertime session saison. Another winner from Cigar City! afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a one finger white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma is like a Scuppernong wine with apple pie, spicy yeast, pilsner malt, and floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of tannins from the grape skins and and a light slightly grainy finish. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and slightly spicy finish. Very good. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is oily, spicy, musty, some veinous qualities, yeast, bread. Flavor is sweet apple, spice, flowers, some hint of barnyard, grapes. Generally medium body with a sweet and slightly spicy finish. Nice saison style ale.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours hazy gold with straw highlights and white head. The aroma is hay, wet hay, yeastiness, grapes, apricots and dewy meadow. Yum. The taste is much the same with some malts moving to hay along with fruitiness from grapes, pears and then fruity tartness. In the background I get mild yet chewy discarded athletic socks. It ends pretty dry and very refreshing. I would sure like to get another try at this. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Draft… Hazy pear-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Long lasting retention. The aroma is earthy, fruity and spicy. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lazy carbonation. Spicy, yeasty, pale grain flavor. Nice balance. A quick shot of tartness (from the swamp grapes, I assume) kind of hits and quickly disappears. The finish is tangy, but not at all dry.