BillKismet (4020) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apricot amber body, faded head with a resilient ring of head. Wonderfully complex and delicately spicy bouquet. Spiced phenols merge beautificaly with shimmering wine notes. The body is quite spicy and on the Saison-end of the spectrum, but overkill on the tannic clovey flavors that cultivate too much of a soapiness that splashes into the finish.
after4ever (8020) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy pale amber with a huge surging white head. Tangy artichoke and plastic phenolic nose. Slick medium body with fizzy carb. Artichokes, plastic, and rubber on the mid palate. Might have fermented too hot.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really interesting beer. Saison blended w red wine. Nose of Belgian yeast esters sweet and fruity maybe a bit much on the sweet side. Fruity grape oak notes spicy pepper. Interesting. Hazy golden orange pour reddish tint. Thin white head. Flavors of estery yeasty notes. Sweet bubblegum grape dough pepper fresh oak. Well carbonated bitey fruitu finish. Interesting beer.