Propolis Brewing Reviews




Ferris
3.1
Propolis Gardin (11/14)
Bottle - Almost minty and basil like herbal notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Herbal notes, rosemary amd a bit of a bite. Nice if you like the herbal notes.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

fiery_1
3.3
Propolis Gardin (11/14)
750ml bottle @ Jamie’s. Pours a clear copper colour with an active off-white head. Nose is tart, sage, hops, and some almost kettle sour-esque notes. Flavour is pretty much the same.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

JK
4
Propolis Pi
Hazy yellow color, and thick, tall white heas. Acidic aroma with yeast, flavor is mostly dry with moderste hops and a soir bite nesr the and of the sip and aftertaste with wheat.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.3
Propolis Wyrt (2016 Field Series)
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a thin head. Roast malt, grain, sour fruit, funk, herbal bitterness, dry chocolate, and some unpleasant sourness.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.3
Propolis Sigrid (2016 Wild Series)
On draft at the brewery. Dark reddish brown, with a small caramel colored head. Dark fruit, raisin, prune, sourness, notes of chocolate, dark sugar, and sour dark fruit.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.4
Propolis Sahti (2015 Wild Series)
On draft at the brewery. Slightly cloudy yellow amber pour, with a white head. Grain, tartness, house yeast, juniper, juniper berries, and some funk.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.4
Propolis Gardin (2016 Barrel Series)
On draft at the brewery. Yellow amber pour, slight haze, with a white head. Biscuit, grain, yeast, fruity, slightly tart, light barrel character, and herbs.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.6
Propolis Whiskey Sour
On draft at the brewery. Golden pour, slight copper color, with a white head. Strong oak character, mild bourbon, fruit, yeast, moderately sour, and notes of butter.
Monday, February 13, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.4
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
On draft at the brewery. Hazed yellow pour, with a white head. Biscuit, mild tartness, yeast, fruit, moldy herbal, and some spruce. Decent and interesting.
Monday, February 13, 2017

kryon
3.8
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Pours cloudy golden with low white head Aromas tart of citrusy fruits, green grapes Taste has tart notes of mandarins, citrus, green grapes , over ripe apples
Monday, February 13, 2017

ansalon
3.5
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, peach, apricot, resin, pine, grass. Taste is very fruity with a moderate bretta tone. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
Monday, February 13, 2017

nickd717
3.8
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Draft at Old Devil Moon. Hazy golden with a small head. Aroma is elderflower, Brett, lots of floral, bread. Flavor is dry, decently tart, floral, tasty. Medium body, medium low carbonation. Good stuff.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.7
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
On draft at the brewery. Yellow pour, with a white head, slightly hazy. Bread, yeast, fruity, pear, floral, elderflower, moderately tart, and some oak. Nice enough.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

BillKismet
3.7
Propolis Granum (2015+)
Hazy orange-amber body with a decent head. Complex herbal nose, like a profusion of spring on a zephyr. Hyssop and sage at the front of the bouquet, with a gentle mysterious elixir behind it. Body is also flavored by hyssop sage and a delightful, playful medley of cottage garden herbs. Perhaps an intimation of honey? One of the true standouts at the 2017 Seattle Belgian Fest.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

luttonm
3.8
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Chuck’s 85th, Seattle. Thin cream, soft cloudy orange. Light fruity funk on nose. Clean sweet Brett nose, pleasing light touch. Golden grain, fairly bright and chunky. Subtle and smooth with some bright fruity grain. Fresh spring flowers and pollen. Lovely.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

SinH4
3.5
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Tap at Chuck’s. Hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma is grainy, some elderflower. Taste is grainy, dough, peppery, not so much elderflower. Peppery finish. Medium carbonation. Quite good, but not too amazing.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Minderbinder
3.7
Propolis Zephyros (2015+)
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy blond with low-medium white head. Aroma is of fruits, spices. Taste is of fruits, spices, some old rags. Palate: Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Fairly good.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

luttonm
4
Propolis Huckleberry (24/14)
Big Wood 2016, Brouwer’s, Seattle. As "Propolis Syrah and Sangiovese Blue Huckleberry Saison with Brett" at 7.5%. Thick creamy white head. Woody, red. Interesting and pretty complex. Red fruit, some waxy element. Lightly spiced saison. Brett is mixed and balanced. Mild sweet, fruit, alc tart. Interesting and well put together. Red wine barrel isn’t distinct, but nice.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

czar
3.6
Propolis Zephyros (2015+)
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! pours hazy golden-orange with a reviving white cap offering some retention and lacing. spicy apricots, dilly citrus, lots of flowery notes, medium acidity - little complexity; very peppery, sulphur traces. moderate carbonation, light body, firmly tart herbal-spicy finish. floral indeed but fairly sour saison.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

tom10101
3.7
Propolis Zephyros (2015+)
Bottle (750 ml), shared. Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium fully lasting white head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is floral with brettanomyces, lemony notes, pils malt and mild spiciness. Taste is floral with brettanomyce, floral notes lemon, pils malt and liht elderflower presence. Medium body. Moderate-medium carbonation. Elderflower finish, borderline dill. Good brett elderflower Saison. Easy drinking.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.5
Propolis Litha (2016 Field Series)
On draft at the brewery. Hazed yellow pour, with a white head. Biscuit, fruity, tart, chamomile tea, apple, and oak. Pretty good.
Monday, January 9, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.3
Propolis Fennel (2016 Field Series)
On draft at the brewery. Hazy yellow pour, with a white head. Tart, fruity, bready, floral, herbal, a bit funky, and oak. Kind of weird.
Monday, January 9, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.4
Propolis Melissa (2016 Field Series)
On draft at the brewery. Hazy yellow pour, with a white head. Bready, lemon grass, lemon drops, tartness, and light funk.
Monday, January 9, 2017

JohnnyJ
3.4
Propolis Oceanna (2016 Wild Series)
On draft at the brewery. Golden pour, slightly cloudy, with a white head. Cracker, light funk, grass, fruit, grain, and yeast. Pretty light and easy drinking. I don’t taste any spruce and the brewery didn’t mention it.
Monday, January 9, 2017

andrewje41
3.9
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Draft pour at Special Brews. 6 oz pour. Always enjoy an opportunity to try their beer, without paying a super bottle premium. Hazy golden pour with a patchy fizz head. Tart aroma, with mixed fruit. A wonderfully tart flavor with apple and white grape. Light body, very cider like. Perfect amount of tart going on here. Very cool constant. Nice apple pear finish. Very nice beer here.
Friday, December 23, 2016

Minderbinder
3.5
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bottle 750ml. Pours golden with very high frothy white head. Aroma is of fruits, spices. Taste is of fruits, spices, slight acidity, some bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Saisonish.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

bb
3.5
Propolis Litha - Rustica (2015)
Bottle. Amber beer with a low cream head. Sour and light spice aroma. Tart/light sour flavor with light herbal notes. Medium bodied. Tart/light sourness lingers with light herbal notes and light spice.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

luttonm
3.6
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series)
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Trevor. Clear rich gold, creamy bright white head. Honey sweet rich saison. Cedar is brighter wood element. Base is a bit round. Honey and cedar are delicious but accentuate the flabby base. Tasty but not great body.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

deyholla
3.6
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Bottle. Pours a near clear earthy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy funk and sweet grains with light berries and a hint of yogurt. Flavor has a good amount of berry that is slightly tart with sweet grains and light funk.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

deyholla
3.8
Propolis Sahti (2015 Wild Series)
Sampled at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of juniper with light fruits and a touch of flora. Flavor combines juniper and light fruits well with light grains backing.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

monk191
3.5
Propolis Sahti (2015 Wild Series)
A nice interesting, slightly tart amber. Pours a pretty red with a white head. Smells of cherry, herbs. Taste is sweet, borderline tart with tart strawberry, cherry and herbs. Had on tap at the brewery.
Monday, November 21, 2016

Bricktop86
3.5
Propolis Achillea Dubbel (2015+)
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is tart apple, earthy and herbs. Taste is medium sour, medium bitter and lightly sweet.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

rodenbach99
3.6
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Style et résumé: Saison à l’épinette.
Comment: Dégustation Manseau Automne 2016, Merci Tommy et les autres.
Portrait: Cette bière a une robe jaune dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de levure saison avec une touche de résine d’épinette, mais jamais à la hauteur d’un retsina. La bouche est agréable avec des fleurs blanches et des levures saison. Peu d’épinette encore une fois. Très bonne.
Note: 7+/10

Monday, October 31, 2016

mathieuc
3.8
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Nose is of white wine and dill. Taste is lightly tart and dry with cereals, pepper and more of the white wine. Body is medium, carbonation too and mouthfeel is lightly vinous. Quite interesting, can’t say I picked out the spruce though. Pretty good!
Thursday, October 27, 2016

joeneugs
3.9
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Bottle. It pours a clear golden color with a massive frothy white head. The aroma is really nice with light flowers, baked bread and light cobweb-like yeast presence. The flavor is the same with some lightly acidic/sweet white grape, baked bread and hints of bitter/phenolic brett. Very soft on the palate. The mouth feel is very smooth and slick with lower than average carbonation. A touch on the acidic/grapey side and the carbonation is a tad low for the style, but the flavor and aroma are both on point. Very nice.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Whatup14
3.5
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur jaune paille translucide, mousse blanche tenace. Arôme de levure, céréales, miel. Goût de miel, levures, céréales, légère amertume. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

czar
3.7
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
bottle at tom’s epic tasting 2016. pours hazy/cloudy pale golden with a frothy and creamy white head, good retention and lacing. soft spruce tips, obvious fruity and zesty seaizzoahn yeast, carbonic acid and metal traces, white wine, lots of herbs, grass, soft spices. bright and almost foamy carbonation, light body, dry and gently tart woodsy-herbal finish. nice spruce saison.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

tom10101
3.9
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bottle (750 ml), shared. Hazy golden with a frothy white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of Saison yeast (Dupont like) with lemon, grassy/herbal notes, spelt, mild cedar/spruce spiciness and brettanomyces. Taste is gently tart with lemon, grass/herbal notes, and Belgian yeast. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lemony and herbal finish. Very good Belgian Saison with a nice twist.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

SlovakSniper
3.5
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Céréales rustiques. Levures sauvages et cuir. Cette saison n’est pas surprenante mais bien appréciable. Épices en fin de bouche. Facilement buvable.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stoned99
3.5
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
2 ounces at tasting. Aroma: flowers, light lemon, light band-aid. App: cloudy pale, small white head leaving little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, high carbonation, some citrus, light dry acidity finish. Overall: not a big fan of this beer but it’s ok. Too carbed for me.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

JulienHuxley
3.5
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bottle shared. Clear pale gold pour with white head. Aroma is nice, classic saison, Belgian yeast, light pepper, honey. Taste is yeasty, nice grainy notes. Palate is med bodied, some alcohol. Decent.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Franckg
3.8
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bouteille. Robe dorée légèrement trouble avec quelques particules en suspension et surmontée d’un col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes de levures sauvages, citron, miel, soupçon de thé vert, fleurs, sucre résiduel et poivre vert. En bouche, levures, miel, citron confit, grains maltés, pétales de fleurs, pamplemousse rose. Texture légèrement onctueuse et corps mince.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

JK
3.6
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series)
Well carbonated. Yellow color with some haze. Yeast, dry and earthy. Yeast is prominent, earth, very dry. Good.
Friday, October 14, 2016

thomashall
3.6
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series)
Bomber shared at Darkness day. Cloudy yellow pour. Aroma is funky fruit. Taste is more floral to me. Not a huge fan but decent.
Friday, October 14, 2016

BVery
4
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series)
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Dry, funky, fruit - peach/apricot- and mild wood. Great.
Friday, October 14, 2016

deyholla
3.5
Propolis Cedar (2015 Wild Series)
Bottle. Pours a near clear amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of flora and sweet fruits with cedar and grains underlying. Flavor has lots of sweet fruits supported by flora, sweet grains and a bit of funk in the finish.
Friday, October 14, 2016

deyholla
3.3
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bottle. Pours a near light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light tart fruits with a bit of spruce and light gray supporting. Flavor has a decent amount of spruce with a growing light tartness and a hint of grain.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Beachmaster
3.9
Propolis Melissa (2016 Field Series)
On draught. Pours a hazy pale yellow, with a small white head that fades quickly. Nose is citrus and floral notes. Taste is pleasantly tart and very well balanced, with a slightly sour start that gives way to slightly sweet honey notes. Finish it is short, with low carbonation. Nice.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

jackl
3.1
Propolis Spruce (2015+)
Bottle thanks to DeyHolla! Deep gold with a small head. Nose is mellow spruce. Sweet gain. Mellow grass and leaf pile. Flavor has more spruce. Earthy rustic character. Dried grass. Medium body, soft carb
Saturday, September 10, 2016

drfabulous
3.9
Propolis Beltane (2015+)
Bottle shared at Jason’s. Dry saison with yeasty honey notes throughout. Floral and some lemon in finish. Really nice.
Monday, September 5, 2016