Feeling: like that chick that orders a Manhattan at a dive bar
Smelling: cantaloupe and passion fruit in a bag that got a little hot and farty
Tasting: if the world made flavored chalk like the smelly markers of my childhood—the lemon flavor and licking the inside of a saison glass to get the leftover foam. — 21 days ago
I bought this as part of a fundraiser supporting equality for all in this great country of ours. A black saison with chocolate and cinnamon notes. It is very drinkable for a higher-alcohol beer (around 9%). It definitely smells like a tasty treat, and has a lot of chocolate flavor. Even though I normally lean toward lower ABV beer, yes! I would buy and enjoy this again. — 3 months ago
One of my all time favorite beers. Anytime it’s on the menu, I order it. I always want to try the other selections in Kagua’s line, Blanc and Rogue, but I just love a good refreshing saison on a humid eve like this one.
Jazz lifting through the air at Kanoyama, this is a perfect ambiance to enjoy this beer.
Refreshing citrus and yuzu blend in harmony with a truly buzz worthy sensation of carbonation and light hops.
Never gets old. — 3 months ago
Wine 1/12 (Gemischter Satz)
Nose has pear, wild yeast fermentation, pineapple core, cold orange slice and minor apple cider.
Palate has cooked pear, mild Saison-esque notes, cold pineapple, dry minerality, peach peel, nice acidity and a medium finish.
Once again it is notable that I have made one full trip around the Sun earlier this week. We had our small, social bubble team to the house for celebrating my getting older and somewhat less flexible in advancing age...Whatever will be done when I creast 50? Well, at least it's several years until needing manage that concern.
We enjoyed well-salted Ribeyes (Kinderhook Farm - Valatie, NY, prepared 48h in advance), turning to a beautiful medium-rare after a mere 12m of grill time and smashed, small red potatoes with capers (yeah try it, don't judge me yet). None of the bottles were particularly planned as 'steak wines'; we didn't care as it really was a wine nerd-fest of grapes/regions, from Burgenland, Austria to Brittany, France. Wine and food were on individual plateaux today. This was the vom Boden Spring Experience case, expertly curated by Stephen Bitterolf, and well received by our tasting crew. — a month ago
Never had anything quite like it. Cava meets saison meets sour lager. Grassy, chalky, lemon, pepper, funky/damp forest floor on the nose. Wine is fuller bodied than I expected. Not thin n crisp, but coating while still managing to be lemon-citrus-bright. Super yeasty, very beer-like. Finish is an odd one, but I’m saying white pepper and car exhaust. So sue me. — 2 months ago
Terrific. 4+ years old. — 3 months ago