Sunny And 75 - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by scottum:
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a hazy golden amber with a huge bright white headskie. Mellow and quite easy to drink. Fruity and spiced notes in the malt bill don't overlinger. Refreshing. I don't usually like "beers of summer," but this is one that works. Read: not a fizzy yellow beer. Say what?
05-11-2007 21:58:39 | More by scottum
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3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Rock Art has appeared in Maine! Hooray!
I have enjoyed their beers, just not this one so much.
Poured into a tulip glass, the beer was a gold color with a white head that left a fair amount of lace.
It had a sweet citrus aroma, malt, and spice.
Orange taste, some coriander, a little bread. Not that pronounced.
An OK beer, not particularly crisp or refreshing.
06-09-2010 01:00:51 | More by lordofthewiens
3.65/5 rDev +2.8%
Bomber bottle, pours fairly clear golden, minor off white head and just a hint of lace. Bananas and light spice in the nose. Lightness of flavor is the problem here. Some pepper and more tropical fruits dominate. A bit watery. Not bad for a hot summer day, and I believe that was what they intended this one for. However there is much better saison out there for the enjoying.
04-26-2009 18:45:04 | More by Billolick
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
An orange-honey sunset color, light-white head, quick dissipation with a very active look. Active usually comes off as "refreshing" for me.
A hint of crispy-clean pale malt, slightly sweet, gentle, subtle fruits, green herbs, very subtle earthy and black pepper with some lemmon peel left to linger on the nose.
A very crispy and sharp malty kick with nice yeastie complexity that delivers green grassy, earthy flavor's and nice and gentle fruity hop. The cracked corriander seeds adds a peppery, dry, snappy feel to the already simple but surprisingly complex flavor.
The best part of this light, summery beer is that the basic flavor's hold their own even with the addition of the corriander. On-point.
08-08-2010 18:26:20 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
13oz pour at Sunset Grill in Boston, served in a tall pilsener glass...
A - about a quarter inch of loose frothy, white foam sits on top of a cloudy, dirty golden colored beer with very active bubbling carbonation.
S - herb-heavy...mint, basil, pink peppercorns with some lightly zesty lemon rind. rounded out by some wet grassy hops.
T - mint and basil dominate the drink...cracked black pepper, citrusy lemon zest, and sharp grassy hops fight their way through. very subtle fruity belgian yeast rounds out the end.
M - medium bodied with ample playful carbonation...melds with the "herbal" qualities of the beer nicely. incredibly dry finish.
D - interesting take, like a slightly lighter and sweeter version of Saison du Buff...this must be paired with some food, otherwise the garden flavors turn very weary.
08-05-2010 00:24:10 | More by Stigs
4/5 rDev +12.7%
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on September 1, 2013
The pour is pale yellow to light amber with a decent white head. A little hazy.
The aroma has all kinds of Belgian esters going on including Belgian yeast, coriander,clove, and herbs along with a biscuit malt character. I find it delightful.
The body is light and refreshing.
The taste is much like the aroma with a very nice Belgian abbey character. I get flavors of coriander, orange, spice, lemongrass, and toasted biscuit with a clean hop finish. Most summers are too fruity for me but this one seems to hit the mark right on. I would definitely try it again.
09-01-2013 21:03:29 | More by puboflyons
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
A: Poured a bright vibrant tangerine orange with a 2 finger creamy soft head that was sandy-beige in color. Retention was above average while leaving a clingy broken ring lacing behind. A light visible carbonation was observed as well a large amount of turbidity from the speckled yeast particles that lazily lied suspended in the drink.
S: The nose yielded semi-tangerines, orange peels and a light honey suckle sweetness.
T: The flavor was much the same filled with semi-tart tangerines, dry orange peels with a light tartness. Some bananas, and dried tropical fruitiness (kiwi, pineapple) is accompanied by a spicy citrus hopping that livens things up. Overall the flavor is spicy, clean, solid per style and refreshing in nature.
M: medium full with a smooth texture and a nice spicy citrus hopping for a fade. carbonation was light.
D: Smooth drinkability making for a refreshing and thirst quenching summer time drink. Easy going down with a very clean flavor all around. Worthy of a try.
10-22-2008 22:39:47 | More by beerthulhu
District of Columbia
3.2/5 rDev -9.9%
22 oz bomber into a hefeweizen glass.
Quite obviously mislabeled. More appropriately considered a spiced ale or spiced pale ale. Low ABV and VERY low IBUs of 10, which direct the attention to the dominant spice and citrus flavors.
Great mid-day summer beer. Pours a hard yellow, perhaps a bit clear-ish, but has a thick, creamy head. Nice mixture of coriander seed, brown bread, dried lemon peel, and rye. Well-balanced, soft, and smooth, with the citrus spice, and graininess go through to the back on the tongue. A touch of sweetness rounds out the flavor. Not exceptionally drinkable, but certainly worth picking one up.
08-14-2009 19:11:16 | More by TLove
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Pours a cloudy orange/gold color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly with no lacing. Aromas of yeast, orange, banana, and some spices, mostly corriander. Tart and sour flavors up front with orange, corriander and wheat leading to a banana finish with a hint of vanilla. Medium carbonation, medium body, this beer has a dry mouthfeel from the first sip to the last. Spices are evident but not overpowering, well done.
06-15-2008 17:35:33 | More by scottg
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
22oz bomber. Consumed 2/23/10
A) Pours with a thin wispy head. The lacing is thin and sticky. Hazy body. Light sediment. Upward carbonation. Golden color.
S) Apple. Orange. Wheaty. Light notes of caramel.
T) Gentle malty sweet up front with citrus notes. Then moves to a dry, grainy taste. Finishes with subtle orange mixed with wheat.
M) Light body. Dry. Fizzy. Crisp.
D) A nice brew. Would be even better in the summer...
03-22-2010 22:40:16 | More by u2carew
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
Pours a nice, slightly clouded golden colour with a frothy white head that has moderate retention time and leaves specks of itself randomly on the glass.
The aroma is a blend of citrus fruit, coriander and other general spice. There's definitely a grassy/floral vibe to this one as well.
Flavour is in line with the aroma but with more balance. Each sip starts with a quick fruit burst and moves into a mix of spice and grassy hops before settling into a more tart/hop blend at the finish, which also has a hint of smokiness to it. Mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated and refreshing.
This is yet another nice brew from Rock Art. I really dig what they do for the most part. Nothing over the top or palate destroying...just good, solid, drinkable brews, and this one is no exception.
11-17-2007 05:38:13 | More by SixpointJMH
2.6/5 rDev -26.8%
Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this...
Appears a slightly hazy, semi transparent gold with a small, white head that fades into a mild cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass and small amounts of CO2 rise to the top.
Smell is of corn husk, hay, yeast, apricots, honey, flowers, and wax.
Taste is summed up in the aromas with an odd, hay-like flavor being pronounced.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth (after fizzyness dies out), dirty, mineraly, with wet hay and wheat rounding it out to the thin finish..
Seems like something went awry with this.
09-13-2007 20:05:51 | More by weeare138
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
22oz bottle into a snifter glass.
A- Pours a nice golden yellow with a 1 finger bright white head that disappears pretty quickly leaving a nice white rim around the glass.
S- A lot of spice! Mint, lemon, thyme, basil, maybe black pepper and some great smelling pale malts and wheat.
T- Pale malts with a nice spicy undertone and a great lemon punch on the tongue. Plenty of flavor in this one, all the Italiano type spices mixed with some black pepper/peppercorn style flavors makes for a great blended brew.
M- Lighter body with moderate carbonation and a nice wetter finish, not to bitter. Real smooth and refreshing.
Great Summer Beer
10-09-2010 20:54:23 | More by Arenbeer
3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this one -
Pours golden with a fairly thick head that slowly becomes a lasting patch.
The smell is of orange peel, coriander, some sugar-coated banana-like fruitiness and candy sugar. Smells like a nice, refreshing witbier to me. Regardless of style, it is very welcoming.
The taste, unfortunately, does not live up to the aroma. Coriander/black pepper dominate just a bit too much, and there is a slight metallic touch. Something is lost between the nose and the taste as it progresses, as the subtle, refreshing complexities become subdued. Sweetness balanced by pepper remains, along with a touch of a wheat tang. Sweetish finish.
Appropriately light-bodied. Carbonation a bit prickly. Somewhat crisp.
Rather a let-down after the nose, but it still holds its own as a light, refreshing brew.
04-06-2008 03:46:37 | More by jwc215
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
22oz bought somewhere during a Middlebury/Burlington visit.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/8" white head over the almost clear dark golden brew. Head is gone in a flash, with a skim and rim bubbles left behind, and average sticky lace. Aroma is lightly spicy pale grains. Taste is the same, with a clean close which seems to have a touch of lemon zest. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Will stand out amongst the limp summer offerings many have.
05-15-2007 21:36:36 | More by ppoitras
2.9/5 rDev -18.3%
Bought a 22oz bottle at Winooski Beverage, along with a few more Rock Art offerings.
The appearance was an opaque golden yellow that left a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Obviously, little of the head was left clinging to the glass.
The smell was floral. Not much else.
The taste was a repeat of the floral sweetness. There was a little spice. This was a one dimensional beer.
The mouthfeel was light, and there was little carbonation.
On the second pour in the same glass, there was more of a head, and more apparent carbonation, but still was not impressive.
This is not in the same class as other Saisons I have tasted.
05-13-2007 00:25:09 | More by potownbill
Sunny And 75 from Rock Art Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.