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Sunny And 75 - Rock Art Brewery

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with spices! A refreshing ale brewed with fresh cracked coriander seeds, a dash of orange peel and fermented with a yeast that compliments the malt and spice flavors. Serve well chilled, pour into a wide mouth glass with an inch or so of head. Garnish with a thin slice of orange if you wish. Sit back, relax and inhale the aromas as you begin to sip, you have now entered your comfort zone.

(Beer added by: dherling on 11-26-2006)
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Photo of micahgoldfus
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good looking beer: orange-yellow, cloudy, plenty of carbonation bubbles running up the size, and a creamy, white, 1/2-finger head that just sat right on the top of the beer. The smell was quite nice: a mix of yeast, spices, bready malts, sweet orange peel, and tangy lemons. The smell gave a preview to the taste, but didn't give away everything. There was a great balance of many complimentary flavors: the base of the beer was wheat and yeast. Throw into the mix plenty of citrus (orange and lemons), loads of spices (especially coriander and pepper), a drop of honey, and the mildest of hops to keep things balanced. Every taste was strong, but none too dominant. The beer was light and refreshing, but still creamy and full-bodied enough to sip slowly. I liked it quite a bit, and regret drinking it during the winter months!

micahgoldfus, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of Onequarter
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Onequarter, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of nafredet1
4.25/5  rDev +19%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of bknjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +19%

bknjohnson, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of rousee
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a strange beer. Labled as a saison--it has elements of it for sure. The hints of coriander and orange peel or anise seed noticeable more on the palate than nose.

What I like about this beer in particular is its taste and drinkabilty. Due to the lower abv than you would typically find in some Belgianstyle saisons, the drinkability increases tenfold. It seems like the Rock Art people have been improving in general with most of the beers cuz the other ones I tried by them recently were better also than i remember them being. A quite decent beer for those warmer months of the year.

rousee, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy yellow body with a good bit of sediment. Healthy sized white head with decent retention. Some nice lacing is left behind.

Smells tasty, orange peel, other fruits. Some coriander.

This tastes like a belgian white mixed with a saison. Lots of fruitiness that includes orange. A bit of peppery coriander.

Mouthfeel is light with carbonation that I would consider fairly low for the style.

Really drinkable. There are definitely better saisons out there, but this beer is perfect for a nice hot day.

Hojaminbag, May 22, 2009
Photo of lpayette
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Details- $3 for a 22 oz. bomber @ winooski beverage- a steal. 10 IBUs 5.1% ABV. Nice long explanation about the beer including some pairing suggestions.

Appearance- Poured into a tulip glass, this beer is golden/straw in color. Even an extremely hard pour produces almost no head at first. Oddly, as I continually added beer into the glass (big bottle) the head seemed to get bigger... but never big enough for me. I like a big rocky head with lots of brussels lace on my saisons and this one just fell short on this category.

Smell- A mild banana characteristic, some yeasty earth tones, subtle apple, fresh and hot biscuits, and a bit of funk.

Taste- This beer has a great, light and very refreshing taste. I recommend serving this with plenty of the yeast for a healthy dose of flavor and B-Vitamins. A very nice amount of banana flavor, nothing overpowering, but it's obvious it's there. A perfect amount of sweetness with just the right amount bitterness coming from the orange peels. Earthy... Coriander evident as well. A bit flowery. Almost a slightly nutty characteristic. Very discretely complex.

Mouthfeel- Light-bodied. The yeast adds a nice feel. Not enough carbonation.

Drinkability/Conclusions - This is perhaps the most drinkable saison I've had. While there are some improvements I'd like to see (mainly it needs more priming sugars for more carbonation), this is a great attempt at the style and much better than most other american versions I've encountered.

lpayette, Feb 07, 2007
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

GratefulBeerGuy, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

puboflyons, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of callmemickey
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden color with a mid sized whispy white head that sticks around the entire time

S: Delicious blend of spice and citrus.. prominent are clove, coriander and orange scents

T: Soft bready malts.. hints of floral hops and all of the spice and citrus notes that were in the aroma

M: Medium bodied and crisp...

D: Lovely... I imagine even better on a warm day... it was refreshing...

callmemickey, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +12%

hockeyfighter19, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +12%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SixpointJMH, Nov 17, 2007
Photo of SMADMS
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from my notes from the VBF

On tap at the Rock Art Booth

A--hazy golden color nice lacing head
S-- spicy and citrus wonderful clean aroma
T-- orange and coriander spice nice malty tones
M-- very light and clean. finishes nice
D-- nice slow sunday ale sitting on the deck having a few

Too bad this one is not available it would be a great summer Ale

SMADMS, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of ppoitras
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ppoitras, May 15, 2007
Photo of scottg
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

scottg, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a really hazy pale color in which light barely shines through. The aroma is light and spicy with some hints of banana and citrus. Taste is kind of hit or miss on this bottle. Spicy and the hints of banana and citrus show through well. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery though. Still a very refreshing and drinkable ale for a warm summer day.

Brad007, May 11, 2007
Photo of Kunks80
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

Kunks80, Monday at 11:23 PM
Photo of iceball585
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light hazy yellow color, thick white head w/ some sediment floating around

S- Strong smell of lemon and spices

T- Good fruity taste of oranges and lemons but had a strong flavor of wheat and spices near the end

M- Medium weight and smooth w/ a little carbonation but still finishes smooth

D- Very nice summer beer

The name of this beer really suits it (Sunny and 75). This would be a great beer to be drinking on a good summer day. Very light in appearance, good citrus taste, but still smooth and not too fizzy. The spices make this beer resemble Blue Moon (although Blue Moon is a witbier, not a saison).

iceball585, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

beerthulhu, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of scottum
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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?

scottum, May 11, 2007
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Janeinma, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of NickBeery
3.75/5  rDev +5%

NickBeery, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of justforrazors
3.75/5  rDev +5%

justforrazors, Jun 23, 2013
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Sunny And 75 from Rock Art Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.