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Sunny And 75 - Rock Art Brewery

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81
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

djrn2, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Knapp85, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -15.7%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just in from mowing the law, this should be an interesting refreshment.

Pours a nice fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with plenty of lacing, a mostly clear slight chill hazed golden orange wheat colored beer.

Nose brings typical saison, nice farmhouse dry rustic malts, light toasted, light wheat, hint of floral spices from the yeast, some citrus and orange zest.

Taste starts a bit lighter than I expected, a bit thin that is, some wheat flavors, toasted malts, some farmhouse rustic malt flavors, hints of spices from the yeast again, and some citrus orange zest. A bit watery though, fairly dry, and the wheat really starts to break through, with hint of grassy hop character. Finish is dry and bready, toasted malt, light candied citrus, bit more bitterness as well.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb but less than I expected.

Overall not bad, starts OK but gets a bit thin, watery, and lack of carbonation for the style IMO. otherwise decent malts and yeast flavors, just a hint of hops if any.

jlindros, May 06, 2012
Photo of WesWes
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a dry and fruity yeast scent. It's a mild yeast aroma at best. It's also lacking the farmhouse funk. The taste is average. It has a weak and watery pale and wheat malt flavor with hints of coriander and orange peel. It goes down quick and easy with a thin yeasty finish. The mouthfeel is average as well. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a weak attempt at a saison. I'm sure it would be good in the heat, but so would a Coors light.

WesWes, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jwc215, Apr 06, 2008
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2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

weeare138, Sep 13, 2007
Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Billolick, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Light hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light wheat nose. Flavor is wheat with a nice yeast background. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

jdhilt, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of ppoitras
3.95/5  rDev +11%
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 beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Kelp, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
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 puboflyons
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ZEB89, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

outoffocus, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 09, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

petermethot, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

millerbuffoon, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
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 thekevlarkid
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a one-time offering from the Morrisville crew, a Saison/Farmhouse, drink in the summer brew. Out of the bomber it poured a hazy gold with some copper hues. The head was nice, retaining well down to a good cap that laced pretty well too. The aroma was inviting, spices and citrus, lots of coriander in particular similar to a Belgian style Wit. The flavors were not as pronounced however, orange peel and lemon first hit my tongue followed by the coriander and cloves. The grassy hops is understated and the aftertaste was a little of minerals. Light to medium body but the carbonation was a little prickly. A good beer but not really a Saison and could use some work on the kinks.

thekevlarkid, Sep 27, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Resuin, Jul 08, 2013
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Sunny And 75 from Rock Art Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.