Philosophizer - Adelbert's Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Type: 750ml (25.3 oz.) bottle
Glass: Fuller’s London pint glass
From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Purchased: July 4, 2014
Consumed: July 5, 2014
Misc.: Batch No. 009; Bottled on Feb. 3, 2014
Poured an orange, hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Average amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Excellent amount of foamy retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled green grapes, peppery spices, banana, caramel, citrus notes, kiwi, honey, wheat, green apple and grassy notes.
Taste was more flavorful than the nose. Got green apple, caramel apple, green grapes, kiwi, honey wheat, citrus notes, peppery spices, banana and slight woody notes.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly fruity, abrupt finish.
Pretty decent for the style, but not worth the $11.99 price tag.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 05:44:22 | More by BucannonXC5
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden orange in color with a cloudy body, this beer has a nose of cloves, grain, spice, and a touch of honey. Foam level is slight and it doesn’t last very long. There is no lacing left on the glass as you drink.
This beer offers a cornucopia of flavors such as citrus, apple, pear, yeast, and lemongrass. There is some alcohol in the finish, but not as much as I expected, given the percentage of abv. The beer is only moderately spiced, a little peppery, and generally refreshing with a dry finish. The Belgian yeast imparts a certain candy- like character but the other ingredients help to dry out the flavor, leading to a good taste and balance overall.
This beer is sold in a wine- size bottle and is capped with a cork. It took me some effort to pull the cork off, but I like that, once popped, the beer doesn’t explode out of the bottle. I made the mistake of storing the bottle on its side, due to its height, and that caused the small amount of sediment to end up resting on the side of the bottle. But it was nothing that a little agitation couldn’t resolve.
Overall, I found this a good tasting farmhouse ale/saison that is definitely worth a sample. It isn’t easy to find, but Adebert’s just recently expanded into California and continues to add more states to its distribution. Grab a bottle if you can find it- it’s worth the effort.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 05:02:57 | More by BryanCarey
Philosophizer from Adelbert's Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.