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Sunny And 75 | Rock Art Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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.

Added by dherling on 11-26-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
88
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
18.08%
 
 
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 88
Photo of weeare138
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

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Photo of iceball585
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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).

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Photo of rousee
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of potownbill
2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of scottum
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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?

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Photo of Brad007
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of lpayette
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of dherling
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light golden color with a fomay white head that sizzles into a thin film. Has some green hop notes in the nose, very fresh smelling, complemented by a light biscuit odor. The taste again is light, but not empty. The light malt flavor is persistent before yeilding to a clean finish.Light bubbly mouthfeel makes this a success, a very nice refreshing beer

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Sunny And 75 from Rock Art Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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