brokensail (14531) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a slightly off-white head that is quite fluffy.
S: A very nice spice note to the nose along with a fair amount of earthiness and some citrus. A touch of funk and a nice grape fruitiness along with just a hint of tartness.
T: The beer is fairly sweet with a good malt component as well as some fruit character: citrus, pears, and sweet apples which goes nicely with the spiced quality. The wine barrel contributes a bit of grape and tart flavors.
M: Medium body with a moderate yet creamy, rolling carbonation.
D: One of the best beers of the day. Really tasty and possibly the best Saison I’ve had.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark golden with a fluffy white head. Barn yard funk up front followed by a red wine and oak presence with subtle vanilla and caramel to round it out. Good silky bright palate with fine carbonation. Excellent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: March 25, 2010
Words: Cinq Saison in a Cote d’Or burgandy barrel
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy dirty white head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a winey fruityness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, winey sweetness, nice spicyness, hint of grape skin, sweet breadyness, touch of citrus
Date: March 05, 2011
all the wonderful flavors from last year’s firkin have mellowed and enriched into a winderful fruity and lightly spicy glass of grape jelly
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4