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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This culinary delight is a rich farmhouse-style saison brewed with a generous helping of aromatic Turkish bay leaves and a dose of coarsely ground Tellicherry black peppercorns. The wild fermentation is finished off with cultured brettanomyces, which lend a noticeable sour note. As a collaboration between celebrated Louisville chef, Josh Lehman, and the brewers at Against the Grain, this beer highlights the interplay of cooking and brewing in a single glass. Complex, yet refreshing, this beer has a wild, perfumey aroma that prepares the palate for the tangy, yeasty flavor that mingles with spiciness from the spices as well as the phenols produced in fermentation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft @ CB. Golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lots of bay leaf and peppercorn, zesty citrus and very light barnyard. Flavor is very spicy with more of a saison taste and no real sour or tartness. Medium to light body with active carbonation. This one is very spicy with lots of bay, not really my thing but interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2356) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
Pours hazy peach with low white head. Aroma of bretta, honey, citrus, grass. Taste is spicy and peppery, slightly sweet. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, wheat, light flowers, moderate yeasty, herbs, saison yeast, spicy, grapes, funky, light wine - wood, laurel. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, peppery - black pepper, floral, herbs, saison yeast, dry, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150401]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (871) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of herbs, spice, light wheat. Light bodied but complex nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
back (1546) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 1, 2015
Gylden klar skum hvid kort Gær hest krydderi peber brett Bitter modrate sur lidt Livlig olie @f1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3488) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of bay leave, brett, lots of bay leaves. Sweet malty flavour, bay leaves, brett, chili pepper. Finish brett, light lingering chili.
(from 33cL bottle @ Roel’s Bonzai tasting, Oirschot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9550) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Hazy golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is yeasty, lightly spicy, a hint of citrus. Taste yeast, wheat, citrus slightly, spices, only the slightest hint of pepper. Decent body and carbonation. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1617) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @benzai. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells and tastes sweet, spicey, herbs, soapy, citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy orange colour with a large white head. Smells herbs, slightly soapy, fresh, sweetish, brett, nice. Tastes herbs, spices, malts, slightly soapy. Could be a Van Moll brew. Medium body, nice carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjorninn (42) - - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska í saison smakki 21. mars. Ljósgylltur, tær. Pipar, sítrus, kryddjurtir og brett í lyktinni, kemur vel saman. Vel þurr, skarpur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (342) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured a cloudy and hazy orange/yellow with enormous fluffy white head. Aromas a sweetness and funk, spices, pepper, and some fruits. Taste was medium to heavy sweetness and a medium sour aspect to it. Had a medium body and kind of a thick texture to it and was overyl carbed. Interesting spin on this Saison tho with the peppercorns and they were noticed. I found this pretty unique and not a bad beer.

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