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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (576) - Lubin, POLAND - JUL 5, 2015
(Bottle 0.75l / 1/3 of bottle) Medium strong gushing from bottle. Yellow hazy colour. White, small, stable head. Soft lacing. Medium body, moderate carbonation, watery texture, mayby slightly oily. Aroma: A bit pefrume. Medium strong yeasty esters. Medium strong brettanomyces, medium spicy, pepper, herbal, floral soft malty, wheat. Taste: Medium brett, medium herbal, soft spicy, slightly sour. Short to medium long, a bit bitter, spicy finish. Complex and refreshing. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Pours cloudy peach with a low white head. Aromas of funk, orange, honey, pepper and white wine. Taste is orange, funk, honey, pepper and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19128) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity peppery bretty aroma. Fruity spicy peppery bretty flavor. Has a fruity spicy bretty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy yellow body, frothy white head that retains beautifully. Hay, funk, light florals, light spice, with a subtle peppercorn note that comes forward in the finish without any heat. Very drinkable, nicely balanced, nuanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2721) - 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 (38685) - 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 (903) - 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 (1579) - 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 (3638) - 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 (9929) - 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.

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