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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Another Funked Up Belgian style saison finished with Brettanomyces. The grain bill includes Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. The addition of spelt provides a crisp, dry finish and 60# of honey gives it a complex sweetness and lighter body. We fermented with a Belgian Saison yeast and then tucked this away for 6 months in steel wine barrels where we added the juice of hundreds of pounds of cantaloupe and honeydew melons. Then inoculated the barrels with a wild yeast, Brettanomyces Bruxenellenis to eat the extra melon sugar and produce funky flavors. If that is not interesting enough we bottle and keg conditioned (naturally carbonated) the entire batch using only yeast, more honey and melon juice (that’s crazy stuff there folks). The resulting beer is fresh, fruity and funky.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6906) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to the Ken. Gusher! It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is soft fruit, melon, pear, brett, funky barnyard, light ketchup and wood. The taste is bitter, earthy brett, melon, citrus peel, spice, straw, barnyard, white wine and sherbet with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not quite as I was hoped. Perhaps a touch sweet. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared pre Zwanze 2014. Thanks to Kenny! Pours hazy gold with a creamy white head, some floaty bits. Lots of fresh citrus in the aroma, soft funk, pale bread, lemon, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor, some alcohol, more tangerine, melon, some meringue. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Decent balance to finish, more ripening citrus fruits, lots of tangerine, lemon squash, a bit of moldy wood. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3420) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Gusher! Pours hazy, floaters with a thin white head. Aromas of bready yeast, honey, white pepper. Taste is honey, dry finish. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Dusty and peppery aroma. Taste of caramel, peppery yeast. quite fizzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy golden, nose is light honey, funk, taste is sweet, fruity, light sourness, juicy fruit, a little salty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home ... light golden amber .. soft white lacing ...soft zezty salty fruit nose ... soft fruits ... juicy salty fruits ... big juicy floral fruits.. ligth honey

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6230) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large head, a slow gusher! First impression is a bit meh, some vanilla ice cream, cheese cake, apricot and gooseberry bush. Gooseberries, citric fruits and herbs on the flavor, some vanilla notes too, some faint spices also. Decent but a bit of a disappointment. Way too strong carbonation.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Courtesy of olio & lusikka. Thanks guys!
Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Gusher. Vanilla, vanilla ice-cream, sweetness and mild maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is mild brett, grapefruit, citrus, mild sweetness and malt. This must be very fresh as the brett is very mild. Not bad. Fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle. Gusher! Pours a cloudy golden colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma of biscuit, sweetness, cheesecake and vanilla. Flavour of sweet caramel notes, some funkiness, vanilla, floral notes, floral bitterness, some white bread and citrus. Medium bodied. Carbonation is extremely high. Feels fairly fresh at the moment, and could use some aging.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Pours hazy peach with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of funk, honey, melon, kiwi. Taste is funk, melon, honey, hay. Mouthfeel is tart and dry. Aftertaste is citrus and slight melon.


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