MadIndian (2265) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe the best Anchorage beer I ever had. A nice floral and sour aroma.
Notes of corriander, ginger, cloves fruit.
The finish is a peppery sour. I liked it.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A crazy amber wild ale (very wild) of great complexity. That simple. Superb.
How: Bottle 750ml, a few times. This bottle consumed 4 months after bottling, bought in a store and also received from TURDFERGUSON
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a large off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose is bursting with musty brett over fresh apricots and freshly cut oak. For the wild beer lover this aroma is borderline hypnotizing. Taste is very wild/bretty with horse blanket and kind of other stuff synonymous with rustic-wild. A smooth body with soggy bready malts and soft cookies. Fresh apricots, some white grapes, fresh pineapples, fresh pine-tree, garden flowers. There is a very mild sourness, a moderate tannins presence and a medium piney/fruity bitterness with resinous undertones. But mostly the beer is just crazy wild. Wicked beer. I drank my two bottles and crave for more but itís sold out in Vermont so I donít what to do, Iím desperate, I whish I was at work right now, there is a Help button in the elevator.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20120408 750ml bottle from, eh, I forget... Honeygo, I think. Didnít have high hopes, but this gamble paid off huge! Hazy dark golden color with big white lasting head of tight fine foam. Some visible eff. Aroma is lovely, flowery, herby Brett and sweet tropical fruit salad with pineapple, mango, starfruit, and mild vanilla. Somewhat vinous, crisp and verdant as if Iím drinking the spring. Nice layer of complexity from the wood, but not so much to be obnoxious. Very much enjoyed this refreshing, but strong saison, but for three times the price of Helios, well, too bad Anchorage isnít closer, but Iíll stick with the Victory model in the future.
jmilo64 (40) - Maine, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
drank 1/30/12 from notes. Nice pop,good head,funky fruity nose,cloudy golden color,flavor strong sour and bitter at same time, finishes like orange peel,very different, very nice. I want to try this one again.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hazy golden nice white head decent retention ok lacing... tart lightly fruity aroma, some stonefruits, vinous in a very light way, lots going on... Big Big flavor. fruity dry tart, great flavor, pinot doesnt shine, some light light vanilla notes, complex... Medium body dry finish...
thewolf (10690) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph.
Pours a rather lovely, light hazy coppery amber with a firm, staying, creamy, off-white head. Complex sweet aroma. Oaky, malty, light wheat, some brett funk, grapes, apple, wine gums, pear. Light vanilla. Medium to high carbonation, lovely light and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is equally elegant, bretty dry yet sweet and inticing. Wheat again, some vanilla and coriander. Grapes, apples. Lovely bone-dry finish. Excellent beer.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Batch #1. Bottled on 08/2011.
Pours clear orange color with a huge foamy head. Aroma of brettanomyces, wooden notes, lemony fruits, apricot and some rose hip. Flavor of apricot, yeast, rowan berries, rose hip and spices. Sour and fruity palate, dry finish. More like a sour/wild ale than a saison, very nice nonetheless.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange golden colour with a large, thick and lacy head. Strong and stinging aroma of brett, mandarin orange and honey. Flavour is tart and dominated by brett. Notes of ripe fruits, spices, grapefruit, wood and some alcohol. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a very long, tart and fruity finish. Pinot Noir seems to work very well with this. Wouldnít call this a Saison, though.
laiti (4783) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #1, 08/2011
Aroma is sour with earthy and some floral notes. Also hints of citrus. Flavour is rather strong on bretta-style sour aromas. Also some floral and spicy notes. The wine can be observed here, but it is more close to a white than red wine. Closer to a Sour or Wild Ale than Saison. Good.
tiong (2921) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange with a large sticky and foamy white head. Tart, fruity aroma with notes of spices, malts and earthy notes. Taste is fruity with some tart notes and hints of spices and malts. Finish is slightly tart and bitter. Not your typical saison, but still quite tasty one.