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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma has lots of fruity funky brett, but in a pretty mild way, hay, lots of floral and citrus hops, hints of untoasted oak. Flavor is pretty amazing, nice funk, lots of berry, vinous and citrus notes, sweet cereal, lemon grass, sweet floral notes and just a hint of oak to the finish. Light to medium body with a slightly creamy entry turning juicy from there out to a slightly more dry finish, with some light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation. Really amazing stuff, right up there with my favorite Saisons, possibly the best I have had. Easily the best at hiding a high ABV%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Medium yellow mostly clear with big white head that dissipates. The aroma is not huge but is very nice brett, some vinous notes, The flavor is tart, funky, barnyard, Brett, somewhat metallic, a certain rich fruitiness from the pinot noir barrels I guess, and yeasty bitter. The finish is long, tart, and mouthwatering. The mouthfeel is fairly light with a bit of prickle and pucker. This is very nice but seems overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
27th May 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light. A little dry and slight soft. Light brett and minerals. A little tangy fruit. Light bretty bitterness. The wine barrelling makes this beer. Fresh Pinot Noir tartness. Grapey goodness and dryness. Really well joined up. Belies itís abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. A hazy orange body with a big creamy off-white head. Lovely spicy, light funky aroma with grapes. Flavour is a bit sweet with fruity acidity, funk, grapes, complex spiced and some kind of not to obvious bitterness. Medium body and a long fruity, funky aftertaste. A wonderful and complex saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Great beer. It's complex and multi faceted for sure. Saison funk with the Pinot noir twist. Fruity, funky, fun. Really easy and fun to drink. One of the early favorites for beer of the year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Batch 2. Pours a perfect orange hazy color with a fluffy white head that lasts and laces the glass. Aromas increase as the beer warms and becomes more and more enticing. Notes of perfectly balanced brett with pepper and saison spices, flowers, light fruit notes, dry and crisp. Palate is full bodied with a nice carbonation, dry in the finish. Flavors of flowers, a light funky barnyard, grass, star, hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
750ml bottle, shared with my cousin Daniel. Clear vibrant orange color. Lots of fine particles visible in the body. Little white head, a webbing on the surface retains. Little loose lace. Medium-plus body. Dry texture, lighter, soft carbonation. Bright and tingly, very nice. Really nice lightly tart taste. Oaky aroma, particularly in the finish. Some grape, light funk. Very complex and tasty flavor, a lot of subtle things going on in this saison. Some lemon-citrus, zest... Oddly, more of a white vinous flavor, for me, despite the pinot noir barrel, but there may be a hint of red grape skin in here. Some citrusy, grapefruity hop. Nice, interesting, funky barrel-aged saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle pours slightly cloudy light orange with one finger bubbly white head. Nice lacing. Aroma citrus and slight pine hops. Taste orange and citrus with spies and slight funk. Finish mainly a continuation of the funk and slight hops/oak. Palate highly carbonated which adds a nice tingle to the acidity. Alcohol hidden.

I am not a big Brett or saison guy but this was damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 750ml ($15.25): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is straight Brett, a bit of wine, vinegar, and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is spicy and funky at the front then turns into lightly sour, with a nice weirdly woody and with some possible hops, but mostly funk. Yeah, I donít even know. I think there might be some lemon in there as well. Basically, there is a lot going on here, and I have no regrets about buying this. Wicked dope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Batch 2
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber gold with a thin cap of white.

Aroma: Big wine barrel. Fruity spicy yeast. Pineapple perfumy brett.

Taste: Tangy grape, spicy brett, peppercorn. Finishes jammy/ fruity.

Mouthfeel: Juicy. Full bodied. Rough carbonation.

Overall: A very tasty beer, but was expecting it to be a little drier, the way I like my Saisons. Iíve been told that the first batch was much drier, and have hopes of trying this beer again.

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