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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (765) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
750ml bottle from Route 59 Bevy shared in Lake Placid w Paul and Christian. Most excited Iíve been to try a beer in awhile b/c of the love its gotten in its limited time out. Pours murky medium amber with a whispy and evenly distributed white head, kind of like snow. Cutting farmhouse aromas. Fresh zest on the tongue. Peppery, barnyardy and balanced. Crisp and clean finish. As close to a quintessential saison as Iíve tried but with that added peppercorn/brett kick thatís been in every Anchorage Iíve tasted. Crisp. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a murky light golden amber with a big fizzy, rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is brett some soft winey oak with some floral and fruity notes.

The flavor is sweet fruits, spices and wood with brett and some vinous alcohol. Thereís some acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some spritzy carbonation and is a little watery.

Overall, an interesting beer. I like what the brett and the barrel add to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle via StateLine. Monster rocky head, good lacing left on the glass. Hazy orange in color. Aroma of tart flowers, hay and some spices. Taste is dry... lots of tartness but not sour. Flowers, spices, hay, wine notes. Very well balanced a easy to drink. Body is light but not watery, lots of carbonation, but soft. Smooth for a 8 percenter.Overall: I will join the bandwagon and declare this beer awesome... I like everything about it but the price tag

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured fiery medium orange with a well-formed, sticky white head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma opened with prickly pear, lemon rind, and complementary vinous notes over soft oak.. bready notes, edible flowers, black pepper, and coriander came on the second wave.. more bread, a pinch of honey, and fruity Brett on the back of the nose (I didnít see Brett on the label until later).. lots of great stuff going on, and it was all kinds of well-balanced! The flavor had a nice base of bready and pale malts, with dry, fruity Brett, tangy oak, and lemon rind emanating outward.. cloves, vinous notes, and tasty Brett around.. long, dry, complex finish with residuals of everything that needed to be there. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. spicy and complex.. great balance. This was awesome, and entirely worth the $13 (or whatever I paid) anytime.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Deliciousness, with waves and layers and complexity, all coupled with a tiny bit oí funk. The peppercorns provide a nice oomph to the periphery, while the pinot noir adds a depth to the Brett-inspired weirdness. Lovely pinkish hue, lovely punkish taste, with a rollicking finish that dances between funkay, the tiniest bit tart, and dry and oaky. Killer bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle, Batch 1 - August 2011. Pour is a cloudy orange with a fluffy and thick cream colored head. Aromas are orange and funky brett with a bit of wood. Taste is not typical saison, since the spices are not there. Getting a lot of funky brett, some pinot and wood notes from the barrel. Also getting soft orange notes. No spices like cardamom or clove that you might expect. The barrel gives a definite wine characteristic that is great. Overall, a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, light brass, moderate to heavy yeasty, leather, fruity, pepper, wood - white wine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, brett notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120128]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2733) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Christmas, thanks mom and dad. Pours out a moderate copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some funky, plasticky brett, wood, some pepper and light fruity spice notes. Taste is of funky brett, oak, some light wine notes, band-aid brett, pepper, fruits, earth. Solid brew, need to grab one to sit on to see what it does.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle with Carla. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with lots of creamy white foam. Smells lightly bitter and sour. Tastes include light pepper, hints of pinot, and a light sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5489) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
wild yeast aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice fruit soft finish.


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