cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Heavy hoppy and sour aroma. Huge, frothy, white head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear yellow body. Light bitter and spicy flavor. Medium palate.
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is just great, smells like lichie fruit, but much more going on. Smell of flowers, spring and wood. Taste is saison alike, dry and tart, but that is only the beginning! What a taste explosion this beer is, dry wine, wood, hop, but also brett influences, and much more, light soureness. The best saison beer there is in my opinion atm!
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dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good stuff...really interesting contrast going on inside the palate because a saison is typically tart and dry and pinot noir is bigger and sweet. The beer manages to do both in each sip while being quite drinkable. I really was impressed with the craftsmanship and uniqueness of the beer. Also, simply, it was damn tasty.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RBAG 2012. Of all the beers at RBAG 2012 this might have been my personal favorite. Orange in colour with strong carbonation. BIg time bretty funk on the nose, along with notes of dried herbs, mellow red wine, and citrus peel. Very dry in the mouth with loads of brett, rose hip herbal tea, orange and tangerine peel, and red wine barrel. It almost smelt a little dirty in such a good way. The kind of good dirty like when you significant other talks about getting dirty. The taste was all kinds of excellent I can’t quite communicate properly. This has landed on my "buy all on sight" list.
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - big foamy head, beautiful dark orange color, complex aroma and flavor with some mild citrus, you can taste the oak wine barrel, and definite tart finish - different but very good
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle shared with Rasmusott. Pours hazy murky brownish orange with fluffy white head. Aroma: very fruity loads of sweet pineapple, wood, dry white wine, yeast, wheat, peppery. Lemon peel, citrussy, lemongrass, some brett, oak, vanilla sweetness, overripe pear, dusty, faint cloves, Hard carbonation and quite fizzy, and a bit too much. Taste: the white wine is quite present, the aftertaste is dry and bitter, and the peppery notes really hits you, wheat. Fruity. Loads of tangerine!! Pear, peach, pineapple. Straw, some wooden notes, rotten apples, Brett, light acidity, crisp, floral notes, lemongrass, orangepeel, so complex and yet very balanced. Nice!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBAG, with massive thanks to tytoanderso. I recently discovered that my U.S. pickup point tried to give the box containing this beer away to some dude who merely shared the same last name as I. Can you believe that? The guy was honest and returned it shortly after driving away with it, though. This rating is for you, Mike Baines of Lethbridge. Wherever you are... Pours murky orange, thin white head, ropey lacing. Nose is funky tart cheesy berries, some oak, some real floral and vinous notes here too. Flavours of tart cream, cassis, cranberry, oak, tannin. God what a brew! Perhaps the very best high-alcohol Saison I’ve ever had. One of the few beers that really lives up to the hype! ISO: 10 dozen more of these!!!
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy light orange color with a bone white head which leaves a nice lacing around the glass.Nose is rather citric as opposed to barnyard which is similar to the smell of most saisons. Taste is dominated by the hops, as opposed to the barnyard. Palate is very smooth with a nice smooth finish.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber orange with a large rocky white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, lightly funk, oak, and a mild wine note. Flavor has stronger oak notes, the wine really picks up, bright fruits, a bit of funk. Really flavorful. Quite interesting and tasty.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750 ml bottle (batch 1, August ’11) from Oak Street Provisions) Cloudy apricot with a finger or so of off white head. Citrusy-grapefruit aroma. Mouthfeel smooth, a bit fizzy. Staunch sheets of lacing. Flavor is initially very hoppy - loads of citrus-grapefruit. As it warms and gets deeper in the bottle, there is more spice and light caramel, with a bit of pepper. Grape, and deep into the bottle more wine-barrel emerges. Warming ABV presence. Good, different, kind of a heavy-hitting saison.