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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle sent by 12many.
Strange, unique, intriguing. This is the first time Iíve ever encountered an aroma that smelled "cold." I know that sound odd, but itís cold in a way similar to menthol or mint. Aroma is also heavily yeasty and funky. The flavor and aroma, both of which are great, are vastly different from each other. Flavor is as complex, with heavy floral and citrus, brett funk, lots of juicy citrus hop flavor, all culminating in a very dry finish. This is easily one of the more unique beers Iíve had in a long time, but quite excellent. I donít really care if it technically fits the profile of a "saison." Iím looking forward to drinking my other bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6169) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 15, 2012
750ml bottle. Hazy orangey amber colour with a small frothy white head. Intense brett aroma, accompanied by decent oak, spice and fruit notes. Taste is also ruled by brett, spices like coriander, clove, orange zest remain in background. Complex, with a variety of aromas, but for me with too much emphasize on the brett.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
750ml bottle split with mcberko. Pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Flavour and aroma match - some barnyard funk, orange, coriander, white wine, lots of tropical fruits, Belgian yeast. Full bodied. Not a huge fan of this style, but I see why it is appreciated by many.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 8, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
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...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11984) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
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.
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