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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbc (30) - Vitoria - Gasteiz, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2012
Complex saison with earthy and floral aroma and a rose and fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4678) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Had this at Ratebeer’s Horny Devil Pittsburgh Winter Tasting 2012. Big thanks to Lithy for this brew! Almost orange but yet quite yellow. Slightly hazy. Big bubbly head then fades rapidly. Interesting mild aroma. First taste is quite bitter, beerwise. Gets better as the tasting continues. Yes, each sip starts a little bitter then evolves to a medium grapefruit rind flavor. Fine creamy CO2. Finish is a little more over the top than I can care for. However, hides alky fairly well, you’d never know this was 8%.Thanks Justin for the chance to try this rarity!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Hazy yellow-gold, puffy white head, aroma is spicing, red wine. Taste is lots of oak, some grape, dry bretty, its ok, just have not really been wowed by anything from these guy yet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NosirIwont (2161) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet, fat and tart with notes of citrus hops, fruit and candy. Sweet, dark fruit flavour with candy/citrus hops and malt malt in the background. Bitter, tart finish, dry with a bit of an alcohol burn and remote notes of brett in the background. Slightly too much carbonation. Overall very good and well-balanced; the brett note was especially nice; not too intrusive, but just right. 17.02.12.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (1078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Aroma is complex, sour yeast with a fruitiness and flowers. I get notes of cirus and sweet malts. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet and sour finishing dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy pale orange with a creamy light biege head. Very nice blend of spice with coriander and some pepper at the forefront, bit sweet but supports the spice without overwhelming, grass, bit of yeast and grapes, and just overall tantalizing. Moderately high carbonation, slightly sweet, average body, alcohol is very well hidden with spice and flavour although mild prickle is there. Very smooth, fades a bit before the finish, but ends with great spice. and a nice complexity. Definitely seek this one out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
750ml bottle. Fruity, sweet and lightly winey aroma, some red grape, yeast funk, horseblanket, must and straw, with lighter touches of berry, oak, faintly peppery spice, light sweetness and some herbal, green, floral notes. Lots going on here to start, for sure. Cloudy orange in color with a foamy, sticky, uneven head and voluminous lacing. Flavor is surprisingly sweet and fruity, only lightly funked out and Bretty, more berryish and stone fruit character throughout, faint Pinot touches, vanilla, oak and earthiness late, certainly not much in the way of bitterness to speak of although there is a very faint tartness late. Gently bubbly mouthfeel, perhaps a bit of a syrupy feel, body is medium-full. Very unusual and very nice. While this was certainly enjoyable, it was a pretty recent bottling, and if I had two of them, I would be very interested to see what impact a year or so of cellar aging would have -- it seems fairly obvious that the existing sweetness may be meant to simply feed the Brett and provide some dryness and more prominent farminess, while still allowing for some residual sweetness to provide the framework.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
75 cl bottle at tasting. Have been looking forward do this one for quite a while. Hazy orange pour with a large off white head. Aroma exhibits a good amount of fruity yeast esters, flowers, citrus fruits, orange, wine barrel, a herbal-like spiciness, slightly funky brettanomyces notes, the yeast profile is very nice. Taste is rather hoppy, lots of tropical fruits unfold as soon as it hits the tongue - passion fruit, cantaloupe and pineapple. Lemon zest, brettanomyces, some musty oak qualities along with spicy pinot noir notes. A beautiful beer - very quaffable, but on the heavy side of the style spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Pours an unclear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, fruit, notes of wood, some yeast and hops with citrus and peach. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle, 8%. Very nice citric aroma, woody and Bretty. Fruity notes also, soft fruits like mango and melon, vanilla, lemon and perhaps a hint of urine. Cloudy dark golden colour. Big stable white head. The flavour has a lot of the same notes as the aroma. Good citric flavour, hint of funk. Soft fruits, good bitterness.

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