Terminus (3380) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle-Damn, this is impressive! Pours dark hazy orange with a big fluffy soapy white big bubble head. The aromas here are amazing-lots of woody brett notes, dry grapes, lite pheonlic spice, Brett funk, lots of wood and spice. Alot going on here. Flavors exhibit the woody notes up front along with lite sourness, nice spicy saison character, lots of brett, tart white whine like flavors with a very dry finish. The pinon nore barrel really shows here-lots of dry wood tones with the added brett, this beer finishes really dry with some liter bitterness from the spice and maybe a dab of hops as well. Long into the finish, the toasted oak shows up even more. Could be the best saison i have ever had. This thing is amazing!
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a nice peachy color with a large white head. Aroma is sour from the pinot. Then comes some yeast and citrus fruit. Flavor is sour tart fruit to start then comes some stong but not overpowering pepper. Finish has more tart fruit and a nice vanilla. Itís kinda like a sour\saison hybrid and it works.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Friday tasting and a nice damn beer! Good peppery aroma, earthy, soil, light funk and some oaky notes. Flavor is dry, funky, light oak, pepper, light yeast.
emacgee (4422) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft hazy straw yellow with two fingers of creamy off white head. Nose is very nice, lots of funky and horsey notes with a light acetic character and a subtle vinous feel. Lightly peppery and tropical. Dry and peppery mouthfeel. Notes of lemongrass and citrus rind with some tannic bite. Lightly oaky.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light amber with a one finger white head with good retention that leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is some brett funk, a lot of grape and red wine, black pepper, and some apple. The initial taste is sweet with apple and apricot, then some red wine and barrel comes through with a peppery note, some brett, and some yeastiness. The finish is moderately dry. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. An enjoyable saison. I would have preferred it to be slightly drier overall. It doesnít quite reach the height of their Bitter Monk, but still a good beer.
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a hazy peach color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of peppery, earthy and fruity notes with a bit of breadiness. The taste is bread, pineapple, buttery notes and spicy hops. Full bodied. Nice.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by SHIG-pours a foamy white head with cloudy gold color. Aroma is brett, orange/spice, light malt. Taste is brett-yeasty, orange/spice hops, light malt. Drying finish.
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Black Friday tasting. Lemon rind. Nicely dry. Green apple. Some wet dog and socks.
baraciisch (2393) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of Pinot noir and sour wild yeast... Flavor is coriander, spices and citrus notes of Pinot noir grapes with a finish of wild yeast sourness... Delicious
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy full straw almost golden to orange color. The head was at least on full inch, continuous lacing. The aroma was coriander and oranges and yeast and other spices. The flavor followed and included wonderful tannins and oak and rich pinot notes. Iím a sucker for pinot, in many ways, but anchorage did a nice job with this one, and it did great for our highly intoxicating Thanksgiving assortment of alcohol. Body medium to full. Go, Flacco!