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RATINGS: 379   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 30, 2011
750ml bottle. Hazy orange/amber with a thick off white head that simmers to a spotty film. Aroma of orange peel, biscuit dough, light perfume, black pepper and just a very faint oaky, earthy, brett scent. The flavor is extremely well balanced, some sweetness from the malt, zesty spices, light hop bitterness and light sour yeast, no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth, soft mouth feel. This beer is excellent fresh, the brett is barely noticeable now and I really wonder how this will taste as the brett takes hold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (907) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Sour smelling. Weird. Tastes like bark. Tree bark. Like a hoppy farmhouse ale. Weird to be considered a saison. Guess there is a bit of spice but meh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottw86 (1070) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Poured a very hazy orange color with a creamy white head that faded quickly. Aroma is very nice like a well blended lambic. Very floral with some sweet orange hints. Taste is creamy and slightly tart and fruity. Transitions into a very dry hoppy finish with orange flavors. Overall this beer is a huge surprise. Very unique and delicious. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle picked up on whim at DeCicios in Ardsley. Pours cloudy dirty orange with small head. Great nose of grapefruits, spice and sour patch kids. Tastesnof tart cherries, Pinot noir aging comes thriught, pepper, grass, and floral notes. Lively carbonation and quick drying on palate although flavor lingers. Reall really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. This place has lots of good beer!!! Pours hazy dark amber with a frothy/foamy off-white head. Aroma through the foam is celery and very mucky barnyard. Followed by fruity perfume? Med + body. Flavor is celery, barnyard, red wine, funk, barnyard, yeast/spice, oak, French shoes(:)) This is fruity, juicy funky stuff. This is rich vinosity hitting farm yard. My mouth tingles. My nose rejoices. Where do these guys come from?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
750ml bottle, purchased at Pangaea in Sacramento. Pours a murky, dark orange-brown color; fine-bubbled light-tan head with solid retention and lacing. Lots of red berries, vanilla, light citrus notes, and a mild brettiness; lightly funky and fruity and creamy. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; light red wine notes, creamy texture, a modestly developed brett character thatís more lime and crackery than overt tartness; nice heavily berry character with very light tannins, almonds, a touch coarse but damn tasty. Medium finish: bretty, crackery, some lasting berry notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle (Batch #1, August 2011). Pours with a hazy, deepish gold body with a large and lasting, fluffy off-white head. Great lace. Aromas amazingly good! Right off the bat: fresh tangerine/grapefruit juice. Good acidity, a little funk, red wine, tropical fruit hop notes, CITRA! Smells a little bit like Le Terroir with the hop and funk note. Sweet, perfume, floral, estery. Light bready malt. Very fragrant, pineapple. Amazing! Flavors are funky as well, juicy, oak, barrel, red wine, fruit, floral, a bit grassy. A touch grainy, bready and straw like. Surprisingly bitter (both hop and tannin). Nice tropical fruit, grassy hop notes, some pepper, rich yet delicate, lots of nice tropical brett C esters. Lingering, slightly acidic stonefruit. Blown away, this is OUTSTANDING! Lively, playful carbonation, lingering funk, nice tannin, lightly warming, creamy bubbles. Balanced and complex. This might be one of my new favorite breweries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3613) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pour amber with a light reddish/orange hue and a good sized off-white pillowy head. The aroma has lots of peach, tartness, peppery spice, floral powderiness, hints of pinot noir and earthy saison yeast. Very pleasant aroma. Medium / light crisp body thatís a bit rough with lightly sharp carbonation. Starts with much more of the pinot noir barrel aging right off the bat. All of the aroma traits are there with a earthy/woody abrasiveness that works great for the beer. The finish is very dry and flowery with lots of barrel notes and a lasting crisp peppercorn flavor sticking to the tongue. Another great beer from Anchorage. They are two for two now & canít wait to see whatís next.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle shared at The BeerMongers... Poured golden with a white-ish head. Pinot wine-like oak and Brett on the nose. Spices really shined in the initial flavors with the peppercorns being most notable. Some vinous wine-like characters and musky Brett yeast and esters. A little bit of bitter rind and citrus characters too.

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