hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours orange, hazy, with a white head. Apricot candy, light brett and citrus hops in the aroma. Orange, white wine and tropical fruit notes in the taste. A bit dry, but mostly fresh. Complex, yet refreshing. Like a modern Orval!
pete4999 (1444) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured, from UncleJedi in the TBS Secret Santa. Wow, this is really good. Hazy gold, leaves a bit of foam on the side of the glass. Really light and easy to drink. Smells somewhat citrusy, but has an almost champagne smell as well. I would say that the taste is flowery and somewhat earthly. This is really really good.
finol (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orval like, complex and drinkable. Litte of everything, fruity bretty, raspberries, hops and grapes.
JohnnyJ (5393) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow amber, with white head. Grain, light hay, flowers, sweet fruit, kiwi, light brett tartness, and citrus. A really nice beer, complex and flavorful.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, flower, perfume, citrus and pepper. Flavour is caramel, citrus, perfume, flower, spice, perfume and clove.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 light gold, white head. Aroma is brett and a bit of pickle juice. Light body. Tastes of light grain, some puckering, slightly astringent tartness, considerable hops (40 IBU’s!) I didn’t seem to mind this until the last sip or two, though it’s definitely noticeable. I would have thought bitterness and tartness would clash. Good, not great though.
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle with a great label. A very interesting beer with an amazing balance between the spices and citrus flavors. A firm hop and brettanomyces presence. A complex and intriguing saison.
italianjohn (2890) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber hazy pour thin off white head light lacing ... aroma of brett, rose hips, dry grapes and oak ... taste is of brett, floral rose hips, fruity and spicy yeast, citrusy hops and orange with a dry citrusy brett finish ..... full flavored and abv hidden well this is really good stuff
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with whIte head. Nice full aroma with fruit, spice and light Brett tones. Full flavor. Nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Connecticut Avenue in DC. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a somewhat rusty light-brown color with a good off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Good retention before that. Thin ring of a collar as I finally finish my glass.
The nose brings forward loads of fruity Brett-induced funk. A bit of a tropical character is present plus some light red wine. The Brett takes the show. Faint tropical Citra notes there as well. The flavor isn’t quite as integrated and is almost-completely dominated by the Brett. While the Brett character is quite nice, it’s a bit one dimensional and I would have liked to get a bit more spice. As it warms further, some of the wine comes out, but still none of the other additions. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a very dry finish. Brett heavy. Good, but not fantastic.