daleharshman (884) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #1 from August 2011. 750 ml bottle purchased fourteen months ago at Bine & Vine ($14.49). Pours a honey-orange hue with three big fingers of frothy eggshell white foam. Aroma of tart underripe fruit, bretty funk, some bright citrus (lemon, lime), honey, and a bit of oak. Flavor has a noticeable tangy brett bite initially, followed by notes of
citrus and stone fruit, some honey, menthol, and pepper with hints of other spice. The brett certainly makes itself know, but this is not very sour. The red wine barrel does not seem to add a whole lot here except for a bit of oak and some dryness. Nice funky-fruity take on a saison. (351, 794)
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth and delicious saison. Lots of fruit notes, spice, wine, oak, very nice.
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant beverage. Can acquire a few spots along the West and Best Coast, thankfully. Oak, funk, and fruit on the nose. Funky in the middle and definitely spicey Pinot flush at the end, it’s polite though. Lovely!
jimlovesbeer (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Horrible flavor for a beer. Reminds me of a pineapple grapefruit punch. Disappointing for the style. Poured half bottle down the drain.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Light amber with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with some yeasty fruit and wood note.
Borup (5675) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, oak and acid.
umich03jm (1814) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle from crajun. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a fizzy head that fades normally but never completely completely goes away. Spicy Belgian aroma with funky sour notes, citrus, oak and grapes. Taste is pretty tart but not too bad. Very acidic. Mostly Belgian spices and vinegar with a light citrus champagne taste. Pretty dry finish. Overall, a little disappointing, not my kinda beer. Really enjoyed the aroma but the taste is too dry and acidic for me. I’m starting to realize that I just don’t really like saisons that much.
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @CBC13. Hazy amber with white head. Nose is funky and acidic, citrus and oak. Taste is sour and sweet, apricot, citrus and oak
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Craft Ale House) - golden hazy straw color. Very fizzy looking - almost like champagne. Surprisingly bitter notes in the flavor, tart and more winelike than a Saison. More similar to an un-fruited lambic than a Saison. Pricey here on the east coast!
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Slightly hazy orange with a white head. Nice funky and citric aroma with quite a bit of oak. Sourish flavor, a bit sweetish, with apricot, peach, citrus fruits, oak and a mildly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good stuff.