The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CPK as ’Anchorage Love Buzz with brettanomyces’, 8%. Hazy dark orange, opaque, small dense off-white head. Aroma is bretty, sherbet dibdab and lemon. Body is light, spritzy but not foamy. Taste is dry cardboard up front, tangy citrus, brett, sherbety lemon, sour Skittles, breathy and dusty finish with some red wine tannins. Tasty fruits and has a nice dry spiciness to it. Very good.
Klimaet (1861) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aromas of vinegar, sour cherries, oak, brett, spices, light funk, grapefruit. Taste is oaky, vinegary, tart, tannic, white pepper, lactic tart, esters, grapefruit bitterness, vinous.
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle from MKBS, London. It pours a clean golden color with a large soapy off-white head. Aroma is strongly funky, with notes of brett, lemon, apricots, galaxy hops, white wine, lychee. Taste is lightly sweet then medium tart then lightly bitter. Quite dry. More notes of basement, lemon, apricots, galaxy hops, funk, white wine, oak. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall, complex US style saison at its best
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours hazy golden with a frothy head. Notes of white grapes, lemon rind, brett, oily, leather, oak with a citric mouthfeel.
Torrefacto (1424) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cobrizo limpio y espuma blanca ligera. Aromas de manzana oxidada, ciruela verde, uva, pimienta negra y mohoso ligero. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce breve que pronto pasa a un sabor cítrico de brett. ligeramente picante y final seco duradero. Es una lámbica, en realidad.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a medium sized, frothy white head. Aroma has lots of oak! Spicy, dry yeast, funk, acidic, slight cheesy, peppery spicy. Taste is tart, but with a big, wheaty sweetness, dry spice, lots of oak, slight cheese again, and a bit of hops near the end. Lots of barrel character. High carbonation, but a soft, smooth body.
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
batch 4 may 2015. Amber pour plenty of foam. Aroma lemons, white wine, and brettanomyces. tastes like musty lemons, slight cheese dusty bretta. nice minerality. black pepper peeks out over the top. a little sharp in flavor but the alcohol is well hidden. brisk light effervescence.
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing fluffy, white head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy orange amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is light barnyard funk, slight cereal malts, hints of spice........taste is moderate barnyard, slight tart sourness, light malts, allspice, light vinous hints, mild hop/spice bitterness on the finish......mouth feel, light of medium body, mild alcohol warmth, high carbonation. The barrels are quite hidden and the spices were used with a light enough hand to produce intrigue without dominance. The Brett adds sourness and funk. The net result is a complex, refreshing beer that is thoroughly enjoyable. It is really not quite a Saison, but more of a Wild Specialty Beer (28C) under the new 2015 BJCP guidelines. BJCP 7/3/9/4/6
ajnepple (5068) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. 750 ml bottle shared, purchased at Supermarket Liquors. Orange and kind of hazy appearance with a fluffy and lacy white head. Tropical fruity, funky, floral, yeasty, light herbal aroma. The flavor adds some toasted grain, grapefruit, lemon zest and light hop resin. Moderately sweet and mildly bitter with a bit of acidity. Medium to full body with ample carbonation. Pretty nice overall.
tmoreau (3713) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a healthy layer of soft white head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was dank, bretty, light spice, and hop esters as citrus & pit fruit. The taste included dry, earthy, rind-like bitterness amped by some oaky/barrel astringency. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, a strong, nearly abrasive Saison, where alcohol was definitely a player, and seemed more as a bretty IPA. Took a liking to it, nonetheless.