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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.


fidelis83's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma has lots of fruity funky brett, but in a pretty mild way, hay, lots of floral and citrus hops, hints of untoasted oak. Flavor is pretty amazing, nice funk, lots of berry, vinous and citrus notes, sweet cereal, lemon grass, sweet floral notes and just a hint of oak to the finish. Light to medium body with a slightly creamy entry turning juicy from there out to a slightly more dry finish, with some light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation. Really amazing stuff, right up there with my favorite Saisons, possibly the best I have had. Easily the best at hiding a high ABV%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (362) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Funky oaky aroma. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Nice flavor with a sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (187) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Cellar aged bomber. Very nice funk and saison balance with a slightly sour finish and very smooth!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle: Cloudy orange with a small head and no lace. Very funky aroma and palate. Sour for a saison, more of a lactic than brett profile. Over ripe orange or mandarine rind with spice. Gode length and mouthfeel. Very refreshing

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4569) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #4, bottled in 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of peppery yeast/tannic oak spiciness and moderate tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good dryness from tart/spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, acidic/tannic/sticky, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (637) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Une saison à 8%? Why not, essayons ça! C’est vraiment très parfumé au nez, c’est assez hallucinant! Une mélange de fleurs, de vin rouge, d’agrûmes et de bretts à caractère fruité. Le tout bien concentré! Très particulier et très intéressant. En bouche, c’est très rond mais en même temps bien vivant. Les saveurs réflètent les odeurs mais sont ici prèsque trop intenses. Ce sont des notes florales que je n’ai jamais expérimentées, que j’aime bien, mais qui sont présentées tel un coup de poing sur la gueule.... J’aurais préféré une simple claque je pense! N’empêche, c’est une fantastique bière de dégustation, très complexe et très parfûmée.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4106) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
750ml corked and caged bottle. Hazy, Cloudy yellow pour, with a big white head. Aroma is is spicy, herbal, light rose water, some malted wheat, light funk, light tropical fruit and some fresh cut grass. Nice mouth feel, normal carb. Finish is woody, light vinous notes, earthy and slightly funky. Some light lactic funk, soft oak, and more light fruit and tartness with some good herbal, hoppy, slightly peppery end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at the "Post Beer Week Bottle Share" on 06/06/16. The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of funky yeast, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, brett yeast, citrus and malt. The finish is funky and fruity with a bretty aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Brettafuckingbrett, grapes, C-Hops, pepper and citrus. Unique...at least for me and my measly 1500 ratings. Adjunct: Aroma of flowers, mandarin, grapefruit, and grapes; cloudy reddish amber with a thin ringed creamy and bright white head Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
This is a traditional saison that’s been modified thru use of casting the brew in wine storage. it’sok, but I like Firestone Walke’so version w/ hops better

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
750 ml bottle. Fairly clear gold pour, couple fingers of fluffy white head, some lacing. Lots in the aroma, flowery / perfume, citrus, peppery spice, vinous notes as well. For me the taste was dominated by the rose hips / flowers, not my favorite. Some funk / tartness is present as well as a slew of others.


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