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RATINGS: 465   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.


phredrik's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - FEB 19, 2012
75 cl bottle at tasting. Have been looking forward do this one for quite a while. Hazy orange pour with a large off white head. Aroma exhibits a good amount of fruity yeast esters, flowers, citrus fruits, orange, wine barrel, a herbal-like spiciness, slightly funky brettanomyces notes, the yeast profile is very nice. Taste is rather hoppy, lots of tropical fruits unfold as soon as it hits the tongue - passion fruit, cantaloupe and pineapple. Lemon zest, brettanomyces, some musty oak qualities along with spicy pinot noir notes. A beautiful beer - very quaffable, but on the heavy side of the style spectrum.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3730) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Pours a clearish golden with a small white head. Aromas of grains with hoppy aromas of grass with hints of resin. Also notes of brett. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (4943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a hazy straw topped with a fluffy head. nose is great big spice some brett a little funk citrus and a berry note. Taste is more of the spice some wood nice yeast notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a cloudy orange with lacey head. Aromas of wood, fruity notes and some funky yeast. Light berry flavors with barnyard funk and yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (697) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange, with a small white head. Smells of grapes, brett, vanilla and oak. Tastes like brett, slightly sour and of grapefruit and red wine. Dry, with a sour aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (835) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and also has some dank notes. Taste starts tart, fruity, floral. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Light, effervescent body. Really good one, bright, floral and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3967) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2016
At Uber, Seattle. Hazy golden, white cream. Medium sweet brett, juicy aroma. Clean, white wine sweet. Slight fruity medicinal. Touch heavy body. Pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5361) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Aroma is Brett, malts/bread and spices. The flavor is spices, bread/white bread, wheat, lemon/berries and a tart/slightly funky sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
hard not to love a saison from these guys since they specialize in them. good as the rest.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3875) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
On all accounts this is an old bottle. I had to dig through Facebook to see the picture of the bottle lineup from when I first got this. I donít know why itís taken me so long to open it, but the picture was from April of 2013, which puts this at three years old... maybe a touch younger.
Iíve had the beer since then, and itís a beer I like, but this rating is going off this dust bottle from my basement.

Pours a bright orange with a huge head and nice lacing on the glass.

Goodness this smells good, lime zest, dusty attic & wet limestone basement... very nicely funky and earthy with some barnyard stuff... but impossibly bright for the age.

The flavor is dry and tart... itís got a really nice depth of rich wine like oak and fruit character. There is some lemon zest, there is some light citrus peel bitterness... there is a little bit of apple... zippy and bright, wow.

The palate is remarkably lively & sharp.

Iíve seen so many Brett Saisons and/or Orval-ish beers age so poorly that I didnít have a huge expectation here, but this is lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle courtesy of SHIG. Cheers, Shawn! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is Brett- funk, earth, sweet malt, vinous oak, yeast, and spice. Flavor is similar with Brett, funk, earth, yeast, oak, vinous character, and spice (chamomile esque?). Medium to full in body and very memorable for a saison.


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