GT2 (9343) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
>A Brett expressive saison masterpiece
[ Bottle ][ savnac ][ 750mL ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ trade ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Rating #7300 hooray. Pours a neon, glowing, full haze straw golden with higher but not out of control white foam. Nose is immensely expressive Brett C and friends pineapple, sourdough, fresh bakery medley. This has got to be the magnum opus of Anchorage’s quest for an expressive Brett derived house yeast character. Flavor is not too drained from the Brett that can leave a dusty, concrete flavor. Instead we get a clean and buoyant body full of fresh bread and pineapple. Palate is aerated, soft, not harsh and overly dry/drained. So good in every way.
Note to raters below: Do you even saison?
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma is lime, salt, and huge bretty, yeasty aroma. Amazing pineapple, nice biscuit malt, and a light earthiness. A touch bitter on the palate, but really intense pineapple, tropical fruitiness. Lots of lime zest, subtle briny saltiness, yeast, and earthy hops and funk. Nice leathery dryness. Plenty of lemon zest, too. Solid bretted saison, a Michael James 3.2.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Appearance: Clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Brett, citrus and peppery in aroma and taste. Very nice and easy drinking
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one big thanks to my friend Ian! Nose is peppercorns, mustiness, fruits, heavy spices, oddly woody. Flavor is dry and sparkly with fruits, pepper, basement funk. Light dry and a nice farmhouse beer from the land of no farmhouses.
MikeJslc (768) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold-orange, hazy, fluffy white head. Dry, crackerlike malt with some grainy-sweet pilsner malt notes, spicy saison yeast character and some earthy Brett funk, lemons, a little acidic tartness, a little alcoholic edge on it. Nice saison.
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours a cloudy vibrant yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of prominent farmhouse notes, a little citrus zest, and some barnyard notes. Flavour brings lots of funky barnyard notes, a little leather, lightly tart / tangy tropical fruity notes and a musty earthiness to it. Lots of depth to this, with a lingering finish of lightly tart fruits. Delicious stuff.
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Mike. The aroma is fruity, slight hot alcohol, Brettanomyces Brux. The flavor is spicy, fruity, rustic earthy character. A great saison.
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Mike, picked up in the Great White North. Pours a orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a big Brett funk and almost woody. A nice mellow flavor that showcases Brett with little spiciness, dry, funky at times, little bit of fruity hops. Enjoyable. Great nose.
arminjewell (8620) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, pour out of 750 mL bottle is hazy yellow with stark white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, yeasty bread, some spice, earthy, grass and lemon, touch of funk and a slight hint of lactic, slight pineapple as well. Taste is a mix of bready, grain, lemon, biscuit, some grass and earth with some lactic notes, nice fruity pineapple and pear, finishing fairly dry.
chinchill (2992) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong and highly complex aroma with some barnyard, flowery, citrus and herbal aspects.
As expected, the flavor is a bit more appealing than the aroma.