dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a copper color with a bit of white head. Cabernet wine and brett yeast funk-tart aroma. The flavor is fantastically complex...lightly tart with a peach and wine edge. Really an outstanding beer.
Notes: On cask at the brewery and the 2013 Birmingham brewfest
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (12 oz). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Split 2-ways.
>>> A tasty but rather heavy barrel-aged Saison with mild acetic notes and a flavor profile not too far from Flanders Red.
+ Nice brettanomyces action, especially in the aroma
+ Bright red wine and fruits presence
+ The wood spiciness add something very interesting to the flavor profile
− It’s rather heavy for a Saison
− There’s a mild to moderate acetic presence that prevent this beer to be among the best of the style flavor-wise
Flavors: Leathery brettanomyces, oak, red wine, red fruits, vinegar
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Tom. Hazy gold-amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite woody, lots of leathery brett, tons of red wine, very winey, light lacto notes, tart citrusy notes, mild acetic character, cherry, quite a few aromas in common with a good flanders red, only a bit lighter. Taste is quite potent, bright acidity, light leathery brett notes, lots of wood, very winey, very tart almost acidic finish. Palate is med bodied, light-med carbonation. A bit heavy but quite flavorful, tasty brew.
djd07 (7908) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is tannic pineapple and oak. Medium mouth with strong brett, juicy pineapple, oak, very nice.
Justosj76 (11) - - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent taste, good flaver, good body, strong finish, tasteful, very original flavor
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plurged and went for their barrel aged series bottles. And I most certainly made the right choice. Fantastically tart saison with wonderful barrel notes. Tart sour cherries, red wine, oak, brett, fruitiness. Dry and lasting tart finish. Whoa.
Freethehopspc (1) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everything about this beer is amazing. Nice brett funk and a beautifully tart/sour beginning and finish. Slight sweetness from fresh saison blended with the 1.5yr barrel aging.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brewery. Light amber/copper with little to no head. Aroma of fruit and tartness. Light body with notes of vanilla and oakyness and a tart finish.
Malaclemys (447) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold. Sour cherry and oak aroma and slight grain. Cereal malt and slight Brett funk and fruit. Nice sourness on the finish.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a hazy deep gold with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Aroma was some tropical fruit, slight funk. Flavor was light peach, apple, tropical fruit, mild funk, mild sourness, medium sweetness, wood, vanilla, vinous. Thick mouthfeel. Quite good but a little too sweet and thick for my taste; not enough bretty funk. I suspect the oak aging might suppress the brett a bit.