Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of EricTeusink. Had this lovely gem in not the best of scenarios (plastic cup/concert), but it was a tasty treat especially after a long afternoon of BA stouts. Taste was noticeably more tart than most saisons I have had, which showcased the Brett nicely. Lots of tart lemon, white wine and a funkiness, other citric and tropical fruits. Finishes perfectly dry. Damn nice beer.
Lowenbrau (1894) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 75 cl bottle. Courtesy of Urbain from Struise. Brett aromas. Pours hazy dark gold, some white head, vanishing, some lacing. Light body. Tart, some residual sugars. Balanced and enjoyable.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent, deep orange pour. High carbonation. Complex aromas and flavors that are hard define, though very enjoyable. Saison yeast, funk, sourdough bread, citrus, white grapes, browning apple and mild vinous oak nuances. Fluffy and full, yet overall light on the palate. Refreshing tart character that may develop stronger overtones in time. Good stuff.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
nimbleprop (4755) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy gold with some creamy, white head. Nose of vitamin C tablets, grassy, funk, sweet tarts, orange. Flavor is sweet, tart, orange, candy, grass, light medicine cabinet, some bubblegum. Sweet finish. Well blended.
keanex (1423) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy golden amber body with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Bright tart cherries, hints of leather. This smells wonderful, I don’t even want to drink it.
Taste: Tart lemon, very dry, with some leather and an abrupt finish.
Palate: Light bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: If this tasted half as good as the aroma this would be one of my highest rated beer. This tastes good, no doubt, but not nearly as good as the aroma, which was near perfect.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Max’s. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Beautiful lactic sour notes right away, light wood and gentle vinous notes. Medium, soft acid and big cheesy funk. Not complicated. Simple funk and big chewy yeast. Long tart funk and acid with some bright tropical fruit and grapes. Lovely.
gripweed57 (632) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy honey gold color with a thick rocky white head with lovely Belgian lace. Funky barnyard Brett aroma with notes of sweet malt and yeast. Tart fruity light malt upfront with hints of honey, lemon peel and cardamom. Light bodied and refreshing with bready malt and citrus hops. Finishes with a light earthy, peppery yeast character.
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden dull straw pour with good ring of white head. Nice clean floral notes are complemented so perfectly by the dry brettyness in both the aroma and flavor. Light cheesy notes and slight funk. Really nice. Really showcases the brett.
ineedbeer (697) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from last night.
Aroma somewhat muted but with balanced light notes of pear esters, pepper phenolics and light malt. Faint tartness and moderate oak notes. Esters and phenolics improve as it warms.
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a big pillowy white head with nice retention. Medium lacing.
Flavor is surprisingly tart with a moderate oak note. Moderate fruitiness with pear and a light cider note. Light mineral quality to the water with medium low bitterness. Light peppery phenolic note and medium low citrus character.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied w/moderate carbonation. Light acidic astringency with medium alcohol warmth. Overall an impressive Saison though the aroma is a bit light. Good yeast character with nice esters and complimentary phenolics. Well balanced oak notes add a nice complexity.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Busy Bee, Raleigh. Nice tulip pour, opaque deep orange with a minimal but crisp head. Soft nose of light spice, funk, and yeast, with plenty of citrus emerging from the proverbial horseblanket. Prickly mouthfeel, moderately acetic here, nicely dry there. Plenty of funk in the taste, both blending and contrasting with the citric notes, and the finish accentuated the spice and dryness. Excellent stuff.