Btbeers (9) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply one of the best brett saisons. Look forward to this every year when it’s released.
nealblind (1602) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 clear gold pour. aroma cinder blocks grape juice. tastes big brett, minerally stones. peppery oak. buttery. Re reated wa cask fest bumped up.2 points.
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a hazy yellow gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong grape, yeast, wood. Medium mouth, yeast, clove, grape, light dry finish.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Minimal white head atop crystal clear pale straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some white wine, light vinegar. Taste is moderately sweet, white wine, some Brett, light funk. Medium body, light acidity.
ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moving my review from the Non-Brett beer.
Aroma is a balanced blend of tropical fruit and wine barrel with some light malt character in the background. Could perhaps use some phenolics to balance out the fruitiness, but I think the oak does that fairly well. Appearance is a super clear yellow-gold. Flavor is similar to aroma with tropical fruit, wine and oak dominating. A nice assertive bitterness in the finish helps cleanse the palate. Once again, phenolics are lacking a bit. Perhaps a touch too tannic. Overall a very enjoyable Saison. I am very happy to have discovered this beer when I was in Seattle for NHC. I wish I had brought back more than 3 bottles.
tcon25 (498) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at brewery. Pours like champagne, and smells like a white wine, hit of sour aroma and taste, slight grape and orange taste wood finish.
Prufrockstar (1819) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle with gold wax, thanks to Nick. Clear gold pour with white head. Winey bretty (Belgian) pale ale comes to mind on the nose. Somewhat floral, lightly tart, cracker/biscuit and some mineral. Light+ body, oily texture, average carbonation.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at SB. Pours a clear golden color with a very small white head on there. Nose is sour and floral, with a good bit of that saison funk to it. Taste is slightly sour, but very light and fresh. Nice brew. Good summer drink.
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from Met Market. Pours pale orangish copper with thin fizzy white head. Aroma is very light malt, juicy apricot, melon, lemon, and tangerine; with lightly floral tart notes throughout. Taste is clean, thin malt body; quite dry. Some of the light fruit notes from the nose, but much more oaky and vinous. Hardly any sour flavors come through in the taste. Clear viognier flavor. Very interesting beer - there’s lots going in here. Not sure it completely comes together, but there’s enough here to overlook that.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden honey colored with lively head. Mild notes of Brett funk, green apple, white grape and lemon in the aroma. Flavor of white wine, citrus rind and toasted grain sweetness with a bit of oak and wild yeast at the end. Medium-boded mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry, tart finish. Overall, a solid BA Saison with a subtle Brett presence.