after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks, J! What an amazing haul of treats this weekend. I hope good friends of ours start getting married all the time, if these are the kinds of beers we’ll be cracking to celebrate the moment. Pours a hazy medium bright gold with a dense and fluffy platinum blond head. Bright nose of grass, hay, floral, and soft apricot notes. Creamy medium body with very lively carb. Floral, hay, grass, and soft apricot notes on the mid palate. Refreshing, balanced, and dimensional. Hard to see where you could change a lot in this one and have it pay off in big ways--it’s pretty dialed.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Gazy straw hue with creamy white head that settled. Aroma is lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, straw. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a hop bitterness following. Overall this is a nice brew.
Prufrockstar (1851) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the tin bucket. Pours cloudy straw color with white head; good lacing and retention. Aroma: lemon zest, mineral, pepper, some cotton candy (though muted). Taste: light sweetness in the middle that’s quickly overrun by Brett doing its thing. Lemon and pepper, lasting dry finish, light bitterness. Toasted bread in the finish as well. Medium body, slick oily texture, appropriate carbonation. Nice. 5.1% abv on this batch.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Les Caves on 8/17/13 - It pours cloudy yellow-orange with a lingering white head and has an earthy brett aroma. The flavor is fruity and funky with a finish of mild bitterness and brett. This light and refreshing brew is very flavorful and enjoyable. Great house beer.
Sarlacc83 (1769) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Les Caves
A: Golden straw color with a faint ring of white head.
N: Really nice straw and lemon zest. ust and musk. Dry cheese, glue, earth, and some butter/diacetyl.
T: Sour and funky. A bit astringent to me from the yeast. Very little sweetness to be found, but bitter hops slide through the middle.
M: Very dry and palate scraping. Thins out through the middle too much for my liking.
O: Not sure if I really appreciate this. Doesn’t have a beautiful full earthiness or the easier drinking nature of a saison. There’s too much untamed wildness for me.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours an opaque cloudy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is full of earthy notes, dirty, musty notes, and barnyard notes. Flavour brings out farmhouse notes, dirty earthy notes, considerable grassy hops and some crusty bread / crackery malts. Really flavourful and dynamic for a 4.2% session saison. Excellent stuff.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at saraveza - medium frothy head. Spruce and yeasty nose. Taste of hop and biscuits. Bitter finish.
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Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hop and Vine in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bready with a light sweetness and a good amount of fruity yeast. A hint of sourness, some earth, pepper, and hints of toast. Flavor is similar. Bready with a light sweetness, a bit of a tart and funky yeast, floral fruits, some citruses, and light earthy pepper notes. Finishes dry, somewhat tart, and bready before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting Saison. Bready malts and fairly fruity with a slightly tart and yeasty essence. Not bad.
renegaderebel (5) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 On tap at Hop and Vine for Castillo Zwanze day. Excellent sour nose. Bread flavors fill the bulk of the taste.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Caves in Corvallis. The saison yeast is fairly strong in the nose, but the taste of it really doesn’t hit until the beer is down your throat, a very powerful finish that just keeps going, revealing a few notes of nuttiness in with the yeast. This beer pours nicely with a dull golden color. There is some slight lacing, a really nice amount. Note that this is brewed in 7 barrel batches and each is slightly tweaked.