Bill Becker (810) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought online from Bring On The Beer. 2013 Vintage, corked and caged.
A- a cloudy orange-straw colour, pulled straight from the fridge, there’s a glorious 3 finger head of foam. I bet the lacing is up there.
S- loads of spice, funk, and lemon with a heaping helping of candi sugar and honey. The aromas are dazzling my senses.
T- ahh...big funky notes with a wonderful level of tartness that almost makes me forget about the spicy and sweet goodness. Almost...I get lots of peppery notes and clove, big sweet notes from honey,ahh again. Aged in oak barrels, I do get a light woody flavour from time to time but for me, it’s on the light side. That lovely tartness just keeps on giving and giving and I’m taking all I can get!
M- fairly light bodied, perfect carbonation, and at 6% abv, this is superbly drinkable. And...the foam never gives in and yes, the lacing is top notch.
O- can I say....magnificent? I do believe I will. 2 new examples of the style I tried today and they both impressed the hell out of me in different ways. Both breweries need to be watched closely..
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apricot color with fizzy white head. Aroma has strong bubble gum and some floral notes. Flavor is odd. Almost medicinal.
Vanbrewver (9) - - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this up at Belmont Station as a recommendation from the staff. Great call! Aroma is tart strawberry, dry sour grape, wafts of malt. Pours a beautiful golden colour, with minimal head. Some lacing. Taste is exquisite. Some malt and sweetness up front followed immediately by a sharp dry cider finish. Medium-full body A complex beer from start to finish, very enjoyable.
hopwine (669) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden appearance. Flavor is sharp lemon, nectarines, orange, and light lingering tartness. A seriously beautiful, velvety saison with tons of fruity esters and an unusually complex malt bill.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Hazey golden. Sour apple and mango meet the nose and remind me of sour patch candy. A strong acidity rides the whole way through with a nice earthy quality in a semi dry finish. I had it on draft and out of the bottle and I must say I prefer the bottle version better.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at block 15 - clear copper color - nice thick lacing. Nose of yeast, vinegar, and tart fruit. Taste of tart cherry, drinking vinegar. Has a dry, slight bitter finish.
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neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...nearly clear gold with a faint head. Nose...yeasty and funky, all at once with put fruit notes. Palate...dry, yet semi sweet with sweet spice and honey (especially beeswax) followed by orchard fruits and a slight citrus flavour with yeasty bits and wet earth.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Beer Stein. Aroma and flavor of honey saison. Nice, crisp, and fizzy. Great beer.
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Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful beer. Pours nice golden in color with a vigorous head. Lightly tart in aroma with typical farmhouse notes and esters. Taste is mildly sweet approach with a tart but not quite sour finish. Dry and crisp. Really enjoyed this beer and will seek out again
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Soft and floral flavors, some light peppery notes, earthy, honey, yeasty, damn leaves, wonderful