HonusWagner (1624) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What happened to my review of this?! Anyway, lightly tart, slightly grassy saison similar to HF Florence. Very tasty stuff.
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Huge thanks for this one man!!! Pour is slightly hazy golden with a pillowy white head and great lacing. Big bretty, tropical fruity, slightly funky, doughy, sweet pears, white grapes, bright floral and lemon notes. Taste is lemon zesty, grassy, some pineapple, mango, white pepper, straw, white wine, and herbal with a highly dry finish. Medium body with champagne-like carbonation. Highly effervescent, slightly tart, and highly complex. Really tasty stuff.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[ Bottle ][ 1/3 of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 11.28.14 ]
Glowing translucent gold, thick white head, foamy and thin-bubbled, lasting, dense with lacing galore. Dusty cobweb nose reminiscent of drie fonteinen, light white wine/grape skin sweetness, considerable cracker. More grape sweetness at the lightly dusty front, balanced by the bright and tangy mid with tangerine, a lightly metallic and mineral finish, plenty of esters thin bodied incredibly dry, a little caramel sweetness oxidation in the finish. Less pepper than DuPont but very restrained, drinkable, refreshing, and with a uniquely dominant gueuze character..
[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont – 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) – 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1
cpetrone84 (1535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is pale hazy golden yellow with a good amount of tight white head that lingers briefly. Nose is extremely dusty brett, hints of leather, and a light fruity lemon note perks in behind. Taste is much less dusty brett. The dustiness first up front, faint dry leather. Fruitiness is stronger in the flavor, some nice pineapple notes, lemon, a hint sugary. Light body, well carbonated, clean finish.
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Hazy pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a pairing of perfume and fruity melon rinds. Full-bodied with champagne-like carbonation. The flavor offers mild acidity and lightly toasted malts. Bright, refreshing, bready finish. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
biggsbowler (381) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours light amber. Sour, tart, and lemon zest in nose. Taste is tart, floral notes, and lemon zest. Nicely balanced. I wish I had more.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of horse blanket, herbs, manure, grass, florals, lemon, and pepper. Flavor of florals, brett, pepper, lemon, yeast, and grapefruit with a dry finish.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a clear straw with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, winey, oldish, dusty, woody and champagney. Flavor is lemon, citrus, peach, pear, mint, pepper. Finish is good tart, lemon, well balanced. Lingering fruits (peach, mango?). Medium body, average to strong carbonation.
umich03jm (2174) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Hazy golden-yellow pour with a big white head that fades to a thin film and a messy ring. Aroma is great. Moderate brett, pineapple, dank hay, light strawberry, and lemon peel. Tastes awesome. Barnyard brett presence throughout while other flavors pop up here and there. Juicy pineapple, grapefruit, lemon peel, hay, dry oak and apple cider. Tart, dry cider-like finish. Great saison. One of the best I’ve had.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds tropical fruits, funk, wheat crackers, minerals and citric notes. Nice balance. The flavour is dry, medium to heavily acidic and and lighth bitter with minerals and citric notes up front alongside undertones of wheat, fruits funk. The mouthfeel is tart yet fairly soft with medium carbonation. Citric tones lingers. Light to medium bodied.
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and slightly funky with crackers, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, gooseberries, hay, dry soil, barnyard, orange zest, lemon zest and minerals. Taste is sour, fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, blood orange juice, lime juice, passion fruit, gooseberries, unripe mango, hay, dry soil, barnyard, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly sour, fruity and funky with crackers, blood orange juice, lemon juice, passion fruit, star fruit, hay, dry soil, gooseberries, barnyard, minerals and lemon zest. Fruity funky perfection! even at this age it’s marvelous!