arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with nice white head. Great Brett aroma. Taste is great clean with nice Brett aftertaste.
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opens with a huge pop and gush. Pours hazy dark golden with a huge frothy head. Nose has yeast, spices, ripe fruits and some cereal. Taste is fairly bitter with peaches, yeast, white pepper and straw.
kayres (475) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a huge white head. Yeasty floral aroma. Crisp lemony grassy herbal. Bright and refreshing medium bodied
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RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle is 2008 vintage: Batch 1, bottle 01200 of 11950, shared by Chris. This bottle was a gusher! Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a lasting spongy white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is dominated by brett, with floral yeast, barnyard, and mild earthiness. Flavor is again brett upfront, Belgian yeast spicyness. Carbonation is active, and detracts slightly from the overall flavor. Medium bodied, tart funky finish. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The golden colored body that was poured out of the 750 ml bomber, was cloudy. The bomber was capped with a cork, and wire cage, and the long pop, and the ample gun smoke were evidence of a good seal, and generous carbonation. The head that formed atop the pour was four fingers thick, and very stubborn. The smell was very rustic, ad the beer was clearly blessed with smells of wheat crackers, horse blanket, hay, orange peel, and white pepper. This is just exactly what I want a Saison to smell like.
The taste was dry, biscuit like, with an unmistakable presence of Brett. There was some bready sweetness, and a hint of pepper and lime juice in the finish. The combination of sweet, tart, spicy, and funky was very well done. The body was fluffy, light, and quenching, and the 8.5% ABV was very well hidden.
There are very few non Belgian beers that approach perfection for this style, but this one certainly does.
Tuscany56 (4) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes a little soapy, first time I've tried a Brett. Luv the saison, but keep the Brett.
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Beachmaster (124) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber into a tulip glass. pours a cloudy yellow, with a massive white head that persists, leaving good lacing. Nose is wheat with a faint note of funk. Taste is typical saison with a slight sour note and a bit of funk on the finish. Delicious
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Frisco’s. Poured hazy orange with splotches of white lace. Yeast, light citrus, pepper. Funky. Great beer.
SSSteve (3769) - - JUL 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. hazy glowing gold with a huge, whipped white head. pear, peach and green olive aroma. flavor has huge green olive brett phenolic notes with apple and pear-like fruity esters. a hint abv astringency. a mostly dry finish.
williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense gold pour, beautiful white head. Aroma is brett, yeast, mango, barnyard. Flavor is yeasty, with notes of light cake, and fruit. Very light crisp heavenly mouthfeel. Wonderful.