p0rkch0p (89) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy head on the pour. Prob not using the right glass but very impressive. It tastes like a base Tank 7 but not as thick and cloudy. An earthy tone seems accurate. A bit funky but not in a bad way. New to the style, dont have alot to compare it to but definately unique.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark foggy golden color with a humongous pillowy gray colored head that falls to a light film and thick collar leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty spicy and malty. There isnít the traditional yeasty malt, which Iím okay with, but this is not what I was expecting at all. Itís relatively disappointing. I was hoping for more funky Brett and sourness than they have here. The flavor is malty and standard for a saison. Itís Belgian malts and a little bit of yeast. There is almost Brett in the flavor. Itís a run of the mill saison. The mouth feel is a little heavy, but the carbonation is bright and there is a lingering malt and yeastiness with it that make it just okay. I am pretty disappointed in this one.
ebone1988 (1414) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, and Gus for our mini share extravaganza. Aroma is lovely, funk, barnyard, crisp, citrus, tart, nice. Appearance is golden amber, hazy, off white head. Taste is sweet, slight tart, dry, permanent marker harshness, spicy, not as funky as I want. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, a nice citrus and spice aftertaste. Overall, this one is pretty weird, unlike any saison Iíve had. Good, but not as good as expected.
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16/V/16 - sample @ Leuven Innovation - BB: n/a (2016-566) Thanks to the Belgian RB crew for sharing todayís beers!
Hazy blond beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a bit of lacing in the glass. Aroma: very soapy, floral, bit funky, more soap. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: floral, bit soapy, spicy touch, somewhat bitter, coriander. Aftertaste: rather bitter, dry, more soapy, bit floral. Not a fan of all that soap. Probably the mix of brett and hops?
Dorkenstein (433) - - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some horse blanket, some sweet malts, some citrus zest. Taste is sweet malts, citrus, and straw. Not enough Brett.
Hamirubi (568) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). The "assertively dry hopped Tank 7, bottled with various wild yeasts. An American farmhouse saison which already was a perfect drinker, although I lacked the spices in there. Here there are more grassy notes, some dust too, making this a perfect quencher. A very smooth, sunny yellow, white foamed saison with lovely carbonation. I woudl love to compare this brett version with the Tank 7 mother brew.
Anova167 (335) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage aged in my "beer cellar". Huge carb and a gold color and a white head. Aroma is of cherry pie and spice. Flavor is very floral with a hint of white grape. This likely past its prime, but still an excellent beer.
mike_77 (5563) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale golden appearance. Strong aroma of Brett and bready yeast. Strangely dry and boozy. Itís really bone dry with a lasting bitterness.
Rubin77 (1100) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: big, off-white, good retention.
C: yellowish, hazy, non-transparent.
A: citrus, brett, farmyard, light sour, tangerine.
T: malt, barnyard, brett, citrus, basement, bread, yeast, orange peels, light to medium body, lively carbonation, great Saison worth to try, sample @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival May 2016.
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden yellow. Sweet floral, honey, rich. Sourness, bit straightforward. But very summery. Like it. (At Libf 2016)