omhper (23428) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, bought in Spokane, WA. Cloudy golden, lively head. Grassy hoppy nose with funky sweaty brett underneath. Medium dry with gentle mouthfeel and mildl sparkling carbonation. The Orvallish sweaty bitterorange funky brett character is strong, but it still retains balance. Finishes with evergrowing bitterness. Lovely!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. The hype is lost on me, its a terrible base beer, the brett dosage was light and didnt ad much depth or funk, there was still a substantial amount of residual sweetness and it tastes like the brett was added well after it had been fermenting.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s saison tasting - hazy orange pour huge fluffy white head. arouma is amazing, funky and earthy. caramelly and tart rounded with some spiciness. mmm
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours big hazy yellow with big white fluffy head, plenty of carbonation. Aroma is nice and citrusy and fruity, with some lemon, pepper, citrus, and a bit of tart with the earth and bread of the malt. Taste up front is big lemon zest, pepper, tart and funk, with a nice earthy character that is refreshing and delicious.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks a lot for this one Baker. 750 ml bottle from 2009 I have been wanting to try it for a while. Aroma is maybe some tart apple and maybe hints of cherry. Color is pale amber with minimal head. Taste is hay and apple with hints of the brett character but it’s more subdued than I expected. Palate is dry and refreshing.
callmemickey (4253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Batch: 2009-1
A: Bright, hazy golden-yellow-orange.. massive fluffy white head. super retention and pretty decent lacing. Inviting.
S: Funky, indeed. The brett character is ever-present. Somewhat tart. Lightly yeasty. Nice floral-citrus hops. Peaches.
T: Much like the nose, this is perhaps the most brett forward saison i’ve had to date. Not really farmhouse funky, but just kind of sour/tart funky. Clean, bright citrus flavors. Lightly spiced. Some pepper and something else I can’t quite discern.
M: Effervescent. A tad too much carbonation, perhaps (cork blew off when uncorking and scared the shit out of my cat). Crisp, hoppy finish.
O: By the end of the bottle, the brett character simply overwhelmed(underwhelmed?) me. Very nice for a glass, but the refill did me in which is surprising considering my affinity for large bottles of saison.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/26/10. Brought to the Tally Tasting 2010 by myself. Sour, almost sweaty smell. Mmmm. Nice tart but surprisingly smooth flavor. Mmm again.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle into snifter. Pours straw yellow with beautiful white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is of pepper, hints of lemon, yeast, and a tad of brett. Mouth feel is very smooth, velvety, with moderate carbonation. Flavor is moderately sweet, peppery finish with slight brett on thepalate. Overall excellent saison however was expecting a tad bit more brett in this beer as the label suggests.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 5/30/2015: upped my rating a bit. this is a nice yeasty, light spice, slightly tart saison. the texture is fantastic. 7/2010: Bottle from brewforia.com. Murky yellow pour with a huge fluffy white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon and grass. Taste is bread, yeast, spices, tart, citrus, earthy, perfume and sweet. Definitely interesting. Smooth creamy palate with a sharp bite in the finish that eventually dries out.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2009-2, 750 mL bottle. Pours murky gold with a fuzzy two finger off white head into a tulip; head fades to lacing. Aroma of tangy Brett, bready malt, lemonpepper, fresh cut hay/farmhouse, bursting with tangerine goodness. Again, loads of Brett/tangerine tang in the flavor. It’s both refreshing and thirst-inspiring. Lemonpepper comes in the middle of the drink leaving a strong spiced flavor on the palate. A bready/hay aspect is present throughout adding some body. The finish is quite dry with a dash of honey. Medium bodied with a fuzzy mouthfeel and a medium level of carbonation. Nice and funky. Draws you in and doesn’t disappoint. Really nice stuff. Kudos Boulevard, it even hides the abv splendidly.