eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 This is JP Oro de Cabalaza. Dont even buy the regular Saison always get the Brett. This is far superior.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from a generous trader here on RB. Pours hazy, straw yellow with a big off white head, some lace, good retention. Smells sweet and light yeasty, some earth with just a touch of funk and a nice dose of citrus. Tastes sweet and citrusy with some yeast and earth and again with nice crisp, sweet citrus flavor. Very good beer. I think I will try to get another bottle of this. Thin body, fizzy carbonation. A little over carbonated in general.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy GodofThunder. Slightly cloudy golden color, moderate white head. Very, very floral perfume flower aroma, grains in the back, very nice. Mildly sweet taste up front, grainy, and much of the floral quality in on the back end.
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 pours a hazy gold with a thick off white head.
Aroma is musty yeast, floral hop, green apple/pear.
Very nice flavour, apple, lemongrass, earthy bready slightly funky yeast tones.
Good intro to people not familiar with Brett I would think.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by after4ever I think. Snuck this one under the table at Pumpkin Fest. Ha. Nice tart citrus nose with some light barnyard. Golden pour with a nice foamy head. Bret, barnyard, funk up front. Lots of underlying fruity notes on the mid palate. A floral, spicy finish. Some funkdafication, but not too much. Fruity and nice. Spicy peppery finish with some lingering brett perhaps.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a hazy, glowing, golden hue with a massive head of slowly receding, rocky white foam. Thick clumps of lace thin out to coating sheets, covering nearly the entire glass. Aromas are fruity, funky, and hoppy, all at once. Notes of musky apple, candied orange peel, black pepper, and perfumy, floral hops all show well, while a strong, dry, bretty presence permeates all. Flavors follow suit, initially sweet from the caramel apple, quickly turning dry, bready, and yeasty from all that brett. Hints of lemonpepper linger on the tongue long after the finish. Substantial in body, with moderate to high carbonation, this one ends nearly bone dry. This is a damn fine brett saison, and one that will likely only improve with age.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle No. 03919
It pours an absolutely beautiful hazey, almost florescent gold with a rocky, whipped egg white foam. Quite bubbly. In the aroma I find barn, lemon, celery. Lysol, green apple, pepper flavor profile. Wonderful on the palate. Moderately full and refreshing, thanks to the massive carbonation. Hands down the best and most mature offering from my hometown brewery.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at the Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 12/5/2008. This saison pours a light yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized head. The aroma is fruity, spicy and a touch funky. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice spices. Slightly funky and very dry. The brett seems to have dried this beer out more than add a lot of funk. Nice beer. The mouthfeel is full and round. The finish is crisp and dry. The aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Pours hazy bright yellow and lightly filtered. Very carbonated with a big fluffy head. Nose is of brett, funkiness, horseblanket, citrus, tartness. Very fresh. Taste is eververscent, brett but not overwhelming, citrus, tartness, nice horseblanket/funk taste. Where is the alcohol?? Nice mouthfeel. Very good beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, 2008 San Diego Strong Ale fest, yellow pour, white head, fruity a bit funky, tasty.