DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the legend of chriso’s pre GBBF09 tasting. Alround rating: Massive carbonation, spicey and yeasty, touch of lemon, dusty unclean mouthfeel. Not hot.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet lemon peel, lemonade and sweet malts on the nose. Pours cloudy yellow gold with no head. Spicy yeasty flavors, cinnamon, clove, sweet malts, funky brett, farmy, slightly tart, greay brett complexity with classic farmhouse qualities. Excellent!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 / 2007 Bottle, thanks to EDA. Gold pour with some white head. Dry grain aroma, some corn, light sweetness, herbal yeast. Not much overall of the brett, a little bit of tart lemony flavor. Flavor is the same as the aroma; and it didn’t really come together for me. Too herbal, not as sweet.
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a cloudy gold/yellow color with a nice white head. ARoma of yeast and wheat, with a dash of brett and herbs. Flavor was bretty and herbal, lacking great balance. Not as good as expected, and got better with time, but alright.
thirdeye11 (5670) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml corked and caged, Batch 2009-1, 6402/11925) Pours a clear yellow with huge head. Nose is spicy hops, lemon zest, coriander, grass and plastic. Tsate is bitter sweet malts, earthy and has some sour and brett in the back. Palette is oily thick, well carbonated, slight bitter finish. Could use a little more sweetness and this one would be fantastic. Love how it smelled more than how it tasted.
jrob21 (2738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Soonah, the lynchpin of the trade we did. A nice summer beer that went well on 4th of july. Full bodied, grassy hops, slight yeast aroma but not incredibly sour. Think I like the regular better unless this guy needs a little more time to let the brett get happy.
OldMrCrow (2032) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Naked City sour tasting (yeah, a bit of an odd-beer-out).
Nice, dry, spicy saison -- but why does it have to dial in a 8.5% abv? It’s a saison, for goodness sake, and the regular Boulevard Saison is only mid-six. The alcohol is too apparent on the tongue; it’s a nice beer, but could it beat out Avec Les Bon Vieux? At this abv, it better be able to.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, fruity. with cinnamon. Darker, more full bodied than some saisons. fullfilling. Some funk, but not a whole lot.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Immy on 07/18/2009. Bottle 09752/11950. Cloudy orange body with a large frothy white head. Big Brett aroma with some earthy and floral notes. Sweet fruity and floral flavor with a good bretty note. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy GodofThunder. This one pours a bright golden yellow color that is pretty hazy and topped by a foamy, white head. Sheets of lacing coat the glass. The aroma is nice showing citrus fruit, orange peel, lemon, and some bretty funk. Some floral hops and black pepper also show with some spice and bitterness. The flavor follows suit with the citrus and apple flavors first then followed by dry, bready yeast with some funk from the brett. There is a good amount of lemon pepper spice and citrus on the finish. The bretty has really dried things out and added lots of funk. Medium bodied with ample carbonation and a very dry, funky finish. This is a really nice saison and great use of the brett.