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RATINGS: 1016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the “Brett” character, if that’s what you’re after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2009
golden pour, fluffy white head, horseblanket, grass, yeast, nice funky brett

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
750 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with beastiefan2k. As we uncaged the bottle at the tasting, the cork exploded out of the bottle leaving a mark on the ceiling and some of the beer overflowing on to the counter. After we all enjoyed a good laugh and cleaned everything up, we resumed our tasting. This beer pours a hazy pale gold with a large white head. There are several streams of champagne-type bubbles continuously rising to the surface. Very pleasant aroma of lemon, funk, mild spice and yeast. The funk is not heavy or overwhelming and fits very nicely with this beer. The flavor is mildly sour with lemon, mild funk, light spice and a bit of yeast. Bright and lively on the palate. This is just an exquisite beer. Many thanks, Eugene, for sending this one my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle at Chriso’s pre GBBF tasting 09. Pale gold, hazy, lasting thin white head. Funky, good farmyard. Good lemony funk. Lovely aroma. Good funk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle from Wise Guys in Schererville. Finally found this damn beer and very excited. Pours a very nice slightly hazed orange-gold with soft fluffy white head that grows. Nose is citrusy and spicy, earth and wood. Taste is pretty phenomenal, nice refreshing bitterness, yeast spiciness and funk from the Brett, though never sour. Perhaps a touch tart and super dry. Fantastic, top shelf Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Orange-brown pour with a thin white head and lots of crap floating around. Funky aroma with slight lemony citrus note. Dry and slighty sour flavor. Funky and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2009
9/29/09 notes: GABF Friday session, sampled at least four times. Top Saison at the festival, followed closely by Saison Rue by the Bruery. This beer made me stand up and say, “Holy Shit, this is good!”. Seriously, my buddies can attest. Nose is simultaneously loaded with horseblanket funk and perfumy hops. Palate is medium, extremely smooth, yet with a crisp, snappy finish. Flavors are basically barnyard upfront, layered- not dominated – by a lemon pith lemon tart note that I cannot fully explain. Definitely a bit of sourness and earthiness thrown in there. All of this swirls so wonderfully on the palate, just the way a good Saison should in my opinion. I would LOVE to have a bottle of this to sip on!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Bottle. Frothy white excellent fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Great heavy yeasty aroma. Fantastic complex heavy bitter flavor. Not very sweet. Long fantastic finish. Creamy palate. Truly magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2009
750ml Bottle courtesy of Immy at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Batch 09752 of 11950. Pours golden in color with full foamy white head. Aroma sweet, spicy and floral hops. Taste bitter, citurs and yeasty with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2009
This corked and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of all foam finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated yellow colored body. The aroma was floral malty banana and mild fruit. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of soft hops mild malt and mild fruit. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2009 A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.
Hazy yellow with a big white head. It quite literally exploded when opened. Lots of lemon and fruity notes, good bretty spicy funk and a really nice dry saison underneath. All the ingredients are there but for some reason it just doesn’t really excite me. Original score - 3.4

Re-rate on Christmas Day at my mums with Sim and our Weasel. Massive thanks to Joe for this. Well, what a difference. This is absolutely superb. Massive brett and barnyard on the nose. Flavour of a really tasty saison with a load of brett. Big Orval like finish. Almost Champagne like yeasty notes. Excellent finish full stop. Carbonation is perfect and washes its way through the palate in an amazing fashion giving such a glorious clean mouthfeel. Forget champagne beers, this one does the trick soooo much better. Late white wine grapes rounds things off in outstandng fashion. This is really really good. Joe, thank you, thank you, thank you. I owe you one for sure.

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