lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. BIg thanks, bottle 08551. Light fruity aroma, slight funky tartness. The taste is a spicy hoppiness, long drying finish with smaller notes of fruit and brett. I would love to have one of these to sit on for a while as I enjoy my brett very pronounced.
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 shared by Suttree at the Christmas Eve cubed gathering. Hazy golden with a lasting foam and frosty lace. Aromas of spicy orange-pineapple, bread and must. Tastes of pineapple, peppery resin, and citrus bubblegum. Light-medium body is tingly and dry.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2009 750 into glass. Great hazy straw yellow with one of the best lasting lacing white heads I have ever seen. Really having trouble getting my nose out of the glass. Unbelievably balanced, spicy herbs, brett, clove, pumpkin, bread, lemon, HOPS! seriously delicious stuff. The flavor is just shy of equally amazing. A bit over carbonated in my opinion, but fits the style. Overall: really good; I cant wait till I crack the other one in my cellar in another year.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 00814 out of 11950 produced. Stylish and interesting, I used this to kick off a dinner party. Quite bubbly, yellow with a generous head. Nice citrus up front, yeast flavors evolving in the middle, and a dry finish. Alcohol is nicely restrained, making for an easy drinking appertif. Good stuff from Kansas City.
NachlamSie (2724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle provided by Suttree at the Christmas Eve Eve Eve tasting of Joe’s. Pours light with a noticeable white head. The aroma has distinct cheese notes with subtle funk and plenty of yeast. It seems dryish and woodsy. I am prepared for a fairly authentic take on the style and am not disappointed. This does not have a strong Belgian ester quality nor is it malt heavy. Rather, this is subtle with hints at cheese, straw, and the woods. . .maybe a field. I liked this one. It further garnishes my respect for Boulevard. They have not blown my mind yet, but they have deftly made a wide variety of beers all of which taste pretty darn good.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 4022, purchased about 10 minutes north of the brewery. Pours a glowing gold with a bit of cloudiness. Champagne-like bubbles and a lot of carbonation cause wild amounts of head on the first pour that cling in a lacy pattern.
Strong citrus, flowery hops, and a strong yeasty finish. As mentioned below, the sweet smell misleads a bit as this has very dry characteristics after the initial flavor punch.
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 10357. Piercing aromas of orange peel, lemonade and bing cherry. A little yeast, too. Full bodied, with bright acidity and a long, lemony, barky finish. The hops show through nicely. Some lacing, wild foam and lots of carbonation. The ruddy finish reminds the sipper that this is indeed a saison. Nice beer.
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 (1587) - 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.