That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crushed with Jakebra at the Colorado Springs Saison Festival. Spice, funk, citrus, grass, kinda rubbery aroma. Sour, yeasty, bitter, dry flavor. Unlike any saison I’ve ever tried, and the man gave me a bottle for free. Smooth, dry, original and definitely awesome.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a very bright white and fizzy head.
Aroma is citrus with some slight spices.
the mouthfeel is dry, with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste.
The taste is tart with a good bit of citrus.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the recent release pours a hazed yellow with a white lightly bubbled head. Nose is only slightly funky with abundant notes of citrus, yeast, floral and spices. Brett is ever so slight. Floral citrus yeast flavors that are tart, earthy , and have leathery hops. Slightly bitter that’s grassy and finishes dry. Nice brew, I can’t wait to see how this one ages out.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Semi-opaque copper color with a huge white head. Aroma of sour fruit, yeast and vinegar. Sour flavor with some bitter yeast character and a semi-fruity finish.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 cork and cage. pours blond with big bubbly head. aroma is citrus with earthy tones. mouthful is a bit tart with big carbonation. this is lite on the pallet with a very crisp finish. very enjoyable.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eugene sent me this beer and I can’t thank him enough. I crave funky light beers like this (except *this* is 8.5%). Just over 6 months in the bottle for this I gather. I had to get a peek at this beer early. The yeast aroma here is very pungent, sharp, invitingly like clean cloth and hay. The flavor is tart, sourdough bread, becomes a little orange juicy as it warms. Conditioned fabulously - islands within islands of diminished foam. Beautiful to look at in the very settled pour - I received this a few weeks ago and it has been sitting perfectly still, at 53 deg F - bright gold, radiant!
The only thing is that the flavor components are all raw, almost separable, a touch artificial. But here is really where I understand Eugene’s advice to wait, which I ignored (but understood immediately - you have to have one to age if you have the first one!).
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge off white head that left some spotty lacing. Tons of Brett in the nose followed by some citrus and banana. Flavor was also very Brett influenced with some citrus and farmhouse funk. A great brew, but I’m realizing I like my Saisons with a little more spice to them.
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle #07572, thanks to bman1113vr for saving me a drive, golden colored pour with strong foam, bretty lemon aroma, flavor is good balance of sweet and sour, honey, citrus, even handed finish
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 07572 thanks to Bman1113vr. Large bubbly head. Aroma of funk, yeast, bitterness. Taste is funk, bleu cheese, yeast, and orange peel. Nice dry mouth feel.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Bottle via a trade with Soonah. #07572. Pours with a huge, foamy white head that leaves good lace over a clearish golden body. Aroma of brett, lemon, horse blanket, spice, and honey. Taste is sweetness, pepper, a nice earthy brett tone, brett phenols, honey. Very, very drinkable, I could drink this all day. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.