Nuffield (3858) - 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 (2996) - 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 (527) - 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 (1514) - 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 (1432) - 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.
Trev (2014) - 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 (5738) - 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.