monkeychugg55 (1011) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy, burnt yellow with a small white head. The aroma is mostly Belgian saison yeast, with esters and spice. The brett character is pretty mellow, with a light funkiness. The flavor starts out sweet, but dries out with spice and yeast. Slightly tart on the finish, with Syrian Goldings maybe?, and a light brett character. Very soft carbonation as they probably account for aging. Wonderful blend of flavors and interesting on the palate as the dry / tart finish starts while its still sweet. Great beer, best saison I’ve ever had.
Hamirubi (517) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). The "assertively dry hopped Tank 7, bottled with various wild yeasts. An American farmhouse saison which already was a perfect drinker, although I lacked the spices in there. Here there are more grassy notes, some dust too, making this a perfect quencher. A very smooth, sunny yellow, white foamed saison with lovely carbonation. I woudl love to compare this brett version with the Tank 7 mother brew.
Anova167 (324) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage aged in my "beer cellar". Huge carb and a gold color and a white head. Aroma is of cherry pie and spice. Flavor is very floral with a hint of white grape. This likely past its prime, but still an excellent beer.
mike_77 (4930) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale golden appearance. Strong aroma of Brett and bready yeast. Strangely dry and boozy. It’s really bone dry with a lasting bitterness.
Rubin77 (708) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: big, off-white, good retention.
C: yellowish, hazy, non-transparent.
A: citrus, brett, farmyard, light sour, tangerine.
T: malt, barnyard, brett, citrus, basement, bread, yeast, orange peels, light to medium body, lively carbonation, great Saison worth to try, sample @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival May 2016.
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden yellow. Sweet floral, honey, rich. Sourness, bit straightforward. But very summery. Like it. (At Libf 2016)
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Brett, saison, refreshing, light bitter, ok.
Andrew196 (1290) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow-orange, massive, off white meringue head. Aroma is very fresh, mint, barnyard, coriander, hay, notes of bubblegum. A nice spice up front on the tongue, pepper, Belgian yeastiness, lingering and breathy finish of spice, some white grape. Great version of the style.
Muggus69 (1905) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL corked & caged Champagne bottle from Slowbeer. 2015 vintage
Big white foam pours into the glass dying down into a dense cap atop a hazy orange body.
Lovely aroma, totally not what I was expecting - toasty, biscuity, bran cereal sort of malts upfront, spicy peppery phenolics, subtle floral undertones, touch of hay & bruised pineapple Brett sort of character, hint of booze there too.
Quite full bodied for a Saison, still drying, lingering finish, lively carbonation but well tempered.
Very enjoyable malt character to it - husky cereals, bran, savoury cracker biscuit, touch of sweetness leading to notes of ripe pear, apricot & apple, finishing off with spicy white pepper, clove & hay bale notes. Moderate bitterness, touch of almost oaky and funky ovely ripe tropical fruit notes to finish on a warming finish.
Very different from any Saison I’ve come across, maybe not as funky as expected - might be one to keep for that
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice brett woody funk.
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is beautiful, with rose, faint lavender , bubble gum, and Brett. Taste is the same, with some pear into the finish. Thanks, Dan!
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