otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: clear gold and straw with hints of orange. Suspended specs of yeast. Airy bubbly white head. Lace clumps and sticks everywhere. Head looks like a bubbly white slice of bread. Swirls nice, releasing a massive nose.
Nose: little bit of funk up front Ė horse blanket, dry old bales of hay. Turned lemons Ė lemon and funk melded as one. Golden leather and lemon oil, shammy. Wildflowers blooming on a hot summer breeze; dandelion and sunflowers. Kiwi and papaya.
Palate: yum! Soured lemon skin, horse blanket, leather, dry bales of hay. Touch sticky along the sides. Immediately dries top middle of tongue. Spice with caraway coming to mind. Wildflowers, pollen, and green flower stems. Grabs back of tastebuds with papaya and kiwi, lots of kiwi. Each quaff reveals layers of flavor both separate and seamless. White peppercorns. Faint horse and hay dust in the breath.
Final Thoughts: yum and yum! I love me some farmhouse funk. Another winner from the Smokestack Series from Boulevard Brewing. Thanks to the sis for providing me with yet another delicious beer experience.
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
numerous samples over the years on tap and bottles. I love this beer! many great memories in st louis drinking a ton of this at various festivals and gatherings. hazy particulate orange with a fluffy white head-soapy. floral nose huge flowers, lite spice, citric hops, lite fruits. awesome! flavors are spicy with quite a bit of hops, espeically when fresh on tap. the 8% is not even detected anywhere-i can session the hell out of this beer and have! very hopppy for a saison which was what the brewery was going with this. very tasty and wish i could get access of this on a regular basis. I WILL bring some home soon!
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 750 ml. bottle corked ní caged bottled on 2/17/11- Pours cloudy golden with half the glass foam which reduces to a ice cream float rocky head. The aroma is a little funk, orange zest, coriander or clove, . The flavor is similar to a wit actually, little to no brett, orange, wheat, a little hops, dry. The body is a little thinner than I would like it to be, carbonation is high. I was let down by this one, was expecting a funky beer with massive complexities, but instead It is kind of one note, a wit bier with a dry hoppiness to it. 12/30/11 Re Rate- Basically the taste deserves better than a 7, so upping that by one point, and the overall a 15, come on, it deserves much better than that, upping by two, the palate, it deserves one point higher as well. Original score was 3.7.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour from a small bottle. hazy, golden orange with big, fluffy white head. aroma of cracked pepper, orange, coriander, other citrus, and some serious grass. flavor of ruby red grapefruit pulp, spice, pepper, and some belgian yeast. finishes dry...excellent
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Tap at ACBF. Nice to try the non-treated version of their Saison Brett. Cloudy dark gold pour with a good sized fluffy head. Aroma and flavor are marked with sweet citrus fruit and spicy yeast components. Straight forward but a solid saison. Rerate not 30 beers deep at a festival; 750 mL shared with oteyj. Such a damn good saison. has touches of US influence with lemon and grapefruit hops, but such beautiful smooth bready character. So good.
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light golden 2 finger head.Great fruit hop aroma off the bat.Settles into a nice aroma ,not as intense later.Pillowy head and creamy.I had some maddining carbonation action,from the yeast,particles floating around giving massive tiny bubbles still going good after 10 min.Heavy side of light bodied.some moderate complex fruit taste light hop citrus dry finish.Picking up tangerine like flavors that sticks around.Im finding this more refreshing than pale ales for a summer beer.Dont detect the 8% at all or any alcohol.Leaves a really nice taste in your mouth.Something lacking in the general taste like its missing a middle taste-still very good.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle. Fresh, fluffy peachy aroma, lots of grain and bread. Flavors are solid. Itís got a delightful, zesty pils malt cracker snap and some lightly piney hops. Fresh quaffable and complex. The alcohols perk up in the finish and I donít really understand the need for that much booze in a beer this dry and light, but it certainly does not detract. It does have some sticky, plastic-like yeast phenols in a finish that curb the drinkability. Otherwise, solid stuff and perfect for this first real, real summer evening.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color with a decent amount of white head. Nose of hay, citrus, spice, and grass - flavor is slightly sweet and funky with some citrus and peppery spice.
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw yellow with a slight greenish tint. Big fluffy head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, and a beautiful lawn on a summers day. Taste starts a little spicy, melds into a spicy hop flavor that doesnít hold much bitterness. Slight toffee malt tones playing off the citrus rind make this very tasting and refreshing.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy oramge with a thick frothy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is Wheat clove and banana.
Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop and grapefruit. A good Saison from Boulevard.