Bullfrog Fran-tastique Saison
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Named after and brewed with our "brewer for the day" Fran McDermid, this saison posseses a complex combination of tart citrus fruits, peppery spice and the funk-a-licious Brettanomyces Claussenii yeast. This Fran-tastique beer was also made with honey, and spices with dandelions, chamomile and rose hips. Wonderfully effervescent and truely refreshing. 7.5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a deeper yellow color with a frothy white head. Hazy. Aromas of citrus, spices, some funkiness, and musty. Tastes of citrus, citrus rinds, spices, and pepper. Lacing left on glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Pale orange-gold body. One finger off-white cap. Quickly receded and left behind spotty lacing. S: Floral, with some cutting brett, pepper and lemon. Not much in the way of true farmhouse funk though. T: A nice floral/herbal saison tea. Lots of different notes going on here. Lemon and pepper are potent as well. Perhaps a little too sloppy considering the complexity of flavors. M: Medium bodied. A tad on the high-side as far as carbonation goes. Lingering finish with some pepper and brett. O: Fairly solid. The floral notes are a little grating towards the end of the glass. Not as integrated and refined as Upright Flora Rustica or Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Draft at Capone’s. Pours a hazy yellow with nice carbonation and thin white head. Aroma is tart citrus, spice, funk, and wheat. Mouthfeel is great - very smooth and refreshing with notes of tart, citrus, orange Peel, lemon, spice, and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Part of a sampler at brewpub. I found all the brews to be slightly better than average though I don’t remember specifics for most of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2010
On tap at brewery. Hazy blond with a fizzy lacing white head. Heavy citrus with a lot of brett, noticeably bandaid and egg. Bitterness in the flavor and also some lemon and orange. The flowers go almost unnoticed, overridden by the brett even through the yoke finish. Heavy carbonation isolates the brett and citrus aspects, and this comes off as an overly sweet and rather straightforward attempt lacking the spice or dryness I like in a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks kramer. Small off-white head atop cloudy orange body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/floral, some yeast. Taste is medium sweet, spicy/yeast, orange. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Growler courtesy of Kramer at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a lightly hazed milky gold with a thin white head. Musky and fuzzy, nice lemon, though a bit faint, and some musky. Grassy and tangy. Finishes dry with a light crisp bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Growler shared by kramer. Hazy opaque yellow pour with a thin white head. Some really funky yeast on the nose with a bit of lemon zest. Good dry musty falvor. Slight citrus sourness with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Growler courtesy of kramer at Shenandoah Throwdown. Poured a fully translucent glowing yellow with a thin white head. Zesty, Bretty, drying/desert hops, floral/perfumey hops. Taste is lemon zest, citrus peels, potpourri, herbal medley. Palate is fully dry. Excellent saison.

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