Theydon_Bois (9629) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split in London, 10/07/14.
Murky pale yellow with a moderate off white swirl/edgeing.
Nose is bitter citric peel, straw, woody notes, bitter orange, herbal effect, creamy vanilla, tarte white grape.
Taste comprises farmy, lemon rind, grassy, vanilla custard.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lactic tang.
Respectable enough saison.
Leighton (11613) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a chriso tasting in London - big thanks to Bill. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy, pure white head. Pleasant funky tart lemon aroma. Light sweet flavor with good bitter straw, mandarin orange, lemon, general citrus rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Tangy finish with moderate funk, decent dryness, more lemon rind, sand, slight acidity, straw. Nice saison.
Westmeister (1804) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks wchesser for the intro to this brewery. Not overly complex, but a wonderfully tart lemon, hay, and some white pepper. Buddy said it reminded him of a berliner hybrid. LIght, tart, lively palate, refreshing. Could drink quite a bit of this.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
B1 bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy yellow with frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, yeast, citrus. Thin mouth with nice tart citrus, juicy, light funk, very impressive.
ericdevin (872) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from unknown. Second blend, 06/25/14. Pours a cloudy pale orange, little bit of head. Nose citrus, some sulphur, body very dry, lots of yeast in finish, maybe a bit much? Good, but slightly below exceptional.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazed gold pour, fluffy white head. This is a saison that lends itself to more of a sour than a funky, earthy, yeasty Belgian style saison. Nice lemony sourness, hints of plain yogurt, some light barnyard flavors dancing around. Very, very tasty.
JStax (3166) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Hazy yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma is lemon, grain, bread, a little funk. Taste is a touch tart and yeasty. Medium body and medium carbonation. Nice funky saison.
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Blend 2 ( 6/25/14). Thx for sharing Jack. Pours deep hazy yellow straw with a whispy white head that leaves plenty of sticky lace throughout. Super awesome balanced funky brett lacto light oaky nose. Could smell all day long. Flavor is nice; some Meyer lemon juice, a bit of grapefruit juice, hay like
Malt, incredibly dry and super well balanced. This is super awesome beer. Incredibly soft palate considering all the bugs and funk in this one. Very nice blend. Good work, Casey. This is super excellent.
madvike (2784) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Second batch. Hazy golden with a film of white head. Nose is lemon, pineapple, a little tart vinegar. Taste is the same, but much more pungent. Long, tart finish along with some dusty yeast. White grape. Smooth, medium-light with gentle carbonation.
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 BLEND #2 from bottle to glass at the de Garde taproom. Hazy golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is apricot, straw, white peppercorn, oak. Mouthfeel is fantastic with medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a great tartness and a clean finish. Overall this is a really nice blend!
BLEND #4 from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with fizzy white head that settled to a ring. Aroma is funk, lactic, lemon, oak, barnyard. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and clean finish. Overall this is a great brew.
AdamJackson (2786) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
blend #3 (will update notes when I try my #1 blend downstairs) Hazy orange gold. Smells like peach and cheese and a tart Berliner. Tart, effervescent. Lots of lime juice. has a standard 2014 saison taste, tart, bright with a nice mouthfeel. Looking forward to trying more of their beers.