kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Pours a cloudy amber with a big fluffy white head. Spicy notes on the aroma and bready yeast taste with a slight tartness. This is a great and unique saison/farm house. I prefer their old more sour recipe and I’m glad they still produce the sour versions of this.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 06/18/2011. Clear golden body with a small creamy white head. Sweet fruit and spice aroma with some caramel. Tart fruit, slight astringency with spice and caramel. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No bottle date. Said to be older, sour version.
pours a nice hazy apricot ale with three finger of white foam. This falls and when I breath in, I get guava, guava, banana, and some sweet alcohol (like an amaretto). Nice nose. Really nice nose.
Bitch be tart, nice. Some lemon, guava, hints of hay and yeast. I really like this beer and feel ill equipped to give the flavor justice. The beer was initially a little hi in carb, but fell to appropriate.
Delicious beer. I heard they took the sour/funk from this. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: burnt sunburst, completely opaque with a largely volatile head; off-white & huge with good retention, leaving semi-decent lacing behind. Aroma has notes of sweet & bitter fruit... Guava is there, but not in the quantity I had hoped for. Intense pungent bitterness, very grassy with lighter tropical notes in the back... The tropical essence of the beer gives off a pear & mango vibe, too. Very grassy, earthy. Tastes has some introduced spices; clove, coriander, orange peel, almost like you’d expect in a witbier. Light fruity guava & tropical mango flavors mesh with a huge barnyard character... Lots of wet cork, wet wood, damp cellar, & musk. Almost Brett-like but even a bit funkier, not much in the way of tartness. Nice, funky farmhouse ale, but I would have liked a more explosive guava character.
Niko100 (2329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, rich fruit/floral, some citrus, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably lemon), fruit, and spice; Finish is dry and slightly tart/sour; High carbonation; Pretty decent.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle served in a Funky Buddha snifter. 2012 vintage.
A: Pours a hazy amber color white head forming on the pour. Recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Light fruitiness some bready malts. Straight berry fruit juice on the finish of the nose.
T: Dried mango with some sweet bread notes. Some pineapple with a little twinge of alcohol. There’s an odd, rubbery finish.
M: Medium high carbonation with a odd finish.
O: Time hasn’t done this one well. Very odd.
Hansen (7809) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, fatty aroma with fruity notes. Flavor starts sweet, more fruit, finish bitter. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 01-09-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Winter Gathering (Bottle provided by jsquire) This beer pours a small very fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished, hazy golden body, no lacing, and very little carbonation. The Aroma is yeasty, brett, fruity, and some spice. The Taste is sweet, fruity, a tad sour, brett, yeasty, spice, and has a dry finish. The Palate is bubbly. Overall, this beer has a lot of brett which is not to my liking so therefore this is a beer that I will not drink again.
merc7186 (2657) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours really well with a very nice deep orangish brown color to it, it passes through very little light, has a nice two finger white head, and a lot of great lacing that cling to the glass minutes afterwards. The smell is definitely heavy corrianger with orange hints, a hint of guava on the back end. The taste is great with a nice corriander flavor, light orange taste, some guava and a hnt of white pepper, a great blend. The mouthfeel is good with a nice saison bitterness, some pepper flavoring lingering and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, this is a great saison from a brewer I always heard good things about but never got to experience.
gueuze (661) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruchtiger Geruch, leicht säuerlich. Bequeme Restsüße. Aromen von Waldbeeren, z.B. Himbeere und Erdbeere.