Brishke (4) - Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head, great lacing. Hazy, looks unfiltered. Excellent finish, similar to Trinity's great TPS Report sour. Wish we could get more of this in Denver.
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Helsdon (37) - - MAR 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Funny how some beers, for me, just miss their mark. This was one. Poured a very clear golden with a persistent white head. Smells of pine and hibiscus. Tastes of salt, pine and a little soap. Not a good beer. If this was the Reserve what in the world did the regular taste like. Blah!
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml to Duvel tulip
A - Pours a dark burnt orange color. Even with a gentle pour, a massive 3 fingers of head grows on top. Bubbles stacked up to the top of the glass and takes a solid 10 minutes to sink to half. Fat chunky lacing all over the glass.
S - Funky and earthy wheat, pepper, lots of fruit esters coated in funk, bananas, peaches, lemons, apricots, cantaloupe, some dusty basement, old antique wood finish, medicinal phenolics, lavender, very earthy and peppery.
T/M - Earthy wheat grain, aggressive carbonation attacks the tongue with stinging bite pretty quick. Vinous acidity provides more tartness than I was expecting, white grapes, lemons, apple, peaches, apricots, earthy grassiness. Malt is sweet but the tartness levels it out. Plenty of old basement wood. Moderate foamy carbonation mellows out a bit when left to sit but is still over the top.
The yeast seems to be really coming around on this beer dominating most of the flavors. (In a good way) Lots of tart fruit and a very distinct basement wood furniture character. Carbonation gets better as it sits. Glad I waited to crack this.
Serving type: bottle
BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in tulip: I dunno what beer Tom had but mine has a huge head and excellent lace from being over carbonated. Moderate to light lemony tartness and bretty horseblanket along with grassy and herbal hop notes. There is a fair biscuity and grainy background, sprite and drinkable despite a soapy undertone. Not exactly sure where the rye is however.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pale color with no head or lacing. Pine cleaner aroma. Same taste. Not worth having once.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is yellow with a white head..Nose is herbs, mint, lemon peel..Taste is yeast, spice, mint, oak, dryness, brett
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear apple cider looking colorw ith no head. The aroma and flavor have a lemon tang, no saison character, no funk, no farmhouse, just not good.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this on sale for less than half the original price - score? - we’ll see - hazy gold pour - lively carbonation - fairly thick head - nose of musky brett, tart lemon, light wheat, floral notes, mild sweetness - flavor is decidedly less complex - semi-sour, lemon, dull yeast, mild phenols, chalky mineral notes - moderately acidic finish with moderate brett muskiness - decent - glad I didn’t pay full price.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends, 2013 vintage. Clear orange color. No head. Few bubbles of lace. Looks flat. Yep, it’s totally flat. WTF. Minimal amount of carbonation. Sour, too, very tart. Flavor profile is big ginger and light spice, light citric fruit. After sipping it for a bit though, it sort of grows on me, though nothing’s changed, just the initial shock has worn off a bit. Sour, flat and flawed, but still I might be able to put a dent in this if I tried. I kept sipping this after dogging on it, so I guess I can’t hate on it too much... Makes a pretty decent sour, actually, almost geuze-like. Just can’t see that this is intentional, totally unexpected. Kept raising the score a bit the more I sipped it... Ended up at a 2.6
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured a hazy straw with a large foamy white head. Aroma and flavor were lightly funky, earthy, yeasty, lots of citrus, peach, tropical fruit, light spice. Mildly bitter, mildly sweet. A wonderfully flavorful but highly drinkable saison. Effervescent mouthfeel.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some grassy, earthy, and herbal tones, slight yeast, hints of white fruit, pepper, slight funky and white fruit notes as well from the brett. Taste is a mix of white fruit, funk and grass, slight spice, yeast with coriander, hints of biscuit, bread, herbal notes, finishing kind of grassy, fruity, fairly dry.