sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle courtesy of ablackshear, split with the wife. Pours a cloudy, bright yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, pineapple. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet up front, more pineapple, lemon, a little yeasty, maybe some oak, with a fruity, tart finish. Very complex, and very tasty.
Beerman6686 (3789) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a cloudy darker yellow color with a white cover. Aroma was grassy hops, light farmy notes, some hose water, and lemon rind notes too. Flavor was very well melded together, great brett notes, light funk, and moderately spicey. OVerall a really nice saison.
cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 A very rare beer and I thank Horny Devil for it! Rated at the 2012 RB Pgh May tasting.Appears a little cloudy and pale. No head. Nice tart aroma comes thru on the nose. Light and easy at the beginning. On the tongue its like a gentleman. Easy and like-able in its presentation. Very happy on the palte. Nice fine cutting co2. This is a fun brew! Some farm in there. Quite acceptable overall!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my main man Jeff for the hookup! Thought this was a very fine wild ale, filled with bright brett and ripe apple notes, a woody and tart nose, and the character of a modified blonde spicy saison. The spice, however, is only there in subtle proportions, and serves almost exclusively to evoke the wood character in an otherwise demi-sec and flavorful beer. Nice stuff indeed.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This smells funky and like sours from them. Flavor is more farmhouse. Soft fruit. Some malt. Then the funk arrives. Interesting and fun. Tasty.
boFNjackson (4007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio)... Poured golden with a mild, quick forming head. Straight up good saisons with a nice funk and spice from the brett. Earthy and grainy with a hint of citrus and other acidity. Pepper spice and a hint of funk that balanced and just right. Enjoyed this quite a bit.
Denver2012 (24) - - FEB 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice golden color with a thumbs width white head. Sweet and a little tart in aroma along with the funk. Flavor was great. A nice sweet malt backbone to it, some juicy pear, and a nice tartness to it. Medium bodied, smooth, and kind of creamy mouthfeel. Really liked this one a lot, would love to drink again.
Beaver (1201) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - batch 7/11, bottle 355/1599. Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fizzy rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is interesting - soft brett, wood, floral notes and some fruits.
The flavor is sweet tangy fruits with some earthy kind of funky brett that is a little acidic. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I like what the brett barrel adds to the saison. One of my favorites from Crooked Stave.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 March 2013 Update: Churchkey saison fest. Nose has a bit of acidity and mild funk. Flavor is fairly acidic. Dry. Really nice through the finish.
Original 02.04.2012: Big thanks to kkrez for sending this bottle my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a slightly-hazed peach color with a good white head and a nice amount of spotty lacing. The nose brings a bit of stone fruit and light wheat plus some nice funk. Flavor has a bit of light peach and lemon plus dry wheat. Nice dryness to the finish and a light sourness. Well done, especially in the feel department. Solid brew for sure.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Better than jolly pumpkin bam by a long shot in my opinion, drank them next to eachother at backcountry. More brett funk and barnyard, nice fruit esters in back. Excited to age a few bottles and see what happens