hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic, tight retention. Fruity, funky nose with lactic acidity, oak and a medley of stone fruits. Medium-bodied and exceptionally creamy with airy carbonation. The tart, lightly spicy flavor presents a mild, crusty bitterness that lingers longer than any other aspect. Bottle courtesy of Alden Bing at Orchid Island Brewery!
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from bierkompass. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is funky brett with dried apricots and yeasty bread. Taste is grassy and acidic upfron, with a tart finish. Notes of orange marmalade, white wine, dust, funk. Medium bodied and lively carbonated. Really really tasty
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Catching up on ratings.......Pours a nice cludy yellow with a mild head. Aroma of tartness, some fruits, and funk. Taste follow the nose well and is very balanced and not overly sour and funky. Super tasty with a relatively dry finish.
falco242 (301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful tart saison, pretty clear golden color, some tart funk on the nose but not a tart bomb. Hay and sweetness balance the sour fruitiness well. So good.
rosenbergh (7506) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. 2014 batch 13. From a trade with jcnielsen. Thanks a lot Justin!
Cloudy golden colour with a small off-white head.
Tart and sour aroma with some woody, malty and vinous notes. Great!
The flavour is strong tartness with red berries, some sourness and dry maltiness. This is pretty close to Belgian Lambics. Very nice and tasty.
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour with a light, white head. Aroma of isovaleric, sweaty cheese, acetic, and overall funk. Flavor is sour, cheesy, little vinegar. Not sure if itís a saison, but itís good either way.
Lectvay (161) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spiced apple cider, taste is sour up front, then earthy, funky, sweet. A dry, sour feeling left in your mouth at the end. Enjoying this.
M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A softly hazed apricot body sits beneath a fading half inch frothy white head leaving dots and short peninsulas of lace
Aromas and flavors of tart, juicy, tightly woven light and tropical fruit notes with herbal spicy accents and a touch of barnyard on a creamy oak base, vinuous, on a silky smooth, mildly carbonated medium body drying to a light creamy residual echoing the previously mentioned components
375ml 2014 batch 10 served at 50į into Orrefors Beer Taster
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Crooked Stave during GABF week 2014. Barnyard aromas and immediately you know this is going to be on the sour side for a saison. Dirt, dried leave and grain. Some light spices and quite sour for the style. Excellent saison.
teromous (91) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the label: 2014 Batch 13
Appearance: Light hazy golden orange color. Short white head that fades very quickly and leaves no lacing.
Aroma: Musty old barnyard, a bit of pepper, and a bit lemony.
Taste: There is a medium sourness up front, with some funky musty barn flavor, and a bit of a wheat-like grain on the finish. After drinking the beer and waiting for a bit, I get some hop character coming through which is slightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great. Itís tart up front but it has a fairly low amount of carbonation. It finishes clean and dry without being puckery from the sourness. Very easy to drink.
Overall: I recommend it and I would drink it again. Itís a great tasting saison that isnít over the top sour, and isnít so mellow that it bores you to death. Itís right there in the middle where it should be.