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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed with traditional harvest grains. Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (975) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle (2013, Batch 6) poured into a tulip. Pours a straw/pale yellow with almost a finger of off-white head. Light lacing. Aromas of wheat, barnyard funk, Brett, oak, vinegar, wine, tart white fruit. Tasting notes of tart fruit, vinegar, funk, Brett, lemon citrus. Big tartness on the front. Medium carbonation, crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle from Portland.

Pours a light copper with a modest and coarse very nearly white head. The aroma is all about the brett: leather and lemon, hint of baking whole wheat bread. It’s lovely but I’m close to only going 7 here because it just doesn’t have complexity we might hope for. Flavor is sweet-and-sour, but not sweet enough to detract from quaffability. A nice mellow funk mingling with lemon juice, plenty of wood, hint of pepper, but again so much about the brett. It’s absolutely delicious after a run and impossible to merely sip.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma of brett, berries. Has a very tart taste, citrus- lemons, kinda bready, lots of carbonation. A very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Medium to good, just yellowish & dense head, dwindling over fully hazy orange-ochre beer. Farmyard odours, citrus, lemonbalm, rainwater, wet dog, herbal, lactic acid. Actually very inviting AND convincing. Quite tart, acidic, acerbic, lemony and nearly astringent. Faint woody touch, quite fruiy too: citrus, wild fruit, unripe fruit (unripe strawberry and ditto plums). Quite complex and layered, not unidimensional. Faint herbal touch in the finish. Titillating carbonation, mouthpuckering acidity, very light - attenuated - body. USA brewers ape Dupont when the make saison - they never had the opportunity to try the ’others’. This one is no exception, but for the fact that it completely convinces me, and that’s no mean accomplishment. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1126) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a cloudy light to medium orange. Small frothy white head, fairly lasting with some lace. Aroma is yeasty, brett, light fruity, light peppery, sour and woody, white wine. Flavor follows. Medium plus body. Pleasantly tart and sour, some funkiness, little dryness. All that and yet still so very easy drinking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (524) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Sweet, delicate orange citrus aroma. Strong citrus and yeast taste. Cuddly orange color with consistent carbonation. Thin white lace top. Beautiful beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Hazy amber with a cream head. Nose is tart, lemon, acidic, earth, and sour. Easy palate, tart, sour, acidic, wood, light grass, and lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
2 bouteilles de 375 ml dégustées lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de citron et de pomme verte. Apparence: La couleur est orange opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron sûrette avec une pointe d’abricot et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5483)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Lemongrass-like spicy fruitiness pervades this Sour Ale’s dusty funk while soft effervescence provides high drinkability.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty gold.
-Souring bacteria don’t overwhelm drinkability, which I appreciate.
-Tartness levels are high enough to produce a little zing and moderate enough to make you want another sip quickly.
-This reminds me of some of Jolly Pumpkin’s best efforts.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (95) - - FEB 15, 2014
Appearance is cloudy light golden with a minimal foam cap that fades quickly. Aroma is a funky mix of brett, barnyard, and apple. Taste is sweet, peppery malt with a biting tart acidity and brett character. Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation. Finishes with a refreshing, crisp, dry tartness that lingers on the tongue


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