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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (238) - - 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Flaska från SB. Friskt syrlig saison med brett, citrus, torr, lite fat/trä, hö, halm, sommarblommor, lite örter, omogna krusbär. Gott!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of farmhouse, citrus, green apple, gooseberry. Taste is farmhouse green apple, minerals, citrus, gooseberry, elderflower. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with medium carbonation .

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (49) - , HONG KONG - JUN 30, 2015
A 375ml bottle from 2014/batch 15 poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aromas strong of barnyard funk, slight tropical fruit pineapple, maybe mango and slight citrus tangy tangerine. Excellent tart and sour tastes. Light lemon citrus along with some even lighter tropical mango and yeasty notes to balance. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Overall, this was excellent, a definite must buy for me. Loved the upfront tart and sourness in the beer. Up to par with its Belgian counterparts for this style in my opinion, but probably harder to find in Hong Kong. I want more!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2497) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Friskt syrlig saison med brett, citrus, torr, lite fat/trä, hö, halm, sommarblommor, lite örter, omogna krusbär. Riktigt trevlig väl avstämd.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4023) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
bottle. hazy pale golden with two finger head. lightly tart with solid citrus and lemon. very light body. dry finish. very tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, hops, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Acidic, citrus, hops, fruit, floral, a bit sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1031) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from thod - Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and sour domination. Farmhouse notes. Very nice smell. Taste: good balance between sour and grassy taste. Small floral finish. Dry finish. Aftertaste: dry sensation, floral! Very nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Flaske fra vinmonopolet, fantastisk vakker i glasset, veeeldig sur saison. Uvant men god!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
375mL bottle, Batch 14 2014, drunk 6/11/15. From Rileys liquors, procured from their refrigerated section.
Clear, bright, light-amber liquid is topped by a very small white head that must be coaxed out. It recedes to a ring quickly.
Pros: The aroma is pleasant, albeit a bit simple. Moderate brett and lacto influences provide a vinous aroma as advertised. Alcohol is not noted, nor is it obnoxiously full of oak or tannin.
Cons: If even one speck of sediment gets in the beer, it immediately dulls the beer producing a hugely nutty and strangely medicinal aroma.
Flavor. Pros: The sourness is fairly elegant. Classy lactic and isovaleric/valeric acids are cleanly and simply presented, enjoyably so. Cons: Not to the extent of the Vieille Artisanal, but still noticeably thin, watery and borderline over-attenuated. Undercarbonated and loose in texture with little else to offer than the acid flavors. Slight diacetyl and growing astringent tannin with warming. Still, much, much better than the Artisinal, which in retrospect, I probably vastly overrated by giving a 3. Baffling, the scores this and that are given on this site.
After trying my girlfriend’s glass that was the top pour of the bottle, absolutely sediment free, about 25 minutes after opening, it’s VERY heavily diacetyl-ridden. As well, a strange soap flavor sits on the tongue. Yikes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2359) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from VP CC Vest enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, orange hue, creamy white head. Smell of funk, tart berries, other fruits, barnyard, light malts. Totally quite interesting and inviting. Light sweet, spicy, moderate to medium sour, quite fruity alot of tart berry assosiations, lemon, nice malt base, complex fruity flavors, funky. Moderate bitter finish. Wonderful oak aged saison!


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