Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet trade bonus beer courtesy of adnielsen. The bottle pours with a gold body that has a slight haze and supports a white head. The aroma pulses with soured lemon and lime citrus tartness as well as yeasty sweet apple juice fruity esters. The taste starts with a flash of lime to lime flavor and then explodes into tartness and bitterness and acidity. At the edges are modest notes of spicy oak and yeastiness. This isn’t over tart or acidic but also lacks most ‘saison’ notes I’m familiar with.
JBPortland (1259) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle (batch 5) pours semi-clear pale golden yellow with just over a finger of head. Nose is funky hay, bretty citrus, wildflower, musty wood. Taste is bright tangy tart citrus, hay, straw, funky orange zest, dank basement. Finish is tart barrel funk, white grape, dry lemon. Awesome.
curepute (140) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with tiny white head. Nose has, lemon, sour, brett. Taste has lemon, floral bitterness, brett (which comes through when the bitterness dies down). Very refreshing. Great.
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 / Batch 6. 375 ml bottle into a wine glass. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a finger of soapy white foam. Sticky and clinging. Aroma is a huge blast of brett funk. Earthy and musky. Lemons, grass, and wheat. Floral with some faint piney hops. The dry hopping is pretty noticeable. Taste is bright lemon, grass, wheat bread, and some lingering acidity. Washes away quickly to light brett notes. Not getting any oak. Creamy mouthfeel yet still crisp and highly drinkable. The only fault this beer has is that the flavors tend to disappear too quickly. Overall, a solid saison.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dak, thanks man! Cloudy yellow pour nice looking white head. Aroma - very complex, sweet melons, lemon, herbs, pepper , spice and some vinous undertones. Taste - wow, very dry, some oaky undertones, lemon, slight bit of herbs, crisp finish, some grapes. Really nice beer, but taste doesn’t quite live up the complexity of the aroma.
ThirstyBird (2262) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light honey color with a loose off white head. The nose is complex spice mixed with oak, funk, yeast and some tart fruitiness. The taste is crisp, tart fruit, yeast, oak ending dry. The body is light with crisp carbonation.
Erzengel (5886) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing. Pale orange colour in the bottle, nearly no white head. Nice floral nose, very subtle but nice. The beer starts very Saison-like, horse-blanket, sour, dry and interesting fruity. The mainpart is round, like a good saison has to be, very tart, easy to drink but fullbodied. The aftertaste is long, sharp, horse-blanket, dry, bitter.
Great beer! --> 14/13/14/13
thewolf (11591) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has apples, funk, malty, light white pepper. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, light watery, dry, tart apple peel. But still really boring.
Ed5388 (2626) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle (2013/batch 5) thanks to onebigtymer11. Pours a hazy straw color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of funk, lemon pine sol, sour citrus, and hints of oak. Taste is much the same. Lots of funk, sour lemons, hay, and light oak.
want1DIPA (227) - - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. An artisnal saison loaded with grassy funk and with a sour kick. A splendid brew.