Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is a slightly murky medium gold, with a modest fine bubbled white head into this glass. It retains on the average side, leading to a haze with some spotting presence here. It’s not the best looking saison by any estimation. The nose is heavy bretted notes of pineapple and dank basement, but those elements move to lemon grasses and baked bread by my estimation. The flavor profile is more lemon grass, white pepper spice, moving to fairly thick mouthfeel, dank and damp notes from the bretted character, and ultimately finishing out clean, albeit watery, and dry here. However, it just doesn’t mesh perfectly - it’s a nice attempt but...
beastiefan2k (2582) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL C&C poured into teku glass. Nice strong medium sized head with a slightly slick golden color. Big bretty nose and not that horrid goat’s oil Brett usual for De Proef. Brett is a bit oily but more like slick funk. Thick herbal Belgian esters near the Brett. Flavor has a sweet but lean sweet backbone surrounded by herbal thick Brett. Soft and felt on the cheeks.
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tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Ray at Zorbas. Pours a hazy gold with thick frothy off-white head. This has aged well. Big bretty aroma, some lemon, honey, hay, pepper, coriander. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish, slight tartness. I’ve tasted one about every year and I think it is peaking now. I still have at least one in the cellar I’ll hold on to for another year. This is my favorite in the Philly Beer Week series by a decent margin.
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of hay, cereal, and lemon, heavy barnyard and musty for the yeast, with coriander in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light to medium amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. Odd mix of light and deep aromas and a huge dose of Brett mixed in.
Gription79 (2379) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This is huge brettanomyces yeast showcase, lemon rind, wet horse blanket, some rubber notes, spicy, earthy, grainy, minty, alcohol heat. This is funky saison, with some rough edges. Dry with a bitter finish.
BBB63 (6220) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle and served in snifter: Pours clean golden hue with fizzy fading head and spotty lace. Spicy, floral and moderately citric with nice pils malt character. Very faint Brettanomyces notes as well. I bit of brash alcohol and fizzy feel as well on the finish hurts drinkability factor. It will do but not a classic Saison, too Americanized. I should have drank this fresher methinks.
weihenweizen (1918) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. The guy at Party Source said this was their "Signature Ale", he was wrong. Pours nice clear rich golden with big fluffy white head. Aroma is floral yeast, medium/light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is fruit, floral yeast, spice, alcohol, and dry finish. Too much alcohol comes through, pass.
BVery (7104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Grassy, barnyard funk, a bit tart. Decent.
alexsdad06 (6101) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (late 2011). Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized whitish head. The aroma and flavor have bready malts, floral notes, grassy, light funk, dry, mild spices, yeast with just a hint of fruits.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at Magnolias at the Mill. It pours a hazy, deep gold. The nose is musty lemon rind, yeast, and strange herbal notes. Light on the tongue. Yeast and the must seem to be the dominant players here. Light to medium body with a good bit of carbonation and a short finish. Pretty decent.