JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: dark gold, slightly off-white short fizzy head, bit of lacy froth remaining. Aroma: FUNKY brett up front, with more typical yeasty saison notes, along with some peaches and maybe a little grain and peppercorns . Taste: sour, almost lactic tang, with strong funky and leathery tones over dry, spicy yeast and a bit of fruit (mango, peach, green apple). Finish: sharp, aggressively dry, with lingering brett funk remaining prominent. Notes: Clearly complex, clearly exactly what the brewers were going for, and clearly a well-done take on the style. However, I’m also clearly not much of a brett fan. Just too funky/sour/bitter for my taste, although I can definitely appreciate the uniqueness of the beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma. Slightly funky initial finish with a very funky aftertaste. Fruity. Nice head and color.
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GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barnyard and tart fruit aromas. Spicy saison flavors mixed with tart fruit and funk. Creamy on the palate. Overall delicious.
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. The aroma has tropical fruit and a little bit of funk with some nice floral notes as well. The flavor has a great balance of fruity sweetness and funky yeast, with citrus, grass, and floral notes. Really good.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, light horse blanket, and florals. Flavor of orange, herbs, grass, yeast, brett, and florals with a dry, bitter finish. Excellent.
SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with touches of green on the edges and fluffy white head. Smells like pineapple and other tropical fruits and some barnyard funk. Tastes predominantly of barnyard funkiness with some fruitiness and some astringency that becomes more apparent (and unpleasant) as the beer warms. Light-bodied with an acidic texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, De Proefbrouwerij Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) finishes with a nice Brett funk flavor.
pineypower (3049) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, big thanks to Jay for brining this to Dmac’s house. Pours out a moderate golden color with a light white head. Aroma is of lightplastic band-aid brett, some slight fruity notes and some bread. Taste is complex, grreat brett notes of light plastic band-aid, light earth, some fruit, pepper and some lingering yeasty notes on the finish. This had a lot going on.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden with a medium foamy white head that laced. Aroma of barnyard and lots of citrusy notes from the brett. Some saison spicy yeast esters. Floral, citrusy, great brett profile, dry bready saison. Really well done!
Reynolds314 (3302) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Very nice bretty saison. Aroma was brett, spices, grainy. Taste was much of the same. Nice spicy notes break through the tartness. Slightly medicinal finish but not unpleasant.
Ernesto987 (5567) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Bretty nose, awesome saison. Grainy saison malt bill, lots of spices that complement rather than overwhelm this beer. Is there a beer called high tide? I think there is. Stupid fuckers