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.
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured golden hazy, little to no head poured in tulip glass, citrus and caramel aroma, taste of caramel and farmyard/earthy tones, slight citrus finish
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cork and caged bottle..pre pbw 13...figured now would be good time to try this..good pop..solid layer of head..nice looking with plenty of carbonation..slight tart aroma..traces of clove..earthiness..bubblegum..cider..mouthfeel is silky and slick..champagne like presence..medium body with a pleasant dry finish..very tasty and well done..enjoying this very much..
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011? Murky orange with good, foamy, off-white head, light legs / Delicate, acidic nose of orchard fruit, tropical fruit, coconut, brett, oak / Medium to full body, acidic but lot of fruit and malt, moderately sweet, with hop balance but not enough to stand up to the big fruit (to my taste), and lightly bitter finish / Flavors, on the simpler side, of pineapple, orange, peach, coconut, straw, horse blanket / A good brew but, for me, too much of a fruit bomb which overwhelms the hops and brett.
neepsntatties (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brown Jug Warehouse in ANC. Colour...golden straw with a thin white head. Nose...funky munky! Citrus and yeasty zest accompany. Palate...delicate bubbles bring forth an escapade of funky dryness that exudes oak, lemon curd, orange marmalade and quince juice. Some dry earth and leaf litter hits the sides if the palate and then comes the bretty goodness which resounds across the finish.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a white head. Nose is sweet tropical fruit, melon, and a subtle citric tartness. Some sweet sugar and malt notes with a light floral hoppiness. The flavor is mildly tart which works well with the sweetness and fruit character. Lots of tropical fruit and melon notes, citrus, and peach. Very nice.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, pours clean brass w/ slight fish eye head, aroma is lemon, parmesan, a bit of must, nice, flavor is bready, with loads of apricot and kumquat, some spicy notes and a nice clean dry finish, a bit more of the must, an excellent saison
superspak (3079) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but probably brewed in 2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, peach, grass, hay, pepper, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very fruity and tropical from the Brett. Taste of lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pepper, peach, citrus rind, hay, floral, grass, wheat, earth, and yeast spiciness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, peach, grass, hay, floral, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; with a nice malt and spicy ester balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett Saison. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering as expected.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear yellow-orange, above average carbonation, a large white head, and lots of lacing.
smell is sour yeast, fruit, and a touch of citrus.
taste is smooth, wild yeast, sweet fruit, cherry, citrus, malt, some spice, and some wheat. ends slightly sour and sweet.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear golden orange with a thick, foamy, off white head. Aroma of musty basement, orange peel, bread dough and a light herbal tea. Dry malt flavor with zesty yeast, light tartness and no alcohol taste. Medium to light body with active carbonation. Really great saison, would buy more if it wasn’t so expensive.