SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a clear deep gold with white fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, farm house, citrus, musty and earthy. Flavor is very dry with sharp citrus zest, farmhouse, black pepper, earthy with faint tartness, funky. Light body with very high fizzy carbonation. Overall, is ok....over priced.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a small off-white head. Aroma is of pepper spice, lemons, pears, and earth. Flavor and texture is bready with a good amount of spice and fruit in the body. Pears, apples, and spice dominate the flavor. Grassy hops finish, slightly on the bitter side.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright hazy straw yellow with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is very zesty and peppery, notes of lemongrass and citrusy hops. Very hoppy with warmth. Slightly yeasty nose. Very dry and peppery flavor with resinous oily hop character. Light bodied with a prickly carbonation.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks E for sharing. Nose is quite bretty with some pineapple notes. Flavor is dry, bretty, some bitterness. Pretty solid, but a little overly bitter for the style. Still a solid saison.
obguthr (5578) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Farmhousey cut apple aroma, funky, tart, and musty, not terribly strong. Hazy pale amber, thick head. Full body, full flavor. Flavor is identical to the aroma, but finishes with a bitter kiss of parsley. The funk approaches that of becoming medicinal, but stays on the good side. Exemplary saison and very well executed.
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy dark orange with golden edges. Fizzy white head, surges briefly, then settles. Big sedimentary rings of eggy lace. Big sweet cream nose with floral and grassy notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oranges, sweet cream, floral notes, grass, and a bit of white pepper on the mid palate--white pepper showing mainly on the finish. Very appealing and flavorful big-bodied saison.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL c&c at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. The pour is a crystal clear gold with a decent, white head. Nice formation and retention. Nose is sweet grain, oatmeal, candi sugar, candy corn. Taste is sweet with white grape juice, orange candies, apparent candi sugar body and booziness. A little headache inducing. No Brett character whatsoever.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Cloudy yellow, thick white head, good lacing. Aroma has slight barnyard funk. Taste is softly sour malt and hay. Solid.
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork and caged bottle shared by Carusso at one of our Friday night summer sessions. Poured a hazy light orange/amber with a smaller mostly white head. Aroma of brett, old wet flower petals, lavender and band aid. Medium bodied with strong carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of brett, bread, yeast, flowers and pot puri. Good stuff but a bit pricey.
smith4498 (3505) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some hints of brett and some grassy hops. Doughy, fruity and spicy flavors with some brett and a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. I loved this one so much that I went back and bought the other five bottles they had so I can see how it develops over time. Excellent!