thornecb (3638) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Off-white head quickly dissipates leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Brett aromas. Dry with sweet marshmallow and earthy cookie followed by candi before the lasting mildly bitter hop finish.
neepsntatties (883) - 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.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, 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 (384) - 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 (1469) - 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 (1883) - 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 (2056) - 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 wasnít so expensive.
jhamp9 (752) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden orange pour with a nice fluffy white head that fades to a film. Aroma is funk, able, some orange, and dusty. Taste is brett, spicy, orange, apple, and lemon. Nice funk. Soft carbonation dry on the palate. Great saison.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. 750ml corked & caged bottle c/o swoopjones - thanks, Mike! Pours clear bright gold with an amber tinge and a smallish frothy off-white head. Tangy aroma - sweet and fruity, spicy and yeasty, a wee bit of sourness to it, some alcohol presence, not íhotí at all. Taste - ooh - nice balance, a simple spicy/cardamom Belgian ale with plenty of pungent floral bitterness ... apple, tons of yeast, some off-dry white win character - quite light and delicate and did not seem remotely close to 8% Body is light, a bit slick, tingly carbonation, finishes quick and dry, just a wisp of acidity in the linger; tasty and refreshing.
jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep gold with a paper thin head. Aroma of Brett and citrus, some funk but nothing crazy. Taste is citrusy, tropical and dry. Very nice beer, Brett is there but not overpowering, nice beer for Brett newbies and Brett vets alike. I like this a lot!
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Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: An uber-rustic, semi-wild, big yeasty blonde ale with dry grassy hops. I loved it
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Consume moderately fresh a few weeks after purchase (purchased in North-America, donít know how fresh it was)
The look: Cloudy shinning blonde body, many small particles, medium white head quickly receding to a small layer of foam, medium lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is unmistakably rustic/Saison. That yeast has been picked from the floor of a dusty attic, very much in-your-face rustic. Taste is a whole lot of bready-ish malts, probably a lot of pilsner malts in there because that malt backbone was like a cranked up bohemian pilsner. The beer is sais to use brett but I found it to be more extra-rustic than funky/bretty. The dry grassy and dry flowery hopping was again somewhat pilsner-ish. The body was very full, foamy and with a very lively carbonation. Basically this beer tasted like a cranked-up bohemian pilsner with a rustic yeasty character. My type of beer. A great beer with a name that Iím as unlikely to pronounce correctly as an asian is to correctly pronounce "meteorologists".