drfabulous (3559) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Louisville Beer Store. Shared with my wife. Dry white wine like saison. Strong grape presence. That grape taste is driving the beer instead of the saison yeast. I get the hops. Not bad overall.
Ratman197 (8844) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pineapple, pear, white grapesyeast and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of apple, white grapes, yeast and straw with a crisp dry lingering white grape finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont, courtesy of Darrell, thanks! Hazy yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty and sour lemons, sourdough bread Taste is similar with light spice. Wow.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was only ok the grape flavor overpowers the main saison flavors. Ultimately I think itís a clash in flavors not a blend. Also my draft seemed to be filtered which doesnít work for a saison.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a review I did back in May 2011. Had it on draft at the brewpub, It pours a hazy golden color with little head at all. Minimal lacing. Let me just say this might be the most forward smelling grape I have ever smelled in a beer. Itís just everywhere. It invades the nostrils. Underlying aromas of citrus and spice are there but first and foremost this is all about the grapes. I wonder how much grapes they actually used. It was lovely. The taste was just as good and unique. Grapes up front, with a small amount of funk and spice. Itís a sort of dry beer, medium bodied and goes down nice. I think they did what they wanted to accomplish with this beer and I can see it being bottled one day.
pras (369) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at DFAH. Pour was golden in color. Slight champagney carbonation. Had some funk, slight sweetness from the grapes, but overall pretty dry. Tasted a little hop bitterness at the end. 9% alcohol was not evident. Overall, very well balanced.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
musty golden pour, nose is saison with some leafy hops to add a nice touch. flavor is light with definate grape and wine characteristics but also well melded with the saison funkyness
anders37 (15299) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy grape aroma. Sweetish fruity spicy grape flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty grape finish.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a nice white head that sticks around before falling and leaving a good amount of lacing. The nose brings forward some nice saison yeast along with white wine and grapes. Also there is a bit of light citrus character. The flavor melds spice and white-wine character fairly well, adding in a bit of acidity. The mouthfeel is fairly light and has a lightly-acidic finish that is nice and dry. Experimental for sure, but certainly well made.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A tart, fruity, slightly sour and semi-funky Saison.
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011, a few samples
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a large white head
In long: Nose has a nice barnyard character over some light color fruits. Taste is has lots fresh of cereals, refreshing light color fruits (pineapples and white grapes mainly), notes of white wine barrels, and a nice amount of funk. Finish is funky, medium tart, a bit sour. The white wine barrels were well integrated and I didnít overwhelmed the beer so the beer didnít feel vinous. Ok, so rot are considered noble and I canít even be considered simply respectable? That really sucks.