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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (15274) - - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 Bottle. Unclear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma malt, fruit, pinot, yeast, berries, brett and hops. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, little dry, pinot, little citrus, brett, little sweet, white wine, bitter and grapefruit.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (950) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA ($18 take-away). Pours a picturesque light golden amber. Aroma is mild funk, light orange blossoms, fermented orange peels, citra hops. Palate is creamy smooth yet crisp. Taste is a complex stew of bright orange, rotten orange, floral orange, medicinal / vitamins, spicy pepper, hops... so much going on that this shouldn’t be good but it works. A rotten potpourri of a beer that is quite glorious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Clear orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are biscuity cereals, caramel, citrus, melon, oak, funk and pepper with vinous, floral and medicinal notes. Medium body, moderate to good carbonation, oily texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (499) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Finally bucked up to buy this bottle. Pours a hazy golden orangish glow, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of chardonnay, orange zest, barnyard funk and light malts. Taste is orange marmalade, funky brett yeast, mouth puckering grapefruit. Dry finish. Zero detection of alcohol. Damn fine beer. Would recommend to others for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4022) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with an average white head. Aroma of hoppy citrus notes, funk, yeast, vanilla, wood, grapes and spices. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up being dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average to lively carbonation. An excellent Saison.🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (334) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle (Dec 2015 date). Pours golden with an off-white fluffy head. Minimal bubbles stick to the glass as I drink it. Smells of berries, oak, spices, sweet malts, some alcohol. Medium sweet with a light bitterness underneath. Tastes of soft Brett, spices, sweet malts, some fruit. Medium+ bodied. Flavors last well into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2016
(Bottle) Cloudy orange body with a large, dissipating eggshell head. Wonderful aroma of wheat, red wine, fruit, yeast, spice, some wood, and a hint of brett sourness. Medium body, full carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Flavor of red wine, brettanomyces, grapes, rose, pepper, medium hops. The combination of elements combine surprisingly well in the aroma but not as successfully in the flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Funky oaky aroma. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Nice flavor with a sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (189) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Cellar aged bomber. Very nice funk and saison balance with a slightly sour finish and very smooth!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle: Cloudy orange with a small head and no lace. Very funky aroma and palate. Sour for a saison, more of a lactic than brett profile. Over ripe orange or mandarine rind with spice. Gode length and mouthfeel. Very refreshing

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4657) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch #4, bottled in 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, bread, light caramel/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of peppery yeast/tannic oak spiciness and moderate tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, peppercorn, apricot, pineapple, melon, red wine, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, floral, toasted oak, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good dryness from tart/spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, acidic/tannic/sticky, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices, wine barrel, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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