merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Brett, Hay, Mild Apricots
T: Brett, Hay, Mild Apricots
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Funky
Overall, a pretty nice balanced brett beers with a mild sour finish.
ineedbeer (1665) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of pineapple and cherry notes. Lighter aromas of pear and red apple cider. A light vinous oak note helps tie the fruitiness together. No real barnyard character.
Pours a fairly clear hay colored yellow gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet upfront but there really isn’t much malt character. Lighter pineapple and cherry notes but still plenty of pear and red apples. A lot more oak nots to the flavor with a strong oak and white wine character. Medium light bitterness with a light alcohol spice in the finish. Lingering oak and white wine tannins with a hint of fruit and some grapes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Low tannic astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall I really enjoyed the aroma of this beer but I found the flavor to be a bit too dominated by the wine barrels. I also wish this beer were smaller as 9.5% is way too high for a saison.
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fantastic, lots of smooth, floral body that gives a great old world flavor. The strong brett notes also really add and expound on that aged potpourri feel of the beer.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours golden straw with an amber tinge. 2 finger white head that disappeared quickly. S - when the bottle is opened the bretts come on nice and strong up front. Nice white wine (bright pineappley) and white grapes come next. Grassy hops and pineapple are quietly wrapped in bretts. This smells fantastic. M - medium body. Sparkly spritzy carb. Nice bright mf. Lightly tart. Dry end. T - the taste is citrus and pineapple fruits on the front. Bretts, white wine and white grapes on the palate. The end is wheat, tart lemon, grasses and Brett. O - really nice. Better than expected. 3.9
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared by jsprime. golden body, white head. a big belgian blonde with minimal bret showing, might not even know its there except for the name. not bad just forgetable.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred’s the beer guy! Pours dark gold with a transient white head. Aroma is sharply sour. Med body, nearly. Flavor is mildly earthy/tart/sour. Quite fruity. Nice.
falco242 (369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of funk and tart with some apple. Nice carbination, great flavor, and a sweet wine finish. Really great sour that isn’t overwhelming.
krumbum (895) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear yellow constant little bubbles. Aromas of brett, honey and funk.
Tastes of light funk and tart citrus tones. Great full mouthfeel and hints of wine dryness in the aftertaste.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of the bman1113vr. Golden pour. Nose is must, grape, red wine, attic. Flavor is must, attic, oaky, red wine, blue cheese. Super dry mf. Very complex, love this beer!
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I swear my bottle said this was 3.9% but I didnt save it... Nicely crisp and funky with light tartness and a grassy herbal feel. Tasty and highly drinkable. If it really was 9% then it was amazingly drinkable.