UXO (757) - CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale gold with two fingers of fluffy loose white head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is moderate to strong Brett funk, citrus, mild honey. (9/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate to strong bitter, mild peppery spice. (9/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, dry peppery bitter finish. (4/5)
Oh my goodness, this is my kind of beast - it’s even named after me! Lovely funky barnyard notes that are pure Belgian all the way. Reminds me of a De Ranke XX or a Goose Island Matilda. Heckuva nice beer. (18/20)
McNeillR (1675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow golden, big ice cream swirl head with a neat half finger lacing all playing catchup all the way down. Creamy chalky sherbert Brett party on the nose. Neat puff of lemon and chalk on initial taste, tangy middle and a scratch of saison graininess towards the finish. Smooth rolling carbonation. Finishes like a Bretted latte, frothy and evened out bitterness. Linger is easy going lemon cream. Keg, Northern Monk Refectory.
superspak (3321) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015 on the label. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
ddemmingjr (769) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- pours hazy grapefruit juice, bright white frothy head that's thick with lacing on the glass. Nose is Brett, wet horse blanket, bright citrus hops and some fresh tones of spearmint. Heavier bodied, Brett funky flavors, some sourness, fresh and clean. A great funky saison that's got some heft. Nice beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Vaiz (3792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted @ BBF 2014. Spicy, funky, fruity and well balanced with the perfect balance between fruit and funk. Nice saison.
baraciisch (2288) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of brett, citrus, barnyard, hay, honey... Flavor is honey, grains, light citrus, grapefruit... Lots of spicy hops, brett on palate... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
harrisoni (14984) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts 2014. Hazy gold. Fresh hop. Really good. Goid bitterness. Spice hop tannin good.
nealblind (1025) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange gold. Aroma dusty brett, yuzu. Tastes dusty brett forward, also pine pale ale flavors, honey. Serious bitter for a brett beer. Creamy mouthfeel very dry finish.
mike_77 (3881) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blond with thick head. Fresh citrus aroma. Creamy texture. Slight pepper, spice of a background yeastiness.
monk191 (1270) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice rye Hef/farmhouse. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Smells good, with obvious eye, some grapefruit, citrus, pink lemonade, sage and thyme. Taste is quite citrus acid right up front with that rye bite. And some champagne. Finishes abruptly with classic beer and herby flavors. Three middle-aged women with head scarfs driving through Santa Barbara in their convertibles, when they hit this time warp to an 80s LA dive bar, that is what we taste. Had in the bottle.