b3shine (7113) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks decent; honey-colored with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells like honey (in a good way). And my wife just told me it was brewed with honey, so go figure... Tastes pretty good. Like a (yep, you guessed it) honey saison. Don’t get much (if any) Brett though. Mouthfeel is average. Not bad, but I wish there were more Brett to it.
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head. Citrusy, hoppy, and somewhat sour. More apparent on the tongue. Overly dry and bitter.
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, best before 2015. Thin white head. Nice mostly hazy orange amber color. Little bits of lace. Good crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice light sweet taste, zestiness, bit of bitter. Aroma of lemon peel, honey in the finish. Hint of alcohol. Very nice and enjoyable saison, the honey really works well here. Pretty drinkable, and quite tasty
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark 24 karat pour with a frothy 10 karat head. Spicy, peppery and yeasty...little bit of lemon oil and citrus pith. Hint of barnyard and horseblanket. Nicely done.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden color. The nose is a lovely mix of Brett and herbal aromatics. Medium bodied. The honey overwhelms the mid palate, but the finish is bright and balanced with yeast and herbal notes.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from B-tiger. coppery pour, nice brett funk and a little bit of peppery spicieness.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Ridgewood Wine & Beer, Raleigh. Could the name have something to do with M. Witter? Hope so. Hazy straw gold pour with a fine head, plenty o’ lacing. Sharp yeasty nose with plenty of pepper and dry hops, definitely the way I like ’em. Spicy, prickly mouthfeel. Flavors add some dough, grass, light phenols, and just a smidge of tartness. Pretty nice.
mansquito (4451) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($10): Pours an orange colour with a white head. Aroma is pepper, Brett funk, and some more saison oriented funk. Taste is surprisingly sharp. The Brett really hits it with some deep earthy flavours. I don’t know if hops contribute to the sharpness at all. Somewhat refreshing when you get into it. I, personally, prefer saisons to be a little bit more toned down and mellow, but this was still good.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, white head. Aromas of vinegar, white wine, raisin. Initially dry, develops some sourness and finishes with wheat, pale malt, and perfumed strawberry. A damn fine saison.
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at freakin frog. Pours a beautiful dense white cap on bright, hazy, straw orangey yellow. Retarded lacing. Aroma is excellent grapefruit and earthiness/barnyard. Sweet malt in there too. Orange? Taste is bitter citrus. Grapefruit, a bit of lemon, upfront malt that tapers to a bitter finish. Aroma and appearance ramp this beer up and give high expectations for taste.