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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Saison aged for 14 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels with Brettanomyces lambicus and Lactobacillus brevis.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3645) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is pretty funky with toasty, spicy brett, stone fruit and tangerines. The flavor is not as tart with lots of farmhouse funk, bread and a spicy/prickly mouthfeel that’s very thin and kind of seltzery. Mild stone fruit tartness and hints of buttery barrel notes in the finish. I like the funkiness of this brew, but its too thin and lacks that tart kick that I like in sour ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Almost clear golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, citric, light wood. Sour flavour, light malts, hint bourbon. Sour finish, hint bourbon.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2032) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Tap at the Beer Authority. Listed at 4.9%.

I’ve wanted to try this one for quite a while and am delighted to have the chance. Oh man does it ever live up to expectations. Funky nose melts oak and sour lacto character beautifully. The brett comes on stronger in the flavor, lovely wood without too much vanilla, a tiny bit thin at first sip but quickly becoming utterly satisfying despite the relatively low ABV. Little in the way of fruity esters or mineral, just a delightful slightly sour woody saison. Absolutely beautiful. I wish it wasn’t $9 for 10oz and $60 for a growler, otherwise I would have gone home with an awful lot of it. This could easily have gone 4.4 -- I hope to revisit and verify.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2771) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Draft at Beer Authority, Seattle. Bright warm gold, thick white foam. Bretty sweet, toast grain. Mild body, some sweet Brett. Tasty, if a little ambiguous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Thanks. Drank after a regular Opal. Pours a deeper near transparent golden hue, a bit darker with a faint amber darker tinge. Cascading bubbly streams through the body. Cakey whitish head atop is a firm thick layer, good stick around and lacing. Aromas show more juicy pear and citrus, touches of melon, oak and cobwebs. Gentle vanillin grows firmly, a bit of straw, tartness on the nose with richer white wine elements, green grapes and touches of melon sticking firmly onto the nose. Lush fruit, crisp with nice barrel, refreshing white wine, mellow tartness and funk with touches of cheesecloth, mellow lactic yogurty jabs. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firmer funk and cobwebs meet tannic oak, white wine and grapeskin, touches of wine, horseblanket, cobwebs and straw. A firm dryness, some funk and rosehips, gentle lactic sourness hits the palate. Earthy dry feeling washes over with melon, cheesecloth, dry bready malts. White grape, touches of melon, tartness as we move on. Some funky brett, dryness. Gentle straw, dry bready malts. Crisp, clean and funky with nice white wine influence, nice fruity melange up front still leaves this dry and quite crushable. Remarkably enjoyable with some nice barrel influence, funk and wine with gentle tartness, yogurty jabs, firmer fruit and middle up front as the barrel, funk and a more dry crisp finish makes this one quite refined overall. Remarkably well crafted stuff here, I think.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at FoBAB, numbers are right, descriptions are difficult to read. Poured yellow with min head. Aroma full of funky grains. Light carb med bod. Pretty tart sourness for taste. Nice to try

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (615) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Crystal clear apple juice. Agressive head that disappeared quickly. Moderate funk and tart. Sweet and oaky. Thanks jw.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1852) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Smakprov på CBC i Köpenhamn 2014. Smak och doft av äpple, brett, vinäger, vete, vita vinbär. Frisk, snäll syra, sträv, mycket torr. fin beska. Bra balans.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6000) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
on tap oro leggemente velata bretta discreta acidita lieve erbaceo vaniglia buona secchezza.ma abbastanza corpo

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4834) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
This poured a hazy darker.golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Brett, pineapple, marshmellowy oak. Flavor similar, lightly lactic, some fruit and vanilla. Good stuff


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