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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 23, 2015
[2/17/15] Draught at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles. Clear yellow. Lovely aroma, funky, citric, earthy, with barnyard and an oaky note. Dry flavor, slightly sourish, with mild barnyard and big fruitiness. Quite light-bodied. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Pours hazy, golden/yellow with a retaining white head. Nose had funky, spicy yeast characters with faint wine barrel. Mild vinious notes that allowed the funk and mild sourness shine. Hints of wood, earthy spicing and grassiness. Soft, easy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Clear light orange with a small pale head. Aroma is oak, green olive, saison yeast, brett funk, hint of cheese. Light bodied, lightly spicy on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Taste is saison yeast, oak, Chardonnay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of brett, along with oak and Belgian yeast. Flavour is very funky, with spicy dry yeast, oak barrels, and finishing dry and biscuity. Dry, medium funky, and lightly spicy on the finish. Good stuff, though not as complex as classic Firestone Walker beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Une base de saison rustique et sauvage avec une veine grasse et délicieusement brettée. Des agrumes enrobées d’un film carambolesque et une touche délicate lactique. Buvabilité adorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2560) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
On draft at Blue Monkey. Nice notes of bright fruit, wood, bread and some vino. It was okay. Body was a tad thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1065) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 1, 2015
375ml bottle pours clear yellow orange with medium small head. Nose has lots of funky dry oak, tart white grape and lemon orange citrus, hay funk. Palate is oak forward with extremely well balanced acidty, dusty orange and lemon skin tartness, some white wine fruit, touch of doughy vanilla oak, light hay funk. Finishes dry, tart, crisp acidity, madarin orange, citrus, smooth oak, funk. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3844) - 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 (3522) - 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 (2099) - 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.


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