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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Sample @ CBC. Pours golden with a white head, Aroma is citrus, floral, funk pepper, peach and oak. Taste is medium sweet fruity with a funky note, light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Turbid peach-straw colored pour. Nose and flavor bring big, prevalent oaken tannins and lactic tang, accentuated by lacto and earthen bretty funk. Nectarine, vanilla, a bit lacking on the palate. Still tasty, and a privilege to try it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Very good and quite different from the other opal. Huge on initial bretta aroma. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Lighter follow through and palate than the other Opal. Still, comes together well. Light sour finish. Tap takeover at Churchkey.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Slightly hazy yellow, small white head. Typical saison characteristics, a slight hint of pepper, decently fruity, slightly floral, perhaps a slight hint of herbs or spices. Not bad, but it doesn’t stand out either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1688) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at CBC’14. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, earthy notes, ripe fruits, hops and oak. Bitter finish with citrus, peach, hops, oak and earthy notes. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2003) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Funkig, torr, stram och bärig saison med smak av vita vinbär, citrus, syrliga äpplen, vete, jäst. Riktigt gott men eftersmaken är lite fadd och den dör väl snabbt i munnen för att få toppbetyg.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Much like the Brewdog black saison i just have to admit that this isn’t my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1284) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
CBC 2014. Pours clear light yellow with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, apricot. Taste is citrus, funk, apricot, slight honey. Mouthfeel is sprightly with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is citrus, funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2561) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Fad på CBC: Gul klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Fin duft af brett og fadlagringen kan anes. Enormt drikbar men også målrettet et lidt mere normalt publikum end decideret øl nørder hvilket bestemt klæder den. God øl.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Draft at CBC 2014. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, Brett funk and citrus. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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