NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fobab 10. This was the 5 year-old version, single barrel. Pours a hazy gold with a stiff white head. Nose shows some oxidation, moderate cleansing citrus notes. Some acidity and vanilla. Rich overall and the oak has add a lot to the structure, though kind of washed out some of the brighter notes. I’m guessing with a bit less time on this, it would be stellar. Still, neat beer.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color with white sheen. Big fresh oak aromas with dry spices, peppercorn, dusty pale malt. Nice dry wood, dusty pale malt, dry spice, tannic flavors--good
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has some sour sunk with a bit of wood. Has a sweet taste with a bit of cinnamon, light body.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at denver rare beer tasting 2012. Not funky enough for a saison. Med amber. Smooth and refreshing.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is hazy copper with a small white head. Herbs, coriander, toffee, caramel, and yeast in the aroma. Taste is sour fruit peel, champagne, yeast, bread, and caramel. Kind-of weird and muddled. Medium body with high carbonation. Not my favorite.
blklab2007 (1782) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample EBF has a dark golden color. Aroma has light funk, some sweetness, and a bit of wood. Mouth feel is light and it is easy drinking. Flavor Has a bit more barrel influence, vanilla, wine grape sweetness, and a light acidity.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Floral grapes, skins. Light toast, grape skins again. Acid, tart and lightly sweet. More tart acid leads into some slightly early chewy grain notes on the finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours clean blonde color with a good white head and a ring or two of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some oak and light acidity plus a bit of white wine. Fairly strong sourness comes around along with a bit of funk. The flavor is fairly-funky and brings some white-wine acidity as well as a bit of lemon. Oak comes in as well. Mouthfeel is really nice with the acidity pairing well with a bit of a tannic presence. Really tasty and another solid experiment into the wild category from Firestone. I really hope this becomes a bigger program in the future.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on draft at FoBAB. Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head that leaves thick lace. The nose is buttered popcorn, light yeast, and white grapes. This smells like an over-oaked 100% malo California Chardonnay. It tastes the same with the buttered popcorn, somewhat creamy, and just a bit of saison yeast letting me know that I am, in fact, still drinking beer and not Sonoma Cutrer. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long buttered popcorn finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
super dry and very drinkable, not the best saison, but one of the most drinkable ones.