daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold pour with a white head. This is a very oaky and tart saison. Not overly sour but the oak is the star. Has a lot of flavors similar to Feral One...just less sour. Really really good.
Ontape (316) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bangin’ sour saison. Fruity brett flavors and some hops come through -- or am I crazy? Whatever is going on, it’s wonderful. Plenty of tasty oak. Also, do any beers pour more beautiful than the sour line from Barrelworks? Deeply rich, complex and full of charm. I wish I had a hundred of these. This bottle has been aging just around a month but is significantly better than I remember it on tap at / in a bottle right after the release.
JPDurden24 (1594) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, pale yellow, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is funky and fruity, taste has wine notes, fruity and a nice dry finish.
BMMillsy (1430) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked and caged bottle courtesy of Doug. Thanks! Pours mostly clear yellow with lots of bubbles headed to be top and a one finger white head. Tart lemon peel aroma, hay, grass, oak, maybe a hint of sweet honey or apricot. Flavor is less tart than the aroma, some lightly tart Brett, bready malts, yeast funk, grassiness, light hop notes, and some citrus fruits. A nice vanilla oak presence in the taste. Very light bodied, plenty of carbonation, goes down easy. A nice balance of tartness, funk, and bready malts. Good stuff.
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange amber pour at Good Dog during a FW event. Much brighter and sharper than the original "Opal" and more thirst-quenching. Dark amber fruits. Yellow plums. Tangerines. Heart of palm. Key lime pie. Mango skin. Passionfruit. Bamboo. Nice tinge of sour. Lots of drying oak tannins. Like a lot!
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 4. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and airy. Light fine carbonation. Little vanilla oak, nice generic dried fruits. Light dry finish. Hangs together well.
chrisv10 (11236) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC, 14. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, lemon, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeats, wood, brett, lemon, little dry and a little bitter.
Pyrmir (3417) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma fresh, citrus, hoppy with yeast and barrel notes. Taste is yeasty, malt, grain, grain dust, citrus and wood
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Immediately you’re hit with barnyard funk and earthiness, then hay, light vanilla, and american oak follow, and lastly you get a nice tart, vinegary smell from the french oak mixed with very light white grape notes, the grape notes come and go. Great complexion in the smell, and it smells very good!
Appearance: I love the appearance of this beer, saisons are normally this bright cloudy yellow color but this beer is clear, and the color is very golden with a slight yellow hue to it, on the pour there is a tiny appearance of a head but it bubbles franticly and disappears very quickly, nice nucleation as well. Excellent appearance to this beer.
Taste: The beginning you get funk, hay, earthiness, and a calm sour/tartness, the middle you get a hint of vanilla, and american oak, and the ending you get a slight vinegary flavor, french oak becomes apparent, slight white grape winey flavor, a hint of vanilla again, and the sourness lingers all the way to the finish but it constantly reduces from the beginning to the end. This is a superb tasting Saison!
Palate: Very light, crisp, and refreshing, perfect for a hot day(it was 104 today and this hit the spot!), slightly oily, leaves your mouth a little dry, but that only leaves you begging for more and it’s a great thing it does!
O: This is an incredible saison, the best I’ve had so far and it’s going to take a lot to dethrone that status, I highly recommend this beer!
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rate #500! 4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey poured into a snifter, kicked the keg. Pours a hazy golden yellow with light off-white bubbly head. Aromas of wine, Brett, funk. Tasting notes of citrus, oak, Brett, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Light carbonation.