RobertDale (3660) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and funk. Taste is lemon, grape, malt, funk, and oak. Very good.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow in color hazy with a thin head. Super light alcohol saison. Near perfect barrel aging this was a awesome beer. I enjoyed every drop
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is woody oaky and funky definite tartness and winey notes. Some citrus and white grape. Hazy yellow orange pour thin head. Fizzy looking. Flavors of funky woody wine barrel. Soft grainy sweetness shows up. Mostly barely funk soft sour. Woody funky finish. Nice carbonation. Well balanced.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from brewery. Real good aroma, sweet and funky. Citrus, on the lemon and grapefruit side, oak, Brett. Tad hazed orange gold color, good head that disappeared quickly, no lace. medium sour flavor. Medium body, thick creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet finish. Darn nice aroma has a nice sweet streak as it warms, flavor more tart, nice on the finish. Good stuff
Rasmus40 (11686) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and a little wood. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 030514
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit splashes and air-filled haystacks whip up a tart and refreshing Wild Saison.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy blond.
-The flavor intensity isn’t through the roof, which I appreciate.
-Citrus fruitiness is redolent of starfruit and lemon.
-Drinkability is extremely high.
daknole (9415) - 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 (344) - 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 (1611) - 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 (1471) - 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.