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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Saison aged for 14 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels with Brettanomyces lambicus and Lactobacillus brevis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Draft at Beer Authority, Seattle. Bright warm gold, thick white foam. Bretty sweet, toast grain. Mild body, some sweet Brett. Tasty, if a little ambiguous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Thanks. Drank after a regular Opal. Pours a deeper near transparent golden hue, a bit darker with a faint amber darker tinge. Cascading bubbly streams through the body. Cakey whitish head atop is a firm thick layer, good stick around and lacing. Aromas show more juicy pear and citrus, touches of melon, oak and cobwebs. Gentle vanillin grows firmly, a bit of straw, tartness on the nose with richer white wine elements, green grapes and touches of melon sticking firmly onto the nose. Lush fruit, crisp with nice barrel, refreshing white wine, mellow tartness and funk with touches of cheesecloth, mellow lactic yogurty jabs. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firmer funk and cobwebs meet tannic oak, white wine and grapeskin, touches of wine, horseblanket, cobwebs and straw. A firm dryness, some funk and rosehips, gentle lactic sourness hits the palate. Earthy dry feeling washes over with melon, cheesecloth, dry bready malts. White grape, touches of melon, tartness as we move on. Some funky brett, dryness. Gentle straw, dry bready malts. Crisp, clean and funky with nice white wine influence, nice fruity melange up front still leaves this dry and quite crushable. Remarkably enjoyable with some nice barrel influence, funk and wine with gentle tartness, yogurty jabs, firmer fruit and middle up front as the barrel, funk and a more dry crisp finish makes this one quite refined overall. Remarkably well crafted stuff here, I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2178) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at FoBAB, numbers are right, descriptions are difficult to read. Poured yellow with min head. Aroma full of funky grains. Light carb med bod. Pretty tart sourness for taste. Nice to try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Crystal clear apple juice. Agressive head that disappeared quickly. Moderate funk and tart. Sweet and oaky. Thanks jw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Smakprov på CBC i Köpenhamn 2014. Smak och doft av äpple, brett, vinäger, vete, vita vinbär. Frisk, snäll syra, sträv, mycket torr. fin beska. Bra balans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8061) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
on tap oro leggemente velata bretta discreta acidita lieve erbaceo vaniglia buona secchezza.ma abbastanza corpo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
This poured a hazy darker.golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Brett, pineapple, marshmellowy oak. Flavor similar, lightly lactic, some fruit and vanilla. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at fobab. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of Brett, pineapple, slight vanilla. Not too overpowering. Light mouthfeel and light to medium carb.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rxeight (2620) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft pour at fobab. I dont know what was going on with this, but it wasnt good. Best I can describe it, is a sour, that wasnt sour. Had the funk, but without the tartness, that just doesnt work. Like old sweaty socks in a gym bag.

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