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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Hazy light gold with a blonde sour nose. Taste is light and crisp with a blonde malt backbone with some lactic woodsy sourness with a touch of leafy hops and citric acid.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Tap @ Avery SourFest 2013. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Herbal, nutty, woody, lemon, a bit spicy hoppy aroma. Juicy lemon, a bit watery, lightly lactic, vinous flavor. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at apex. Cloudy yellow gold. Aroma is white wine, lemon, funk. Taste is more funk, wine, lemon. Highly carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
(Draught) clearish yellow, few bubbles. Nose is white wine barrel, bit funky, lacto, lemon. Taste is more wine barrel, lemon, light/summery, light body, caper, hibiscus/rose, unique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Cloudy gold color. Single finger head hands around. Aroma of glue and oak. Medium mouth. Lots of tartness, but refreshing. Very easy to drink. I’ve never had anything quite like this, but I dug it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at maproom, chicago. Orange blonde pour. Somewhat flat. Sour patch kid aroma, minor funk in nose. Sour flavor, light whiskey and oak. Mainly funky, sour patch kids. Funk sticks to tip of tongue. Like this

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap (kind of) at Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2013. Cloudy yellow pour. Nose is what I would call savory -- almost like really mild beef jerky. Flavor is nice -- mild tartness and slight barnyard funk with a hint of lemon. It’s delicate, for sure -- not a whole lot to this one -- but it’s good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2013
On tap pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head that leaves good lacing. Smell of spices oak and slight pear. Taste is slightly funky and mildly sour with all the same things I mentioned in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and relatively chewy with decent carbonation. Overall this was a great barrel aged sour/saison. I’m glad I got to try this rare gem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Draft. Pours with a golden hued body and a small white head. Aromas are dominated by oak vanillin and lactone with light fruit and low phenol, medium grain. Flavors are very oaky and toasted with light fruit, low tannin and a good malt backing for the gravity. Medium to high carbonation, dry finish.

Separately: "Component 3": 3.8 Some tartness, tannic, low funk, citrus.
"Component 2": 3.6 toasted and woody with a low funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Updated 4.14.2013 at Barrelworks. Was told this is "totally different" from previous batches. (New rate?) Pours a hazy golden with big white head. Aroma is funky with a cheese and pasture going on with a sour note. Taste is more funky cheese and barnyard, followed by a mild sour and then grain and a hard to pick up fruit bill. The sourness isn’t high on this one and the funk really makes up for it. Very much a different beer from what I remember. Old: Stone Sour Fest 2012 - Draft. pours a medium golden. Spice and an odd floral aroma, almost spruce. Very little barrel in the taste with more random spice and floral notes. Very similar to Saison du Buf but in a more spice forward way which seems hard to do.


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