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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (984) - 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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ontape ! Pours a ripe golden color with two fingers of white foam. Nose is really inviting... rustic grain,stonefruit, tart lemon, straw a bit of spicy oak and citrus pith. Palate follows with nice lively carbonation that works with the heavy oak undertones to create a round mouthfeel with tiny bubbles scrubbing the flavors from front to back. Nice rustic fieldgrass and straw, dusty oak, lacto and mysterious foggy vinous fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
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 isnít through the roof, which I appreciate.
-Citrus fruitiness is redolent of starfruit and lemon.
-Drinkability is extremely high.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (205) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Banginí sour saison. Fruity brett flavors and some hops come through -- or am I crazy? Whatever is going on, itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
From the bottle, pale yellow, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is funky and fruity, taste has wine notes, fruity and a nice dry finish.

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