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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1265) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5861) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged courtesy of my friend Noel. Hazy gold with a short white head. Aroma is sour fruit, yogurt, oak and funky yeast. Taste is yogurt, sour fruit, peaches, apricot, oak, funky yeast and horse blanket. Body is medium with a moderate prickly carbonation. Ends with more funky yeast, sour fruit, yogurt, oak and horse blanket. Yummy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7908) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle at Wtf 2. Pours a thick white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, oak, funk, brett. Medium mouth, funky, brett, lacto, light oak dry finish, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with ripe banana/straw colored edges and a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with a nice balance of barnyard funk, musty bugs, sourdough bread, toasted oak and light fruit esters. Wild yeast dominates the nose with prominent barnyard funk. Subtle cheesiness, peppery spice, vanilla bean charred oak, hay and light fruit. Hints of apple and strawberry and cream but the lactic character gets stronger as it warms. Fuller end of medium body with crisp acidity but not overwhelmingly sour. Decent amount of citric acid along with musty brett effervescence and lactic funk. Nice balance of acid and funk without overpowering the earthy farmhouse yeast and light fruit esters. Slight creamy texture with wild yeast, lemon spritz, hay and zesty citrus peel. Fruit isn’t as strong as in the nose but this beer remains tart, refreshing and very easy to drink. Not quite as complex as the aroma suggests but still pretty interesting .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5810) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass golden, nice head. Sourish-moldy aroma. Starts mild, sourish, fruity like lemon, not too intense. Finish mild, less sourish, malty-grasy notes. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, brett, spice and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity estery and tiny spicy phenolic with crackers, pears, white grapes, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, dry wood and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, fruity and tiny spicy. Mouthfeel is sparkling, round, tiny tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny sour with crackers, pears, white grapes, hay, dry soil, minerals and lemon zest. Bit too sweet and grape soda-like. Can’t say I detect much brett. Too young perhaps considering the sweetness...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Firestone Walker Lil Opal ].
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, grapes, wine - red wine white wine. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, grapes, grape - pinotnoir, wine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Shared at first sunday. These guys know how to blend some stuff. Nothing different here. Nice tart fruity drink with good bubbles and lots of wine characteristics. Grape and green apple. Finish is tongue tickling and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session I, 01/05/2015. Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is tarte lemon, funky notes, wood must, straw, vanilla, brett pangs. Taste comprises bitter orange, grape must, funky streak, tarte fruit rinds, damp wood, hay, brett strokes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with puckerings at the curtain call. Solid funked up saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is spices, taste is banana, citrus, brett, awesome


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