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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 (1022) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (754) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Stunned at how much was going on in this low abv beer. The barrel character alone was so complex (think Cigar City White Oak, chardonnay and a splash of bourbon). tropical fruit and rustic funk/twang on the nose and flavor. Deeeelicious. Velvety smooth feel. Seems like past incarnations were 3.8-4.3%, but man, this was just about perfect. Glad I got to try it."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Pours a hazy deep gold with full white head. Slight sour and wheat malt with a very dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at Kaiser Tiger. Pours a hazed orange-gold with a finger of barely off-white head. Notes of big bretty funk, oak, lemon, florals, grass, bread, white grapes, vanilla, straw, and apricot. Light-medium bodied, with a funky, mildly tart mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Drier and sweeter than expected, which balances out the funk and tartness well. Really well crafted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Hazy gold pour with a white head. Tart, acidic, lemon, wood, and cheese. Great palate, sour, citrus, lemon, funk and yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4773) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, lighter brett, light sour peach, faint fruit, and a hint of floral notes. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with citrus and sour peach. He finish has light-moderate lemon, faint white wine, brett, and just a touch of florals. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8248) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow white head. Nose/taste of farmhouse, oak, lemon, brett. Lighter medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle thanks Phil. Hazy yellow pour with no head. Hazy tart fruit, light Brett and sour aromas. Nice tart fruit, light Brett and other funky tones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2052) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma: French Oak Appearance: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Oaky, Mild White Raisin, Mild Tart Lemon Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Fizzy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle - thanks Felipe! Pours hazy golden orange with a very small off-white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is bretty, funk, barnyard, glue. Flavor is light sweet, medium funky, sweat socks, lemon, wet cardboard. Light body, medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2144) - 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.


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