callmemickey (2091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden-straw colored body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Lightly musty hay, soft cereals, some stonefruits, mellow yeast spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a refreshing balance of sweet malts and dry yeasty characteristics. I do wish the brett would funk this up some. Holding my remaining bottle for a while to see what happens.
mathieuc (931) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 58/204 shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that leave light lacing. Aroma is really spicy with some overpowering coriander. This feels really fresh, though. Taste is spicy to the point of being bitter with all the other flavors/aromatics you expect from a saison. Quite a potent herbal finish. I must echo the sentiment that the brett is really shy/underdeveloped at this time. Body was medium. A nice one again by Forest & Main, I would be curious to try the next iteration.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy pale golden with a nice white cap, some retention and lacing. coriander, herbs, light sulfure, lactic notes, minty, dusty - young bretty presence, hint of soap, pils, wheat, untoasted cereals. lively yet soft carbonation, light body - silky, dry grassy and very herbal finish. underdevelop bretts and not really complex but quenching and nicely crafted.
tom10101 (2111) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Michael for this one! Hazy yellow with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly herbal with citrus, yeast, light spices and underlying brettanomyces. Taste is also herbal with spices, citrus, yeast and light brettanomyces. Herbal finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily and dry mouthfeel. Decent/good herbal Saison. Brettanomyces are shy. Drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (6553) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Dadsgiving, thanks to whomever brought this along, 24/11/13.
Clear golden with a moderate off white head.
Nose is tarte fruit, mandarin, citric dipped straw, lemon curd, farmy.
Taste comprises orange pith, yeast, light brett, citric, straw, barnyard, light touch of the soap suds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy conclusion.
Decent enough saison, let down a little by the old soapy enemy.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light flowery and faint funky saison yeast, with some light sweetness, wheat, and a relatively dry finish. Not bad.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, citrus, barnyard funk and light pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, barnyard funk and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.
Westmeister (1465) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF - I was super excited to try these guys’ lineup. And they did not dissapoint. A little funk, spice, fruity and grassy on the nose. Taste again is just lightly funky and tart with spice, grassy, citrus (lemon). I really dug this a light refreshing, but flavorful saison. Not overly deep but really enjoyable.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2013. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Brett shines through nicely in the aroma with funky lemon, herbal, cobweb notes. Flavor was pretty refreshing, lightly tart with a fair amount of fruits (tangerine, pineapple, orange). Pretty cool beer.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Wow. Great mango, melon, and lemon zest on the nose. Peach, orange, and a light tropical note. Light funk, grass, and malt. Flavor is somewhat tart and heavy on the fruit. Sweet mango, peach, and melon. Some lemon zest, grass, pineapple, orange, and grass. Subtle funk and yeast. Really solid.