brokensail (13243) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (12733) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
Ratman197 (11246) - 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.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 44 of 204 shared at Paul’s tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, lemon, bready malt and peppercorn. Medium body. The brett character hasn’t really come out yet, but still a nice saison.
adnielsen (10089) - 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.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, some grassiness/straw, some funk, and cereal.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Ultra dry, blonde, floral and orange juicy true saison
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ Trade ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.12.14 ]
>> Low haze straw pour, good carbonation, small head, spotty lace. Nose is grassy hoppy, orange juice, flowers, flash of soy, nice golden smoked character as well, surprising. Taste is bone dry, a tad papery, plus very hoppy making it astringent. But it is fairly nice and the aroma is spot on saison with house yeast. Much better than when released.
>!< hops+bone dry=astringent
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big gorgeous musk, a touch of lemony citrus. Smells lovely. Sweet and musky right away. Beautifully balanced, a touch of tartness comes in over musky yeast. Finishes with a bit more lingering musk.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, 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.
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Dallas at Paul’s July 2013 tasting. Pours a bright, hazy orange body with nice white foamy lacing and lots of active carbonation. Aroma is subtle fruit, lemon, spice, yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is medium and delicate with notes of soft fruits, spices, lemon peel, grass and yeast. Nice saison, would like to see how the brett evolves this beer over time.