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Four Winds Operis Saison Brett

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Brewed by Four Winds Brewing
Style: Saison
Delta, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Okanagan red wine barrels, our Saison Brett is invigorated by wild yeast strain Brettanomyces, inviting hues of straw and earth.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Thanks to Jamie for that bottle! 2014 vintage. Cork is pushed out as soon as I loosen the cage, did I let it go for too long? First pour is clear and golden and others hazy golden. It is topped by a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is surely of red wine and barrel. Taste is of red wine, fruits, light pepper and oak. A bit of alcohol in the finish but nothing bad. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel smooth and vinous. Overall a nice product, these Four Winds’ guys are truely killing it and the analogies with our own Dunham are more and more in my case. With this, their brett IPA and Nectarous... top 5 brewery in Canada?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3986) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Embouteillée le 25 septembre 2014. Robe dorée et évidement voilée. Mousse généreuse de son temps. Elle reste aussi collée. Au niveau des arômes, le fût de vin est tout simplement perçant. Il est si vibrant qu’il fait oublier la présence des levures sauvages. Au goût, le boisée et la juteuse représentation des raisins imbibés par les microbes finissent par me plaire royalement. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement modéré à élevé avec une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale asséchante est fruitée et brettée. Très bonne!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2273) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
750ml bottle from Ferris for spring CANBIF 2015. Murky dark amber with a creamy and foamy slightly off white head. Good lord that is a lovely snuff, epson salts, brett, oak, yeast, grass, high carbonation, mild but pleasant body, tasty, refreshing, somewhat dry, lemon zest, yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shreddie (5) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
cloudy, golden, cheese, citrus, floral, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel. Way good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle - Candied pineapple and sweet fruity brett notes. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Tart fruity and a little spice. Fruit is juicy and tartness is light with a lingering yeasty finish. Quiet nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Very cloudy golden yellow pour. Tart lemony aroma. Lightly tart lemon citrus flavour. Medium bodied with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Leo! Cloudy orange. Aroma is funky cheese, straw, dry wood. Taste is quite bitter, chased by a soft sweetness. Very dry, lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphops604 (1) - Richmond, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Great beer to enjoy on a hot summer day. Came across it this summer and found myself going back to the liquor store every other day for the sweet nectar that is Saison! Going to Four Winds this weekend for a tasting. More ratings to come!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Lurkaholic, thanks Thomas! Slightly hazy bright golden with a huge slowly diminishing white head and some lacing. Aroma is more winey than brett forward, but the brettanomyces are definitely there too. There’s also oak, some yeast and biscuity malt notes. Taste is also wine forward with dusty brettanomyces, oak and medium fruitiness. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Moderately dry finish. The balance isn’t perfect because the winey notes are really up front but this is still mightily tasty. A very well executed beer. I loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Tom. Nice clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is really winey, red wine, light mushroom brett notes, really woodsy. Taste is bretty, light tartness, really woody, fruity finish. Palate is nice and fluffy, dry. Really nice.


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