wmubronco1992 (695) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Draft at GI Clybourn on 8/4/11. Pours a straw color. Small white head. Spicy aroma. Citrus flavor. Really gives me a feel of champagne. Soft and mellow feel. Dry finish. Very solid beer. Only disappointment was that it left me feeling too much champagne and not enough farmhouse saison. Will need to rerate this one in future.
12/23/12 - Just drank a two year old bottle (1/29/11). This beer ages very nicely. Still definitely gives a champagne feel, but the belgian spices are more present then in the fresh draft version. Wasn’t sure how this one would hold up, but based on this experience I wouldn’t be afraid to age this one for quite awhile. It was still very much alive.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle during Hurricane Irene on August 27th, 2011..bottle from Feb 2010.
Appearance: Pours a golden cloud.
Aroma: Sweet aroma, nearly pineapple-ish.
Taste: Didn’t really taste like a saison to me, more like a belgian blonde. Light hop, some citrus.
Palate:Can sense the "champagne"-ness of this beer from the second it pours.
Summary: Surprisingly, this beer aged well.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glass, 5-ounce, on the premise, savoured on July 5 2011; eye: yellowish, opalescent, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head, light lacing; nose: slight farm, slight fruity, wheat, light acidity; mouth: slight farm, slight fruity, light acidity, spices, finale in malt with slight hops, medium body, below-average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: ordinary
Verre, 5 onces, à la brasserie, savourée le 5 juillet 2011; œil : jaunâtre, opalescent, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche, légère dentelle; nez : très léger ferme, très légère fruité, blé, légère acidité; bouche : très léger ferme, très léger fruité, légère acidité, épices, finale en malt avec très léger houblon, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 Vintage 2010. Pours a clear pale yellow with a huge billowy head. The aroma is funky, barnyard, cheese, Belgian yeast, orange, peppercorn. Very fragrant and complex. Light bodied and crisp with high carbonation. The flavor is equally complex. Starts out slightly sweet, lots of grass and straw, orangey citrus, banana, clove and peppercorn, and funky Brett flavors. Finishes crisp and perfectly hopped. This is seriously a damn good beer. Light and refreshing but extremely complex. I’m gonna get a few more bottles and sit on them for a few years, let that Brett do it’s thing. It can only get better.
Vintage 2015 (5/13/16, in Chicago) Very similar to my deScription from 5 years ago. Grassy, funky, leathery brett notes. Crisp yeasty finish. Banana notes.
aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12oz bottle dated in late March. It poured a light, straw yellow with a hint of light orange to it with a billowing white head. It smells delicious, a nice blend of yeast and citrus aromas with light sweetness. It tastes excellent as well. Once again, a great mix of breadyness and citrus flavors with a subtle sweetness. It drank very crisp and didn’t lose any carbonation in it’s six months after being bottled. This one is very, very drinkable and delicious on tap or out of the bottle. I can’t wait to try this one aged.
wedgie9 (2612) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 8/10/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe, 2011 vintage. Pours clear golden-yellow with an average white head that slowly recedes to a bit of whispy lace with a thin collar. The nose is lightly sweet with some candi sugar, floral aromas, spicy Saison yeast, orange peel, and light spices. The flavor is also lightly sweet with candi sugar, orange flower, white peppercorn, and some spicy Saison yeast. The body is medium and somewhat oily with lively carbonation and a long spicy yeast and lightly sweet orange flower water finish.
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a huge soapy white head. Good lacing. Long lasting foam. Very funky smelling with a lingering floweriness and light bready notes. Taste is hoppy, a bit vinous, with a decise barnyard flavor to it. Medium bodied. Very complex brew.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma of citrus, farmhouse, popcorn and butter scotch. Flavor is much the same with a touch of grass, banana and nice funk. Mouthfeel is light body, soft, with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid brew.
Amfo (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Aroma- definite hints from the wine barrel, citrus and yeast. Poured (into a chalice) a nice golden with just a bit of head, nice bubbling. Nice subtle beer. Some sweetness but a tart finish of a granny smith.
Finhead (1601) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy, light yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is peppery with some citrus. The light body has sparkling texture with lively, almost fizzy, carbonation. The taste is tart with a dry finish.