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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. We trekked to Alaska and helped craft this rustic Saison, bring with us the essence and imagination of our Vermont Farmstead Family. Share. Consider. Enjoy...
Ale Fermented in Oak Tanks with Brettanomyces.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6362) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Faint tart and musty notes, some lemony citric notes, light woody and oaky notes, and faint spicy yeast. Very high drinkability. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (679) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2014
The typical barnyard funk and thin bitterness of a fine farmhouse ale accentuates this offering. 6% abv seems to be a perfect percentage for saisons, so they definitely hit the bullseye there. Complex but never pretentious, this is a saison I would definitely try again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of lemon zest, light citrus, grains... Flavor is oh so smooth, lemon, grains, hay, funk... Dry brett finish... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bomber at rlgk. Pours cloudy pale golden with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity funky earthy citric. Flavor is bitterish fruity a bit funky much like the aroma. Very sessionable and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, floral, perfume, grassy, hay, lemongrass, peach, grapes, pine, some earthy notes. Hoppy perfume flavor, grapes, passion fruit, peach, some hay, perfume, herbal notes, lemongrass, some lemon zest. Nice body, refreshing and easy drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3067) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy and slightly milky yellow with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, star fruity, dry soil, hay, barnyard and lemon zest. taste is very tiny sour, bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, dry soil, hay, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, star fruit, dry soil, hay, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Tasty as expected!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4943) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow color with a fine white head. Lovely lacing. Looks good and a lovely aroma. Brett acidic, fruity, citric, apple and some spices. Nice fresh and a bit dry. Fine acidity. Tasty flavor with brett, yeast, citrus, apples and some spices. Yeah I like this!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6356)
- Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of lemon zest/juice, sour apple, gum, pepper, band-aid. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. This is much more of a sour ale than what we think of as saison nowadays. I very much appreciate some tartness in saisons, but...this is full on puckeringly *sour*, virtually lambic level. Which is perhaps historically accurate if we’re talking pre-WW2, spontaneously fermented varieties. But at a hefty 6% ABV, that’s obviously not what they were trying to reproduce. This "sour saison" thing seems to be a growing trend in America...which is a lot better than the trend of making sugary sweet banana bombs and calling those saison, but still...this is over the top in the acidity department. It’s well made otherwise, though...pleasant, mild Brett character and no banana to be found. The aroma is a bit generic as golden sour ales go, but it’s certainly enjoyable. Call it "Arctic Sour Ale" and I could perhaps be a little more enthusiastic about this. But if you call it a saison and come in at 6%, in that case I’m looking for something like Dupont or Blaugies.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar SF. Poured a golden yellow with a nice white head. Aromas of rich fruits, loads of Brett, bready malts and mild pepper. Nice mild sour finish. Tasty stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smell of apples, hops and some light spices. Similar taste. Refreshing. A bit too much apples.


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