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RATINGS: 332   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Almost fully opaque golden body with a big bubbled, chunky and cloudy white head; huge, long lasting, and generous with the lace it leaves behind. Aroma is sharp Brett, mild lemon zest, blanket and cottony funk, faint must, some cracker malt, and a touch of funk Brett tartness. Taste is a ton of Brett funk. Musty, blanket, cottony and almost cheesy. Light grassy notes. Corky, with a sharp zesty hint of lemon and very faint white pepper that fades into a super funky, musty finish with a good amount of dry oak. Highly carbonated and sharp.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
nice and fresh and bright, definitely drinkable as a regular table beer. very well done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
Hazy golden color. Soft hoppy nose, green apples, funk, salty, lemon fairly sour mouth with low carbonation. This is a real Saison. Dry and refreshing. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Corked bottle (Batch 2): Overly fuzzy head, okay pour. Well it still displays some base Saison qualities with light spice, banana and orange zest, wheat husk and pils malt crispness. You also can notice the influence of the Brettanomyces creeping forward, slightly funked and acidic. Hit of dry oak tannins upon the finish. A beer in flux, may age to greatness but may just never be all that. Color me disappointed with this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared in Hoboken - thanks to Paul. Batch one. Pours cloudy gold with a creamy white head. Great aroma, moderate brett character, some zesty lemon, leather. Light sweet flavor with juicy melon and light lemony tartness, some grassy bitterness, some straw, tangerine rind. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Fresh on the finish, more light tangy citrus, some old leather, citrus rind, grass, barnyard. Lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
on tap at mikkeller and friends. murky yellow with a lively, fluffy head; aroma of pineapple nectar, pepper, chalkdust; pleasant citric notes, weis bars, tropical fruit. complex and tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6154-20140129] Bottle. Mild cardboard sweaty earth aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Floral yeasty grass flavour. Medium body. Nice light grassy hops profile. (7/4/8/3/14) 3.6

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold, light haze, white head. Excellent pillowy retention/lace. Aroma of fruity brett, citrus/floral hop, oak, grain. Taste is somewhat bitter, grainy, dusty, citrus, oak. Palate is very dry, higher carbonation, slick, bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (172) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2014 Bottle. Yellow with a slight haze, fluffy white head that dissipated quickly. Nose of Brett funk, a hint of citrus. Taste is heavy Brett, hint of citrus, a bit harsh. Enjoyed 2013 much more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (407) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow orange, fluffy lasting white head. Aroma is dirty citrus, rotten eggs, wet socks, lemon, Brett, funky kingston, some oak. Flavor is tart citrus, Brett, lemon tart, wheat, lasting oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6358) - 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.


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