BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Obriens during SD Beer Week! Hazy light yellow with swirling white foam. Nose is slight tart and funk, light fruits and spices. Flavor is a touch of Bret funk with effervescent pears and apples, saison spices and light grassy hop flavor and bitterness, slight oak and bready malts throughout, finishes dry. Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation, light texture. A tasty barrel-aged saison with a nice touch of funk and spices, very smooth and drinkable!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at OBrien’s. One of my more favorite Green Flash beers. Saison w/ Brett. Cloudy yellow color. Nice foamy white head. Mellowed yeasty saison aroma. Lightest of sourness. Mild Brett phenolics that I’m diggin’. Super easy to drink (always the case with GF beers) Excellent.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid, very drinkable saison. Refreshing, a bit of fruity bouquet with some spice notes. An excellent beer for drinking at an outdoors festival on a hot day. Stone Sour Fest 2012.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Flanny’s, orange pour, a little hazy. Brett and orange peel aroma. Nice and funky. Taste has some nice wine character, and a little tart and just enough funk. Very, very good!
skmikeg (612) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of ripe fruits, belgian yeast, musky wood, bready mats, spice, vinegar, and some red wine notes. Taste similar to the aroma but has even more wine and woody notes. Has a medium body with a dry, semi sour, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice BA Saison that is pretty unique.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 Tap @ SD Taproom. Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a small wispy white ring. Nose starts with Brett funk then gives way to lemon zest and fain clove spice. Not much barrel presence on this brew, finish is fairly dry with some lemon zest.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In taster at Churchills. Looks light yellow. White head. Smells a bit sour and light. Tastes pretty dry with very clean palate and slight sourness. Definitely note the wild yeast. Great light belgian wild ale. OVerall 8 of 10.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at sour festival. Yellow bright white head. Sweet nose with spices. Taste is nicely spiced and balanced.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a hazed golden body with a large and lasting white head. Great lace. Aromas are of funk, saison phenols, brett, grass (hops?), straw, delicate malt profile. Flavors are a little bit watery, but understandable at the ABV. Funk, light white wine, straw, hay, brett, earth. Dry, lively bubbles, light bodied. Very drinkable. I could drink a lot of this!
I really enjoyed this one.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flanny’s in Tempe during the tap takeover. It pours with a totally opaque deep pale gold body with copper hues and supports a . . . well, nearly no head at all. The aroma offers up faint soft apple and vinegar and then some saison yeasty spices, faint red wine notes and a fainter still Brett like funkiness. The taste is pretty darn smooth with a mix of malts, soft vinegar and sweet red apple notes rolling into saison yeastiness and mild Brett tartness and funk around the edges.