MrOrla (2126) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle warpigs. Pours hazy bright golde with a small head. Aroma of grapes, wood, light vinegar, light sweet notes, flowery, light citrus, light fruity. Taste is rather tarty, oaky, flowery, barn, good funk. Overall pretty complex.
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Light cloudy yellow with a white thin head. N: Yeast, bread, peach, apricot T: peach, blood orange, kiwi, honey, floral O: Very nice balanced and great fruity flavours! Nice!
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pale golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet berry floral a bit funky. Flavor is moderate sour a bit funky astringent bretty kind fruity and leaves a great bitterness astringent aftertaste.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delikat citrus. Väldigt mjuk och len lakto. Frisk och läskande utan ett spår av felsmak.
Dagen före CBC 2016.
HopStunna (1) - - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Batch 2. Cannot see a beer getting any better than this. The wine barrel and honey add "Zenith" like characteristics to the original beer.
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anna is such a great beer that it is no surprise the wine barrel aged version wouldn’t be outstanding. The addition of honey really adds an additional level of complexity and flavor that contributes to its unbelievable taste. It hits your palate with a nice balance of flavors that keep you wanting more. Cheers!
ineedbeer (1702) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 and 2 side by side from a bottle.
Aroma is very nice with some light stone fruit and pineapple notes. A moderate herbal funk to it with some light oak. Batch 1 is more oaky with some honey notes to it.
Batch 1 pours a slightly orange while batch 2 is a hazy straw color. Both have moderate sized, thick, white head that shows nice retention. Medium light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is delicate with nice light acidity. Light stone fruit, melon and pineapple notes. A light herbal note with light oak notes. Batch 1 has a lot more honey notes with some light spiciness. Delicate, soft water notes with light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is soft and medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very nice Saison. Very delicate and balanced with nice fruit and herbal notes. Balanced. I would probably deduct .3 or .4 from this score for batch 1.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the K Man; hazy golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has light funk and lemon, taste has some funk, pineapple, smooth lemons, some grass, underlying brett wonderful beer.
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. 2015 batch bottle. drank side by side with anna. poured a beautiful pale cloudy dark honey colour with a nice white lacing on top. wich kept a lacing on the side of the glass forever. the appearance was like a complete different beer compared to anna. the smell i sout of this world. notes of that clear hill farmstead yeast, white grapes, white wine, oak, melons, sweetness of the honey, sweet citrus, peach, sweet earthe stone fruit pits, sweet pineapple, barnyard, and summer cut grass. the taste was even better as the aroma, it is so incredile full bodied. that anna even tasted weak compared to this. all layered perfectly together, with the sweetness of the honey, the clear wine barrels, and the citrus fruit.some grainy malts, and a small tart kick to the end. it is really smooth. this was everything i was hoping for it would be. this will be hands down the best saison that i would ever drink. the hype is real. this was so great to try. and i’m really glad i had to chance to drink this! lovely all the way
Clownoisseur (417) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle picked up at Hill Farmstead last February and shared at my wedding on 9/12/15. Pour was a slightly hazy blonde, lively eggshell head that breaks into gorgeous lace and remains throughout. Aromas are very inviting! Notes of oak, vanilla, light honey sweetness, light barnyard funk, medium floral and light earth. Taste is phenomenal! Such a balance of flavors throughout. Less honey and less Brett than the base beer, Anna.....but was a wonderful transformation through the barrel inflection. Nice rounded tartness gives off light hints of underripe apples and grapes...vinous and earthy in the mid-palate. Very much to my liking!! Light funk pushes through the back-end where the honey emerges in harmony with oak/vanilla to counter nicely. Finishes semi-dry, semi-sweet and lightly tart. Wonderful, wonderful beer....for a wonderful, wonderful night!