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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Ann is the wine barrel aged version of Anna (1902-?), our grandfatherís sister as well as the name of our Honey Saison. In her honor, we fill French Oak wine barrels with honey saison and allow the beer to mature in the presence of our resident microflora. After many months, a beautifully complex beer emerges--Anna becomes Ann. Naturally carbonated and dipped in beeswax, Ann displays the microflora of her landscape. This the ale that I dreamed to have shared with Anna.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (15259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. This beer was from me. After a very subtle gush, the beer pours lightly hazy yellow with a fine, white foam head. Restrained notes of funky brett in the nose, some delicate citrus, faint grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with a lovely tangerine character, along with mellow citrus rind. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly bitter to finish with further notes of tangerine and citrus rind, light grass, some orange. Just superbly balanced from start to finish, with nuances that spring up every step of the way. The beer truly keeps on giving after every swallow. Many thanks to mom and dad (Laura and Procter) for getting me this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). Bit of a gusher. It pours cloudy light orange with a thick white head. The nose is sweet citrus fruit, orange, some tangy marmalade, honey, spice and dough. The taste is immensely fruity, tangerine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, pomello, kumquat, fruit salad sweets, subtle tartness, underlying spice, earth, vinous notes and some bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Light, delicate, smooth, fruity and very well balanced. Utterly drinkable. Delectable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Rating #1500. Bottle @ THE Sour Tasting. The pourís a cloudy deep golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is light barnyard, brett, golden honey and light tangerine fruit salad. Sweet. Notes of dusty sock. The taste is quite fruity. Plenty of tangerine and other fruits, some orange. These sweet flavors give over to a woody, brett funk. Lightly vinous. Playful, light body. Zippy. Overall, a pretty gorgeous beer. Itís delicate, nuanced, and above all, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 15, 2012
Nice golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of honey, white bread, vanilla and lemon pie, Perfect malt and oak flavour with funky hints. A perfect saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 1, 2012
750ml #126 of 300. Pours cloudy honey gold w/ medium white head. Nice retention & lacing. Aroma is lemony citrus, winey, & funky. As it warms honey/sweet flowers mix in. Flavor follows suit. Mouthfeel is light/medium & silky, almost creamy. Finish is tart, dry, bit of oak. Superb!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3535) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle 126 of 300...Pours clear gold with a medium white head...lively...great lacing and retention. Aroma has notable white wine notes...chardonnay...wonderful balance between tart/winey and mild funkiness...mild oaky vanilla...whoa! Flavor has more wine than funkiness...tart with the faintest grainyness...light oakiness. Mouthfeel is light and very silky with an oaky dry winey finish...the faintest vanilla hint. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, brett, vanilla, wine, wood, citrus, herbal, and toffee. Taste of vanilla, toast, honey, spices, brett, wood, citrus, and a lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml, yellow waxed bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden yellow color with and averaged sized head. Aromas of wine, honey, some wood, citrus, and some funk. Tastes of honey, grapes, wine, some wood, fruity, and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours cloudy lemony golden, somewhat clear on an early pour but very cloudy at the end of the bottle. The aroma brings the wine barrel, sweet floral notes,and subtle farmhouse funk all blended perfectly together. There are juicy white wine flavors shining through beautifully from the barrel. Also brings notes of green apples white grapes on a crisp but creamy, bubbly body that dances on the palate. It ends with a bit of citrus and velvety saison yeast on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Bottle generously provided by Mishuggah for our Sunday mini whale tasting. Thanks for bringing out the instawhale Steve! Pours a clear dehydrated pee color with about a fingers worth of white head. Nose is pretty balanced between the saison base, the honey in the base, some oak, and some light tartness. The flavor is less on the saison character and more on sweet honey and tartness. The tartness compliments the honey nicely. Light to moderate mouthfeel, light carbonation, gentle tartness, and a mOderate finish. A good beer, not the be all end all beer that everyone has been making it out to be. Itís a pleasant drinker, especially on a muggy summer day. With that said, Iíd have a hard time pulling the trigger on trading the beers this is going for.

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