Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Updated for Batch #1 with about a year on it, at this point. Poured a beautiful golden color with a huge two-finger head and great lacing; massive carbonation. Big tangy, bretty, medicinal, band-aid, peppery, lemon peel, floral, honey, herbal, and musty aroma. Taste is big brett, herbal, sour grain, lemon zest, wheaty, fruity esters, white pepper, funky, grassy, and biscuit with a lightly spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very complex with a ton of flavors that meld well together. Lightly sour, spicy, fruity, refreshing and crisp. This one ages beautifully - what a wonderful saison.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a big white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a funky barnyard earthiness with some honey as well as a light peppery note. The taste is funky and earthy with a bit of honey flavors, but also quite dry. The finish is dry with some floral notes and a bit of lingering honey. Medium body. Medium-high carbonation.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured hazy bright straw color ale with a super large foamy head with excellent retention and super good lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt notes with nice floral notes with lightly sweet honey notes. Taste is a good mix between some rustic malt with light hay notes and sweet floral honey notes with light hoppy notes. Body is above average with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol.
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy dark golden color with lasting frothy white head. bready sour dough, barnyard piss, dry spice, light fruit aromas. Light to medium bodied. Dry hay, sour dough flavors with dry spices, earthy hoppage, light fruitage-- I could drink this shit every night---very fucking good
KyotoLefty (6464) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Pastel yellow. Nice head. Grassy, citrus nose, a lot of hay. Interesting and subtle. Rather sweet, tangy orange, a little lemon and creamy and bread. Not big time sours but a little bretty. Nice, full, tasty.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 2012 Hill Farmstead Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Farm field, floral, herbal and crisp aroma. Alluring. The flavors are complex and move well together. Nice clean malt sugar paired with an herbally complex spicy yeast signature. Then a wonderful twist of drying and quenching hops. Light, airy, subtle and detailed. Fantastic! Reminds me the most of a classic example like Dupont.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours gold foamy white head, nose of floral spice honey flavors of sweet honey floral honey. Grainy good saison.
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Andy. Pours hazy gold with a big fluffy white head. Flowery, yeasty, and spicy, comes across very clean and smooth, but with a nice underlying quasi-funky saison yeastiness. Light lemony notes and some light honey sweetness complement. Outrageously drinkable and very enjoyable.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12.
hazy yellow with a big white head.
it smells of honey, florals, lemon, straw, pale malt, sweaty and some medicinal notes.
the flavor is the same...rather....
sharp and crisp. 6/4/6/3/14-
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DLD ’12. Thanks to Kan, I believe, for this pour. Pours a hazy yellow color. Great tart hay aroma some bread and tropical fruits. Earthy bitter grassy flavors that blend well. Good stuff. 8/4/8/4/16