phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 750 ml bottle sent by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a somewhat cloudy yellow, pale gold color with a huge eggshell white head. Aroma of dry grains, bready malts, horseblanket, herbs, straw, citrus fruist, and mild spices. Flavor of herbs, citrus, bread, grass, funk, coriander, and dusty, dry grains. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, dry, funky mouthfeel. Re-Rate: Tried a green label (non-infected) next to a blue label (infected), and damn if the infected one isn’t better. The bretty funk adds a new dimension of tartness and more funk to the huskiness and dry cobwebs. Sour. Nice. The blue was a 4.1 for me and regular a 3.9 so the rating stays a 4.
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. It poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was somewhat peppery with touches of banana, lemon zest, cloves and bubble gum. The taste was of cloves with peppery notes, bubble gum and coriander.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from tall bottle at 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering, thanks phaleslu! Poured a light golden color with some chill haze and LOTS of fluffy white foam, long-lasting with exquisite Belgian lace. Aromas of straw, cut grass, mild malt, faint flowery hops, plus wildly diverse yeast phenols: black pepper, clove, healthy compost, even a hint of that elusive horse-blanket thing which sounds disgusting but is amazing. Tasted of a basic light ale grainbill, freshly baked bread, some citrus-rind, and again, cool layers of fermentation flavors. Light, classic "digestive" Belgian body and mouthfeel, fruity aftertaste which eventually finished super-dry. So incredibly delicious. A highlight of my night, for sure.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) slightly hazy yellow gold with white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, spice. Flavor is wheat, yeast, spice, green apples.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - Pours hazy golden/yellow with a white head. The aroma has powder, barnyard, gentle spice, saison yeast and pepper. Medium soft body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor begins with aroma notes with more citric sourness, spice, lemon peal, coriander and chalk. The finish is very dry and powdery. Very enjoyable saison.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice saison once again by Shaun. Aroma is fresh spices and lemon. Taste is classic saison and reminds me of a crisper dryer version of dupont saison. My only knock on this was a slight unpleasant finish of bitter yeast.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 All shauns beers taste rediciously fresh. Awesome yeast strain. Awe snap! Keep on keepin on!
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Yellow, lightly hazy with a dense white head leaving laces. Yeast and flowers in the nose. Medium-bodied with a dry fruitiness and yeast and a lightly phenollic (?) edge. Finishes dry with some bitterness. Decent alright but less subtle and refined than Vera Mae. 310112
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy light yellow beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of pepper, malt, and lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, peaches, pepper, malt, and hay, leading to a bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, wheaty, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry finish. 280112