vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and dark malts, some tart aromas. Nice funky fruit and funk, light berry and tart tones.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with large frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong dark fruit, oak, yeast, roast. Thin mouthfeel with nice oak, rich malt, light sourness, spice. Easy to drink, very good.
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml. Pours a beautiful black with reddish highlights and a huge rocky beige foam. Aroma is brettamonyces, balsamic vinegar and sesame oil with light roasted malt. Taste is dark and ripe fruits with a nice lactic and slightly acetic sourness. Vinegary notes blends nicely with the ripe fruits and bugs. Very light roastiness adds another layer of complexity. Lively carbonation and light bodied. I’ve had this one many times now (6-7 times) from fresh to aged and this is definitly a prime example of its style and a personal favorite. A masterpiece considering how hard it is to craft succesfully a dark sour ale.
kermis (5078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a medium tan head. Aroma of Brett, citrus, peppery saison yeast. Flavor is light sweet, light acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Des petits fruits rouge, du pain brûlé, des notes lactiques, rustiques, vineuses et chaque gorgée voit une facette prendre le dessus. Elle a vieillie merveilleusement.
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes on 8/11/2013 at the HF FoFA.
Gorgeous pour! Somehow sports a dark, creamy, viscous body despite the carbonation. Tart and funky with unmistakable notes of soured plums. Oak barrels add a pleasant accent.
Another excellent farmhouse ale from HF.
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; dark mahogany pour with velvety beige head, stewed fruit aroma, fruitiness come through in the taste cherries plums, some toasted malt action, some funk, rewarding beer experience very complex and compelling would love to try other versions.
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at FoFA 2013. Pours dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of sour/tart notes, some dark malts, and some wine and oak. Flavor a nice, complex blend of everything. Smooth texture. A good beer.
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Clockwork and Joel at Torst. Pours a deep brownish body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is subtle tart fruits, wine barrel, oak, yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is perfect - soft delicate funk, dark sour cherries, wine, oak, wheat and yeast. Great dark, sour saison.
Scopey (6868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the HF ex-pat, Leighton. It pours cloudy, darkest mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, toast, vanilla, sour berry, dark fruit, mustiness, mustiness, cocoa and toffee. The taste is mildly sour, tart berry, mild roast, toast, lemon, granny smith apple, copper, earth, vinous, sherbet and light acidity with a dry, tart finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Hides abv pretty well. More like a sour brown than a saison. Pretty nice stuff whatever it is!