jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by GOTC. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, saison yeast, sour cherry, grape and cocoa. Medium body.
ineedbeer (887) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes taken at last week’s tasting. Aroma has a medium light, sweet roast note with light chocolate. Moderate notes of dark stone fruit and light berry character. Pours dark brown with a large tan head with good retention and lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet with medium light roast and faint smoke notes. Light chocolate notes. Moderate dark stone fruit and light berry notes. Light phenolics. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice dark saison. Lots of nice malt and dark fruit notes. Good yeast character.
vtafro (3795) - 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 (3879) - 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_ (209) - 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 (5732) - 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 (2298) - 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 (1289) - 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 (3471) - 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 (4155) - 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 (5624) - 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.