madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks as always to Leighton for keeping us in Hill Farmstead. Opaque dark brown - red beer. Palate is light, dry and slightly crisp. Touch of cherry fruit with light malt cream and a little yeast bitterness. Dry finish. Fine, if a bit dry.
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home .. Thanks JerCraigs ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... dark malts ...light bretty funk nose ... soft roast malts ... soft toffee malts ... soft chocolate ... soft malst ... bretty funk soft fruit ... not my thing.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Momma Smith for picking this up and to Sister Nellie for bringing it to London (via Cluj, Romania). Pours rich brown with a thick, frothy beige head; it looks perfect, basically. Lovely leathery funk in the nose, some tangy berries and, as the beer warms, notes of bread come through. Light sweet flavor with a dominant dry leather character, light wood, some dried fruits, good funk, bitter berry pits. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation; typically stunning HF mouthfeel. Funky finish, lightly dry, with more leathery berries, some bitter lemon rind, faint dry dark bread. Lovely.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by GT. Black pour with a tan head. Big herbal and pine aroma. Citrus zest, blueberry, roasted malt, grass, and some smoke. The flavor is quite dry. Tons of roasted malt, some herbs, smoke, and pine. Citrus zest, blueberry skin, and grass.A bit bitter on the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering shared by dmac-lt brown-brown. A-sour, med malt. T-sour, med malt.
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC tasting, big thanks to Leighton (and Nellie!), 26/06/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good tan covering.
Nose is sour/wild yeast, grass, tarte fruit, funk, barnyard.
Taste comprises grass, bitter orange, more subdued sour/wild profile when constrasted with the aroma, lemon rind, farmyard, herbal notes, funk.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Decent saison which crosses over a little into the sour/wild bracket.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of mattsciguy. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat minty / herbal, slightly roasty, chocolate, kind if juicy, pretty aroma. Twangy, lime, pineapple, tart fruity, somewhat roasty flavor. Strange but quite tasty.
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Terrific retention. The nose is a spicy, earthy mingling of farmhouse yeast, spice-rack clove, coriander, wet leather and sweaty sock funk. Medium to full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is where this brew really excels. Nice, clean acidity provides a tart spark that blows away an otherwise pesky nuance of farmhouse yeast phenolic spiciness. Tart, tangy finish. Bravo! Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, with tons of lasting foamy head. An aroma with a melange of malt, funky farmhouse, chocolate and spice. Thick smooth mouthfeel, so drinkable combination of sweet and sour, funk, hops, chocolate.
Unique and wonderful saison, thanks Quebec connection.
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Monmouth Park tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of farmhouse funk, sour funk, wild yeast, citrus and orange zest, cocoa and grass. Medium body.