AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle. Hazy gold color with lasting head in a tulip. Aroma is light tangerine, grass, hints of oak, white grapes and lactic acid.
Flavor is spot on the aroma. Very bright with a dry texture. Earthy hints with the oak, over top the tangerine, oranges, white grapes, and light tart funk. Body has a grainy texture and wonderfully tart. Awesome effervescent mouthfeel.
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review is of a fresh bottle, shortly after release with double damon. Thanks Starr! Side by side w b5 Flora.
Pours a lightly hazed straw golden color with a wispy white head. Doughy malt nose and citrus juice; flavor is more acidic than fresh Flora and not as bright. Bottles drink much better with some age, developed a little more tartness and dough flavor has dropped out.
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Pete and Mary Lou- pours hazy pale lemon, bright white brief head. Nose of perfection. Tannic grape mustiness, lemon, saison yeast and some oak. So appetizing. On the palate, light with some tannic acidity, quite drying almost like a good sour. Definite citrus notes along with the traditional oak aged saison hill farmstead is known for. A beer to strive for. At 5%, can I have it all day?
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HonusWagner (1357) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tannic, light and clean, slightly doughy saison. Easy to drink, but a bit one-note in comparison to the really fascinating blend of citrus flavors and light herbal notes in Soigne. Really a very good beer, but no Brother Soigne.
cpetrone84 (1367) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a transparent pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose has a faint farmhouse note to it with a balance of wheat malt. Light oak and some white grape/tannic notes, a bit of lemon, some lacto, and a touch of citric acid. Taste is fairly subtle, nothing overpowering. I thought the citric acid would provide a light burn but it does not. Mostly white grape with hints of tannins. The citrus flavors don’t add much, the farmhouse notes have mostly vanished, the lemon comes out stronger as does the lacto. Palate is quite soft with a nice level of carbonation and a dry and fairly sour finish.
matt7215 (2165) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle shared by jsprime. purs mostly clear golden with a white head. sour citrus aroma. flavour is again sour and citrus for a lean malt body and high acid. drinks like a florida weisse. nice stuff.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant. Clear yellow straw with low carbonation. Geuze like must and cheesecloth meats juicy mandarin orange an clementine. Juicy and vibrant with assertive and pleasant funk. Mouthfeel is fluffy and quenching with a super dry finish. A tiny bit low in carbonation, but great. Stellar, no doubt.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends. Huge thanks Andre!! Pour is slightly hazy lemon peel with a fizzy white head. Huge funky, floral, grassy, very dry, doughy, lemony, tangy, and straw aroma. Taste is very dry, tart lemons, doughy, peppery, spritzy, and honey with a lightly tart crisp finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Easy drinking and somewhat fruity, but not as good as the original.
Marheb (1997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Moins d’effervescence que la régulière et la présence de la mandarine fait de l’ombre au vieillissement en barrique mais la rend plus juteuse. La buvabilité est moins féroce sur cette version mais j’adore l’acidité de l’agrume sucrée qui habite son corps.
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shard by Seth. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Whispery citrus aromas. Mild citrus, muted mandarin orange, lemon zest, and grassy hop/yeast notes. Good body and mouthfeel.