Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is hazy yellow with a two finger wide white head. Aroma and flavor of peach, mellow funk, grape vines, brett, and oak.
dfearnley (1559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to taster
Consummation: Dregsy pour, so yeasty sour plum.
Adjunct: Sweet, fruity aroma, very little sour aromatics. And no plum on the nose either. This is brilliant.
Bulk_Carrier (3347) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2016 01 12 and rated as an American Wild Ale, so not to upset scores on here too much.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving some light messy lacing sliding right on into the beer.
The smell takes on a quick sour grape to bitter grapefruit and then a subtle grapefruit, semi-sweet grassy contour. Beautifully floral and then a lemony sweet to bitter aroma.
The taste takes on the same aroma roaming into a florally bittersweet dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the sourness to hit as a good penetrator for the harshness.
Overall, when one rates this as an American Wild Ale, you’ll see HF will knock it out of the park. Saison, ppff, no way, man, who put that on here? I hope you’re embarrassed.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with loads of citrusy pulp, light tropical fruits, resinous and piney hops, light mineral notes, grassy character, very nice. In mouth, a nice tart sweet fruity malt with lemony notes, citrus pulp beautiful and delicious. Bottle.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Yellow coloured with a thin white lacing N: Grapes, juniper berries, lemon T: mandarine orange, lime, lemon O: Nice and fresh with loads of citrus! Very nice!
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Juicy tropical fruit box nose. Reddish purple deep color. A drying mouthfeel at first with a lemon flavor and hay. Some tart berry cherry flavor as it warms. A very drying finish.
umich03jm (3272) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Aroma is huge lemon candy with light brett, light yogurt and tropical fruit. Tastes awesome. So smooth. Great balance of lemon-y sweet tarts, brett, yogurt, stone fruit, and hay. Big tartness in the finish. Balanced, delicious and crushable.
MacBoost (1688) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
R U Jokin or wat? Just had this back to back with CD15 and this is just a touch behind. God nectar. Tart, funky, bacterial, oak. Lightly vinous. This is excellence on every level.
FlandersNed (391) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4oz bottle - B6. Hazy yellow hue. Dry hopped saison nose. Very well balanced wood/barrel, hops, yeast, wine/dry white grape, taste. Medium-body and full carbonation.
ctipping (943) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Batch 3. Originally reviewed 6/28/2013.
Golden orange. A little hazy. Big white head that leaves a bit of lacing and large surface wisps.
Aroma has Earthy notes, akin to brett, without ever being bretty. Lemon zest. Wheat grain. Wine and a hint of acidity.
Strong white wine flavor. Much more acidic, but not sour. Grainy. Bright lemon tang. White wine lingers in the aftertaste.
Light, but the flavors linger well on the palate. Well carbonated.
Lacking the complexity of the other barrel aged saisons, but still the barrel adds a great deal. I’ve learned to appreciate its simplicity, though.