Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Bretted saison, had at the hill farmstead tasting, only
Slightly worse than art, a little rougher
pete4999 (992) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL purchased from the brewery in July. Pours a somewhat hazy and bubbly gold with long-lasting white head. Smells very pungent and acidic, like you’d expect a biting wine to taste. A flowery yet vinegary smell and taste to it. Flowery is really a good way to put it. Almost dances on the tongue...really tasty.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean gold pour with a fluffy white head. Brett, cereal grain, esters and floral notes. Light acidity, great barrel character and moderate funkiness . Awesome
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de boisée et de fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe de chêne et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3811)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Brett, wheat, Pinot Noir, light fruit, light hops, yeast, wheat, light oak, and leather. Poured yellow in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, slightly off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium tart. Tastes of wheat, Brett, oak, leather, and yeast. Light to medium body. Thin texture. Average to lively carbonation. Brett, wheat, leather finish.
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 on tap and bottled. hazy pale yellow with a very nice white head, strong lacing. crisp pale malts, wheat, bretts, dry, winey, citric and lactic, minty. bright carbonation, light body, dry bretty and floral finish. excellent!
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pale, golden/straw with a thin head. Fruity and eatery with some earthiness and floridness. Yeast tartness, oak, wheat malts, wine-like oak and woody tones, and a hint of tangy sourness.
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/2/11 from a Cantillon style capped and corked 750mL bottle, shared by ryan585, thanks Ryan. It is my understanding that, to this point, there have been two different batches of this beer released, this is the first batch Pours cloudy, almost milky looking, light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to uneven lace, leaving a bunch of thick lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is lightly sour with some light wheat malt, lemon zest, and some barnyard funk. The flavor is more funky and tart than sour with good lemon acidity, light wheat malt, and a solid dose of barnyard funk. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, funky, and earthy finish.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Bottle. Clear pale blonde almost white appearance with a fluffy white head. Aroma has a lot of oak, fresh doughy wheat aromas, a bit of wine grape in there as well, light fruitiness. Taste is slightly sweet, quite fruity, light vanilla-oak notes in the finish, some wheat there too, ever so slightly sour finish. Palate is light and fluffy, some oak tannins, soft carbonation, easy drinking. A very good beer, it isn’t really a saison though (at least not to me).
Tried again on draft on year later at the Norma release. Big improvement for this batch. More wild, barnyard and tart version. A very good sour.
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a very cloudy yellow/straw color with a big white head.
S: There is a nice lemony tartness with a hint of green apple. A decent amount of funkiness, particularly grass, straw, and musty oak. Some fruit notes and a fairly strong aroma of wheat.
T: Light fruit notes of apple and pear with lots of lemon zest and some green apple. Big wheat aroma with a bit of bread. Some bacterial notes with a bit of grassy and earthy funk.
M: Somewhat light in body with medium carbonation and a dry finish.
O: I liked this one a bit more than Art. Really nice and complex.