phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared at Cam’s tasting- thanks again! Pours a clear, pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of bretty and light fruity funk, white grapes, oak, lemon, and oak; the wine barrels are very apparent here. The flavor is tart, with barnyard, bretty funk, white wine, lemon, and oak. Light-bodied, with a tart, vinous, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice beer. Easy to drink despite tartness and complexity. Enjoyable.
Maverick34 (2208) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draight from brouwerij lijn. Golden shiny pour white head. Zesty lemon with floral and fruits. Dry finish. Real good
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into my HF taster. Bryan decided to share. Pours a lovely light blonde color. Subtle grass on the nose and hints of herbs. Thin head quickly dispersed. Smooth and easy drinking.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a mini snifter. Smells of chardonnay and a bit of tropical fruits. Taste is fantastic.... chardonnay and a nice zesty bite. Super dry finish. I want more.
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2, capped but not corked 750 mL bottle share by Mr. Thorpe. Tasted with Art, Arthur, et al.
Color is cloudy, pale golden with a thick white head. Head fades quickly to a collar of bubbles with nice sheets of lacing.
Aroma is a pleasant blend of funk, citrus, wheat, pale malt, straw, and grass. Some oak, but not as much as Art.
Flavor starts similar to Art. Light saison yeast; more sweet than spice or funk, before some fruit and wine transition into a dry, wheat and yeast based finish. Lemon, grassy and herbal with subtle wine and oak tinges. Brett funk is present throughout, but not as strong as others have mentioned. Very unique and enjoyable. Similar body to other HF saisons, medium thick with a crisp, dry finish.
Haven’t tried both batches yet, but Number 2 is drinking well right now.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared, unclear of the batch number. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a small white head. Aromas are of tropical fruit, funk, floral, white wine, chamomile, lightly zesty and grainy. Bone dry, medium phenol. Flavors are of tropical fruit, chardonnay, toasted oak. Nicely funk phenols and esters, bone dry. Lively carbonation. My only complaint is a slightly overbearingly tannic finish.
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with gold cap shared in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a hazy golden color. Malty, lemon, citrusy, slight tart aroma. Lemon, white wine, spicy, yeasty, floral flavors. This is a mémórâblè liquid!
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is dry with a moderate funk, yeast, vinous white wine, citrus, pepper and earthy tones. The flavor is dry grass, citrus, white wine, yeast, pepper, and very tasty. Would like to have this again sometime.
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cracked open Sunday - traded for this after enjoying a similar bottle at my summer saison tasting. Batch 3 - poured into a tulip. Nice, golden color with a big white head. Loads of lacing too. Nose is earthy with a vinous lemony funk. Saison flavors punctuated with white wine and citrus. A dry finish. Crazy flavorful with a nice carbonation. Overall -a perfect summer session brew,
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice funk note with light sweet fruit and light grains. Flavor has light funk and light sour fruit with some underlying earthy grain and grass.