Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from IPB. Clear yellow with very small head. Nose great citrusy tartness with horsey brett notes. Woody tannic notes with very light acetic notes. Light tropical fruits bretty notes. Some honey on nose as well. Taste brett with citrusy notes. Tannic wood on the finish. Very soft carbonation maybe a bit too soft for the style. Finish light alcohol and light spices. Overall fairly nice brett profile with nice acidity and tartness. Palate could be improved a bit. Fairly astringent finish.
LomYst (503) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sick sour! but in the end it more sweet tones are beginning to shine through... is this a saison??
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk, lemon zest, yeast and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard funk and lemon zest with a smooth dry lingering funky lemon finish.
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy yellow, small white head. Tart, spicey (is it coriander?) aroma, some grapes. Light to medium-bodied. Tart, citric, mouthwatering. Long citric tart aftertaste.
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty beer. Light hoppiness and some spicy yeast esters. Mild tartness and a bit oc a lactic presence. I get a little spicy hoppiness. Funky and nice.
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good finisher for the. Tasting, saison flavors, some Brett, sweet and malty, pretty good stuff
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at GABF, hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big lemon, tart fruits, hints of grass, slight spice and yeasty notes, hints of oak, vanilla in there, touch of funky tones come through as well. Taste is a mix of tart fruit, lemon, slight grassy and spicy tone into some white fruits, some cracker, biscuit, touch of oak, finishing bitter, slightly tart.
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours hazy golden orange with a nice off-white cap, good retention and strong lacing. fresh pils and lightly toasted malts, fruitiness-plenty, bursting tart fruits conveyed by light acidity and alcohol - apricots, oranges, lemons, spices, bit of dust, gently acetic, but also lactic - nice acidic profile, woodsy, very light earthy notes. bright carbonation, light body - oily, lightly acidic and herbal-grassy finish. awesome.
mathieuc (1394) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden (at first) with a low white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is funky, woody, fresh. When I say fresh, I mean menthol fresh and maybe even a touch of balsam fir. Nice hoppy notes here and there. Taste is lightly tart, fruity with a nice and light barrel touch. Some lemony notes. Carbonation is bright and this beer goes down way too easy. Great!
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Tart fruitiness tends to dominate this Barrel-Aged Saison, laying out zesty, citrusy notes over biting brettanomyces and blooming flowers.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the cloudy amber-hued blond.
-The cuddly natural carbonation makes for smooth drinking.
-The nose is rather wooden, with a few vanilla edges.
-The rusticity is subtle compared to the important acidity.