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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, “old” saison aged for months in oak barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.002 ABV: 6.5%
Water: Hill Country Well Water
Malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic Two Row, Organic Wheat, Organic Caramunich
Hops: Czech Saaz, East Kent Goldings and/or other varieties depending on availability
Yeast: Farmhouse Yeast, Wild Yeast from the Texas Hill County.
Bacteria: Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LomYst (503) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
@borefts 2012 sick sour! but in the end it more sweet tones are beginning to shine through... is this a saison??

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 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. Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Good finisher for the. Tasting, saison flavors, some Brett, sweet and malty, pretty good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1394) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
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.

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