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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Traditional, sour, low gravity saison aged in oak wine and whiskey barrels with naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7003) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Firkin at Flix Brewhouse firkin fest. Pours a very hazy earthy yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has flora and sweet grains with a touch of spicy yeast and underlying barrel. Flavor has has a light tartness with notes of flora and light fruits and a finish that is dry with notes of barrel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2013
Poured from a 750 bomber into a snifter. Pours a semi opaque orange color. Smells of funky orange and musty basement. Taste is funky orange, bit of lemon and a nice super dry finish. Glad I was able to track this down while in Texas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle shared by my buddy Ryan while waiting for some charcoals to heat up. Pours light hazy golden orange. Nose shows lots of pineapple and brett. Some wood and guava and bready yeast. Funky lacto. Didnít really get any whiskey action, but itís certainly aged in wood. A bit sweeter at times when continuing tartness would be preferred, but still damn good, especially given the 4.5% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and wine aroma with white grape. Tart, lightly acetic flavor with green apple, light grape, and oak. Medium bodied. Fuller bodied (a bit of a full creamy mouthfeel). Light grain and light acetic notes linger with green grape and green apple with oak.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
This was the complete opposite to my uberkind experience. The first bottle I had in January blew me away. It was funky, sour, tart, and very carbonated. Almost gueze like so to speak. But this time. The sourness and funk was subdued. Still a fantastic beer. But it amazes me what 2 months can do. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle (I think) at Churchkey for the Craft Brewers Conference. Poured an amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some funk notes, yeast and some oak vanilla notes. Flavor was mellowed malt notes with a nice crisp, slightly tart yeast character.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with very little head aside from big bubbles. What a nice funky, tart, and appetizing aroma! At 4.5% this blows away 99% of the over sweet examples Iíve had lately....it may not be a "traditional"saison but it is a wildly unpredictable one of the type Dany would approve of I would imagine. Tart, sour yet vinous, with apricot and sour strawberry. The low carbonation makes it more drinkable rather than less. Had I known how good this was Iíd have bought a case.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, lemon zest, tart green fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid, Belgian yeast, light spices. T - Sweet grainy malts and wheat, tart green fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid, Belgian yeast, coriander, some other spices, lemon zest, citrus hops. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and dry finish. D - Great sour saison. Good balance with nice complexity and body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a hazy rich orange copper color with a finger of fizzy foam that fizzes out quickly. Aromas are apricot,lemon, orange pith, leather, wet oak and some tart lactic notes. The palate follows the nose and has a nice underlying tart funkiness. with nice stonefruit that emerges slowly... a touch of barnyard funk, mouthfeel is round and medium to light, but for the low abv this beer is full of flavor. Only thing that could improve slightly would be a touch more carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 114. Bottled at Brewvival. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of peppery, herbal, earthy hops. The taste is tart fruits, citrus, stone fruits, herbal hops. Medium bodied.


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