rwgould (325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift from Lindsey for Christmas! Recommendation from Bruce! Thanks buddies! :D Aroma: Sour - granny smith apple sour. Nice. Notes of barrel aging, sweet. Red wine. Appearance: Cloudy yellow, tiny white head. Palate: Thick bodied, creamy, fizzy, slightly astringent. Taste: Not as sour as it smells, but still sour. Quickly turns sweet and then tapers into subtle bitterness. Very well balance beer.
CapFlu (4317) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is almost ice cider - deep, tart, sweet, brown sugar and boozy. Great wild yeasty flavour, grape skin, white wine cask. This is very pleasing.
Gerbeer (1424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear orange/brown with lots of carbonation but light head. Aromas of brett, oranges, and a bit of basement. Flavors of lemons/limes, wet wood, and sour green grapes. Tart start, somewhat creamy? finish.
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750mL bottle. Golden orange with white head. Dry, sour, funk, some citrus and tart finish.
neuromatt (999) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a small, off-white head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of sour fruit, Brettanomyces, oak, white wine and subtle spice. The flavour is medium sweet and lightly sour with fruit and white wine grapes. The finish is surprisingly dry with spice, sour fruit and funk. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, an excellent sour saison with nice wine barrel notes. 2013-05-25
ineedbeer (519) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from tom10101.
Aroma is fairly fruity with pineapple and tropical fruit. Some pear and faint red apple notes as well. Moderate citrus notes and light acidity. Medium light peppercorn phenolic notes. Light graininess. Overall very fruity with a nice complexity. As it warms the wine character is a bit more present.
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a big pillowy, slightly off white head. Medium lack g with no legs. Head has really nice retention and a film lingers throughout.
Flavor is a bit different from the aroma with a much more white wine forward character. Medium light acidity upfront welcomes in light oak tannins and medium oak notes. Flavor still has pear, red apple and tropical fruit but within the confines of a white wine barrel. Lingering tannins and white wine notes in the finish. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable Saison. I found the aroma to be exactly what I am looking for in a Saison, but the flavor was a bit more wine forward than I would have liked. Nice fruity notes though with a balanced acidity and decent Brett character.
Lukaduke (1679) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with lots of white tight fizzy foam. The nose is bright fruit, grape must, pineapple, dusty hay. The palate follows with a lot of tiny fizzy bubbles...brett funk, musty grape, stonefruit, dust and a touch of a lemon yogurt. Nice rustic grain backbone and a clean finish.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a fairly transparent orange with fluffy off-white head. Smells good too; tart and funky with notes of tropical fruit, brett, and light spice. Tastes like it smells, only softer. NiceNAND dry on the palate. Good beer.
JK (4241) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2013. Good looking bottle. Opaque yellow color. Earthy and sour with lots of yeast and some light berry.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. From notes. Very good. Apple and tart wine. A decent amount of Brett in there too. Would love to try it again.