tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brett is strong in the nose complementing the citrus and apricot fruitiness and honey sweetness. Hazy opaque deep golden coloured body is topped by a generous, fine-bubbled, long-lasting, white head that coats the sides of the glass. Earhtiness joins with spiciness alongside the sweet and fruity flavours in a pleasantly complex mouthful. Medium body has wonderful, lightly prickly effervescence. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2013.
RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large Bottle: Golden yellows with a haze. Minimal head. Moderate lacing. Very complex, root cellar aroma. Full bodied with a very subtle sweetness briefly moving through a sour transition to bitter in the finish. Dry. Crisp. Very good with salumi & salty cheeses. Love it. ~m
cpetrone84 (1706) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is pure hazed pale gold with tons of tight fluffy white head. Nose is very nice, faint farmhouse yeast up front with a great Brett presence of citrus and apricot, faint spice behind. Taste is more integrated but a little less bright, just slightly. Light farmhouse, nice citrus and peach, faint banana. Strong carbonation and dry finish on the light airy body.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de zestes de citron avec une pointe de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4730)
daleharshman (976) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle with gold beeswax seal purchased 14 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($11.99). Difficult to open with the wax seal, but when it does open it’s an absolute gusher and I have to struggle to not lose too much of the beer. Pours a hazy golden-amber color and the excessive carbonation yields a big frothy white head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of musty basement, wet grains, lemon, stone fruit, and a bit of spicy and floral hops. Flavor has a strong initial brettanomyces tang followed by notes of sour lemon, musty yeast, apricot / peach, bready malts, and some spice. Dry finish with prickly carbonation. A little heavy on the palate for a saison. The strong brett element makes this a delicious and decidedly different kind of saison. (183, 788)
JDBaker11058 (1540) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: hazy bright orangey gold (almost OJ-like), with a long-lasting fluffy white head and generous lacing. Aroma: scads of citrus, some tropical fruit, dough, honey smacks, wild brown rice, a bit of toast, and a firm blast of sharp, crackery brett funk. Taste: tart citrus right off the bat, with grapefruit, pear, and maybe passion fruit; under that the saison notes come out, with white pepper, brown bread, a hint of candi sugar; everywhere the brett has a hand, though. Finish: very dry, a little more bitter than the standard saison, with notes of that strong brett funk (crackery, citrus, doughy, with a hint of plastic) lasting awhile. Notes: Not the hugest fan of brett-fermented beers, although to me saisons are the most appropriate style for brett-fermenting. This was a clearly excellent, well-crafted beer. Did I LOVE it? Not really, but it was good, and I appreciate the loving care and attention that clearly went into making it.
nimbleprop (5962) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy straw gold with some fluffy, white head. Aroma is a neat blend of both styles (wilds/saisons), loads of peach, honey, floral, straw, hay, touches of brett, light funk, dried lemon peel. Flavor is the same, very well balanced, more peach, but a little more nectarine at this point, grass, light wheat, lemon peel, light funk, earthy. Medium bodied, spritzy, refreshing finish. Well crafted.
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better than the standard version. Instead of the fuckign salty grime it has a ncie dunk and pleasant malt profile.
PhillyCraft (3971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Brian and Court at Capones, hazy orange pour with medium white head. Notes are straight nectar, peach, apricot, nectarine, brrett, lemon zest, beautiful yeast and light malt. Long lasting finish, citrus bomb as far as saisons go. Awesommmmmeeeeee.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle big thanks to Brett for this one. Beautiful cloudy apricot pour with a fluffy white head. Nose and flavor are rife with big peachy nectar fruit, hints of wheat and spicy grain, lemon zest, touches of dry horseblanket Brett. Flavor brings much of the same combination of citrus/nectarine sweetness with that beautiful dry earthy character. Balanced, drinkable, right on for the style. Very well done.