MiP (14903) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 8.0%. Citric and caramelly aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Small white head. The flavour is citric to begin with, turning slightly sweet. Quite well-balanced. Has a little Brett, not too much, but OK. A bit like a mild cider or a champagne.
Bamsen78 (4811) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of citrus and hops, with notes of bretta and hints of malt. Sourish, vinous flavour with notes of hops and touches of bretta and malt and some funky notes. Vinous aftertaste. Decent.
rekvium (397) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, thanks to Tomek and Lærke. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of brett and funk, spicy, light cloves, barnyard, light grainy, light hay. Taste is funky as hell, tropical and juicy, light sour, spicy, pineapple, apples.
DonKromann (96) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a white foam. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy and peachy. Taste is peach, yeast, funky grain, citrus, apple and brett, brett, brett... Good carbonation.
MarcoDL (3691) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at beertemple. Golden pour. Aroma of brett and grain. Fresh taste of brett and some funky grain. Not bad, could use more character.
Homer321 (3831) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Douglas. Pours with a very large white head that dissipates to a smaller white head, bubbles of various sizes. Aroma is similar to the regular, with fleshy fruits and light hay. Except this one brings more citrus character, orange peel, zest and a slight earthiness. Taste is more earthy up front, kind of muting any tropical or citrus flavors. Still very enjoyable. A bit more carbonation in this one as well. Kinda wish I would have let this bottle set for a little and let the Brett come out more, but still very enjoyable.
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at BeerTemple. Lacing, medium thick, egg-white head over a deep, warm, orangey golden blonde beer. Aroma of overripe peach, damp hay, pineapple, chicken soup, yoghurt, sherry, cantaloupe and, alas, ureum. Very estery taste, peachy, gooseberry, yoghurt tartness accompanying this strong fruitiness over a soft, smooth, honeyish malt backbone; tartness dries the finish along with a hint of peppery hops. Interesting, but more a modern era sour ale than a true saison.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a pillowy white head. Full of citrus fruits, yeasty spices, a bit tart, musty funk, light berry. Mild earthy and malty middle. Quite the complex brew. Good stuff, this.
ben4321 (5396) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Whole Foods - Bowery, 12/15/15
Aroma: Has a fairly fruity / citrus aroma, lots of spice coming through, and some funk too
Appearance: Pours a murky yellowish-orange color with a fizzy, foamy head and heavy lace
Flavor: Gets funkier on the flavor, a mild sweetness is overrun by the bitter and funky flavors
Palate: It has a medium body, a rather fizzy carbonation, and a sharp, dry finish
This is a solid brett Saison, but not up there with the best of the style for me. The flavors feel just a bit lacking in clarity, or sharpness, or just overall excellence of execution. It is a really dry and yeasty beer overall. Hard to say what makes it good vs. great. A bit too much carbonation takes away a bit from the enjoyment as well. Still, this is an enjoyable beer.
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden honey color. Aroma: old cheese, something sweet, like honey, fruit and fruit vinegar, strawberries, pears, wine, alcoholic esters. Taste: initial mild sweetness and maltiness, wine, champagne, alcohols, grapes, fruit and a little bitterness.