dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with nice white foamy head that left a good dose of lacing in my tulip. Thought I had this before, but after looking back at my ratings it was the bretta. Nevertheless I like this one as well. Probably not quite as much as the bretta which is funny as Iím not a huge fan of sours. Cheese and musty aromas in the nose. Nice mouthfeel with a good dose of yeast and estery flavors along with some fruit and spice. Another fine brew from this producer.
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. It pours a mostly clear pale yellow color that gets cloudier as you get toward the bottom of the bottle. Large, frothy white head. The aroma is fruit forward with white grape, white peach, hints of apple and pear with a little pepper and hay. The flavor is also very fruit forward with grape, peach, apple, pear and some mild herbs and pepper toward the finish. Medium to strong alcohol notes across the palate. It finishes mildly herbal, alcoholic, fruity and peppery. A very solid rendition of the style if a bit on the fruity and alcoholic side of things.
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, pale golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a 2.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Looks a bit over carbonated but has good retention with streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Earthy, musty aroma with a strong farmhouse funk character along with zesty spice, bread-y yeast, light fruit and citrus. Grass, straw and barnyard followed by pepper, bread, apple, pear, citrus rind and pale malt. Slightly floral/perfume-like with a touch of grassy saaz hops as well with some mango and papaya countering the funky/earthy saison notes. Inviting aroma that smells true to style, unlike the Bretta version which is kind of a disaster.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong earthy farmhouse flavor up front that lingers over the subtle hops, peppery spice, light fruit and pale malts into a dry finish. A bit over carbonated with champagne-like effervescence. Slight resinous, grassy hops compliment the farmhouse yeast giving off a dry, slightly funky and bitter flavor thatís countered by spicy pepper/coriander, biscuit and sweeter fruit notes toward the finish, notably apple, pear and light grapes. Subtle booziness but the ABV is decently concealed making this beer pretty easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this beer much more than the Bretta version but it didnít really stand out as a particularly interesting interpretation of the style. Iím glad to have tried it but wouldnít seek it out again.
Bulk_Carrier (3020) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by 12/2017.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Lacing seemed appropriate.
The smell had a sweet grassy/herbal aroma up front. Floral and citrus graces underneath with subtle spices to slide in for the balance.
The taste was moderately sweet with the spice to make a nice effort to remain in the balance. Malts make a slight presence. Dry herbal to floral aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run nice on the body leading with an almost herbal creamy feel all around.
Overall, this was a pretty nice dry saison, pretty sure I could come back to.
musinj6 (478) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque golden with 2 finger head with good retention. Aroma of banana, yeast, bread, coriander and maybe white pepper. Mildly sweet, spicy flavor. with a hint of bitterness. Rounds out bitter in the end. chewy, full bodied texture. excellent saison.
neurbob (62) - - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 40283, 1st glass was light golden clear but after that quite hazy. Moderate foamy head. Instructions on bottle say to store upright but the sediment added flavor. Light fruit, yeasty nose, herbs, floral. Taste is sourdough, herbal, earthy mineral. Moderate carbonation. Mildly bitter mineral herb finish.
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the tasting room - Pours pale golden / orange with a small white head. The aroma has orange, farmhouse yeast, mild toast and some bugs. It has a medium smooth body with soft grainy carbonation. The flavor starts with toast, dry caramel, stone fruit, herbs, dried leaves and funk. The finish is dry and sulfury. Pretty good.
BuckeyeSammy (574) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon, peach(?) cream, light hoppiness, Light banana sweetness, floral hop finish. So drinkable. Apricot color with a nice cream head/ substantial fingers.
Just a deliciously balanced beer. Coming to expect it from this brewery.
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Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Gushed a bit when opened but I couldnít detect any off aroma or flavor so Iím not sure why that happened. Golden with a large white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, lemon, spice, a bit of tartness. Medium, fizzy body. Flavor is citrus and spice and everything nice. Light sour finish. Very nice saison.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the October Christmas at The Garvieís tasting. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of light funk, yeast spice. Taste is spice, light lemon. Dry finish.
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is peaches, apricots and slight funk im ze background. Taste is funk, slightly bitter, peaches and apricots.