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style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American hopped saison.

Editor’s note: The 2009+ versions are spiked with Brett at bottling. Bottles from 2009 are marked as such, although 2010 and 2011 bottles appear to not note the vintage on the label, but might be printed on the neck or base.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a slightly hazed golden straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is pepper, wild yeasts, grass, lemon, zest, wheat, coriander. Flavor is a light funky brett, spices, lemon zest, grass, wheat, very enjoyable and has appropriate carbonation. I prefer this over the non brett spiked version for sure, really pleasant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2010
750 ml bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a finger-thick frothy white head. Aroma of brett, funk, lemon citrus, pears, wheat, and white grapes. Flavor is more sweet than tart, which was a little disappointing based on the nose, but still very nice. Medium bodied, with frothy carbonation and a dry, yeasty mouthfeel. I would have liked an older (i.e. non-brett) version to try along side this one for comparison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3442) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2010
Shared bottle courtesy of Gunnar. Clear golden with a white film. Good lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast notes on the nos. Herbs and flowers also present. Acidic, sweet, bitter flavors with alcohol and Belgian yest spices prominent. Dry, medium bodied and with a lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, brettanomyces, lacto, and yoghurt. The flavor is sweet with nots of matl, brettanomyces, and yoghurt, leading to a dry bret’y finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle shared by obguthr at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, brett, peach, pear and faint caramel. The taste is citrus, caramel, more citrus, peach, faint bretty notes, some earthiness and a tart finish. Pretty dry overall. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Pours light golden cloudy with no head at all. Aroma is sour and acidic, brett that is and some yeasty notes. Taste is sour malts, fruity brett, spices. Long and bretty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2010
Oranges and lemons, barnyard and leather boots, sweet and sour. Boiled sweets, peaches ripening a bit too much. Quite true to type saison, but not really outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours semi-clear gold with a moderate, creamy head. Malts, fruit and brett make up the aroma. Quite sweet with moderate acidity, malts, yeast and some funk. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes crisp and refreshing with light tartness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle from bockyhorsey. Many thanks, my friend. The pour was as expected, hazy orangey. The head was weak and the lacing too. The aroma was spicey sweet fruits. Flavor followed, lighter fruits on top (pears and peaches), slight lactic sour touch to the finish, but this thing was lacking carbonation and (faint hop? or some spice?) zing. Needed more something. Thanks, Bill!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
1 pt 9.4 floz.Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very pleasant citric aroma. Taste citric and yeasty/bready a nice mild spice. pleasantly so.very drinkable.


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