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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
750ml bottle from armanetti’s... Lost my original rating so this is the truncated version... aroma was sweet tarty with a subtle barnyard Brett presence that comes and goes.... Flavors were similar but with much more subtle flavors where the Brett didn’t seem to take off at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle, hazed golden with white head. Nose has herbs, hay, banana, ripe fruit. Flavors are herbal, straw, banana, kiwi. Thin body. Brett didn’t seem to come out much and seems like it much have died...the bad luck just continues for LA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle at Sune’s - Thanks Joergen. Cloudy golden - white head. Soapy, bretty, horsey, yeasty, peppery, flowery, zesty, wheaty, fruity. Nice bretty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Sune. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of brett, spices and yeast. Fruity flavour of brett, spices and yeast. Bretty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
From a 750 ml bottle. Pour is a hazy yellow with some decent foam at the top. The aroma has some sweet cakebread mixed in with a bit of the sourness expected from the belgian yeasts. Flavor is a mixture of sweetness akin to pear, cakebread and some belgina sourness. Of course, the sour and sweet flavors balance each other out very nicely. Also, on the aftertaste there is a bit of a spiciness that is typical in a winter ale. Overall, a very pleasant and well balanced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Thanks to kiefdog for bringing this one to the tasting. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Nose is citrus, booze, hay, slight funk, brett, and some fruity notes. Flavor is the same with a mild brett presence, and funk. Sweetness, apple, pepper, yeast, and more sweetness give this beer a nice summer evening feel. Medium bodied and very enjoyable for a brett-spiked beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/17/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Thanks to sebletitje for spicing up the Tuesday group with this one. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is malt, yeast, pepper, slight hoppiness, and slight sweetness, and a slight funk. Nice beer. Flavor is a great combination of malt, pepper, funk, sweet, and some brett. Enjoyable as long as Carnevale lasts. Medium-bodied saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Sweet beer of citrus hops, vanilla and peach. Refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle Pours semi-hazy yellow. Fruity peach and hops. Not very belgian or true to the style but good taste and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours hazy deep gold with thin tan head. The aroma has a pleasing mix of sweet apple, a touch of grains, raspberry, earthiness and a bit of tartness. The taste is full with firm body carrying around modest Brett like tartness, apple, some spices, a bit of berry, a mild sense of earthiness, hay and grains. Nice complex brew that should only get better with some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4769) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2009
2009 bottle from Beermerchants.com. Cloudy golden with a fine offwhite head. Deeply complex aroma, brettanomyces in the lead, but also citrus and sweet malts. Flavours are predominantly sweet, though neatly balanced by brett, that nevertheless play second violin in the mouth. Honey notes as well as flowers. A treat.

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