KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white pillowy head that lasted a little while, receding to a large puddle and collar of residue, which had good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of light grain and cereal malts, herbal hops and a funky Brett yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon), and a hint of spice (coriander and clove).
The taste was a little sweet and a tad sour with a hint of citrus at first and then became rather hoppy with a slight bitter lemon peel presence and a mild peppery spice ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a hoppy slightly sour peppery taste left to settle on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body with a smooth dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall a refreshingly different Saison, with a nice sour spicy taste that had an outstanding blending with the hops...
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thick, bubbly off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, white grapes, light herb, grassy, straw, biscuit and cracker malt, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like white grapes, dried fruit, herbs, and biscuit and cracker malt.
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bright gold with frothy white head. Aroma is bready malts, lemon, spice, orange peel, floral hops, and faint tropical fruit and grassy notes. Flavor is dry and crisp with a great malt profile, plenty of light fruit and spice notes, moderate bitterness, and some orange peel notes through the finish. Medium/full body.
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Numerous vintages of various ages (tap and bottle), most recently drunk on 9/14/15 (bottled).
The first time I ever had this beer was a VERY memorable experience. It was at Deep Ellum and it was on draught and I wouldnt shut up about it while drinking it or for a few days afterwards. Pretty much the perfect manifestation of brett, light and lively, but still with enough tartness and fruitiness, though nowhere near dominating the beer. Very much saison-like, in the good, Belgian way, and I didnít get much of the American hops; certainly no resin or pine/grapefruit. Tight carbonation and light on the alcohol (though some bottles Iíve had have been slightly on the boozey/estery side). At best, Iíd put this in the mid to upper 4ís. The worst bottles Iíve had are still upper 3ís so I guess Iíll give it a general average score, though tending higher as I believe the less desirable bottles had sat warm on the shelf for a long time.
MrOrla (1026) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear Amber with a white head. Aroma Brett, quite sweet, foral, yeasty, fruity sweet. Tste is sweet fruits, Brett, foral, peachy, quite dry and lingerin, spicey. High carbonation.
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 version. A golden saison with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light fruity notes, light grassy hops, light mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a light fruity malt with light grassy hops, light fruity esters, light cloves, no Brett noted, decent but more like a regular Saison. On tap at San Marcos Taproom.
McWorta (1073) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lightly nebulous golden (EBC 6) with a frothy large white fine poring head, good retention and lacings; light viscous. On the nose aromas of funky floral barnyard, light white pepper notes, orange zest, earthy with faint white grapes developping at the back end. Fine perlage, effervescent, light, bright texture developping a soft slickness nearly velvety, medium-full yet elegantly slender body. Some funky wheat sweetness with a lovely peppery note and orangey white grape bitterness occurs. Finish has a lasting momentum offering more complex fruity induced dry barnyard flavours.
lusikka (7600) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Port Brewing Co / Lost Abbey Brewery, San Marcos, CA. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh fruitiness, some white bread yeastiness and orange. Flavour of Saison yeast, tart orange, mild bitterness and white bread. A bit of caramel sweetness. Mediun bodied. Soft.
jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not vintaged (at least nothing left to denote this at the store and onwards), but not sure what exact beer this is, since it shows at 8,0% abv. Crystal clear light copper and bronzed coloured body with a large and rather fast-dying pure white head that leaves a pretty ugly lace on the sides. Aroma of grass, pale wheat, malt, pepper, hay, hints of hops and a some subdued fruits and sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Dense mouthful with a good orange and curacao flavour showing some nice fruit quality coupled with a rather large alcohol presence, some malt body and a good fresh herb and very dry flavour to finish. Aftertaste shows a rather complex and dry, grassy/hay finish with more of a kick from the alcohol than anything else - a rather pungent beer for the style leaving almost a bitterness of metal and alcohol, akin to an Imperial Pils or a strong European Lager - interesting. Overall, a good beer, but a tad rough around the edges with a nice complexity that is almost overshadowed by how strong of a beer this is, especially for the style and even more so for the size of the bottle (75 cL). I sampled this 75 corked and caged bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 12-July-2015 for US$7,82 sampled at home in Washington on 27-August-2015.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light funky yeast notes, some light peppery notes and a touch of spice. Flavor was notes of spice, wheat, slightly sweet. Tasty.
AAEA (239) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml ($9.99) pretty good beer. but I expected it to be. everything Iíve had from this brewer has been pretty good stuff. pretty good bargain for one of these i thought.