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An artful interpretation of a Belgian-style Saison created with Apricot Puree and Black Pepper. Aged for 6 months in third-use French Oak Chardonnay barrels.Delicate flavors and aromas of oak, apricot, chardonnay, and pepper intertwined in the barrel to achieve a flavor profile that is simultaneously complex and delightful.

2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Fruit Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal Fruit & Vegetable Beer

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Hazy golden blonde pour, thin ring of white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of apricots, fruity saison yeast and sour .... light chardonnay and oak ... taste is very dry and oaky with grapes, sour, light bitter and peppery bite with the spicy saison yeast coming out as well .... finish is lightly bitter and spicy ... apricots kind of get lost a little in the flavor, but its a solid sessionable brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
Really nice saison. The apricot is quite strong and makes this read like more of a fruit beer then a saison. The rustic farmhouse characteristics are there with some dirty yeast, pepper, and wine barrel. Really nice lactic tartness on the back end. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Un nez rustique mais gras, vineux et fruité. Le liquide est hyper effervescent et demande un peu de temps pour perdre sa vigueur. L’abricot et le poivre se complètent bien, saison rafraîchissante, simple et équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1169) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2014
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a golden yellow with a hint of haze and a big fluffy white head. The smell is a little funk, yeast, spice, fruit. The taste is dry, a bit of funk, yeast, apricot, a bit of the white wine comes through ending dry and slightly woody. Light+ body with active carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
750 mL bottle from Nikki’s, Providence. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big funk, pepper, yeast, dry apricot, wine finish. The taste is tart, dry apricot, tannic wine notes, apple, yeast, mild pepper finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering spice. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Big bottle, pale hazy orange with minimal lacing. Funky Brett like aromas. Mildly tart and lightly acidic. Dry sour fruits, apricots and white grapes. The dryness continues along with the vinous flavors, now with some spiceyness into the background. Pricey but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (1901) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2014
Many thanks to StefanDS for this great brew!
Fruity-funky in the nose, Hazy orange with a thick white head in the glass. The beer starts fruity, horse-blanket farmhouse-style typical. The mainpart is a bit yeasty-funky, fruity. Hints of wood. The apricot is there in the background, but the pepper is not tastable. Probably somewhere in the funkiness and sour hints in the end. The aftertaste is long, fruity-sourish, yeasty, spicy.
Very interesting brew and very close to a real Belgian Farmhouse-Ale! --> 12/12/11/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
bottle. semi sweet twangy dried apricot. musty sweet white grape. a bit of toasted boozed kissed malt likka grape drank. but in a really nice way. lingering peachy apricot dry earthy herbal dough note. not my favorite use of apricots. thought this might have potential, as i’ve liked fantasia, pechish woods and some other modern peachy beers. but this was a touch too much fruit sweetness. would have liked this completed by more yogurt acidity, or something. just a bit too much big doughy sweetness. but i guess im more of a dry grassy rustic sayin kinda fella. good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is apricot, earthy and herbal hops with spicy wheat malt, black pepper, ginger, pear and apple esters, and light Chardonnay notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, lightly tart apricot, crisp and earthy wheat malt, fruity esters and spices with a dry vinous finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
750 mL bottle from the brewery crushed with TheRon. Pours a hazy orange with a white head that disappears, not surprisingly. Stings the nostrils initially. Tart, fruity, spritzy nose. Flavor is tart, fruity, nice dry finish. Very pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Vinous, fruity/apricots, woody, and some spices.

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