brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The beer pours a hazy but bright orange color with a big white head and some sticky lacing.
S: The nose is really very funky. There is a lot of grass as well as oak. A very mild mild wine aroma but plenty of fruit notes, especially apples, pears, and lemon zest. As it warms up, a strong blue cheese character comes out.
T: More blue cheese on the palate with lots of drying, tannic oak. Lightly tart with some lemon and lemon zest flavors. Hints of wine to go with the soft fruit notes, maybe a light grape and peach flavor, a nice citrus, too.
M: Medium in body with medium to high carbonation.
O: Just a fantastic beer. Wish there were more of these around.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It’s an unclear, golden-orange beer topped by a finger-thick, white head. Rather mellow and rounded bretty nose with fruityness, lemon notes and some faint vanilla hints. The flavor is sort of sweetish, without being sweet, quite fruity and slightly lemony, with a touch of oak and medium strength acidity. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A really nice one. A really nice saison. 110513
gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sour, funk, yeast, dust. Flavour is sourness, oak, funk, yeast, dust, vanilla, citrus. Nice beer.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head.Aroma is funky, berries, sour, vanilla and lemon.Flavor is sweet and sour with some vanilla and oak.-Medium body, average carbonation.Very nice and woody beer.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky, golden with a white, creamy film. Spicy Belgian yeast, apples and berries on the nose. Acidic, light bitter and alcoholic flavors with spicy and malty notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Max thanks broski. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head and great retention. Fruity and dry with white wine, green and white grape sweetness. Soft with a nice vanilla tone and funky earth tones. Mild sourness with a funky brett tone. Really brilliant fruit tones of fresh grapes still shine through giving this a great appeal. Aromatically one of the best appeals i’ve ever had the pleasure of. Fantastic.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, grass, light spice, pinot, wood, and brett. Taste of light honey, vanilla, toffee, pinot, wood, and a wild finish.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from HF Retail Shop..
Appearance : Hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Light gusher.
Aroma : Awesome tartness. Nice malt and great. Nicely citrusy. Notes of pinneaple and white grapes. Light oak.
Taste : White grapes tannins with oak and brett. Fruity with lots of grapes. Light oak sourness.
Overall : Wow this was very good. Nose is very complex. Nose is better than taste. Awesome citrusy-tart nose. Great fruity profile. Love the pinneaple-y bretts. Top quality beer.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by maxxdaddy, thanks so much, at paul’s saison tasting. Hazy light golden pour with some white head. Huge tart and funky aroma, tart fruit, barnyard, even some vinous tones. Sour, oak, some fruit, light sweet malt, and mineral esk, and almost a wine like tinge. Different and delicious.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A very funky, very woody and very fruity wild beer. Fantastic
How: Bottle 375ml. Consumed about one year after the beer initial release (assuming only one batch was made)
The look: Cloudy peach color topped by a long lasting small white head
In long: The bright nose is full of vibrant funk and apricots-like fruitiness. Taste has a lot of wood, plenty of tropical fruits and grapefruits, lots of funk. The beer is quite tart, moderately acidic and a bit sour. Finish is mostly dry (dry wood) and with a mild but sharp grapefruity bitterness. Body is full and lively. This beer is something else, wow, never had anything quite like it. A totally unexpected surprise. Christmas came early this year. He said it’s never happened to him before. Yeah, sure.