MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Coniferous brettanomyces builds floral and citrusy fireworks which can be witnessed while being hypnotized by an underlying oily, vanilla-rich oak.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the cloudy blond.
-The big, natural bubbles remain soft on the palate.
-The flavor profile is also peppery at times.
-The rusticity in this one is ably balanced with the oak. Both are nicely aromatic.
RobertDale (4261) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Batch 8. Thanks Luke! Pours a golden orange with a very nice fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, and wood. Taste is lemon, sour stone fruit, funk, oak, and spice. Very enjoyable!!
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery. This is delicious and I wish I bought more. Pours golden straw colored with white foamy head. Aroma is lemony funk, peach, vanilla, lacto, biscuit maltyness. Taste is nicely tart and moderately sweet with fruity notes and a light spicy hop backbone. AMAZING.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow fantastic, thanks Matt for the bottle. Pretty barrel characteristics, great rich complex tart body, awesome shit right here
joeworrall (85) - USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My son brought a 750 ml bottle back from Maine. It’s hazy yellow in the glass, not real pretty, but what a unique saisson, a little oak & a lot of lemony hop flavor!
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour with plenty of big white head. Aroma is light, brett and stone fruit. Flavor is sour brett, fruit, and yeast.
JBPortland (1177) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle (batch 8) opens with a small gush and pours hazy golden yellow with 2 fingers of head. Nose is orange, funk, citrus, oak. Taste is woody apple skin, brett, orange, funk, barrel, hay, very tiny bit of tartness on the back end. Finish is a complex bretty citrus with nice funky oak notes. Great.
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from lukaduke, thanks again. Pours a beautiful burnt orange with a white head. Has a beautiful citrus and fruit aroma that I get with most Belgian farmhouse. Has an amazing citrus taste with a hint oak. Has a clean finish with no bad after taste.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rate number 200. Bottle supplied by my dad... Thanks dad! Slight gusher, pours a nice golden color with a massive head. Smell is oak, chardonnay, tart funk, and the basement in the house I grew up in. Taste is chardonnay, nice barrel character, leather, slight tart. Very dry finish. Great beer.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Lightening Day. Thanks! Pours a nice decent hazed hue, golden orange, a bit dulled with some gentle darker glow. Frothy whitish head atop stays as a mellow frothy layer, decent ring laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, dough and pear, some subtle tartness. Mellow touches of yeast, vanilla, oak. Some touches of gentle brett, dust, and mellow sweetness. Touches of oak, gentle tangerine, Chardonnay. Initial lighter end of the fold, some tangerine, white grape and melon. Nice mellow fruit presence meets a touch of dryness, oak, and mellow white wine. Subtle brett is gentle, touches of dust and cobwebs. Mellow oak, some more fruit presence, just a touch tart. A bit fuzzy, some gentle dryness, brett, and tannic oak as we move on. Some gentle sweetness starts to die out. Some nice dryness, mellow fruit, brett, and barrel. Solid.