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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Fermented in stainless steel with our house yeast and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6778) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a nice, wispy heads. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt notes, some boozy notes. Flavor was smooth, fruity notes, oak characteristics. Quite an enjoyable!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever brought this along! Gold pour with a small white head. Nose is pretty sweet and fruity. Peach orchard. Apricot and nectarine fruit salad. Tangy fruit skin. Taste is has some wind barrel character. Lightly tart. A hint of booze. Some cheese/strawberry that I usually associate with sorachi ace. Plum and lemon zest. Very soft carbonation makes the beer feel a bit leaden on the palate. Interesting, but all over the place.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
In short: A rustic, tart, acidic and oaky Saison-like ale. Good beer.
How: Tap at Hill Farmstead Farmhouse Saison Festival 2012.
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is musty, a bit of funk and with plenty of oak barrels but not a bourbon character (I was told the barrels were bourbon, might be wrong). Taste is I very rustic, sun dried straw and hay, dusty attic, musk, salty/minerals sensation, fresh virgin oak, apples, lemons, bananas, ripe citrus fruits, a bit of funk. Razor sharp finish that is rather tart and dry with a fair amount of acidity. Not sure what happened to the “Pale Ale” part of the beer here, this to me was a truly rustic Saison even though its present ratebeer style is simply Belgian Ale. Enjoyed at the Hill Farmstead Farmhouse Saison Festival where I had way too much to drink, and if at a beer festival you have never been voted "Most likely not to live to the next year edition of the festival" than clearly we don’t have the same lifestyle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Solid white wine, Brett, fruit like aromas. Brett, tart fruit, wine and oak flavors. Light but flavorful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6048) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Poured a hazy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was of brett, pitted fruit, light funk and grain. Flavor similar, lightly tart even, brett c forward, juicy, really drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
(750ml bottle at Hill Farmstead Fall Festival of Ales) cloudy orange, lasting head. Nose is funky, dandelion, brett, light yogurt, wet wood, lightly vinous and floral. Taste is floral, Belgian yeast, french oak, very refreshing and dry, peppery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, many thanks to Leighton! Batch #9, 6.5%. Hazy orange / dark yellow, light sparkling, small ring of white head. Aroma is tangy bretty lemon, flowers, medicinal, touch of TCP. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is buttery, lemon, vanilla, dental rinse with a soft bitterness. I quite liked this - not your everyday beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Wow fantastic, thanks Matt for the bottle. Pretty barrel characteristics, great rich complex tart body, awesome shit right here

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign’s grand opening. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemon citrus and peel, floral notes, funk. Tastes of funk, floral notes, citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish.


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