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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Belgian Ale brewed with Brettanomyces


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
11 July 2014, bottle. Orange, faintly hazy, no bubbles. Nose is funky, sweet candy, slight tart. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Smarties candy, hints of oak, slightly tart. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma is sweet, funky, and slightly sour. Flavor is very similar. Not overwhelmingly funky. Pretty sweet considering what I was expecting. Very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (756) - - JUN 29, 2014
Gold pour, large head. Fairly sweet aroma, minimal brett. Fruity, yeast, honey, toffee, grape all detected, but minimal brett. Medium body. Good for an american belgian, pretty lousy for a sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BoostIPA (1198) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a dusty orange color with almost a pinkish tint but not quite. Huge rocky and puffy white head. Aromas of white pepper and some sweaty brett. Tast is semi sweet, lightly bitter. Flavors of spice, some musty gym socks (but restrained), and lemon. Pretty sweet. Not at all what I like in a saison. Not tart at all, just a hint of funk. Like Orval but more sweet, less bitter and way less funky. So, yeah. Not very good. Finishes sugary and under attenuated. Shoulda dried this one out with a higher boost yeast profile and upped the hop level then spiked the bottle with brett. But what the h do I know, we are all going to be sucked into the vortex real soon anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeLuke23 (69) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Great CO2, nice thick cream colored head. Beer is a golden orange. Aroma is almost cider like with malty perfume. The flavor is slight malty toffe, very very light caramel hints of red apple skin, white grapes, grape skin. Great session Brett beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery
The beer pours a golden color with a great head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity, tart and funky with some leafiness and some odd tea.

The flavor has some light toasted malt and peach. It’s earthy with a light bitterness. There are some leafy hops and the beer is basically dry.

i enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark gold with an orange tint. Thin but adhesive head. This has a firm, creamy palate, and drinks quite easily. I’d blindly put it in the saison vein, mostly just a smooth, vaguely fruity but lightly charactered beer. I don’t get much outright yeast, frankly, but it’s "wild" enough to seem right. Quite enjoyable. (#5557, 6/17/2014)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On draught at Hopleaf, 4/19/14
Lightly hazy godlenrod with some deeper ripe orange hues and a fluffy white head atop, showing strong retention.
Lemon, light vanilla and hints of lime and tropical fruits emanate from the nose, with a backdrop of bready caramel malts, plentiful pear and apple esters and just a touch of bubblegum. Certainly a ton of yeast activity in the nose. Clean, and quite straightforward with the brett providing an enjoyable complexity, but certainly not pervasive here. Low on the hoppiness, with just a dusting of citrus zest, light grassiness and no acidity to speak of. Alcohol is well-controlled and out of the picture.
Grainy, somewhat scratchy malts are noteable but fortunately soft base malt sugars still remain and are able to comfort the palate while lemon-lime-like brett notes coalesce on the end, leading to a dry finish with some earthy/doughy yeastiness and plentiful esters (banana, bubblegum, pear, apple). More hop bitterness in the form of fresh cut grass and some light citrics, than perceived from the nose, actually helping to brighten up the beer, while there is a slight wateriness on the finish that is quite becoming and helps belie the somewhat high abv here. Very drinkable and well-done.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy hay-gold, puffy white head, nice lacing. Light celery, tomato, and glue hints throughout the nose. More glue and thyme up front, heavy wheat and brett C mid with tons of hay and citrus before a sticky lotion finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Draft at Perennial. Reddish? Or amber. Some off white foam. A bret aroma that is sharp with so ething like cinnamon. The bret in the flavor is distinct. More sourness. Malts are on the background but are right. Floral comes later. Really intetesting but a bit too infected for my tastes.


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