Pyrmir (5608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is very saison-y, dusty, pineapple, fruit, yeast. Taste is sweet, grain dust, yeast, wheat, pineapple and other fruit.
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske medbrakt av Carsten. Gul ugjennomsiktig farge, moderat karbonert. Tynn hvit skumtopp. Smaker pepper,syrlige druer,sitrus,brett. Syrlig fruktig og veldig tørr. Veldig god
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske, 75 cl. Let uklar orange med et minimalt hvidt skum. Syrlig, citrussy, landlig, stald, hø, hvedebrød. Sprød, spids. Mælkesyre. Metal. Græs. Peber. Ok bitter.
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of fruit, wine, yeast. Flavors of brett, fruit, some pepper. Dry finish.
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 500mL bottle, pours a hazy dull blonde with a large white head. Aroma is quite spicy, with Belgian spice, black pepper, white wine notes and light funky brett. Flavour is quite complex and harmonious, with notes of pepper, spicy hops, brett, and maybe a touch of wine. All notes are really cohesive and the drinkability is exceptionally high. ABV is extremely well-hidden. Wonderful saison.
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a clear, light, bright gold with a finger of frothy white head that settles into a ring. There’s a big dose of bretty funk in the initial aroma, with bready malts, hay, barnyard, grass, citrus, pineapple, earth, and grapes. The flavor has the same bretty funk up front, followed by mostly the same notes; bread, bubblegum, straw, grass, citrus and tropical fruits, grapes, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bitter, funky, smooth mouthfeel. Good saison.
hawthorne00 (3540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale gold with a white head. Aroma of damp hay, mandarins, pineapple, flowers. Sweet hay, a little bretty twang, mandarins, apricots, light tropical notes. Moderate but persistent bitterness, some pepper. The finish is a fair way off dry. Pleasant enough, like a slightly duller Moinette.
hackobock (3564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC 2014.Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is orange, hay, pepper, sweet ripe tropical fruits, funk. Taste is medium sweet orange and finish is light dry bitter and spicy. Medium bodied.
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, hay, mild brett, light malts, citrus peel, flowers, dried fruits, alcohol, yeast, weeds, hints of tropical fruits. Taste is slightly harsh yeasty, citrus peel, mild brett, flowers, hay, alcohol, weeds, minerals, bark, citrus, hints of dried fruits and tropical fruits. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel, high carbonation. Fair enough.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike. Nearly clear yellow body with an enormous, chunky white & porous head; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is a Brett bomb; damp hay, musty cotton blankets, funky & tart pineapple, straw, hint of white grape skins, just a very mellow acidity on the back with a touch of dirt & earthiness. More yeast-forward flavor, bubblegum notes, musty wood, cotton, dusty cobweb funk. Again, big brettanomyces presence. Woody, funky, pineapple-tinted Brett finish, dry as can be. Perhaps some light earthiness, otherwise the Saaz hops could be anything. A good saison, although it doesn’t stand out enough to make it great.