jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp, yet hazy golden coloured body with a glow of honey and a rich, very thick and long-lasting whit ehead that leaves a slightly ugly lace, around four centimetres tall. Aroma of sour grapes, yeast, brett, lactic notes, alcohol and some deep oak. Medium-bodied; Rich very pungent yeast flavours with bread, bananas, funk, sour cherries and milk all on the tongue. Aftertaste shows a very pungent and earthy malt flavour with a deep oakyness, some subdued sweetness and a hint of pepper on the finish. Overall, an interesting beer - looks and smells much lighter and bretty than it is, but tastes much harsher than it finishes as. The complexity is definitely there, but this beer is decent at best. Aside from the great ’reputation ratings’ it’s a good beer to try if you want to be surprised, but not a great beer if you want something thats consistent and polished all the way through - especially for this price. I sampled this 50 cL tall (Choc-styled) bottle purchased from The Proper Pour @ The Source in Denver, Colorado on 07-June-2014 for US$9,00 sampled at home in Washington on 22-November-2014.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A funky, dry, very basic saison. Reminds me of the older Belgian varieties like Dupont and even a bit like Boulevard’s Saison Brett. Light appearance with a mild lemon and pepper character.
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I believe this is the correct beer. On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY, labeled at Prairie Saison but with the exact same ABV and appearance as in the picture. Extremely sweet. Certainly an American saison. A little bit of the wine yeast is apparent, which was nice, but overall this was just okay. Expected more from it.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Feb 2013 bottling. Big thanks to Nolan (Hopped_Silly) for sitting on this! Aroma is very floral, grass, lots of fruity brett, light tropical quality, some dough, definitely more funky than fresh. Dig. The beer pours hazy pale yellow with huge airy white head that sticks around for a while leaving sexy webby lacing. Taste is upfront dusty brett, some flowers, light fruit, lemon, dough, rustic grain. The body is light with medium-high carbonation and tart funky aftertaste. There is light alcohol warmth and light bitterness. Overall definitely a beer to age – the funkiness really brings depth to the floral aspect of the beer and the tartness has developed. Probably would rate it differently if I tried this fresh first.
blklab2007 (2079) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a golden in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has grains, Belgian yeast, mild underlying sweetness, and some farmhouse funk. Mouth feel is on the light side with average carbonation. Flavor gets the wheat side going, Belgian yeast, mild bitterness on the saaz hops, and a bit of barnyard into the finish.
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is lemon, taste is lemon, zesty, grassy, barnyard
SSSteve (3916) - - NOV 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. nice cloudy pale gold/white color with a huge, whipped white head. soft brett notes with floral and grassy hops in aroma. high prickly carbonation. flavor is very delicate with flowers, vanilla, dough, grass. alcohol and cane sugar provide some light dry airyness in the finish along with some grassy bitterness. also a lingering perfumey/floral note that rules!
Imaena (2001) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I was so excited to see this on the shelf at Greenes. It is a nice dusty musty saison with lots of spicyness.
Yorker (1472) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy yellow with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are brett, leather, pepper, flowers, and lemons - with a slightly dry finish.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow gold from the bottle with big fluffy white head that lasts to leave moderate lace. Aroma is musky farmhouse yeast, dirt and light malt, hint of lemon. Taste follows, more balanced with the must falling lightly behind the yeast and citrus. Big carbonation, bittersweet finish, nice stuff.