3fourths (8216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. hazy wheat colored body with a billowy lasting white head. crunchy grain husks and over-cooked bready malt notes with a wash of sulfuric yeast and sweat sock brett. it’s certainly a powerful smell, it’s not easy to miss the brett character or the hops, but it’s not in balance at all. yeasty chalk and coarse toasted grains and runaway tartness with a big, sloppy, chewy body. woody, nutty, sourish wheat, band aids and sweat socks. overblown brett character and it’s so bitter and astringent that I would guess it underwent an unfortunate oak treatment. an overdose of tropical fruit esters and hop acid.
maddmatt639 (277) - Pacifica, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of yeast, lemon and tart. Tastes of dough, lemon grass and pepper. Spicy aftertaste.
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GRM (3056) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 23 2014; eye: peach, hazy, good sheet of white head that lasts, light lacing; nose: yeast, slight Brettanomyces yeast, light musk, light spices; mouth: yeast, slight Brettanomyces yeast, light, light musk, slight sourness, slight floral hops, slight spices, finale in yeast with slight presence of musk, medium body, rather carbonated, slightly bitter, fizzy texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 23 novembre 2014; œil : pêche, voilée, bonne couverture de mousse blache qui se maintient, légère dentelle; nez : levure, très léger levure Brettanomyces, léger musc, léger épices; bouche : levure, très léger levure Brettanomyces, légère, léger musc, très légère aigreur, très léger houblon floral, très léger épices, finale en levure avec légère présence de musc, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, très légèrement amère, texture pétillante; en résumé : bien
jgb9348 (4818) - 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 (3071) - 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 (1100) - 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 (201) - 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 (1999) - 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 (2951) - 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 (3806) - - 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 (1868) - 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.