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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels.


Helibrewer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Yeast funk hits you right out of the bottle. Citrusy, barnyard, lacto aroma. A slight tartness like a not-quite-sour, sour. A very interesting, complex saison. I would never guess this came from Oklahoma.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle I picked up in Denver over Thanksgiving. Quite light, bright yellow, a little cloudy. Medium head. Lively aroma, lemon, lemon peel, pepper. Taste is a little sour and a little bitter. A really nice saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1951) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Chuck’s.

I’m not quite sure why I paid $13.99 for a 500ml bottle, but I get stupid when I get inside the door at Chucks (even if I’m not drinking) and somehow had this in my .rar want-to-try category -- so there we are.

Cloud straw yellow pour, long-lived white head. Leathery brett meets dry chardonnay nose with heavy oak recalls Russian River. Flavor is a bit tart but definitely well in saison territory rather than sour ale. Brett-driven, again plenty of oak. Esters way in the background. A bit of spice. Quite dry. Mellow smooth carbonation, a little bit oily. I’m glad to have tried it, but unless the prices drop into single figures for 500 ml I’m unlikely to repeat the experience.

tl;dr summary Russian River light--not that that’s a bad thing!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1/3 of 50cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.29.14 ]
Murky gold, shimmering with large bubbled white ring, wispy cap. Oily ester nose, grassy with light banana, Brighter mineral front palate, sticky early with a dry end, sparkly mid, light papery bitterness in the grassy finish. Too sweet early and finish, champagne-like in body and profile, bitterness is very balanced though.

[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont – 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) – 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow with a big quickly receding creamy head. Aroma is tart yeasty, with wooden barrels, brett and peppery farmhouse notes, as well as some sweet pale malts with sambucus. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart and sour, with lots of funk and bretty musty earth, sweet notes of wood, floral notes of lavender, perfume and lemon peel. Layered and quite distinctive sourness, with a lingering dry earthy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear pale yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is tart, light lemon, light oak. Flavor is moderately sour, slight spicy yeast, characteristic saison kick. Light in body with a nice lingering tartness. Another solid offering from Prairie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft musk and a bit of acid on the nose. Tart and lively, medium bodied with bright acid. Moves into a soft musky finish, lingering acid and tartness. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, no BB. Dorée, trouble sur la fin, col blanc. Arôme offre de suite ce savoureux bouquet de chêne accompagné de notes rustiques ainsi qu’un brett modéré. Le tout garde un agréable côté fruité tirant sur le tropical. Palais est léger, boisé avec une pointe épicée, et une petite note rappelant le vin blanc. Suret très subtil - brett? On note bien ce profil de seigle qui ajoute à cette note épicée, fruité modéré d’agrumes. Bière que je trouve plus sèche que ses consœurs belges, profitant ici de l’ajout de chêne.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled. Yellow coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. ARoma. Sweetness, wood, oak, citrus. Flavour. Citrus, sourness, wood, oak. spice. MEdium to full bodied. Ends citric and sour with a yeasty touch

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and white wine with notes of oak. Fruity flavor of spices and white wine. Fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6300) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
50 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, brettanomyces, fruit, floral and hops.


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