ciocanelu (346) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow color with white head and very nice lacing. Aroma has some earthy funk, lots of brett character but also somehow clean. Taste has lemony tartness, hay and barnyard notes. It also has some woody notes and a pronounced acidity. Overall it’s a really well made beer but not as special as I expected.
Bule (1395) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Bright tartness at first opening into lemon citrus flavors. Some Bret flavors at the end.
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Eric Teusink. Word. Nice solid saison. Wine barrel comes through in the flavor. Cloudy yellow. Funky aroma. Bitter and funky cheesy finish.
tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Simon at tasting, thanks! Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium white head, moderate retention, leaving a ring of white foam. Aroma is quite citrus and white wine forward, but there’s also a really interesting "farm" touch as well as delicate herbal/hay presence. Taste features just the right level of acidity for this beer (which is a moderate level) as well as juicy citrus features enhanced by the wine barrel-aging. Medium body. Good carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel, but at the same time a bit vinous. Dry and herbal/hay finish. Extremely well balanced. Barrel treatment isn’t overdone. Pretty good!
JulienHuxley (4632) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Hazy pale gold pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is really nice, spicy, very very farmy, tons of manure, hay, very grassy, dried hay. Taste is tart, farmy, light cidery notes, bready. Palate is light bodied, dry with soft carbonation. Tasty.
Lukaduke (2764) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn this beer is still vivid in my mind, if I close my eyes I can taste the juicy nectarine funk, layers of unripe pineapple, mango, peach, soft toasted vanilla laced oak with dank funk from a musty king brett basement. Complex, juicy, chuggable and ever evolving deliciousness ! Amazing beer.
JBPortland (1291) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours hazy pale orange with medium head. Nose is classic SARA with fruity funk, citrus, hay, grass. Taste is wonderful bright juicy stonefruit, nice funk, tons of tart apricot and tangerine, you’d swear this was fruited if tasting blind! Finishes dry with some balanced tartness, citrus acidity, lingering dusty oak, light creamy hay, fruity stonefruit funk. Awesome!
joet (2434) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grapefruit , orange, acidic sharpness, straw, tangy, bretty rustic aromas, cloudy straw colored, some white foam, really delicious
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big of a dulled pale golden, fairly cloudy rather than hazy with a decent thick bend with a one sided lacing. Nose is rich, white grape and lean lemon with a hoof of dusty sweetness. Initial taste is rich vibrant lemon burst, it’s fruit gum tart rich bite and evens out a nice crusty pepper. Carbonation is solid, mouthfeel is back to that vibrant good times. Incredible actually, this isn’t even chilld (#classicgarvie). Finishes bright, sook of tartness and lingers a dry wood lick and even after a swig of water that fruit gum, nibbling tartness tinsells on with that dryness.
Bottle, Cheers BenH good guy Mike bytemssisiisis, Decantillon Tasting
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle huge thanks to Mike. Aroma of lemon sherbet. Taste is peppery, lemon, sharp citrus. Bone dry and a little tart. Refreshing and delicious