joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden/apricot color slightly hazy with fine white foam. High effervescence, spritzy. Mild astringency. Beautiful aroma hay, citrus fruit oranges and touch of grapefruit - medium full. Acidic and sharp on the tongue, lightly sour. Mild white vinous notes. Second pour, buoyed yeast bodies, large. More barnyard aromas emerging as it warms, 51 degrees. Admittedly off-put by the dreadlock chunk of yeast that broke free from the bottom and moved into the glass, this beer is now becoming more and very charming. Citrus tang with a touch of phenol, clove, becoming more apparent as it warms 54 degrees. In a bright and good direction.
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from chebyshev, shared for the joint 12K tasting. Hazy yellow with white head. Funky sourness, fresh citrus, peach, pizza dough yeast, wet hay, bretty, high carbonation and moderate body, dry and crisp on the finish with a nice combination of yeast, tart and fruit.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy medium yellow with a good white head. Aroma is lemon peel, brett funk, orange blossom. Light bodied, mildly tart on the palate, refreshing and well balanced with a slightly dry finish.
DedicatedToFun (3056) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is lemon, pepper, funky, amazing
BVery (6972) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Killer beer. Hazy yellow pour. Citrus with some Brett funkiness. So freaking good.
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy straw color ale with a nice huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart and dry Bretty notes is quiet funky. Taste is also a mix of dry Bretty notes with some barnyard notes easily noticeable with a tart finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very enjoyable beer but not even sure this is a saison any more considering the amount of funky and tart notes that can be tasted.
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy straw lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is tart peach, dough. Flavours of tart peach, dough and Cheerios. Tastes medium tart, light sweet. Medium sticky body with dry finish. Great beer, thanks guys!
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Moderate to heavy grain, hay and light bread for the malt, moderate flowers and grass for the hops, moderate wet concrete for the yeast, with a note of peach in the bckground. Head is average size, white with spotty lacing and good legs. Color is hazy yellow. Flavor starts harshly acidic and sour, then finishes heavily acidic, moderately bitter and sour. Palate is light, watery, with a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. This beer is verging on a Sour Ale but there’s not enough dankness. This is a superb Saison.
Lubiere (10460) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hazed golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet lemony malt with light grassy hops, acidity, OK. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with nice lemon juice, perfumy notes, light talcum, light salty notes, very nice.
gad905 (166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sante Adairius. Hazy blonde, small but persistent head. The initial spicy estery slightly acid aroma belies the sharpness of this beer. Further down the glass it smells more acid. Touch of sweet malt then lemony citrus acidity and some sharp grape, redcurrant, orange notes. Dry finish. Delicious, subtle and complex. Really nice.
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750, into a Barrelworks rastal teku glass. Hazy yellow gold with a minimal white head that quickly dissipated. Nose is a bit funky and fruity, taste is mildly sour, dry, and somewhat bitter. Nice dry finish.