JAXSON (523) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours gold/orange with a medium white head. Nose is bright stone fruits, very pleasant and tight wine barrel, well integrated wild yeast. Flavor is nicely tart upfront, segueing into some citrus, peach and pear, perhaps a faint white grape skin. Wine barrel is really tight and refined. Slight funk on the finish. Completely non-acidic, thankfully. Opens up very nicely. Second pour is murkier from the yeast but flavors are even more expressive. Really bright tart fruits, pleasantly fruit forward with integrated wine barrel, not acidic. A near perfect lightly barrel aged American saison, about as good as anything I’ve had from Hill Farmstead.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy bright golden with a nice white cap, good retention and nice lacing (careful for sediment chunks). bretty dustiness, flowers, citrus, mint, spices - pink pepper, subtle and nice fruitiness - clementines, quite juicy in fact, vinous notes. moderate carbonation, light body, gently tart and floral -citrusy-dusty finish. outstanding..
JulienHuxley (2432) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Glowing hazy gold pour with lacy white head, perfect. Lemony aroma, lots of peach, mango, chamomile, light wood notes, spicy brett profile. Flavor is tart, fruity, light fruity "sweetness" although it finishes very dry, not very hoppy. Palate is mellow and fluffy, we opened this bottle in a great time for the brett conditioning - enough to create a perception of fullness, accompanied by a nice tart dryness without overdoing anything. Beautiful.
mathieuc (930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a dense white head that leaves really nice lacing. Aroma is fruity (tropical fruits, peaches and mangoes I would say) but also contains nice and fresh cereals and flowers. Taste is grainy, fruity and acid. This feels rustic to me. Mouthfeel is soft and promotes easy drinking. A really, really good (sour) saison by SARA! I could drink a lot of this!
tom10101 (2111) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). From Adam, thanks! Hazy straw color with a beautiful medium white head, mostly lasting and heavy lacing. Aroma of brettanomyces, peach/mango, oak, light yeast/spices, tartness and herbal notes. Taste is slightly sweet with fruity brettanomyces, oak, peach/mango, farmhouse character, light spices and nice tartness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Dry finish. Superb Saison! Dry, refreshing and drinkable. A tad Sour for the style, but that definitely add a nice touch. Wow!
Minderbinder (1536) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with medium white head. Nice, high lacing, clinging to the glass. Aroma is of rusticity, fruits, citrus, bretts. Taste is of rusticity, fruits, slight sourness, faint sugar, citrus, bretts. Palate: Light body, dry finish. Overall: Very nice beer. Refreshing, classy. Nice sour touch. Crafty bretts.
Godofthecellar (547) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow with large white head. Smell of pepper and yeast
Black pepper, yeast, pretty mute and one dimensional. Not overly imoressed by this one
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, citrus, cheese, horse blanket, mango, and dried apricots. Flavor of lemon, florals, herbaceous, stone fruit, and yeast with a moderately dry finish.
brystmar (1080) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful white lace soils my glass. Golden, hazy body.
Light, Country Time Lemonade-esque flavors melt into spicy, tangy sour base. Yeast brings its own hints of funk, yet doesn't steal the spotlight. A touch bitter at the end; brilliant finish. Could a use more pungent aroma. Perfectly carbed, and excellent all around.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Aroma has a faint wisp of pickle and alcohol. Definitely a dry brett feel. It’s either really complex or a total something? You decide! There are points when your like this is very interesting and then it seems unfinished. It really makes me want to eat tacos with it! It begs to be paired with food. Rename it Brett Funk Bernice! Frickin’ pickle! Reminds me of some sour German Hefe’s I have had. No sweet softness. Mild white wine like sourness.