dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 8. Pours glowing, lightly cloudy pale peach with small head that subsides to lacing. Aroma is just so balanced and complex, with wild yeast, tropical fruit, bright citrus, grain, earthy and grassy hops, and spice all mingling together. Tons of peach and orange, white wine, lemon, faint sulfur. Taste is bright orange fading into grain, faint banana, spice, light phenols, white wine, slight sulfur. Manages to be crisp and light while still full. A benchmark beer for the style. Love.
JBPortland (1374) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours opaque orange with a finger of head. Nose is juicy peach, tangerine, tart stonefruit with a soft bit of barny grain. Taste is bursting with stonefruit and tropical fruits, tart tangerine, nectarine and peach, absolutely perfect level or tartness. Finish is more juicy fruit and citrus with ever so subtle rustic grain and farm hay. Very low funk. Fantastic.
pushkinwow (2436) - 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 (1957) - 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 (4000) - 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 (8913) - Plymouth, 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 (5476) - 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 (2011) - 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 (2531) - 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 (11951) - 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.