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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saison du Ble is the harmony of a fluffy wheat Saison with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. The wheat balances a very dry body with a creamy, billowy mouthfeel and our house Saison yeast adds complexity and acidity. This farmhouse ale was aged in Chardonnay barrels for several months.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and light yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aromatic standouts are damp wood, must and funky cheese. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is lightly sour and lemony up front; tart and bready on the backside. A world class beer shared with the south Florida crew by landhoney!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6064) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a hazy golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells bretty and yeasty with notes of oak and a bit of wheat. Tastes like it smells with a bit of well-balanced lacto as well. Some mild lemon. Pleasant on the palate with a nice amount of tartness for the body. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Sour and fruity with loads of funk and some Brett.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Empire1965 (12) - Chicago, USA - JAN 2, 2015
One of Draft magazine top 25 of 2014, very tart and some wine characteristic. Wonderfull Brett coming through, so complex..need to have a few to catch all that is going on in this Chardonnay barrel creation. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (672) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small fizzy off white head. Aroma is a pleasant light oak, dry, light tartness, lemon citrus, barnyard funk. Flavor has a solid tartness to it, light lemon citrus, oak. Light in body with a lingering season citrus funk. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1260) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Mike for sharing this a few months back (from notes). Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma: Pineapple, tropical juice nose. Taste: botanical, gin; again this "triscuit/snack cracker" thing I got in a previous Jester King beer in August ... maybe I’m not crazy? Or I am, but consistent. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick texture. A little vomit, but in the best possible way. Overall: really nice. I tend to be overly skeptical of these new hyped places out of our market, but this is great. Reminds me of all I love in Upright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2115) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On tap at brewery with pals. .nate and Suzie and sara and crew..tastes awesome...more sour then anything

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Tap: Cloudy & hazed yellow body with a humungous, chunky eggshell head that takes about a year to settle. Creamy. Aroma packed with musty Bretty, old cobweb, & dusty cellar funk up front. Lightly tannic oak with a stone fruit & peach skin tartness that wafts its way in. Some pear, a touch of lactic notes, & a strong barn stall funk throughout. Taste has a bit more lemon, peach, & stone fruit out of the gate. Tart, bordering on sour. Introduced some mineral acidity & a touch more lactic acid, though not venturing too far into the yogurt realm. Wet hay & barnyard funk with a hint of that rotten pineapple & sharp lemon zest that you often get from certain strains of brettanomyces. Woody back-end, not quite vinous but dry, woody, & with a nice fruity acidity to finish things up. Simply a great saison with a nice barrel aged character that adds tartness, complexity, & acidity. Bravo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4390) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at The Side Project Cellar - Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has rich malt for the style, mild tartness, soft herbs, bugs in the back and some nectar fruit. It has a medium soft body with light soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with light citrus, lactic acid, lightly toasted malt, pepper, other spices and sharp fruit. The finish shows a bit of barrel, white wine and is quite refreshing. Another beer from side project that is on the subtle side. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1605) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft sample at Fobab ’14. Aroma is floral farmhouse and weisse. taste is farmhouse Brett with a slight tart finish. Kinda reminds me of HF saisons. Decent but nothing crazy.


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