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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Batch #2, 750mL bottle shared by Adam on 7/24/15
Lightly hazy golden body is topped by a moderate amount of white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Smacked in the nose with chardonnay....perhaps smacked isn’t the right word, as I like chardonnay, and this is a fine example of it; not too buttery/oaky and with good acidity and juicy fruit notes.
The flavor is a mouthful of chardonnay as well, albeit on a soft, tightly carbonated and lean body. Some lactic notes break through....almost no saison character....really grasping at straws to find much other than chardonnay here. Seems like the base beer must be nice, but there’s just no getting past the wine character here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Acquired in a trade a few months ago. Shared 4 ways in stemware.

A - Nice looking pour…oh, batch 2 of this. hazy dark golden orange. 2 finger solid white head

S - Dry aroma, coriander, spice, peppery, tannic and oaky.

T - Very dry, a ton of wine notes.There is a faint sweetness at the finish. Lots of oak, tannic, grapes, honey.

M - Excellent mouthfeel. has a sparkling wine with the thickness of beer mouthfeel to it

O - This beer is exceptional. I was afraid for more too-sour american wilds but this was very well crafted.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Shared by Dice, batch 2. Thick golden, no clarity. Small head but it sticks around. Aroma tart herbally Brett, nerds candy, and little sweet biscuit. Flavor is tartness cutting through the thick yet light maltiness. Very nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. Batch 2. The pour on this one is a very cloudy yellow color with a nice white head and some excellent lacing as is slowly falls. The aroma is really bready. There is a lot of biscuit and Belgian yeast. There are some light fruits on the back end, and a bit of wine on the finish, but it’s pretty Belgian. The flavor is really Belgian-y. Lots of bready yeast and malts with some pepper spice and a light fruit on the back end. I appreciate that this beer is probably amazing, but I’m just not into Saisons =[ The mouth feel is really bubbly, bright, and carbonated. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and bready with a little lemongrass in there maybe. I want to like it, I really do

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2015
Saison du ble batch 2 - Many thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a cloudy peach-yellow color with a one finger broad, stable head. The nose offers a complex tartness between citrus peel, sparkling wine, bretts and a note of vinegar. This impression gets enhanced, due to hay, wet grass, tree bark, earthy mushrooms and a mineral quality. Sweeter, fermented grapes blend flawlessly into the funky character of the beer, among a well pronounced foundation of straw and wheat. Has a lower carbonation with an almost smooth mouthfeel, due to soft water and a medium body. Begins with bread, minerals, unripe citrus pulp and hay. Old, fermented white grapes become recognizable during the middle part, revealing not only a fruity note, but also a mellow hop presence among sweeter turning malts, still providing a decent amount of earth. The beer got a sparkling wine aspect to it, leading to a very refreshing, slightly fruity impression, finishing with an enjoyable bitterness and a slick, long lasting citrus dryness. Fantastic beer, with a generous depth of different flavors, while it comes together convincingly well. Exhibits a tart fruitiness, with both citrus and grapes, while hay and wheat build up an incredible soft, enjoyable mouthfeel, through which the flavors can unfold without any distractions. Finishes tart, while not getting monotonous sour, almost like a Belgian sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of bottle at FOBAB 2014, hazy almost milky yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, touch of yeast and doughy notes into some nice white fruit, peach, some slight white wine into a bit of grassy notes. Taste was a mix of nice bread, dough, yeast into some peppery notes, touch of white grape, peach, and a slight tropical fruit note into some grass, herbal notes, finishing slightly tart, slightly dry. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium yellow, fine white bubbles. Nose of clean lacto, honey, light brett, apricot, other stonefruit. Taste of apricot, peach, lacto, brett, light earth, yogurt, medium body, natural fine carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6289) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. This was one of the first stands we visited, and enjoyed their beers why waiting in line for Cantillon & 3Font. Pours a deep hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Mouthfeel is minerals and medium-bodied with notes of lemon, light funk, wheat, sourdough, earthy funk, soft tart character, sour fruit and oak. Lightly dry towards the finish. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10080) - 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 (6571) - 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.


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