swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010, would of liked to try this in a blind tasting so as to be not lead by such large expectations. I was prepared, falsely by my own unpreparedness, that this was going to be an amazing saison. so the sour factor threw me off a bit. Cloudy yellow pour, sour lemon, lots of tartness, earthy/barnyard bretty driven funk. i would love to try again with new expectations. Still quite good
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours clear gold with white head and some sheet lacing. The aroma is bold and assertive with apples, modest sourness, tartness, a modest spicy wood note and some apricot. The taste is punchy with fruity notes of apple, apricot, some pear and then searing tartness to midway. The tartness attains some acidity and gets dry and puckery with a tart bit of a grapefruit like quality.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light gold with a good sized head that wasn’t out of control like some sours. Wet sour nose with some grain or cereal. Citrusy feel to it. Almost like a hefe but soured. Very interesting.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 sample @ GABF on 9/17/10. this was one of my favorites from GABF this year - truly an amazing beer! light golden pour with a big 1 finger white head. huge lactic sour nose with Brett notes, oak and citrus. medium body with tons of sourness throughout. dry finish with layers of oak barrels, citrus, peach and more funk. A world class beer...
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] generously traded to me by douglas88. I owe you for this one!!! I reaaaaaaly enjoyed this beer, and I was quite surprised, but it tasted extremely similar to a sour that I brewed that is now just a bit over a year old. The beer pours a clear golden with an effervescent white head. The aroma is lactic sourness, barnyardy funk that is very reminiscent of some nice Cantillon, light oak, and is very crisp and bright. The flavor is lightly tart, a bit funky, and lightly fruity with absolutely no sweetness and a lot of brightness. Another huge huge bonus is that it is lightly to moderately carbonated - no massive head to deal with or distracting bubbles. I enjoy this one more than Temptation as it has more brightness and funk to it. Just a simply awesome beer.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a towering white head.
S: The nose is quite inviting with notes of lemon, lemon zest, and grass. There is a nice, mild funk and hints of wet oak. Also a bit of spice and yeast.
T: The flavor has a subtle tart lemon flavor as well as some lemon and orange rind, fresh grass, and yeast. The oak is mild but does help to add some additional dryness to the beer. Just a touch of sweet malts and fruits to add some balance and complexity.
M: The body is light to medium with a very lively carbonation that helps add to the perceived dryness.
D: What is it with Utah breweries cranking out some pretty decent beers? I really enjoyed this one a lot, especially on such a hot day.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to footbalm, nyuk nyuk nyuk, for this 750ml bottle that was shared w/ elnadeau & gstoad.
It was a gusher, after those festivities subsided, it was a funky beer with a touch of fruit in the background.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Ditmier for the bottle. Shared at Dog Days of Summer Gathering. Pale yellow pour with a thin head. Sour tart fruity aroma. Taste is tart apple, barrel notes and some touches of hop bitterness. World class saison for sure.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by SuperDave – thanks Dave! Pours clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is sour peaches, vinegar. The taste is unripe peaches, peach pith, light funk. Lighter prickly mouthfeel. Nice.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle many thanks to footbalm. Pours a clear orangish gold, white head. It gushed when I pop’d the cork, but no problems after. Lemon, hay, slightly sweet bread, lightly funky, tart apple, and yeast. This is really good, one of the best around, I love the sourness.