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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Wheat beer aged for 8 months in red wine barrels and refermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle, 04/13/2012. Pours hazy orange gold, thick fluffy head that dies to splotchy foam on the surface, soapy lacing. Nose has saison yeast freshness, fruity aroma, tangerine dominant with vinous undertone, farmhouse funk, sage and other spices in the finish. Taste is again fruity with great, light tartness, subtle lemony wheat and touch of hop bitterness, brett finish. Medium palate bright in the mouth. Compared to the untreated version, aroma definitely improved and very lovely, but taste has lost overall complexity to gain a rich fruity tartness from the barrel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Turdferguson - thanks, Sam! Luminous golden pour with a vibrant carbonation, settling back into lacing around the glass. Nose is really fine, a terrific funky saison (really? a wit?) charged with tons of lemon rind and white sage. The barrel certainly is detectable in the nose but comes out a bit more in the taste, where it is livened by the brett and other spices. Really tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1434) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pours a pale golden yellow and very hazy with a bubbly white head. The nose has hints of oak with a fair bit of lemon and lightly vegital. The flavor is more lemon with a touch of hop bitterness and light oak. There is a fair bit of vegital with a lighter body and high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by willblake at the NJ tasting in his honor, thanks Jon. Poured a hazy bright yellow under a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma starts off rather vinous, oak barrel, peppery and for some reason sage. Nice body with a medium mouthfeel that becomes a bit fuller and fluffy towards the midpoint and soft carbonation. Flavor of lemon and sage, light bread notes, hint of wood and wine. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle shared by willblake at Dmac’s tasting. Pours hazy yellow. White head. Nose is heavy sage and spices with oak, vinous notes, vanilla, funky yeast and lemon zest. Taste is same with sage still dominant but more balanced with the other flavors. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7863) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle, mild gusher. Pours with a hazed yellow hued body with some particles and a large, rocky white head that lasts. Aromas are a bit different from the flavor. Aroma is completely dominated by sage. Green character, chlorophyll even a bit minty. Peppery, mild funk and phenols, tannin, black pepper and menthol. Flavors are quite a bit different than the nose. Tropical fruit esters, tamarind, papaya, herbal and lightly vinous notes. White pepper, sage, grassy, under ripened pineapple. Feels bigger than 6.8%. Pretty complex, mild acidity, a touch minty. Very lively bubbles, mild carbonic bite. A bit too much carbonation for my tastes. Dry with a very mild tannin. I wasn’t a huge fan of the sage dominating the aroma, but nice complex flavors save the taste. Damn expensive at $26.99 a bottle, which makes the chances of purchase again close to nil.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1303) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared at STL RB gathering, thanks you to whoever opened this one! This was opened in the middle of a great-saison stretch of the tasting, and it may have been the best one. Pour is dark straw colored with a small white head. Aroma is intoxicating with notes of sage, light peppery spice, faint tart lemon, and a notes light funky sour notes. Flavor is true to nose but a touch more spice with a lemon pepper finish. Awesome!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
(bottle - sampled at STL RB Gathering) hazy orange gold. Aroma of yeast and spice. For me the sage overwhelmed the other flavors, but some citrus and other spices present.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by vyvvy- thanks for sharing, John! I have another one via trade, I believe from michael-pollack - thanks again, Pollack! Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a finger of white head. Aroma of sage and other herbs, lemon, grass, oak, bread, and tons of farmhouse funk. Flavor of lemon citrus, farmhouse funk, bread, herbs, wheat and grains, and mild spices. Light-bodied, with a dry, tart mouthfeel and medium carbonation. So complex. Loved this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. Awesome! It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was sweet malt with tartness and some oak followed by spice. The taste was similar with a medium body and some oaky vinous character in the finish.


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