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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Aged for 9 months in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels and re-fermented with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 10z bottle split with a friend, poured into a Chimay chalice. Serious gusher,have glasses ready! Pours a deep gold with a finger of white froth. Nose is white grapes, lemon zest, and faint brett additions such as wet hay, must, and assorted melons. Taste mirrors the nose and includes hints of oak and light cider under a balanced and satisfying hay-like malt backbone. A highly drinkable saison that showcases Brian’s talent brewing with brett. I hope to see future batches, this one is a keeper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a tall white head. Lots of nice fruit notes such as lemon, apple, and pear. A nice funky and earthy aroma to it, too. Maybe some peach flavor to go along with the lemon, apple, and pear. A mild read, some wine and oak, and a light tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Bottle from jtclockwork. Thanks, man. This pours a dark gold color with a really nice thick fluffy head on top. Sheets of lace stick, and ultimately slide along the sides of the glass. The aroma is really nice. Lots of chardonnay, wild flowers, wood, funky yeast, and a little lemon zest. Going in for a whiff it’s like, mmm, this is going to be good. This is dry, funky, and somewhat sour going down with flavors consisting of lemon drops, white grape, dusty funk, cereal grain, and grassy notes. The chardonnay barrel-aging, along with brettanomyces, really gives this a dry, sour, and wild element to an already tasty base beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Nice floral chardonay sour fruit and light honey aroma and taste with a creamy bright palate and a smooth oaky white wine finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/03/2011. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium thick and frothy white head that burns away slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with notes of yeast and wood. Medium body with a fruity character that has citrus and grape notes. Flavors of yeast and oak as well. The finish is slightly funky with a fruity aftertaste. Good beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
bottle... slow gusher warning... murky dark gold, big bright white head... smells great, vanilla, oak, brett, grass sauvignon blanc more so than a chardonnay... tastes like a nice musky saison, loses a lot of the barrel and sweet notes I was looking for, misses my expectations despite being a good to great saison, vanilla on the finish more grass... crushable at 7%

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. The body is a hazy, glowing, deep golden-orange amber hue. A small but dense head of smooth, off-white to cream colored foam settles to a thin but lasting blanket with a pronounced edge. Rounded flares and trace snakes of lacing mark the glass. Chardonnay barrel influence is immediately apparent on the nose, as it imparts a drying, oaky, mildly vinous character that works beautifully with the peppery, spicy Belgian yeast, dusty, earthen brett, and fading grassy hops. As it warms, the wine character intensifies, bringing out classic Chardonnay notes of honeysuckle and peach skin. I even get a hint of lemon pith. Underlying malts are dry, bready, and super fresh. In short, this stuff smells amazing. I want to take a bath in it! The taste doesn’t disappoint, either. Waves of dried pineapple, dusty spice, woody earth, and dried grass are delicious. Slightly honeyed bread and cereal malt provides a backdrop that lets the spicy yeast shine, yet clamors for attention on its own. Delicious. This body simply glides across the tongue, showing a perfect balance of creamy, satisfying weight and softly zippy, drying carbonation. Just a little less heft would make it feel perfect. What can I say? Another awesome brew from Stillwater.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 amazing green apple, herbs, green grapes, and sweet oak-butter lace through the whole beer. carbonation is big and carries the flavors all over the palate quickly. a touch of diacetyl, but it’s not terribly obvious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from Max’s Taphouse thanks to Brainlair. Pours a hazy orange-yellow. Lots of carbonation and a thick white head. Aroma is dominated by grapes. Nice and fresh and fruity with a bit of funk. Flavor is dry, oaky, and bretty. Fruity with notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Earthy and funky with a bitter hop finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3080) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours a hazy golden/honey color with a huge white head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has tart and funky notes...notable chardonnay...brett is showcased. Flavor is oaky with a note of vanilla...subtle black pepper...not much of the tartness displayed in the aroma...just a hint of chardonnay and a hint of funk. Moutnfeel is silky and somewhat light and the finish is dry and spicy with a hint of charddonay.


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