Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle, served in a Bell’s tulip. Gushed slightly when I opened it (had been sitting in my fridge for a few weeks).
A: Pours a very cloudy deep yellow with some orange hues mixed in. Pure white head, about one finger in height that sticks around for quite sometime. Nice sheets of lace follow me down the glass.
S: Very reminiscent of a wild ale. A nice fruity sourness takes over with a slight bit of funk. Some oaky characteristics follow with a little white wine and green grape.
T: Much more funky yeast in the taste than in the nose. Subtle tartness with a very fine oak. Light white wine flavor as well. It feels as though the barrel qualities and the funky yeast are trying to fight for dominance. Not blending all that well.
M: Light to medium bodied with a nice crisp bite. Well carbonated with a dry funk finish.
O: Smelt like a wild ale and drank like a saison. While it was good, the taste was a slight let down as it felt like the barrel qualities and the funk were tangling to be the front runner and neither really won. The two flavors sat side by side as opposed to together. Still a nice beer though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-11-2011
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a finger of fizzy foam. Lots of toasted oak, vanilla, musty grain and earthy yeast. A bit murky on the palate with lots of wet musty grain, booze, some round oak heavy vanilla, toasted almond, hints of basement funk. A bit bland and lifeless.
JBPortland (1211) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy pale orange with a finger of head. Nose is juicy orange and musty stonefruit with some wet grain, oaky vanilla and soft white wine. Subtle funk. Taste is rounded musty stonefruit and some funky orange, soggy farm grain backbone, low tartness, orange pith, light oak. Finish is dry dusty citrus, oak, light fruity brett and toasty grain.
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this more than enough times to say something about this.
Poured sometimes in a pint glass and sometimes in a tulip, honestly, there really isn’t any difference, here goes.
The appearance had a nice hazy pale orange to brown color with a decent one finger white foamy head in both glasses. There’s even a decent light lacing trying to grace the sides of the glass, but for the most part, the lacing slides right into the body.
The smell, wow, it has a nice subtle spice rolling under a semi-decent sweetened earthy yeasty breadiness which still lies under a fairly decent rustic aroma.
The taste took all over those flavors and just basically wrapped them up tightly but still loose enough to empower a flavoring to enamor pretty much anyone who could possibly ever taste this brew.
On the palate, geez louise, sessionable, holy moley, uh...it sure the hell is. The body, well, I think I got a tad flustered with its sessionability, anyways, yeah, this is pretty sessionable.
Overall, well, where the hell did this beer come from? Geez Louise, I had this several times when I was stationed in Maine and found it in several places back there, but got in twice in a trade and figured, well, I guess I better say something. To anyone who has this in their distro, and you like saisons, please don’t pass this up.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Slightly hazy pale yellow colour with a thin white head. Aroma is white wine, oak, bretty sourness, a tiny hint of fine vinegar, citrus, banana, coriander. Taste is very well balanced with a high sweetness which is contained by a nicely mild bitter end. Oak is apparent in the taste as well. Relatively low carbonation but a nice and not-too-sticky mouthfeel.
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a minimal white head. Aroma is oak, citrus, orange, horse blanket, toasted malty, peppery, vinous. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and light tangy. Body is medium, texture is light sticky, carbonation is moderate. Finishes sweet and tangy.
simmonap (3) - Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Floral notes match the golden amber color. Spices hit the pallet next with a warm glow to finish. Amazing.
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, finally popped this one. golden pour, tropical fruits, chardonnay, grapes, fruity, brett funkiness. pretty sweet. Nice
Pinball (11541) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear yellow, small white head.
aroma is fruity, sourish,, yellow fruits, clearn. flavor is saison, boozy, barrel aged notes.
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody bretty yeasty aroma. Fruity malty woody bretty spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy woody bretty weak yeasty finish.
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is bretty and orange fruity. Smooth fruity, wineous and fruity. Lingering and fruity finish.