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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
a ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice.. hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz.. and oh, yeah.. fermented with a farmhouse yeast and 3 strains of Brettanomyces (from our friend Chad at Crooked Stave) to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.. ’Always’ ;7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Thanks to Armin for sharing - turbid gold, fizzy but fairly well sustained head - light mineral in the nose at first, floral notes, very light pineapple Brett notes, very light cobweb/dustiness - full carbon in the mouth - dry, flinty, moderate mineral - dusty, earthy yeast - mild funkiness - light lemon and sage - quite good - note quite as good as the table beer, but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow body with a rather large frothy and fizzy white head. A touch worried about this one, as soon as I popped the cap the head came crawling out. After I poured the first glass I had to fill a second as the head breached the top again. Turns out it’s pretty much OK though, just a bit excited I guess. Smells pretty interesting, can’t say that I get a whole lot of the ’specialty grain’ character from this, it’s so big on the farmhouse yeast and brett that there’s not much sense of the malt at all. There’s some nice floral hops though, which work really well with the brett. I really like the combo of brett and Saaz specifically. The flavor is very dry and full of pixie stick brett character and a bit of cobwebs and dust throughout. I think there’s a bit of an odd perfumy or soapy like flavor that permeates everything that may be from the mix of corn and rice with the funky yeastiness. I do tend to like the hops in here, but I’m not sure the complete mix works for me as a whole. Light bodied and dry with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer for sure, but not sure I’d buy another. I’m always for trying new things and stepping out of the box with recipe formulation, but sometimes taking chances means an occasional miss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Sampled on 2/14/2012 at Beer Revolution. This saison pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, cereal and yeasty. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet, cereal and yeasty. The hops are herbal and spicy. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. A touch dry and funky, with some yeastiness. Not sure if the corn and rice go well with the brett. It’s a weird combination and I’m not sure if it works well. Will need to do some more research. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is cleanand smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2013
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, yellowish pale golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Room-filling typical brett aroma, floral, funky, strawy, hints of bubblegum. Taste is dry to bitter, minimally sourish, bretty, floral, minimally soapy, strawy; lively carbonation, light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Spices, sweet berry fruit aroma tones and a hint if citrus. Saison? Nice clean crisp mouthfeel, with a spiced and hopped beer. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5200) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy straw yellow pour with tight white foam head, funky zesty citrus aroma, sour farmyard funk in the taste with a nice zesty citrus background, slightly metallic must be the brett, some spicy herb action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
750ml capped and waxed bottle with some really nice artwork pours a cloudy golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and grass with some yeast and funk. Taste is a citrus and herbal hoppy bitterness with some grainy malty sweetness and a funky dry yeasty finish. Generous carbonation and light body. Certainly this is a complex and interesting brew, but does not agree well with my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours light gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sourdough and funk aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and sourdough upfront turning to marshmallow and band-aids before the lasting bitter earth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Reviewed from notes. Pours a slightly-hazy straw color with a really nice white head and some good lacing on the way down. The nose brings a slight bit of grain along with some faint floral hops. Light earthy notes as well. The flavor has a nice grainy base along with good hop and yeast notes. The Brett shines through in the finish, which is quite dry. Light, crisp body. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Not often I’m a bit fan of beers with corn and/or rice, but this one is pretty darn nice. Pours hazy dully yellow with a good sized snow white head. The aroma is very floral and buggy with pale malt, earth, dried fruit, pepper and smooth cream - really nice. Medium smooth body with lots of carbonation, but is very frothy and gentle and doesn’t interfere with the flavor at all. The flavor starts with bugginess, herbs, dried peaches, soft spices and grassiness. The finish has a mineral presence that works well with the other flavors and has a very rustic and earthy aspect. Great sessionable beer, but the cost is prohibitive of realistically having this as a session ale.

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