Surly Misanthrope Saison
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Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Belgian style Saison aged with Brett in used white wine barrels. Special release at GTMW 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Tap at Copenhagen beer festival... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft funk floral fruit nose... Juicy tart fruits... Light floral salt orange

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (457) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Surly tap room. Pours clear bright golden. Funky Brett smell. Sour taste with wicked dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (1078) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
10 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom. Pours a slightly hazy, orange-ish gold with a small to moderate amount of fluffy, substantial, off-white head. Produces good lacing. Strong, sour smell features scents of apricot, tangerine, hay, brine, and pretzel. Sour, dry taste reminds me of Orval (that is high praise). Spicy flavor: Black pepper. Salt / seawater / brine flavor. Crabapple and apple cider flavors as well. A bit of alcohol noticeable in the taste, but not in a bad way. Satisfying, bready, cracker, pretzel finish. Also mint gum / spearmint in the finish. In addition, finish is dry, as is the aftertaste. Easy to drink. Light to medium body. Crisp and lively in the palate. Complex and interesting overall. It is more sour and has an inferior body to Orval, but just the fact that it can be mentioned alongside Orval is quite an accomplishment. This is a darn good and expertly crafted beer, the quality of which becomes more clear with each sip. 7/4/8/3/16=>3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1440) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
Tap at Surly taproom, I really enjoyed this, I didnt get much saison tastes from it, more of the brett and white wine stuff. while not bracingly sour its a nice tart flavor that is easy drinking and very refreshing like an imperial berliner if that makes any sense. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4303) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at GTWM 2013. Orange-tan body. Foamy off-white head. Funky, unappealing infected aroma. OK, not so far off, approaching authentic. OKish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at Riverside. Poured hazy yellow orange with white head. Sour Brett aroma. Light carb med bod. Sour taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1967) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Tap. Clear light yellow pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of slightly sweet belgian yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet banana-y Belgian yeast, hints of white pepper similar to Cynic and some well balance sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2166) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at surly tap room. Major vinegar aroma also lemon and white wine. Taste is nicely tart. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1650) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Delicious. Pours a hazy apple juice color. Aromas are funk, White wine lemon. Really smooth with just the right amount of sour. White wine, lemon, oak. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Hazed gold, white head. Lightly tart, lemony, dusty, yeasty, white wine hints on the back, some oaky notes. Good.

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