crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome brew, wine and brett dominate, it is dry and effervescent, good tartness and funk.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a semi-cloudy gold color with a finger of white head that settles into a ring. Notes of grapes, apricot, peach, bretty funk, and oak. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a funky, dry mouthfeel. Really nice bretted saison.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Surly. Slightly hazy yellow gold pour with a small white head. Spicy and tart, some Brett, and a touch sour. Fruity wine / grapes are up front. Love this!
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2013 (Madison, WI). Pours a well hazed dulled golden yellow hue. Firm frothy offwhite head stays as a good filmy layer. Aromas are firm white wine, oak, gentle funk. Some sweetness, gentle apple and pear. Some mellow citrus, bready elements. A bit of spice. Initial is a touch sweet, bready and floral, a bit belgian with some decent funk, white wine oak, gentle tannic, firm fruity appeal. Some firm fruit, orange and apple into the middle. Mellow funk, tartness. Some dryness, yeast as we move on. Dry and white wine driven, gentle light white fruit feel. Some good flavors. Backend is a bit tannic, funky and dry. Some fruit presence lingers. Neat, quite drinkable wild Saison. Nice wine barrel presence without being overbearing. Nose could use a touch more
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy darker yellow with a white head. Aroma was of cracked wheat, lemon, bretty and wine. Flavor was windy and paltry, with mild tartness. Decent but nothing great.
Loineshawn (3003) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap offering @ fobab. peculiar melon sweetness and citrusy grapefruit. weird veggie note touch offputing. saison characteristics not offered. okay.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Pours lightly hazy golden, with a foamy white head. Nose is lightly sour, with white grape and vinegar. Taste has light yogurt, tart vinegar, white wine, and grapes. Soft and well-carbonated, slick.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Red Cow for Surly Tap Takeover. Sweet and sour nose. Livery assertive aroma. Hazy to murky gold. Quite a bit of funk and considerable sourness. Really nice finish. Outstanding funky saison.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Surly, hazy golden yellow pour, thin white ring of head. Aroma of lemon funk, vinous character and oak. Taste is similar, but a bit muted, faded tartness, wine and grains.
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ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Surly. Clear orange pour with limited head. Aroma was white wine, brett, spice and yeast. Taste was consistent with aroma but also had some light fruit and sweetness that came out in the middle and had a dry alcohol finish. Fruit and sweetness came out in the aroma as this has warmed. Light to medium body with some carbonation.