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Swamp Head Saison du Swamp with Brettanomyces

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Saison du Swamp invaded by Brettanomyces
Our coveted saison starts off with a traditional saison yeast, giving it aromas of pepper and white fruits and a lingering finish with a hint of floral hops. To weave some funk into this already tangled tapestry of flavors, we decided to iintroduce Brettanomyces Buxellensis. This wild yeast strain known as "Brett" has thrown in a pleasant earthy barnyard funk. You will also find a refreshingly dry finish with a soft residual sweetness left behind by the orange blossom honey in this funky and new version of an old Swamp Head classic.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, quite tart, bitter fruity lemon, funky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with two fingers of tight white foam. Nose is nice blend of rustic grain, barnyard funk, old leather, earthy yeast, dusty grass and a touch of grapefruit. Palate follows with bright carbonation, nice floral herbal nuances that are well balanced with the funky barnyard, pineapple and peppered spice notes. Clean refreshing finish. Nice lighthanded brett saison !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Swamp Head Saison du Swamp with Brettanomyces ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate to heavy yeasty, barnyard, leather, funky, apricot. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, apricot, fruity, funky, yeasty, fruity tart, light honey, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Sampled @ Hunahpu Day 2014. Pours hazy yellow color with white head. Aromas of yeast and spices with some brett coming through. Lightly funky flavor with brett, spicy yeast and some fruitiness. Medium body with average carbonation. The brett has dried this one out compared to the regular version. I enjoyed this one slightly better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas of brett funk, pineapple. Tastes brings more sourness, not getting the honey. On the thin side too. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 14th March Pours yolky yellow hugely hazy, spicey, tiny bit sweet, quite thick in mouth, tangy its nice but not as nice or sour or tangy as I expected. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3 .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Brett aroma, musty. Taste of pineapple brett, sweeties, haribo. Light sweet and sour. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...golden yellow amber ... small white head ... soft dry zezty lemon fruit nose ... dry funk ... ligth floral lemon fruit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a tasting glass. Pours hazy, light golden with a white head. Aroma of honey and sweetness, brett, pale and caramel malts, and some spices/light fruits. Flavor the same with a good blend. Average texture. A pretty good saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (599) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to DrewFace. Pours golden yellow with nice white head. Aroma is mix of yeast, malt, and mild brett. Taste is light, refreshing, midly tart. Very drinkable. Taste is even lighter than the 7% suggests. Could drink it all day.


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