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Swamp Head Saison du Swamp with Brettanomyces

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. An excellent brett-ed saison. Cloudy gold. Wild yeast, floral, pepper, lemon, peach, apricot, some hay. Very drinkable. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle sample during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Clear deep golden color, white head. Nice aroma of peppery and dusty overripe stonefruit. Taste has white pepper, funky apricot, attic corners. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. 750ml. Really interesting bubblegummy aroma up front, mild spiciness, leon citrus, mild oak, belgian saison yeast. Hazy golden color. Thin white head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light tart. Solid, interesting saison.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
750, thanks Collin! This was a very fruity, moderately sweet saison. The brett did dry it out a little, I would wait just a bit more, lots of odd things going on but I liked it. Was very interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. 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 (2686) - Gray, 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 (38879) - 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 (3253) - 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 (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. 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.


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