KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy tangerine orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white fluffy head that mostly diminished, down to a few fluffy puddles with a large collar and excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a musty Belgian Brett yeast, floral and grass hops and some light grain malts with notes of apple, banana, citrus (lemon and orange) and a hint of honey.
The taste was mildly sweet and a bit acidic with a hints of apple, banana and a touch of honey early on, becoming slightly yeasty with a nice hoppiness and had a mild sour citrus taste towards the end. The flavor stuck around for a nice long while, being mostly of a sour citrus taste with a nice hoppy finish that lingered for a good duration on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with an almost ticklish carbonation.
Overall a very unique tasting Saison, one that has the hops and yeast working very well along with the mild sourness, making this brew and very enjoyable drinking experience...
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle soirée de dégustation avec mes amis campagnards. Un code et une date qui figure sur la bouteille: #1142, 12/18/13. Un liquide blond/doré qui est évidemment embrouillé. Une tête des plus solides et une épaisse dentelle sur nos verres. Un nez bien rustique, légèrement poivré avec un grain frais, des notes citronnées et des fleurs sauvages. Un goût approprié à la saison estivale, bien levuré et épicé avec un petit fruit jaune, des céréales tendres et des petites fleurs des champs. Une sensation en bouche qui est plaisante avec son corps bien aéré. Un arrière-goût frais, fermier et bien sec. Cette bière qui a plus de 6 mois d’âge a perdu de ses houblons mais a développé une belle rusticité. J’aime ce qu’elle offre présentement. Maintenant, je vais tenter de me trouver une très jeune bouteille.
ineedbeer (618) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from 2011. This has been a bit of a cellar cleaning weekend.
Aroma is full of Brett pineapple and tropical fruit notes with fainter cherry pie filling. Medium, spicy phenolic notes with some herbal undertones. Light pear and red apple character and a hint of honey.
Pours a cloudy, golden orange with a big, fluffy, white head of moderate thickness that displays a decent retention as it recedes to the edges. Light lacing and faint legs.
Flavor has a lot more fruit character than the aroma with a moderate pear and red apple note followed by some overripe stone fruit. Moderate Brett character in the aroma with tropical fruit and a more phenolic, herbal and earthy note than in the aroma. Light phenolic spice and moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation; it did not gush, but the foam did creep up the neck of the bottle a bit. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth
Overall, a really nice saison but its just a little rough around the edges. If the flavor matched more closely with the aroma I think this could be amazing, but the fruit notes in the flavor were not quite working with the phenolics.
RRistow12 (215) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with huge white head and tons of lacing. Aroma is grass, hay, belgian yeast and spices. Taste is fairly sweet with minimal to no bitterness. Belgian spices and grains with a slight bit of citrus flavors. Medium bodied with a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Very solid saison.
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rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. hazy deep golden with two finger head. just a hint of brett tartness. a bit overcarbonated. light bodied with some mild funk.
b33r (667) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold/yellow color with slight haze, large fluffly white head, and messy lacing. Aroma has strong grassyness, spices, and yeast. Flavor has nice funky notes, spicy belgian yeasts, bready, and grassy. Very good, a lot going on in this full flavored beer.
llcoolg (7) - - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on rep at Links Taproom in Chicago. Clear, medium hue saison. Crisp taste with a little bit if a dry, tart aftertaste. Very delicious!
Whatup14 (668) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur or translucide, mousse blanche dense, crémeuse et persistente laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de levure, houblon, brett, côté un peu fermier. Goût de céréales, levure, citron, houblon herbal, légère acidité, légère amertume, brett surtout en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.
BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strawberry blonde, this gal, a real personality on ’er too! She clearly grew up working on a farm but don’t let her pretty, girly clothes fool ya. The smell of leather, horseblanket, wine casks, and fresh bread give it away, she’s a damned hard worker. But, lads, she has a sweet side, floral and berries even with a touch of lemon and spice. Might ever get some sourness your way if you’re not careful. Quite enjoyabeer.
sturdywrists (9) - - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Farm barn horse blanket? Horse comforter. Yeast bottle hay easy drink. Bruery successful saison, will again!
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale blond color..substantial amount of head..aroma was slight spice mixed in the wild brett presence..bit of citrus..mouthfeel was the best part here..light bodied but has a more substantial taste profile behind it..really coated the palate well and it seems like the wild funk came out after sitting for at least year and a half or so..lot of taste character that ends with a solid dry finish..pretty tasty saison..worth seeking out and sitting on for a year