KajII (782) - 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...
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Storflaskelördag.
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Fresh, spicy scent, yeasty. Fresh, spicy, yeast taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Spicy, yeasty aftertaste.
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Haket Bar. Cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fryuit, spices, malt and hops. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.
hirschb (2) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg- very mild to almost non-existent Brett characteristics. Nice rustic, slightly rough around the edges flavor profile. Probably true to traditional/historical saisons. Hop levels are perfect for the style, very present, but don't overwhelm the flavor if the beer.
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Lemony, grapefruit nose, nice bretty funk is restrained, some yogurt there too. Bright gold, almost pastel, cloudy, with a fine head. More brett in the flavor, a bit earthy, grassy, leather and dust, and more lactic notes. Grapefruit zest still going. Crisp, high carbonation, somewhat bitter finish. Nice stuff. A but dirtier flavor than I hoped after the nose, but still good.
Yorker (1190) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ home (WARNING: gusher!). Pours hazy yellow with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemons, brett, yeast, and spices - with a dry finish.
Ktwse (1996) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy yellow with low frothy white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, citrus, peach, light herbs. Taste is initial wheat sweet followed by a more complex fruit bittersweet, refreshing finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation. Lingering honey and fruit.
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Aroma is good and fruity, Brett, peaches. Taste is strawberries and cream. Light citrus. Good stuff. Very easy drinking.
ametras (403) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy white head. Flavors are wheat, spicy yeast, light funk, citrus and stone fruits with earthy and herbal notes. Light to medium body, high carbonation, thin texture.
SlovakSniper (3169) - 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 (736) - 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.