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Belgian Style Ale Brewed With Rye and Brettanomyces Our rustic, deep golden California farmhouse ale is brewed just a few times a year to celebrate the change of the season. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2015) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Pale amber in colour with strong carbonation. Nice aromatic combonation of spice and pale malts, along with a hint of funky brett. The spice note takes on a decidedly rye-like quality in the mouth, along with elements of orchard fruit and yeast. Drying in the mouth, but still medium bodied. A bit heavy in the mouth still, but we probably drank it a bit too young for the brett to really work itís magic. Still quite good as is.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3688) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
(bottle - 750 ml) Golden pour with a ton of off-white foam. Aroma is odd. Very funky and sour with a hint of vomit afterwords. Flavor is dry and sour with a lot of earthy notes and some light sweetness. Very balanced. Just didnít really care for the smell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4394) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours orange / amber with a good sized whitish head. The aroma has lots of yeasty funk and some earthiness, light pepper and lots of spicy saison traits. Medium crisp body with a nice amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor has lots of funk, spritzy saison traits with earthiness and some harshness. The finish is spicy and grainy. A very nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Approximately 10 month old bottle. Pours a super hazy caramel color with prodigious amount of frothy whipped cream consistency foam. Aromas are Belgian candi sugar, Belgian yeast phenols, spices, and leather. Taste is less dry than expected. Still quite spicy. Shares a lot of characteristics with the Orchard White. Touch of Rye that comes off oddly with the choice of yeast...donít know how to describe, but not altogether pleasant. Overall interesting beer. Definitely glad that I gave it the time in the bottle to calm down, though I think it could have easily taken another 10 months or more to get to its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1840) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Hazy apricot in color with a lot of dimpled white head. Aroma is peary esters and spices. Taste is dry and spicy with serious rye into the finish with light herbal or vegetal notes. $12/750

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 1. From the Bottle at Dr Billís Tasting Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2008 Fruit and hop aromas. White head. Bronze coloured rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish. 2. From the Bottle at Breakfast with The Bruery, Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, Denver 18/09/2010 Some carbonation. Malty and spicy aroma. White head. Bronze coloured hoppy and citrus flavoured with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Cloudy copper with a head that is as frothy and big as can be. Nose of lemon, spice, yeast. Flavor spicey up front with spice, herbs and zest of citrus. Can really taste the heat from the alcohol, but what a wonderful suprise in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
[2427-20090807] 750mL bottle. Wheat yeast aroma has some whiskey notes and a mild vegetal base. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Wheatie yeast flavour has some sweet licorice hints and mild grape notes. Medium body is bitter. Really nice, interesting and drinkable.
(c/o Rob, w/ others)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Hazy golden copper, tall spongy thick head. Lemon and light white pepper and juicy orange blossom. Strong peppery and tripel notes on the palate, very spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Holy shit. Aroma is slightly sour- acidic, funky, yeasty, lemon. Yum. Taste is slightly licorice, yeasty, alcoholic, oak, and funk. This beer is a lot bigger than expected by the aroma. I really want to like the taste, but I canít. The taste ruins this for me. So hot! Funky, peppery, alcoholic, dry.

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