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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
75 cl bottle. Ok aroma of spices and Belgian yeast, honey and fruits. Fruity, spicy flavor with a strong yeast profile again. Honey and lemon are there with a bit of tartness from the Brett. The best of the batch today, but I think they need a new yeast strain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Funky pear aroma, as noted in an eariler review. Flavor is sweet and full of apple, pear, white grape and chardonnay notes. Pours cloudy golden with white head that froths up at first. An excellent Bretty Saison!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle: pour a cloudy amber with a frothy white head, aroma has some sour funk from the brett and some citrus notes, taste of honey, some funk but it is pretty mild, might show up a bit more with age, pretty nice saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially huge, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of grains of paradise, wood/dry leaves, clove. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Smells spiced to me, but I could be wrong. Saison-inspired, perhaps, but it’s too sweet and boozy to be a true saison IMHO. The Brett character is a minor player. Overall a nice brew, but the Lente is a superior rendition in all respects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2604) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2009
Bu à la Fête Bière et Saveur 2009, le 5 septembre. Blonde dorée un peu claire, petit collet. Arome d’herbe sucré, notes de petits fruits crèmeux. Goût d’herbe fruité mi-sucré, mi-sûrette, finission juteuse avec une touche amère. Une saison de délice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (1124) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Sample from bottle at Festival bière et saveur 09.09.04 : Dark yellow in color, small sparing head a bit hazy with average carbonation. I smell straw, perfume, pepper, lime, pineapple. This beer is something. Acidity is present but well hidden by it supperb spice bouquet. My hightlight of that day .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Hazy orange, thick sea foam white head. Rustic lemon meringue aromas swirl on undercurrents of funked ginger pears and peppery apricots throughout. Well balanced with textured fruity peppered rye-like tones and hints of yeast over a light dry hoppy funked finish. Medium to full bodied with zesty carbonation. An absolute winner in my book…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
body is orangey-golden and cloudy, head is very tall and creamy like merangue, very light tan/dusty white colored. lots of clingy lacing. lots of fizz up the middle of the body. aroma is white pepper and very citrusy like twisted lemon and tangerine rinds, a little yeast, weak brett, and bready rye malt. mouthfeel is highly carbonated, flavor is tangy dry citrus like dried orange peel, pale and dry bready rye malt, some bitter hop, yeasty earthy dried grassyness/hay. very spicy in the finish like peppercorns. a little citrusy bitter hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2042) - 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 it’s magic. Still quite good as is.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3779) - 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 didn’t really care for the smell.

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