ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. This one fuckiní gushed on me; so to stave off any potential losses, I had to pour some into a pint glass, as well.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of sediment floating about. The head is very frothy, and due to me having little choice regarding an aggressive pour, ends up towering at four fingers high, with a corresponding offwhite shade. The head seemingly retains forever, leaving behind an incredible amount of lacing in my tulip. Frustrations of being unable to drink this immediately aside, this one is extremely beautiful.
S: And the aroma is quite intriguing, also. It starts off with a grassy note, before transitioning to crisp apple/pear/grape esters. I also notice touches of rye malt, helping to accentuate the spice qualities more strongly. I donít notice a massive amount of brett funk, but itís there. Horse blanket, bro.
T: What I notice most strongly on the opening is a combination of spicing and rye malt. The two combine to offer notes of cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, peppermint, and black pepper - dare I compare the flavor profile to a saison crossbred with a winter warmer? The finish is where the brett funk starts to come into play. Initially only offering a bland grassy tone, it grows and accumulates on the palate, developing strong rustic qualities. General fruity esters lurk around the body nondeScriptly; I wish they were more vivid here in lieu of all the funkiness. This is my biggest problem - the funk comes off too strongly at times, creating a slight imbalance. I enjoy the complexity, though.
M: This one is a bit heavy. It doesnít necessarily make the beer hard work, just not quite as quaffable as it could have been. Iíd call it quaffable, though, because itís pleasantly dry without any annoying booziness. I canít really judge carbonation too much - when you have to wait 10 minutes to take a damn sip, I doubt there would be much of it left.
O: I know I had a lot to nitpick here, but this is a genuinely well crafted saison thatís quite unique. It just doesnít really hit all my preferences in a saison (I prefer a simpler, hoppier interpretation like Tank 7). But if you like funk, this is a must-try.
Douberd (4309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bruery Terreux Saison Rue) Bottle 750 ml as The Bruery Saison Rue, bought from De Molen bottleshop a couple of years ago. Served into a teku, ABV 8.5%
Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with good activity in it. Tall biut frothy off-white head, with average retention.
Aroma has light malts, old wood, light citrus, kind of medicinal alcohol, yeasty notes, light pepper.
Nice taste, mostly sweet Iíd say, with malts, floral notes, apricot, wood, alcohol.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.
glennmastrange (2567) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate bread and cereal for the malt, light lemon for the hops, moderate dough and musty for the yeast, with notes of banana, white wine and vinegar in the background. Head is large, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky orange/amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a lively carbonation and a tart finish. This beer has all the Saison qualities youíd expect but thereís a subtle savory side as well. Top notch stuff.
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lasting white foamy head atop a clear copper coloured body. Nose of yeast, spice and lemongrass. Tasty lemony front with yeasty dry finish. Good stuff.
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up because it was sour and was from california. Solid beer overall though i feel like rye and bertancomyces clash together.
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from misterburd -- cheers! I waited on this one about six months to let it develop. Disappointing: the brett and rye donít assert themselves much, and despite all of the complicated tasting notes this just tasted like kinda random, malty homebrew.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite sweet and a little boozy. There are some tart notes as well. Decent.
Ferris (10546) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap room - Light grassy and sweet notes with a touch of pepper. Clear gold with a decent white head. Peppery, lemon and some yeasty notes. Bitter finish and OK.
Stylurus (13) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber bottled 4/11/14 . Aroma of spices and grains. Nice amber color with a small-bubbled head. Carbonation is tingly on the tongue. This beer was hoppier than anticipated due to its age. A stronger alcohol flavor and % than Iíd desire. I was also hoping for some tartness.
milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hype exceeds the brew. Aroma is modest Brett with little rye. Relatively clear Amber for an unfiltered ale. $11.99 for 750 ml was too expensive.
murran (520) - - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Super nice aroma of fruit and a little funk. Taste is as nice with hayish tones paired with a little fruit.
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