GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to craftycarl21. Pours a clear, light pale golden. Medium white foam with thicker sheets of lacing. Nose is pineapple, fresh peach, tangerine, sweet cream butter, vanilla. Very mild white wine funk. Taste is bitter, fresh grapefruit rind and tangerine juice. Palate is quenching, refreshing. Really nice overall but I wouldn’t call this a sour or wild. More saison.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of growler thanks to GT, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice stone fruit, peach, some pineapple, touch of orange into some pine, grassy notes into a bit of floral, slight funky notes, hints of biscuit. Taste was a mix of pineapple, pine, tropical fruit into a bit of oak, slight funk, touch of tart lemon, finishing slightly bitter, slightly tart.
drowland (7807) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a good off-white head. Fruity aroma, plenty of Brett, a bit of funk and tart, some lemon, lots of stone and pit fruits... really digging the aroma. Nice flavor, a bit of spice, some Brett and funk, lemon, a touch floral - not as good as the aroma led on. Nice.
czar (7387) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler thanks to tom10101, many thanks! almost clear pale yellow with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. bretts, citrus, honey, floralness, few grainy notes beneath nice wild profile, herbal-grassy kind of harsh and relatively bland finish. average carbonation, light body. refreshing, balanced and nice, finish aside..
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at tired hands with Linh, pat and Janine. Pours a bright hazy yellow with thin white lacing. aroma is grass, hop and funk. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp with notes of funk, hop and grass. Reminiscient of Stillwater’s Premium - very nice, sessionable Brett-infused brew.
nimbleprop (7100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a clear gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose of white grape, hand soap, flowers, cleaning solution. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly tart, heavy white grape, some soap, meyer lemon, cheese rind. Light, dry finish. Sessionable.
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey for the Craft Brewers Conference. Poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma is plenty of tropical fruit notes with some floral character. Flavor is juicy fruit character, fruits, flowers. Some funk character. Pretty darn refreshing.
PhillyCraft (5353) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Tired Hands, Pours light murky straw gold. Aromas are salty sea, beachy yeast, blood orange, and peach citrus. Taste is delicious fruity brett, bitter grapefruit, spicy bread and more earthy tones. Medium body. I love brews that remind me of the shore and you can’t go wrong with galaxy hops. Cheers
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey. Dry and bitter. Tropical and citrus hops. Faint rye spice through the finish. Quite light and smooth.
tom10101 (5005) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler (2 L) 10 days old. Huge thanks to phillycraft for this one! Pours clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is incredibly enticing with tons of brettanomyces, lot of tropical fruits going on there too along with slight grassy notes. Taste is moderately sweet with brettanomyces (less than in the aroma), tropical fruits, slight malt, and moderate to strong herbal finish. Mouthfeel is dry. Medium body. Very good Saison. If it was not of the herbal finish, it would be a beer that I’d love to drink everyday (and a good amount of it!).