ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very funky lactic nose with strong grapefruit and lemon, lots of apricot. Tate is lightly sweet and lightly sour, flavors are a bit dull, light cotton candy, some citrus and golden fruit juice. Soft with gentle carbonation.
markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared at RBWG. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is shiny brett, some oak, some light vinous character, some sweet malt trying to emerge, and some funk and white wine. Flavor is similar with bretty funk, some light vinous character, some oak, and tartness. A brilliant beer that Iíd love to try again.
JulienHuxley (1705) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by tom10101. Hazy yellow pour with thin white head. Very winey aroma, lots of chardonnay, citrusy, wine grape, orange peel. Flavor is quite winey/oaky lots of oak tannins, orange peel, light lemony notes. Palate is quite dry with smooth carbonation. Quite good if a bit oak heavy.
writerljberg (222) - Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL from Jim M. Thanks!
A: Pours a brilliant gold with 1/2 inch of foamy head. Head recedes to a thin whisp. Lots of bubbles running through this.
N: Lemon zest, yeast, and Iím getting whatís similar to a rubber eraser. Lavender and haystacks. Slight cheesine, some oak, and chardonnay grapes.
T: Sour lemons, floral elements, with a slight bitterness. Yeast is prevalent. Well-balanced with its elements; deft touch. A little vinegar adds an unpleasant sharpness at times.
M: Very dry - which is a good aspect - and itís light. however, it gets a little watery which is both a positive and a negative.
O: A very well done beer with some minor flaws. Has a lot of reasons to recommend it, and I wish I had more.
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, barnyard, yeast, and malt. Tast is lemons, brett, spice, malt, and wood. Excellent!!
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy, straw yellow with some cloudy, white head. Nose is really beautiful, light grapefruit, musty, white grape, hay, grass, yeast, dried lemon peel. Flavor is bright, hay and grass, lemon, grapefruit, light wood shavings, some dried herbs, sour orange. Medium bodied, clean, refreshing finish. Wonderful. Totally refreshing.
beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wax top bottle shared by Tom, thanks. Pours cloudy and very pale yellow in color. Not much head. Aroma is pretty fantastic with dry and brett filled aspects. It is dusty/cobwebby, peppery lemon, lots of herbal and lemony brett aromas. The body was nicely delicate with light carbonation and soft yet lightly carbonate on the cheeks. However, after all the awesomeness I was left alone holding my dick in my hands (really awkward when it happens at a tasting). Flavor seemed to have been stripped away. Sort if an empty brett character. As if the yeast ate away all the flavor and left some dead brett behind.
Steve_0 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Armin. Huge thanks for this one man!!! Pour is hazy yellow with a small white head and great lacing. Big white wine, pears, green apple, oaky, lemon peel, doughy biscuit, flowers, and hay in the aroma. Taste is tangy, straw, green apples, white wine, tart, biscuity, light spice, white pepper, coriander, and a touch of herbs. Light body with medium-to-soft carbonation. Really nice and sessionable saison. Please brew this one again.
adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Stephenís house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a milky yellow, light orange appearance with a white head. White wine, a bit cheesy, sweet grainy, vanilla, light guava, a bit spicy, beautiful aroma. Fairly dry, but quite frutiy, pineapple, lemon, guava, vanilla, a bit grainy, white wine, sweet oaky flavor. So fucken good.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks to Kerry for the brew! Clear/slightly hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big oak, nice funk, vanilla, white grape, nice grape, pineapple, peach notes, going into some slight grass, nice lemon notes, hints of grapefruit, wow. Taste is a mix of nice grass, pine, spice notes up front going into biscuit, bread, nice white grape, oak, touch of peach, pear, finishing fairly sweet, more mango and pineapple notes, very refreshing. This is fantastic.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, barnyard and funky yeast with citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium lactic sourness and fruity esters, spicy wheat, light hops and bitterness wine nites, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.