fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy blond color with no head. Powerful aroma, funky, very vinous, fruit, Chardonnay. Very dry mouthfeel, highly carbonated, full bodied; strong flavors, malt, wood, white wine, yeast. Salty. Juicy too, with good bitterness level; warming alcohol. A lot of character for this beer. Very good.
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of dry chardonnay notes upfront, followed by Belgian yeast, some tropical stone fruits, and wild yeast. Flavour is complex and expressive, with lots of wild funky yeast upfront, along with stone fruits galore, and accentuated beautifully by the chardonnay barrels. Finishes oaky and somewhat boozy on the finish from the barrels. Excellent.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, pepper, and clove. Medium body, funky, yeast, lemon zest, spice finish, decent.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, New York. Hazy golden/apricot aroma, small head. Sourish fruity and woody aroma, grapes and citrus, grapefruit, some vinous notes. Tart perfume flavor, grassy, vinous, figs, hay, woody notes, caramel and raisins, some yeast. Complex and really good.
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (maybe 2-3 years). Phenolic nose, smokey and rubbery, with some stone fruit. Clear straw color and very slick. Some gentle initial fruitiness, thin peach, bit it gets sad fast. Medium body, a bit tangy. Good at first sip, but it falls away into disarray. Maybe too old....
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with nice lace. Tart nose of yogurt, white wine, some cocoa, and some phenols. Flavor is medicinal, phenolic band-aid. Pretty gross actually, after a promising start.
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a small white rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of funky brett, alcohol with a light fruitiness. Taste is of light white wine and moderately sweet. Something I could call cacao maybe. Light spice. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Alcohol isn’t too hot but still a little. OK but a bit of a mess. I don’t think this recipe should be rebrewed as is.
czar (7711) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy/cloudy light golden with a nice creamy reviving white cap, nice lacing. lots of spices, lemongrass, lemons, pale spicy honey, lightly astringent booze, white grapes, minerals, very fruity - perhaps pumpkin meat; some juiciness; leathery bretts and other bugs; hint of szeaison yeast - peppery and fruity. foamy carbonation, medium body; semi-sweet and astringent woodsy-spicy finish. boozy scattered saison.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head. Nail polish type funk, sharp tartness like Almanac Pumpkin sour or anything by St. Somewhere, white grapes. Wish washed body, not able to pick up too much, heavy carbonation feel but not biting. Juicy white grapes, Muscat. Hint of Pils malt. No real booze perception.
drjay44 (3406) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml. capped and waxed bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, white head, over a slightly hazy, gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is spice, cereal, light funk,minimal hops....taste is lightly floral honey sweet, with light allspice, ongoing hints of funk, citrus notes, leading to a mild pepper finish, with light hops notes.....mouth feel, light of medium body, alcohol warmth present, light acid, high carbonation. The various and sundry additives pumpkin, candied endive, cocoa nibs, Buddha’s Hand get lost into the various Brettomyces and Saison yeast. The result doesn’t taste bad, but is muddled and has minimal character. Too many good things sometimes do not work. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6