Leafs93 (1990) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to dhatton. Pours hazy deep gold with a small white head. Aroma is barnyard, hay, basement, citrus and oak. Taste is tart followed by sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth with a puckering finish. Very solid.
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy bread and straw for the malt, moderate lemon and grass for the hops, heavy barnyard and faint basement for the yeast, with proseco, unripe peach, vinegar and wood in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with some slippery spots of lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, and finishes the same. Palate is light to medium, slick with a lively carbonation. Excellent Saison with a touch of sweet fruitiness to balance the tart wildness.
alexsdad06 (7780) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, oak, Chardonnay character, noticeable Brett character, dry, mild funk, good fruit character with a hint of lavender. This has a nice combination of flavors with just a hint of tartness.
drsordr (1898) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour clear light gold with thin white head. Nose moderate funk, lemon, and some floral. Fairly pleasing nose for the style. Taste nice tart up front, then fruit and floral, lemon, kiwi, white wine, and sweeter. Minimal oak late. Fairly refreshing.
DialSquare (3803) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Andersons in Dublin: hazy yellow, thin white. aroma of nice funk, floral, perfume. tastes are moderately tart - herbal, pepper spiced, woody, brett, lemon, floral and funky. moderate dry on the thin to medium palate. I know it’s based on a saison, but just a sour in my book. good at that.
JaBier (6158) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Crafted Drafts. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of grape, funk, sour citrus, wine and stone fruit. Malty flavor with peach accents with a white wine and tart fruit finish.
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out vinous notes, lots of lavender, and brett. Flavour is complex and cohesive, with lots of lavender upfront, followed by big funky brett notes and white wine barrels. Very spicy, bretty, and complex. Could use a bit more carbonation. Very good stuff.
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bread, biscuit into a bit of grass, herbal notes with lots of the lavender notes into a bit of tart lemon, oak, touch of lemon peel into a bit of fruit, some spice notes. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, earth into big lavender, a bit of yeast, slight bread into a bit of lemon, slight white fruit, finishing slightly tart, dry.
Mep3222 (1047) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of oak, tropical fruit, tartness slight funk. Taste is the same but brings out the lavender as well. Slightly sweet tart finish. Well balanced, very complex and all around quite a good beer. Less funky than saison man and has a slight lactic tart finish to it, which is quite nice. Subtle sourness but nice. Really like this as I drink it. Bumping up from 4 to 4.1---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldMrCrow (2244) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Beer Authority.
Hazy gold pour, limited head. Aroma belies the sour flavors, slightly herbal. Quite tart for a saison, but initially a bit too much so and not very interesting. I leave this one sitting for an hour or two; upon returning the carbonation is markedly low and the tartness remains but at room temperature it is reasonably enjoyable despite the lack of focus.