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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The malt bill of this late 1800’s inspired Belgian ale consists of a combination of barley, oats, wheat, rye and spelt. For the fermentation we use a blend of Saison yeast with three older Brettanomyces strains. This beer aged on lavender French oak Chardonnay barrels. 6.5% ABV; pH 5.2; rare.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bright lemon rind pour with one finger of crackling white head. Herbal nose with notes of lavender and lemongrass and an ephemeral acidity. Spicy/peppery flavor with lavender and a musty herbal character. Tart and spicy on the finish. Light dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
At Avery Sour Ale Fest 2013. Hazy golden with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is very floral with perfumey dandelions and hibiscus on the nose. Flavor hits the dandelion note a little hard, alongside some eccentric bretty dryness. Very full but very dandelion-y.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1310) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Lemon-lime Gatorade powder all over the nose. Soured oaky yeast, grass & earth, some sweet malt + spice as it finishes. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(750ml bottle #228 barrel #TBB1-6B thanks Kevin!) cloudy gold, ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of brett, rye, coriander, spicy, pumpkin, wet wood. Taste of pumpkin mash, tart and spicy, rye, very unique, peppercorns, funky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of leather, florals, pepper, coriander, and earth. Flavor of lavender, brett, citrus, pumpkin, coriander, pepper, and rye with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Lots of retained head. The brett is potent in the aroma, and the taste. Lovely done, tasty saison. Very good drinkability. FlandersNed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Thanks to the kind soul who brought this to the Thursday pre-Hunaupu tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is grain with yeast, funk, brett pineapple, brett barnyard, pumpkin seeds, earthy spices, and some mild floral notes. Flavor is huuuuuuge brett- brett pineapple, brett funk, brett barnyard, and some spice, yeast, and sweet malt. Medium in body and very interesting for the style. This one is fourth dimensional when it comes to depth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12508) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow pour with a white head. Really nice lemon aroma. Quite tart with some pepper spiciness, nice floral qualities, grass, and some sweet bread. Nice funky flavor to this. The lavender is pretty well pronounced, lots of tart lemon, mild malt flavor, and some grass. Good peppery spice, some orange peel, and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours light peach from a bottle with a small soapy head. Nose is really brett forward, kind of wet pavement, chewy vitamins, and light sulfur. Mouth is oddly integrated despite a weird, sort of unpleasant collage of flavors. Lots of those chewy Flintstone vitamin things, sulfur powder, metal, wet stone. However, fairly tight, at least these unpleasant flavors are refined. Feel is good, sharp and fizzy upfront and soft and washing throughout. Overall I don’t like it very much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy golden-color with a big, fluffy white head and decent lacing. Huge lavender, coriander, light spice, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, brett, biscuit, grass, straw, a touch of lacto, and vanilla in the aroma. Taste is tangy, spritzy, huge lavendar, citrusy, lemon peel, light biscuit, straw, grass, and big flowers with a lightly spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really nice floral saison with a huge lavendar and vanilla presence. I could see how this one may offend people, but I kind-of dig it and it’s great to see a brewer making a sessionable saison.


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