Steve_0 (2538) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle - fantastic beer. Barnyard, funky yeast balanced against a nice gingery, cardomom spice with light sweet malts and a tangy acidity. Well balanced and easy drinking, but complex enough to be consistently interesting.
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Andy/Puzzl. Pours a deep hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is fresh, funky Brett, beautifully complex floral notes and light spice. Mouthfeel is fluffy, nearly perfect with notes of Brett, flowers and sweet funky fluffy fruit. Awesome saison.
PhillyCraft (3138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a hazy murked out golden shade with light white lacing. Aromas and taste is lemons, tons of brett, wet wood, rye and light lavender spice. Very woody and vtg tasting brew.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Kind of all over the place--not unexpected with an ingredient list like this--but it actually works. Gingerbread and pineapple tart and matcha; flowers and true cinnamon in the back. Flavor is a touch sloppy, but mostly dry, with the brett helping move things along. Fun stuff.
jcnielsen (2003) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big thanks to adnielsen for sharing the bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with white head. Yeasty, very spicy, heather aromas. Heather, yeasty, spicy, farmhouse flavors.
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #913. Pours a hazy orange-straw with a finger white head. Settles in minutes, minimal to no lacing. Aroma is lavender, herbal, slight vegetal, hints of spice, sour/lactic tones. Flavor is mildly tart up front, fading immediately into pumpkin and citrus tones. Finishes herbal and spicy with a mild bitter/lactic that lingers. All sorts of flavors going on without being muddled. Carbonation is soft to moderate, with a medium body and smooth texture. Finish almost becomes creamy as it warms. This beer is interesting, unique, refreshing, and very tasty. A bit pricey, but I was glad I tried it.
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong lavender upfront in the nose. Brettanomyces tartness also comes through in the nose. Taste is very floral. Sweet taste from the pumpkin and a nice spice note to wrap in up. Tartness lingers in your mouth after you swallow.
daknole (8925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light orange pour, fluffy white head. Aroma is tart and loaded with floral lavendar. Flavor is wonderufl. Yeasty, tart, lavendar, wheat, good acidic backbone, but so soft on the palate. Wow. Great brew!
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF 2012. Jesus Christ, I think I drank a full bottle over the first two nights of GABF. I believe that I had about twenty pours and to be perfectly honest, I was chugging this shit near closing both nights. Maybe it’s just me, but Trinity’s Saison Provisional and this are simply world-class.
Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Tons of funk, spices, light bretty pineapple, and a ton of lavender. The floral element is just beautiful in the flavor and the nose. Beyond the floral element which is pretty strong, is a soft bretty tartness, citrus, light rye, and moderate spiciness. Finishes a bit spicy, floral, and slightly tart. An absolute delight. Despite the high price, I fully intend on picking up a couple bottles for a special occasion. FUCK YEAH.