emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
brystmar (1310) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon-lime Gatorade powder all over the nose. Soured oaky yeast, grass & earth, some sweet malt + spice as it finishes. Solid.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of retained head. The brett is potent in the aroma, and the taste. Lovely done, tasty saison. Very good drinkability. FlandersNed.
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
brokensail (12508) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Steve_0 (3268) - 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.