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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (942) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Light and yellow poured from 750. Sightly tart throughout. Bubbly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
As "OH Face!".
Cloudy yellow color, off-white head. Funky, brett scent. Sweet, sour taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 ( thanks Brad!) poured a cloudy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk, citrus, pumpkin, cardomom, pepper and light leather. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, corinder, cardomom, pepper citrus, yeast and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry lingering funky spiced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy pale orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is lavender, black pepper, coriander, fruity esters, cardamom, oats, earthy hops and Brettanomyces. Flavor is malt forward with heavy spices, fruity esters, Brettanomyces, oat, rye, and wheat malt with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.


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