Sammy (10013) - 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 (4898) - 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 (14045) - San Leandro, 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 (535) - 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 (3587) - 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 (1852) - 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 (6670) - New York, 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 (4541) - 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 (3257) - 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 (2771) - 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.