brokensail (13755) - 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 (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 donít like it very much.
Steve_0 (3485) - 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 itís 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 (6509) - 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 (4249) - 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 (2732) - 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 (957) - 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.