SirADNielsen (8949) - 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.
daknole (8941) - 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!
jredmond (5259) - 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.
Lukaduke (2059) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with a big thanks to adnielsen !! Pours a rich golden almost copper color with a thick tight foam. Aromas are big and complex... barnyard, rustic earth grain, citrus, lavender and some yeasty spice. The palate follows the nose but all the overwhelming aromas fall in line nicely with a layered yet balanced drinking experience. Nice grain bill holds up to all the accents and nuances caused by all the strange additions ! A pleasure to drink and a big thanks for sharing !
Steve_0 (2542) - 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.
DenverLogan (773) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At private tasting last June. Labeled 4.8% bottle 816, barrel 71313-613. Light gold color. Aroma of sour fruit, bitter fruit. Flavors of rye, wheat, pumpkin, lavender and spices. Overall very flavorful with big lavender and some ginger.
jcnielsen (2005) - 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.
emacgee (3981) - 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.
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared from Philnor Liquors. Yellow and cloudy with a white head. Brett, fruit, wheat, pumpkin, spices. Starts out tart and sour and finishes with pumpkin and spices. Pretty light body with a lingering finish.
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.