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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2618) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a fizzy honey golden with no head. The musty barnyard aroma leaps out at you as soon as the bottle is open. Some sweet citrus, hay, and oak, too. Full bodied with a sharp but restrained carbonation level. Flavor has the musty barnyard notes followed by sweet citrus, lavender, proseco, and floral. Tart throughout. Ends rather dry. Definitely beat my expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1668) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
hazy gold pour slight white head. aroma lavender, sage, slight pumpkin it works. Tastes complex grains, lemon, dusty brett, semi sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2081) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Thanks to dhatton. Pours hazy deep gold with a small white head. Aroma is barnyard, hay, basement, citrus and oak. Taste is tart followed by sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth with a puckering finish. Very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2647) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Moderate to heavy bread and straw for the malt, moderate lemon and grass for the hops, heavy barnyard and faint basement for the yeast, with proseco, unripe peach, vinegar and wood in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with some slippery spots of lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, and finishes the same. Palate is light to medium, slick with a lively carbonation. Excellent Saison with a touch of sweet fruitiness to balance the tart wildness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12.7 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, oak, Chardonnay character, noticeable Brett character, dry, mild funk, good fruit character with a hint of lavender. This has a nice combination of flavors with just a hint of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2264) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour clear light gold with thin white head. Nose moderate funk, lemon, and some floral. Fairly pleasing nose for the style. Taste nice tart up front, then fruit and floral, lemon, kiwi, white wine, and sweeter. Minimal oak late. Fairly refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from Andersons in Dublin: hazy yellow, thin white. aroma of nice funk, floral, perfume. tastes are moderately tart - herbal, pepper spiced, woody, brett, lemon, floral and funky. moderate dry on the thin to medium palate. I know it’s based on a saison, but just a sour in my book. good at that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle purchased at Crafted Drafts. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of grape, funk, sour citrus, wine and stone fruit. Malty flavor with peach accents with a white wine and tart fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out vinous notes, lots of lavender, and brett. Flavour is complex and cohesive, with lots of lavender upfront, followed by big funky brett notes and white wine barrels. Very spicy, bretty, and complex. Could use a bit more carbonation. Very good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bread, biscuit into a bit of grass, herbal notes with lots of the lavender notes into a bit of tart lemon, oak, touch of lemon peel into a bit of fruit, some spice notes. Taste was a mix of funk, oak, earth into big lavender, a bit of yeast, slight bread into a bit of lemon, slight white fruit, finishing slightly tart, dry.


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