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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 (5957) - Manhattan, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of oak, tropical fruit, tartness slight funk. Taste is the same but brings out the lavender as well. Slightly sweet tart finish. Well balanced, very complex and all around quite a good beer. Less funky than saison man and has a slight lactic tart finish to it, which is quite nice. Subtle sourness but nice. Really like this as I drink it. Bumping up from 4 to 4.1---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2100) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle from the Beer Authority.

Hazy gold pour, limited head. Aroma belies the sour flavors, slightly herbal. Quite tart for a saison, but initially a bit too much so and not very interesting. I leave this one sitting for an hour or two; upon returning the carbonation is markedly low and the tartness remains but at room temperature it is reasonably enjoyable despite the lack of focus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4021) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, spice, and floral. Taste is tart fruit, funk, lavender, citrus, spice, and funk. Thought a bit too much lavender. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
375, capped and waxed. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with no head, lace, or legs. Oranges and lemons on the nose. Creamy medium flat body. Light caramel with oranges and lemons on the mid palate. Mild citric finish. Not much happening here, really.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2014
750mL bottle at Uber Tavern. Clear gold color, no head. Melony acetic sour beer but not strong. A doable sour, especially for this acetic brewery. Its doable but not refined.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
750ml. Straw filled barnyard nose with hints of funk and grains tossed in spice. Fairly medium bodied but thick with flavor. You can’t taste the pumpkin so much, but the lavender really comes through in the finish. A clever odd one that worked from Trinity...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1365) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at Uber, thanks to Eugene. Initial pours were clear gold, later pours were cloudy (as expected). A few bubbles, but no real head. Aroma: brett, spice (like ... lavender and rosemary), mineral, wheat. Taste: dry and tart. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Overall: The spices and tartness force you to take this one slow. Nice, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1016) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle poured a milky yellow hue w/ a thin white head. Moderate milky bretty aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a bold tart finish. Tastes are lemon, milk, Brett, and light spice. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1172) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with almost no head at all. Aroma is quite sour with berries and wine barrels, as well as tart canned cherries. Full body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with yeast, as well as a rather strange combo of berries, wood and juniper, with a herby finish.


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