durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What is this crazy shit? A 4.5% saison with spelt and Brett and pumpkin and spice? Sounds like a disaster in the making. And yet... bright yellow pour with one finger of rocky white head. Nose shows lemongrass, a garden herb blend, lavender, and some lemony citrus. Taste adds a peppery element and a tartness. Dry and refreshing. Hell yeah. Thanks, Ethan.
reebtogi (5686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle pours a murky orange color with a short lasting fizzy white head that leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is orange zest with some white wine barrel notes finishing with some funk. Taste is an orange zesty tartness with some spice from the grains and a light fruity and malty sweetness and funky yeast finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, quite a complex brew for the style, but something seems to be missing for complete satisfaction, and I can’t quite place it.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nealblind (1680) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy gold pour slight white head. aroma lavender, sage, slight pumpkin it works. Tastes complex grains, lemon, dusty brett, semi sweet.
Leafs93 (2113) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
glennmastrange (2667) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DialSquare (4296) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.