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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A ’Pre-Industry Session Saison’, brewed with pilsen, rye, flaked wheat, flaked oats, spelt, coriander and grains of paradise. Fermented with a blend of Farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces, dry hopped, and aged in Chardonnay barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 21, 2014
375ml bottle picked up at Supermarket Liquor in CO
Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of oak, brett, coriander. Taste is wheat, tart citrus, woody, salty with a dry finish
I really like this, the mouthfeel is a little thin but a great tasting beer. But WTH is up with the wax job? Maybe it is marketing, because with these lined up on the shelves they are easy to pick out. The worst waxed bottles I’ve seen, and that includes New Glarus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Light orange with a small pale head. Aroma is orange juice, hint of spice, some brett funk. Light bodied, fruity on the palate with a nice dry finish. Taste is orange juice, brett, saison spice. Yum.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (115) - - OCT 10, 2014
Cloudy off yellow like apple cider. Aroma of tart berries. Taste is extremely sour and fruity. somewhat like biting into a lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at Colorado Brewers Fest in July. Appearance: finger white head that does not last, golden color, cloudy. Aroma: sweet tart fruit, yeasty tart, light pine. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Taste: sweet fruit int a light tart and sour, with a light bitterness trailing in at the end. Overall, good balance, bit hoppy, but not overly. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pale golden and clear appearance with minimal head. Aroma is earthy, herbal, spicy, peppery and yeasty. Similar flavor, adding rye, light bready malts, oak, fruit and light brett notes. Finishes with some citrusy hops characters. Smooth, crisp and earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Hazy dull amber. Bubbly head. Aroma has a lot of c hop, a few bugs and lots of orange. Soft, fruity body, little bit of diacetyl giving this a bit of slickness and messing with the spicy/fruity dynamic. Ok, but lacks both focus and cleanliness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Farmhouse aroma, a bit better as it warms. Bottle from Jason B. Smooth mouthfeel. Deep yellow with thick lace. Yeasty and coriander.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (891) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
750ml bottle poured a milky orange hue w/ a thin white head. A light fruity Brett aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate sour finish. Tastes are horse blanket, apricot, Brett, lemon, oak, and coriander. Medium bodied, light carbonation, and a crisp finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Lightly hazed golden. Slowly dispersing foam maintains a creamy tiny-bubbled collar. Bright nose of sherbet, lime, vanillin oakiness, and unripe peach skin/lactic acid. Underlying band-aid, horseblanket, and smoky phenolics. Firm carbonation. Flimsy body. Inundation of lactic acid collides with a forceful bite of oak, initially. Fairly stark and astringent in the center, which is exacerbated by the stiff oakiness. Subtle malt bounces with a haylike grassiness, but struggles to withstand the overbearing lactic acic which teems with lemon juice and unripe peach notes rather than a sumptuously juicy and richly vibrant fruitiness. Hint of acetic acid-burn at the back of the throat, as well. Potent phenolics lend nice grip as they unite with the refined vanillin character. Clean but shallow finish is comprised of grassy malt, intensely sour lactic acid and a drying oaky flourish. A little over six months in the bottle and this is overattenuated (never tried it when fresh, but can only assume the brett has gobbled up all the residuals), thus comes across as one-dimensional. In a blind tasting I would have pegged this for a Jolly Pumpkin creation, as it’s well brewed yet overrun with lactic acid and consequently on the hollow side. No glaring defects or anything, though. Nice effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle from Backcounrty John. Decent saison, light lemon tartness, pepper, coriander, mild bretty funk. very drinkable & enjoyable


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