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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A pre-industrial saison, brewed with barley, rye, wheat, oats, spelt, grains of paradise, coriander, and Brettanomyces. Aged in French oak barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (555) - 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 (2219) - 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 (12633) - 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 (8679) - 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 (826) - 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 (2499) - 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 (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle from Backcounrty John. Decent saison, light lemon tartness, pepper, coriander, mild bretty funk. very drinkable & enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Golden color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, pepper, light Brett notes, grain, and citrus. Taste is of grain, light hay, citrus, coriander.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (790) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours light yellow with white head. Smells very yeasty, tropical, touch of brett. HAs a very light feel, pineapple, yeast, touch of brett on the finish. Okay...not great but not terrible.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft. Pale amber. Big white head. Soft fruit and Belgian aroma. Flavour of soft fruit, light chalk and light spice.


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