deekyn (852) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours orange/honey with almost no head and no lacing. S - this smells damn good. The lacto and ba really shine here. Smells sour. Notes of sweet citrus and yeast. M - low carb and medium body. The front end is nice. Sweet and tart, but the palate and end fall flat. Disappointing. Lackluster end. T - the warmer this gets the better. The front is nice sweet citrus, lightly tart lacto and some barrel notes. On par with many really good barrel saisons, but almost immediately the beer falls apart. The flavor profile dies very quickly to a metallic and cheese funky flatness. O - this beer smells and tastes damn good initially like 4.2, then goes flat. 3.8
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home - thanls to Todd Hannon - thank you very much!. Pours hazy honey yellow with a thin bubbly head. Nose is a special mix of green, fruity, spicy and flowery notes; pine, some apricot, resin, cloves; elderflower and lime peel. Light to medium body with subtle creamy start, sourness kicking through in the middle and ending sweet and medium dry. Fruity taste of peach and pineapple. Bitter ending. Quite special, a typical American saison but with that tad extra - lacto just showing in a slight sour note. This is quite drinkable. ANd lots of taste for only 5.5%. Like it!
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy pale yellow with a small but really nice white cap, good retention and a resilient film. very floral and limey, citrus-lime and minty fresh, almost sprite *TM -like, berry-like fruitiness and maybe a hint of tropical fruits, roses and lilac, dust and soft brettiness, wineyness too, hint of vanilla. bright carbonation, light body - never watery, light acidity - very nice blend of lactic/citric, lime-oriented and grassy-limey finish. very good ba-saison, as good if not more (but fairly different) than the non-ba version.
Minderbinder (1287) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale golden with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, lime. Taste is of fruits, citrus, sourness, lime, white wine. Palate: Light body. Overall: Very good. "Light" but classy. Winy. Very drinkable.
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). From Lurkaholic and shared by czar and mathieuc, thanks! Clear golden/orange with a small persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is really enticing with brettanomyces, white wine, strong lime presence and some peaches/apricots. Taste is of brettanomyces, white wine, citrus, oak and peaches. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Very good barrel-aged Saison. The lime make this one so drinkable. Quite complex too. I love it!
mathieuc (693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice golden with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fresh (minty), fruity and floral. Or maybe it was eucalyptus instead of mint? Oh well, hypnotizing to say the least. Taste is tart and again fresh with nice lemony feel and dry. Body was light, carbonation medium (just how I like it). Quaffable. Overall this was a really fresh, fresh, fresh and refreshing drink and I could drink a lot of this. Awesome!
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More of a muted, subtle and complex use of lacto, unlike the wild super sourness some brewery use.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, golden with a thin head. Awesome aroma. Funk, wood, spices. I’m surprised at all the musty notes I was getting on this with the lacto. But nice acidity with a light mouthfeel. Mild lemon/citrus, other light, vibrant fruits, with a good fruitiness. Could drink this stuff all day.
Gerbeer (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours gold with medium white head. Aromas of oak, yeast, and tropical fruit. Flavors of pitted fruit, vanilla, wood, light bubblegum, and gummy bears. Creamy and tart. Medium carbonation and body. Excellent.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Les Caves, Corvallis. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color. Aroma is delicate yet complex, with lacto and wood shining on nose. Body bright, fluffy and light, decent amount of tartness. Upright do it again!