HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2/27/13 that has been cellared at 50 degrees since I bought it at the brewery. Served in a bulbous tulip. Vigorous carbonation lifted the crown cap off the bottle when I opened it. I feared a gusher but the liquid stayed in place. Itís clear that this thing wants to open itself and Iím grateful the cap held. The carbonation is no less apparent on the pour. A gentle pour into an angled glass still only accommodates about 2 ounces of liquid that helplessly sits underneath five fingers of pillowy, rocky foam. Funky Brett aroma is noticeable half a foot away. Horse blanket, yogurt, along with fleshy stone fruit make up the nose. The taste is a band aid and yeast fruitiness with a touch of funk on the end. Itís not as dry as I had expected and is actually a little slippery in the mouth. Balanced and flavorful. I suspected this would drink well now and that suspicion was confirmed. I donít think additional age will hurt this. Itís got good bones. My only fear would be exploding bottles if any more carbonation forms inside this beauty.
Reynolds314 (3105) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice heavily funky bretty saison. A bit medicinal and super funky. Very dry throughout. Billowing carbonation and some pepper, cloves, and other spices.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the shit, donít really taste the peppercorns but itís pretty and dry and pretty awesome,
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on: 2/27/13
Appearance: Very pale, straw-hued, almost milky body with a tall, expansive, lasting white head.
Smell: Lightly malty on the nose, hinting of pilsener. Spicy, stinging phenols, sourish lemon juice, Granny Smith apples, and a childís whisper of butyric acid.
Taste: Predominately pils malt upfront, lightly sweet, with touches of grain and hay. Burst of lemon, green apple. Light tartness. Floral menthol vibe riding atop a low tone of raunchiness. Faint spiciness, not discernible as being a product of the peppercorns or not. Dry, very airy finish from the high level of suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Highly carbonated, crackly in the mouth.
Overall: Itís good, itís refreshing. I would prefer a few tweaks here or there; perhaps a mite less carbonation. Donít get me wrong, Iím not asking for the fat, flabby, languid saison you usually see shuffled out of American breweries doors, but, if each pour and every sip is like dealing with a foaming soap dispenser, then, what good does that do me? Hmm?
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. lighter golden pour, huge pillowy head. Bretty, pear, green apples, pepper. very nice saison
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brett. spicy flavor. fairly bitter. murky pale straw. big white foamy head. tartness. light body. brett flavor dominates.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super foamy bottle poured nothing but foam at First. Hazy golden yellow with a super thick white head that we floated a cap on. Aroma of sweet fruit and funky hay and wild yeast. Taste of sweet fruit with lemon zest almost barley wine like with hints of pepper and a slightly funky barn yard taste. Mouth feel is thick and sticky like a barley wine with a funky slightly bitter finish. Overall very interesting beer that was a touch on the sweet side.
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djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a cloudy yellow with paperthin head. Aroma is a strong brett and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with sweet fruit, brett, and light spice in the finish. Good
mixmasterob (1019) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Badly over carbonated bottle. Pour a lively cloudy golden color with a huge never ending fluffy head. Let it settle for a bit. Big spicy hops, lemon, multigrain bread, old books and a touch of funk in the aroma. Really nice. Flavors were lemony with a nice spicy and citrusy hop character. Lots of yeast and grainy malt. Mouthfeel was prickly to begin with but settled to a liveliness that lends well to this style in my opinion. Wow, this was super solid after it settled and was drinkable. One of the best American Saisons Iíve tried.
crossovert (10320) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Multi-grian style saison. The maltiness isnít super complex but it is pleasant. YEastiness is there.