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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This traditional saison is brewed using North Carolina grown barley, wheat and rye from Riverbend Malthouse and is open fermented. The beer is then finished with Brettanomyces and bottled. Drink it fresh, or let it age and bring out the funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (880) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
On draft at Wicked Weed. Poured cloudy gold with slight head. Slight skim of head. Lemon tart, orange peel, yeast, slight pepper. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a frothy white head. Cut grass, fruit, and old lemon. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet and funk notes. Ends fairly clean with only a lingering brett note. Easy drinking for a 6.5% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to a trade! Gusher. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is quite peppery with some light fruits a bit of flora and underlying Brett and sweet grains. Flavor has sweet fruits and flora backed by peppery Brett and some sweet grains and biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (937) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Hazy golden pour with a pillowy white head. Good retention. Soft fruity aroma, light lemon, pale grain, grass and a touch of funk. Flavors followed suit with light lemon, earthy hop, cereal, dusty bitterness, dry finish. Lively, prickly carbonation with a lighter body. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (17142) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
6th March 2015
Bottle share gathering at Bruce’s. Thanks to Rocket Rudkin. Hazy gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is crisp and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Dry creamy malt. Dry brett savoury leads to mild orange. Touch of citric peel. Mild grain. Dry and slightly bitter brett finish. Dry and a bit overblown on the brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Thanks to Colin. Light hazed bright yellow / straw coloured pour with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is floral, pollen, straw, light funk, plastic, lemon. Flavour is nice pineapple, lemon, floral, straw grains, tangy, crisp finish. Palate is light and crisp, tangy fruit, high airy carbonation. Super dry finish. Lingering citrus, Brett funk. Maybe a little thin. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle split at Bruce’s, acquired from the funkatorium, 06/03/15. Hazed orange golden with a decent white cap. Nose is citric tinged straw, funk, pissy, grapefruit, tangerine, melon, quite a tropical medley. Taste comprises apricot, straw, light spice, funk, tangerine, passionfruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying clsoe. Decent tropical infused saison, earthy hops, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
It pours a murky dark yellow with a white sudsy head and has notes of a funky Brett yeast, citrus hops and a light hint of a peppery spice. This brew has a nice tart citrusy taste with a bold musty yeast presence and a slight bitter spiciness at the end. www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2785) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. 2014 vintage, 6.5%. Hazy yellow, green tinge, very lightly sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma is musty, some citrus, wet dog, metallic. Body is medium to light, foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is light lager malts, bretty, some metallic notes. Quite a light flavour - was expecting something more punchy. Still, it’s quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. The nose is earthy, bretty, lemon sherbet, must, grape skin, dirt, manure and general filth. The taste is lightly bitter, musty, earth, wood, spice, drying, straw, barnyard, lemon and grapefruit rind with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. I sort of expected more, but still ok.

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