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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This culinary delight is a rich farmhouse-style saison brewed with a generous helping of aromatic Turkish bay leaves and a dose of coarsely ground Tellicherry black peppercorns. The wild fermentation is finished off with cultured brettanomyces, which lend a noticeable sour note. As a collaboration between celebrated Louisville chef, Josh Lehman, and the brewers at Against the Grain, this beer highlights the interplay of cooking and brewing in a single glass. Complex, yet refreshing, this beer has a wild, perfumey aroma that prepares the palate for the tangy, yeasty flavor that mingles with spiciness from the spices as well as the phenols produced in fermentation.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft @ CB. Golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lots of bay leaf and peppercorn, zesty citrus and very light barnyard. Flavor is very spicy with more of a saison taste and no real sour or tartness. Medium to light body with active carbonation. This one is very spicy with lots of bay, not really my thing but interesting.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6554) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2016
And so it came to pass that six like minded people met on the 20th day of November in the year of 2016: those six people shared twenty five fine beers. This however was only split five ways: 75cl bottle. Dirty golden pour, weak white head. The nose had a honey lead, some mixed herbs and spices also. The taste was similar yet semi-sour even with that honey like base we all found in our bottle. Strange and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4636) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Richs 7k tasting. Pours hazy pale gold, aroma is honey and prominent assorted spice. Taste is strong honey, bretty funk, peppery spice with a fair sweetness. Decent spicy saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has honey, taste has herbal action, some sage, some honey,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (1008) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1927) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity herbal brett with spices Taste is fruity with some sourness,spices and pepper. Aftertaste is sweet and bitter.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Murky bright straw yellow color. One finger of short lived white head that leaves about half of itself behind as irregular lacing. 1.25 S: When the cap came off, the worry began. My first though was: acetone. The taste nearly confirms my suspicions, but Im still not fully sure. It could just be the bay leaves meshing poorly with the brett and saison funkiness. In any case, it smells terrible. Acetone astringency blocks out any attempt to find something better underneath, but Ill contradict myself and say I can pick up some lemon and brett funkiness. 1.25 T: I gave the nose a 1.25 so I could have some wiggle room to give a worse score for the taste, but alas, it is just as bad as the nose - no better and no worse. Again Im getting acetone as the main flavor. Brett funk, lemon, and pepper follow but as above, its difficult to want to get past the bad to see whats underneath. 3.5 M: The mouthfeel is actually pretty good though. Light and spritzy and dances on the tongue. 1.5 D: I really hope Im right and this is the beginnings of an infection. If it isnt, then the brewer consciously released one of the worst beers ever made. Based on the other reviews here and on RB, Id say its the former. In any case, I tried to contact the brewer, but instead of being a normal company and putting an contact email on their website, all they offer is a hundred ways to use social media to follow their antics. If I was 10 years younger and much stupider Id have a twitter account, but I dont today. BEWARE! It sucks wasting $12 on a single bottle. ★ 1,617 characters DavoleBomb, Oct 09, 2015

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours clean yellow with a small head. Peppery, spicy aroma with bay leaves hint and citrus in finish. Spicy and peppery in taste, also citric. Dry, light bodied with low bitter finish. Very pleasant, crisp, rich saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2260) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours clean yellow, small head. Aroma is peppery, spicy with bay leaves hint and citrus in finish. In taste more pepper, but it is not overpowering the rest - citrus and other spices. Light bodied, dry and light bitter finish. Crisp and flavourfull saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1821) - Besanon, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Belle acidité déjà présenté au nez. Brett et agrumes présents. Corpulence moyenne et finale plutôt courte ce qui est dommage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4876) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but likely from 2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, peppercorn, herbal bay leaf, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy brett, spices, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, peppercorn, herbal bay leaf, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, peppercorn, herbal bay leaf, hay, straw, grass, light leather, and musty funk on the finish for a short bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy brett, spices, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness after the finish from carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced brett saison. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy brett, spices, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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