GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
>A Brett expressive saison masterpiecebrokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
[ Bottle ][ savnac ][ 750mL ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ trade ][ 2/1/14 ]
>> Rating #7300 hooray. Pours a neon, glowing, full haze straw golden with higher but not out of control white foam. Nose is immensely expressive Brett C and friends pineapple, sourdough, fresh bakery medley. This has got to be the magnum opus of Anchorage’s quest for an expressive Brett derived house yeast character. Flavor is not too drained from the Brett that can leave a dusty, concrete flavor. Instead we get a clean and buoyant body full of fresh bread and pineapple. Palate is aerated, soft, not harsh and overly dry/drained. So good in every way.
Note to raters below: Do you even saison?
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma is lime, salt, and huge bretty, yeasty aroma. Amazing pineapple, nice biscuit malt, and a light earthiness. A touch bitter on the palate, but really intense pineapple, tropical fruitiness. Lots of lime zest, subtle briny saltiness, yeast, and earthy hops and funk. Nice leathery dryness. Plenty of lemon zest, too. Solid bretted saison, a Michael James 3.2. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours a cloudy vibrant yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of prominent farmhouse notes, a little citrus zest, and some barnyard notes. Flavour brings lots of funky barnyard notes, a little leather, lightly tart / tangy tropical fruity notes and a musty earthiness to it. Lots of depth to this, with a lingering finish of lightly tart fruits. Delicious stuff. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy straw yellow with a rocky, pure white head. Aroma of oranges and lemons, bread dough, musty hay and light spice. Flavor is light and fruity up front with some malt and light spice, there is also a mellow hop bitterness that balances everything out. Medium to light body with active carbonation and crisp, fresh finish. This is an excellent beer right out of the gate, it’s tastes really fresh and the EKG’s are a nice addition. This will probably get really nice with age too if the brett comes in and funks it up and dries it out. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
This one big thanks to my friend Ian! Nose is peppercorns, mustiness, fruits, heavy spices, oddly woody. Flavor is dry and sparkly with fruits, pepper, basement funk. Light dry and a nice farmhouse beer from the land of no farmhouses.
Sledutah (7487) - Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Mike, thanks douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Appearance: Clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Brett, citrus and peppery in aroma and taste. Very nice and easy drinking
Bomber thanks to Mike, picked up in the Great White North. Pours a orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a big Brett funk and almost woody. A nice mellow flavor that showcases Brett with little spiciness, dry, funky at times, little bit of fruity hops. Enjoyable. Great nose. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Golden Straw in color, hazy with a thin white head. Big yeast and malt aroma. Light barrel aroma and flavors. Big fruit yeast and light pepper flavors. One big serious beer. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, citrus, white wine, light oask and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, barnyard funk, white wine and light oak with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Mike. The aroma is fruity, slight hot alcohol, Brettanomyces Brux. The flavor is spicy, fruity, rustic earthy character. A great saison.