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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of Brett is dominant with some notes of rustic malt and some citrus notes and some vinous notes as well. Taste is a complex mix between some Brett notes with a dry aftertaste mix in with citrusy hoppy notes and some vinous notes which work very well altogether. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Again lots of flavour that are very well balanced. My only complaint and it is a minor one ifs with the amount of Brett used in every of their beers they tend to have a similar taste profile.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
750ml bottle $14.99. These Anchorage beers arent cheap but Ive had good experiences with Bitter Monk and Galaxy IPA so Im becoming a believer. Orange-yellow color, small but visible head ans a bit of lace. The nose is really incredible in how intriguing it is. I knew right away I liked it but I just have to keep inhaling away to try and figure out what I smell. Its sort of perfume, candy, a touch of brett hiding in the back, slightly earthy, slight touch of alcohol. Great aroma. The taste is pretty damn crazy too, sort of sweet, dry, some orange, pretty good. I must say these Anchorage beers are quite unique and while they seem expensive at first they are actually priced less than Russian River and about equal to Jolly Pumpkin and Id say the quality is not questionable. Cant wait for the next batch of Bitter Monk. Serving type: bottle 12-08-2012 05:23:32

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jool (198) - - MAR 7, 2013
Bouteille 750 mL. Orange trouble. Nez vineux, levures sauvages et effluves citronnes. Bouche semi-huileuse, tannique et sche o se mlent levures sauvages, crales et citron. Bonne prsence en bouche.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3/4/13. 750mL bottle from Binnys in Bolingbrook. Shelf walez, bro. Hazy orange pour with a billowing khaki head that cuts fast but lingers in a film and ring with a ton of lacing. Tons going on in the aroma - herbal and floral aspects with big citrus and tropical hop aspects, Brett, wood, and a touch of tannins. Rich flavor with a lot more tartness than the aroma led on, more floral and hoppy aspects, wood, wine, spice, tannis, Brett, funkiness, bitterness, and a lingering dryness and hop kick. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Cloudy gold pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma has lots of fruity funky brett, but in a pretty mild way, hay, lots of floral and citrus hops, hints of untoasted oak. Flavor is pretty amazing, nice funk, lots of berry, vinous and citrus notes, sweet cereal, lemon grass, sweet floral notes and just a hint of oak to the finish. Light to medium body with a slightly creamy entry turning juicy from there out to a slightly more dry finish, with some light, but sharp and blanketing carbonation. Really amazing stuff, right up there with my favorite Saisons, possibly the best I have had. Easily the best at hiding a high ABV%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Medium yellow mostly clear with big white head that dissipates. The aroma is not huge but is very nice brett, some vinous notes, The flavor is tart, funky, barnyard, Brett, somewhat metallic, a certain rich fruitiness from the pinot noir barrels I guess, and yeasty bitter. The finish is long, tart, and mouthwatering. The mouthfeel is fairly light with a bit of prickle and pucker. This is very nice but seems overrated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
27th May 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light. A little dry and slight soft. Light brett and minerals. A little tangy fruit. Light bretty bitterness. The wine barrelling makes this beer. Fresh Pinot Noir tartness. Grapey goodness and dryness. Really well joined up. Belies its abv.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6130) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. A hazy orange body with a big creamy off-white head. Lovely spicy, light funky aroma with grapes. Flavour is a bit sweet with fruity acidity, funk, grapes, complex spiced and some kind of not to obvious bitterness. Medium body and a long fruity, funky aftertaste. A wonderful and complex saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Awktoberfest (395) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Great beer. It's complex and multi faceted for sure. Saison funk with the Pinot noir twist. Fruity, funky, fun. Really easy and fun to drink. One of the early favorites for beer of the year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Batch 2. Pours a perfect orange hazy color with a fluffy white head that lasts and laces the glass. Aromas increase as the beer warms and becomes more and more enticing. Notes of perfectly balanced brett with pepper and saison spices, flowers, light fruit notes, dry and crisp. Palate is full bodied with a nice carbonation, dry in the finish. Flavors of flowers, a light funky barnyard, grass, star, hay.


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