Metalchopz (3518) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
Purchased in Montpelier, Vermont. Pours a cleaner golden colour with beautiful carbonation. Gets hazier at every pour. White creamy head, very good retention and some nice lacing. Earthy funky aromas from the Bretts. The yeast shows up with time, adding some balance of sweetness. Hints of roses and cherries. The taste is surprisingly bitter. Was not excepting this for a Saison, but here it is. Some of the orange notes lingers. Some much going on, hard to get the oak barrels used in this one. The nose gets a little more bitter as the beer gets completely cloudy. Quite a unique Saison which is nice to share and sip. AirForceHops (7796) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Sat for awhile in a cellar. The aroma has mild perfume, mild Brett, rose pedals. fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Flavor shows me a mild fruit note upfront before turning to Rose pedals and a mild funky yeast. Mild oak. As I drink it the tartness and spice hints. The beer shows a bone dry texture. Overall, pretty damn nice.
Bottle, nice aromas and full body beer, with hints of wood adds more complex flavors to this extraordinary beer. light over carbonated. MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Love Buzz is the kind of funky beauty I’ve come to expect from Anchorage. It pours light amber - the subtle reddish tint evidently comes from the rose petals used in this brew. Floral, woodsy, vinous, and yeasty aromas. Flavor is deeply complex with bready and earthy yeast, rose, wine tannins, spices, a slight cheesiness, and zesty fruit. Moderately lively feel and quite a bit of bitterness (redolent of fruit pith) for a Saison. The musty elements will be difficult for the uninitiated, but if you believe that rot can be gorgeous, this will exceed your expectations. Clareeses (160) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 Corked bottle. Heavy fruit aroma - peach and strawberry. Opaque amber appearance, mild carbonation. Can definitely taste the pinot initially, though also has heavy cheesy funk. Alcoholic finish. Definitely a sipper...but very unique.
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 1, 2016
bomber, Wally’s @ $12.99. Pours a hazy, soft gold with a medium coarse white head. Dusty aromas of white pepper, coriander, hint of Brett, coconut. Flavor has peppery saison yeast, mild tang of mandarin orange, and a background woodsy vinous element. Body is medium, fuller than most Saisons, probably due to Alcohol and barrel aging. A complex and tasty drink, though I’m less convinced that the final product is greater than the individual parts that went into this. DialSquare (5129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Corked bottle from Kenny Road Market: hazy amber, white-ish head. aroma of musty, straw, floral, tart, lemon - very nice. tastes are orange, lemon, bretty, barnyard, yeasty, light spice, grapefruit acidic juicy, only light wood. thin juicy palate. kinda perfect. ebone1988 (2122) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle shared with Gus. Aroma is pinot noir, clove, spices, tart, really nice. Appearance is reddish golden, hazy, off white head. Taste is pinot noir, tart, dry, barnyard, spices, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, pinot noir aftertaste. Overall, I’m enjoying this very much. tightslice (1435) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA ($18 take-away). Pours a picturesque light golden amber. Aroma is mild funk, light orange blossoms, fermented orange peels, citra hops. Palate is creamy smooth yet crisp. Taste is a complex stew of bright orange, rotten orange, floral orange, medicinal / vitamins, spicy pepper, hops... so much going on that this shouldn’t be good but it works. A rotten potpourri of a beer that is quite glorious. ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
750ml bottle. Clear orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are biscuity cereals, caramel, citrus, melon, oak, funk and pepper with vinous, floral and medicinal notes. Medium body, moderate to good carbonation, oily texture.