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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

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4.2
Alexgc (24) - Larvik, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
From bottle cloudy amber. Fruity aroma with a hint of barn yard. Very good balanced. A favorite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Arve_Christian (5114) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
On large bottle from Ølbutikken København Golden ( closing to orange) hazy, good foam Medium/full body and high complexity. Well integrated Brett and spicy tastes. Some integrated hops and fruity aromas. Well integrated alcohol. Extremely enjoyable

3.8
hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle… Pours golden and mostly clear with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is oaken, funky and acidic – lemon, red wine, and dashes of unidentified spices. Medium-bodied with Champagne-like, airy carbonation. Unfortunately, the flavor is mostly spicy and bitter with only traces of the oak, vine and funk promised by the bouquet. Finishes airy, funky, vinous, and then Sahara-dry. If only the flavor had matched the aromatics, this would have been world class stuff. Bottle courtesy of ElliesBrown!

4.6
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Batch #1, August 2011. Rated 21.5.2012. Hazy golden orange with fine head. Fruity, funky, hoppy, spicy. Orangey, dry, complex, slightly tart and superbly balanced and drinkable. A ridiculously tasty saison and a true masterpiece.

3.3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: May 06, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: dry musty aroma, floral and funky
Flavor: dry pale malt flavor, floral hops, spicy, light funk, light bitterness, oaky
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.5
radagast83 (8007) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Split bottle with friends. Poured a semi-hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was floral spice notes, yeast notes. Slight funk. Flavor is yeasty, with notes of spice and a touch of floral and earthy hops. Okay.

4.4
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle shared at my 30:th birthday tasting on May 5 (30 år av Surt). Bottle bought @ Ølbutikken (many thanks to the staff who saved a bottle for me for more than a month). Pours hazy deep reddish golden with a huge frothy and fluffy white head that leaves some thick lacing and trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet, fruity, tiny floral and intense with grapes, cloves, lemon zest, wood, brett, barnyard, plums, ginger and hints of red wine. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny sour and fruity with ripe grapes, ripe plums, ripe citrus fruits, wood, hay, brett, ginger, white pepper and hints of mango and alcohol. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny tart, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with citrus fruits, hay, grapes, wood and hints of pine.

4.6
BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Clear orange / copper. Aroma of bretta, pineapple, toffee, caramel and dried strawberries with sugar. Sour too. Flavour of some yeast, gun powder or fire works, coriander and fruits.Again, the flavour is also sour. Medium carbonated.

4.3
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast esters and Brett, with some tart and sourness, coriander and clove, lemon and other citrus, and a touch of light fruit and some oak. T - Starts off with tart light fruit, Brett, funk, and some lemon and other citrus flavor with a bit of spice. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Belgian yeast flavors with some clove and coriander. The finish adds just a touch of sourness with some more lemon and citrus flavors, barnyard funk, some oak, light tartness, and a bit of spice. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly tart finish. D - Very drinkable. The Brett adds a really nice funky layer to the Saison base that winds up nice and complex and balanced. Finish is really nice.

4.2
sebletitje (10059) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle at "30 år av surt", on May 5, 2012 in Göteborg. Orangée, col crémeux blanc. Arôme de brett qui se mélange bien avec l’usage de barrique de pinot, garde ce bouquet de chêne français le tout est frais et donne une bouquet fleuri très agréable. En bouche, palais léger, vin avec un très agréable fin de bouche fleuri qui met bien en avant la barrique et des notes citronnées, le tout a une certaine douceur de pétales de roses et une pointe de pelure d’orange avec ce profile de vin de pinot. Garde ce profile bien belge avec l’innovation américaine pour faire une saison de haute qualité.


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