illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle at the May 2012 iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Opaque gold with a white head. Peachy aromas, tart summer fruit, apricots, funky with a bitter finish, light peppercorns, musty/oaky, white grapes, green hops, dry brett, lots of complexity. ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Aroma: pepper, lemon, funky, earthy, lots of fruity esters, vinous, faint oak character. Pours a light golden/straw color, billowing white head with great retention and lacing. Flavor follows the nose well - fruits and spices abound, lots of lemon grape and orange, funky with a touch of oak, spicy hops yield medium bitterness, acidic. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. visionthing (5528) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2012
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Thanks! Hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma of brett, fruit, yeast, citrus and passion fruit. Fruity and funky with a medium body. Citric, bitter and very nice. Excellent saison with lots of flavour. Well balanced and very nice! 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 Arve_Christian (5218) - 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.
hopscotch (11236) - 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! ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
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. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
radagast83 (8446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Date: May 06, 2012
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
Score: **+ /4
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. _angst_ (5008) - 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.