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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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3.7
hawthorne00 (3957) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Bottle. Hazy gold with a large off-white head that collapses but never disappears. Aroma is very bretty, with lemon, orange blossoms, melon, anise, cherries, pepper, prickly ash. Taste has some cherry sweetness, flowers, mild earthy tartness and peppery bitterness before a dry and bretty finish kicks in a fair bit earlier than I’d like. Lingering floral and woody notes are there too. There’s lots of good things here - like the potpourri at the very end - but the brett is overbearing and tedious. [3.4] Stoppered the bottle and tried the rest the next day. Things have mellowed a fair bit and the brett is much less intrusive, although still a bit excessive.

4.1
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
bottle 11/25/11. hazy golden color with a soapy white head. vinous aroma with a ton of strange goodies behind that.... concrete/minerals, bretty business, spicy, mustiness, wood, florals, pineapple, orange and mild pale maltiness. the flavor is equally as intriguing... round and fruity but with a mineral dryness. very well balanced. dry, crisp and refreshing. 8/4/8/4/16+

4.3
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle sent by 12many.
Strange, unique, intriguing. This is the first time I’ve ever encountered an aroma that smelled "cold." I know that sound odd, but it’s cold in a way similar to menthol or mint. Aroma is also heavily yeasty and funky. The flavor and aroma, both of which are great, are vastly different from each other. Flavor is as complex, with heavy floral and citrus, brett funk, lots of juicy citrus hop flavor, all culminating in a very dry finish. This is easily one of the more unique beers I’ve had in a long time, but quite excellent. I don’t really care if it technically fits the profile of a "saison." I’m looking forward to drinking my other bottle.

3.9
Idiosynkrasie (7539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 15, 2012
750ml bottle. Hazy orangey amber colour with a small frothy white head. Intense brett aroma, accompanied by decent oak, spice and fruit notes. Taste is also ruled by brett, spices like coriander, clove, orange zest remain in background. Complex, with a variety of aromas, but for me with too much emphasize on the brett.

4.1
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
750ml bottle split with mcberko. Pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Flavour and aroma match - some barnyard funk, orange, coriander, white wine, lots of tropical fruits, Belgian yeast. Full bodied. Not a huge fan of this style, but I see why it is appreciated by many.

3.7
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Maybe the best Anchorage beer I ever had. A nice floral and sour aroma. Notes of corriander, ginger, cloves fruit. The finish is a peppery sour. I liked it.

4.3
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
In short: A crazy amber wild ale (very wild) of great complexity. That simple. Superb.
How: Bottle 750ml, a few times. This bottle consumed 4 months after bottling, bought in a store and also received from TURDFERGUSON
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a large off-white head with good retention
In long: Nose is bursting with musty brett over fresh apricots and freshly cut oak. For the wild beer lover this aroma is borderline hypnotizing. Taste is very wild/bretty with horse blanket and kind of other stuff synonymous with rustic-wild. A smooth body with soggy bready malts and soft cookies. Fresh apricots, some white grapes, fresh pineapples, fresh pine-tree, garden flowers. There is a very mild sourness, a moderate tannins presence and a medium piney/fruity bitterness with resinous undertones. But mostly the beer is just crazy wild. Wicked beer. I drank my two bottles and crave for more but it’s sold out in Vermont so I don’t what to do, I’m desperate, I whish I was at work right now, there is a Help button in the elevator.

4.1
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
20120408 750ml bottle from, eh, I forget... Honeygo, I think. Didn’t have high hopes, but this gamble paid off huge! Hazy dark golden color with big white lasting head of tight fine foam. Some visible eff. Aroma is lovely, flowery, herby Brett and sweet tropical fruit salad with pineapple, mango, starfruit, and mild vanilla. Somewhat vinous, crisp and verdant as if I’m drinking the spring. Nice layer of complexity from the wood, but not so much to be obnoxious. Very much enjoyed this refreshing, but strong saison, but for three times the price of Helios, well, too bad Anchorage isn’t closer, but I’ll stick with the Victory model in the future.

4.2
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 8, 2012
drank 1/30/12 from notes. Nice pop,good head,funky fruity nose,cloudy golden color,flavor strong sour and bitter at same time, finishes like orange peel,very different, very nice. I want to try this one again.

4.6
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
hazy golden nice white head decent retention ok lacing... tart lightly fruity aroma, some stonefruits, vinous in a very light way, lots going on... Big Big flavor. fruity dry tart, great flavor, pinot doesnt shine, some light light vanilla notes, complex... Medium body dry finish...


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