mariuspoenari (2969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange, with a small white head. Smells of grapes, brett, vanilla and oak. Tastes like brett, slightly sour and of grapefruit and red wine. Dry, with a sour aftertaste. ciocanelu (2938) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and also has some dank notes. Taste starts tart, fruity, floral. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Light, effervescent body. Really good one, bright, floral and tart. luttonm (6730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2016
At Uber, Seattle. Hazy golden, white cream. Medium sweet brett, juicy aroma. Clean, white wine sweet. Slight fruity medicinal. Touch heavy body. Pretty tasty. wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Aroma is Brett, malts/bread and spices. The flavor is spices, bread/white bread, wheat, lemon/berries and a tart/slightly funky sweet finish. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
hard not to love a saison from these guys since they specialize in them. good as the rest.
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
On all accounts this is an old bottle. I had to dig through Facebook to see the picture of the bottle lineup from when I first got this. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to open it, but the picture was from April of 2013, which puts this at three years old... maybe a touch younger.
I’ve had the beer since then, and it’s a beer I like, but this rating is going off this dust bottle from my basement.
Pours a bright orange with a huge head and nice lacing on the glass.
Goodness this smells good, lime zest, dusty attic & wet limestone basement... very nicely funky and earthy with some barnyard stuff... but impossibly bright for the age.
The flavor is dry and tart... it’s got a really nice depth of rich wine like oak and fruit character. There is some lemon zest, there is some light citrus peel bitterness... there is a little bit of apple... zippy and bright, wow.
The palate is remarkably lively & sharp.
I’ve seen so many Brett Saisons and/or Orval-ish beers age so poorly that I didn’t have a huge expectation here, but this is lovely.
Bottle courtesy of SHIG. Cheers, Shawn! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is Brett- funk, earth, sweet malt, vinous oak, yeast, and spice. Flavor is similar with Brett, funk, earth, yeast, oak, vinous character, and spice (chamomile esque?). Medium to full in body and very memorable for a saison. mR_fr0g (13474) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle pour at Noc noc. Translucent golden / straw coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is lovely blend of saison yeast, bretty funk, and some peach Melba and mandarin fruits. Flavour is composed of light grains, little wheat, straw, bretty funk, peach and mango, tangy orange in the finish. Palate is light fluffy and frothy, semi drying in the finish. Very good. rosskyle (760) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with a white head. Wine orange peel yeast sweet aroma. Medium body. Carbonated. Tropical fruit floral flavor. A little bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JDBaker11058 (2348) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
appearance: hazy orange gold, with a creamy white head and decent lacing. aroma: citrus (orange, lemon peel), white pepper, sharp brett, light barnyard, and some jammy fruit notes. taste: light citrus (grapefruit), raspberry, white pepper, funk, yeasty spice, a sweetness that feels like rose hips, and a general vinous undertone. finish: the funk holds on a bit, with the sharp brett softened by the vinous sweet and sour notes; tail end is slightly astringent. notes: Really enjoyable. Alcohol well-hidden to the point of nonexistence. Another great brew by Anchorage. Split a 750, but it drinks so easy I could have had the whole thing by myself in about 20 minutes. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.