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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

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Saeglopur (2292) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2017
Score: 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 14

750 ml bottle, batch #4 12/2015, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Amber, medium hazy body, with a big, fluffy, lacing, light yellow head.
Aroma of herbs, spices, wood, white wine, grapes, sour berries, some tea, some lemon.
Tastes quite similar, but with more dry wine barrel.
Medium, slick mouthfeel mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes dry, wooden, vinous, spicy, a bit fruity, with tea, rosehip.

Good, while I was expecting more. Too much wine barrel and spicy/herbal notes for me, that aren't too balanced in my opinion. Still an interesting beer, really unique stuff, but not how I like a Saison.

gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle (Shared by BVery- Thanks!); pours cloudy light amber with a white head; aroma of yeast funk with some light spice and some citrus and floral hints; taste is yeasty with citrus, a little pepper, and traces of wood; dry finish with a hint of the pinot

thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber shared by Bvery, thanks? Aroma is fine, tart apples. Taste is strange, like dandelion stems (thanks for that explanation Brian). Not sure what happened here.

deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle share by Brian, thanks! Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of herbal and floral notes with some tonic and a bit of funky grains. Flavor has a funky note with some herbal grains, flora and a light fruit note supporting.

Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle shared by Brian, thanks! Golden yellow pour with a white head. Honey apple nose with a dash of vegetation.

BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber from a shop in Juneau. Yellow pour with a white head. Dandelions, rose petals, tannins from the wine barrel. Wanted to like this more.

Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Amber, small white head. Herbal, flowery aroma. Flavor is floral, sweet, herbal. Carbonation is too low.

PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Dark amber pour with perhaps some reddish tint. Cloudy with a quick, bubbly white foam. Rich, vinegary nose with some earthy yeast (brett) notes around the edges. Earthy, vinous flavors in the middle pick up some (rather muted) malt. The spices, green apple notes and citrus bitterness gives the flavors depth. The flavor is tart, but not as tart as the nose. Medium to light body with restrained fizz. The finish is not as dry as the nose might suggest. The pinot noir barrels give it an earthy depth that takes it to the (relatively) less dry end of the saison spectrum. The 8% ABV makes it more of a super saison and matches the complexity of the flavors. (Batch 24 December 2015)

Metalchopz (3472) - 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 (7675) - 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.

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.

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