gopherfan99 (1821) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle that I shared with my friend, Keelan. These Anchorage beers aren’t cheap but if the rest are like this one, I am up for moer. Orange-yellow color, small but visible head and a bit of lace. The nose is really incredible in how intriguing it is. I knew right away I liked it but I just have to keep inhaling away to try and figure out what I smell. This beer sets the standard for complex aromas. Its sort of perfume, candy, a touch of brett hiding in the back, slightly earthy, slight touch of alcohol. After reading the bottle it came to me. It’s the rose hips. The taste is pretty damn crazy too, funky with sweet, sour, and bitter all in equal portions. Unique. Surprisingly pleasant. This one is fit for a very special occasion.
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 (994) - 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 (11597) - 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 (2999) - 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 (10485) - 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 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Amber, small white head. Herbal, flowery aroma. Flavor is floral, sweet, herbal. Carbonation is too low. PanMarek (438) - 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 (3384) - 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 (7233) - 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. fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
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.
Bottle, nice aromas and full body beer, with hints of wood adds more complex flavors to this extraordinary beer. light over carbonated.