anstei (2273) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2017 Dacrza (982) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
DATE TASTED: August 8, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet... OCCASION: celebrating birthday #37 in style... APPEARANCE: dense, dark amber-brown body with a single-finger froth that settles swiftly to a ring around an island of softened cirrus... AROMA: incredible red wine waft--especially merlot--takes the nostrils by force; secondary fragrant hops with bubblegum yeasts make this an alluring beer to hover over...a bit of cherries and some plum too...complex......PALATE: incredibly dry, warm, full-bodied mouthfeel--definitely worth a chalice and an evening; three sips to thirty sips, just as easy drinking...TASTE: sour but comfortably palatable; deliciously reminiscent of merlot, with a yeasty component that conflates the grape and rounds it... OVERALL: As farmhouse ales go, this is one beauty that made me buy a Saison Dupont on my last shopping trip, if only because the style, when done well, is inimitable; powerful, delectable, alcoholic but sensible in its balance; bought on a whim, this exceeded my expectations...
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours almost flat cloudy rusty amber. Aroma is light vinegar, light acetone, wine, barrel. Body is heavy, sour and acidic, vinegar, rusty, vineous, grapes, boozy, intense. Maltier than younger ones, and not as sour. Palate is long, strongly vineous, light booze, dried fruit. Great balance. Outstanding! CraftBeerNick (2567) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Tap at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 26th April 17. Pours deep red, brown, hazy. Aroma is barrel, vineous notes, wood, you can tell the age in this beast. Taste is massive, tart, but balanced sour and some sweet notes, sherry, vin fruit, wine vinegar, barrel and wet wood, it tastes aged and is a fabulous beer. King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Red (with a little brown) color with foam layer. Grapes and a fruity vinegar nose. Round and fruity body with a smooth and light vinegar touch, little bread, solid sourness and a general balanced woody backbone. Smooth, vinegar and sour aftertaste. Taboada (1355) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Hazy dark amber colour with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is berries, slight alcohol, caramel and sugar. Taste is tart, sour and fruity. Cherry and alcohol aftertaste. Next one please! Cokemonkey11 (891) - - JUN 17, 2016
Keg, 1/3 pint. Pours medium dark Merlot with medium haze. Medium opaque. Thin tan head subsiding quickly. Scent is super dense quadrupal Saison with (I suppose) red grape/Lambic properties. Taste is dense red grapes and sour yeast with a bit of vinegar. It has some sugary sourness like candy and no negative/acidic properties of note. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and slightly tannin with standard density of a beer at this abv. Finish is dry and sticky a little. Great.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2016
375, capped. Pours a cloudy dark burgundy with very little head; dark golden murky edges. Bright vinous oaky nose, showing ferment character (balsamic) and a berry fruitiness. Creamy medium body, nearly still. Oak, blackberries, balsamic, and a bit of strawberry/snack cherry on the mid palate. Pleasant sweet tangy finish. Duracell (35) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Excellent, very complex sour with notes of berries, tannins, oak. Medium sourness very well blended with some sweetness. Very smooth. A fantastic beer! CaptainTilven (191) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
Red amber body with golden reflections; cloudy to opaque; big bubbles and and not lasting foam. Aroma of candied cherry, strawberry, raspberry; vinous perfume, alcohol like brandy; very very apetizing. Full sourness mixed with roundness; oily; not very much lasting but much body; intense taste of fruit : strawberry, prune; woody and lightly astringent; woody bitterness that progressively develops. Very easy to drink despite its high ABV. Very nice with fourme de Montbrison, lamb, and chocolate too. And splendid by itself, actually. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
Une robe qui n’est pas très belle mais qui est loin d’être affreuse. Un nez très intéressant de fruits rouges, de vinaigre balsamique, de bois et de caramel. Le goût est fidèle aux parfums. L’aigreur n’est pas agressante. Les sucres offrent un équilibre. Les fruits de la vigne et le caractère boisé sont appréciables comme tout. En bouche, le corps est de bonne densité avec un jeu faible des bulles et une texture vineuse. La finale de vinaigre balsamique est de qualité. Tout compte fait, une bouteille bue un weekend en très bonne compagnie que tous et toutes ont trouvée très chouette. Inbreak (6132) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
24.05.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival:
No head. Aroma is mild sour-ish, mild vinegar, butterscotch, oak, grass, sorrel, sour berries, caramel. Taste is mild sour-ish, mild vinegar, oak, sorrel, soda powder, sour berries, butterscotch, grass. Medium bitterness, dry slightly acidic mouthfeel. Nice.