Blackberry Farm Cellar Reserve Apricot Saison

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Classic Saison blended with apricots and bottled with brettanomyces.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (7106) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
750ml bottle. Milky, orangey, pale golden colour with huge, fluffy, collapsing, white head. Sweet-ish, funky, bretty aroma, disguised hints of apricot, a touch of brine, some white pepper, hints of grapes. Taste is dry, funky, bretty, slightly fruity, hints of apricot, grapes; lively to fizzy carbonation. Slightly overcarbonated, brett-dominated, restricted complexity. No improvement compared to the original Classic Saison.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8623) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle from Beergium, bought in January 2017. Hazy dark golden with a fluffy head. Aroma and taste of yeast, brett, malt and some fruit. Lively carbonation. An ok one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (4033) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
@ Basunen 17-1-14: ganska jstig med en liten ton av aprikos. Mycket bubblor helt ok utan att sticka ut.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2017
750 ml bottle. #002. Thanks to Timo A!
Hazy golden color with a big foamy white head. Fruity hops, dryish malt and yeast in the aroma. The flavor is fruitiness, malt and yeast. A bit too fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9860) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2017
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma has apricot, yeast, some bretta notes, citrus. Flavor is citric, sweet apricot, yeast spicyness. Good but a bit too fizzy.
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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Batch 2 750ml pours into the glass 90% foam with a rapidly sparkling golden base underneath. First impression in the nose is strong phenolics coming across as dill pickle and catsup, with a worrying note of fried breading / grease. After some time these odors subside but never seem to be completely gone. Theres more esters and malt to sense after a good 10 minutes left in the glass to breathe, coming across a starchy hay and herbs. What I assume is the apricot emerges as an OJ and catsup / Pruno note, mealy / rotting, vegetal and unpleasant. Seemingly light-bodied with either too much carbonation (if drank immediately in the glass) or too little (if left to settle / breathe). By the fourth pour with a little more yeast in the mix, the unpleasant qualities are muted but still dominant, and the effervescence seems to even out to show the beer how its supposed to be: fluffy and buoyant, sweet and savory with an invigorating oily finish. I had a strange experience with the Cellar Reserve Brettanomyces Saison at about this age, thats two aged brett beers from BFB that smell WAY off.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle. Gusher. Cloudy golden color, massive white head. Aroma of black pepper, cobwebs, dust, attic corners, distant fruit. Taste has funk, dust, soft overripe fruit. Brett conquers all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16442) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, 6.3%. Unclear dark yellow with giant off-white head. Aroma is malt, brett, lemon, fruit and funk. Flavour is malt, fruit, brett, little perfume, funk, little apricot, little lemon, little sour, medium dry and a little citric.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (3241) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a large frothy white head with good retention and lace. Juicy fruits in the nose: Apricot, peach, barnyard and minerals. The flavour has barnyard, dust ,overripe apples and minerals. Medium body, lively carbonation low sweetness, medium bitter. Dry bretty finish. Mild alcohol in the finish. Pleasant, and close to the hibiscus saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47142) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ As Blackberry Farm Apricot Saison ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, wheat, moderate yeasty, saison yeast, apricot, fruity, funky - brett, dried fruit - dried apricot. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, sweet malt, apricot, saison yeast, dried fruit - dried apricot, light funky - brett. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161111]
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