mikkopen (1191) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2017
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, thick white head. Dryish spicy aroma with distinct sourness from the Brett, some citrus and berry notes. The taste is sweetish fruity at first, with earthy and citrus notes, and a dryish, spicy finish with sour notes and a little alcohol warmth. Delicious. bubblehouse (1575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2017
This is a really good beer. Great all the way around. Best beer I’ve had in some time. tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild rubber, earthy strawberries, moldy peaches, attic bones. Taste is crisp, fruity tang, spicy. Wet but dusty, fresh but funky, very stylized but super drinkable. Gets better and more interesting with each sip. gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle (2012 #14458); pours cloudy yellow gold with a white head; aroma of yeast funk with lemon, wheat, and pepper; taste is lemony with yeast funk and some wheat notes; dry, peppery finish; really good saison thepatrickman (1452) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2017
2015 bottle (a couple of months past its best by date, but who cares with this style?). This tastes like drinking a bit of history. Brett saisons are delicious, and this is definitely one of the milestones of the style. It keeps a lot of the hallmarks of a saison (more than most chart-topping mixed fermentation saisons) -- its peppery, and very effervescent, and its got a clear yeast profile that reminded me a lot of Dupont. The Brett is present, but its integrated and not overpowering. This would be a great gateway beer for people that are just getting into Brett beers.
balloonbuffoon (530) - - MAY 29, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) 2016 vintage bottle (BOD: 01.22.2016, BBD: 01.2018) - $13, stored in my basement (not-cellared) for about a year, poured into a tulip glass. A very voluminous head develops on the pour that settles down to a rocky formation. I recall there to b quite a bit of foam from prior experiences, but this was a lot atop a golden body. The nose consists of lively sour funk, straddling the line between wildflower and band-aid aromas. This comes on mildly palate that feels lighter than the ABV (although it is apparent) suggests. Finishes dry and see this as pairing well with Mediterranean fare especially well. As far as seasonality, spring seems like the best time to drink this wonderful saison. Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle, caged and corked. Golden, lightly hazed and confused (ha), fluffy white head. The aroma definitely screams "Brett!" Lightly fruity, sweet, funky, and deliciously yummy. Wild but tame, a great classic beer. (#6606, 5/15/2017) rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Pours dark orange, With huge head. The aroma is strong. Has notes of yeast, spices, coriander, sour smell and other mild notes of bubblegum. The flavor is spicy, small twang and sour end with some earthy. the flavor is very complex, hard pick much out end is slightly fruity. Overall very dry nice body. xhophead (24) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
2016. Amazing. Poor cloudy dark yellow/light amber. Huge head, but settles fairly quickly. Funk and apricot on the nose. Very complex on the palate. Apricot shows up again with some funk and sour, nice hop. Beautiful balanced finish. Best beer I've had in a while.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
2015 edition, consumed 23 April 2017. Slightly cloudy, dark yellow pour with thick, fine foam that fades into a rocky cap. Lots of brett mustiness in the nose with some spice, cracker malt and fruity hop notes. Medium – light body with some fizz, slightly slick. Initial sharp barnyard musty taste that quickly gives way to a smooth malt middle and a mildly fruity hop finish. The mineral phenols are muted at first, but as the beer warms they appear and mingle well with the malt. (Is it pilsner malt?) There is a sharpness that is not quite tart or acidic. I think the age of the beer has diminished the hops somewhat, which is fine with me. The 8.5% ABV contributes to the sharpness and leaves a mild burn at the end. A robust, rich saison, certainly in the super category. Much more complex and rewarding than Tank 7. This bottle was a couple months past its best by date. I would be willing to try an even older one.