Wernst (3) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011 does not count
This is an excellent saison. It is worth every penny of 22 dollars. The appearance is perfect gold, and has a nice yeasty with fresh meadows taste Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2011 Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy pale yellow with no head. Aroma of spices, lemon zest, barnyard funk, coriander, yeast. Flavour of barnyard funk, tons of yeast, lemon zest, spices, citrus, light hops. Palate medium bodied, many flavour layers. mcberko (18389) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2011 750mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy golden orange with a big white head. Aroma of complex yeasts, including brett, big barnyard funk, orange zest, citrus and pronounced dry hops. Flavour is very complex, with tons of spices, lots of yeast, big barnyard funkiness, with more secondary flavours of orange and lemon rind, considerable dry hoppiness and some citrus. Spicy finish. Very high carbonation. I shouldn’t have split this as it never gets tiring - I could’ve drank several bottles of these to myself and still crave more. The best saison I’ve ever had - just amazing. thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 Bottle 06872 of 2011 batch. In the past, prior to having this account, I dranl a great deal of this. it was much more available Prior to this batch, lingering for months after release. This beer helped Kansas City learn that you could expect and want so much more from a beer. At least for me. Beautiful dry hopped aroma that mingles with some brett funk. Taste is a sharp combination of the scents woven tight. citrus, lemon grass, earth, and subtle funk. Beautiful light copper hay color with rocky head that leaves decent lacing. Some chunks of yeast hang among fast pacing rising bubbles. Complex earthy taste that has elements that blend so well and become one combined taste. Elegant hop, lemongrass, citrus bite, that meets distinct brett flavor. AMAZING.
2012 as the final beer in a Saison tasting. Aroma is bar none. Such an amazing integration of funk farmhouse and dry hopping.. Just bright. Taste is no exception. I stand by all ratings.... Simply the best I’ve had. degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hay gold with a cream-colored, coarse-grained, high head. Check the nose, and there’s the funk -- enough to make Bootsy Collins feel right at home. Aggressively dry and spicy on the tongue, followed with a citrusy roundness -- the funk stays with it, and remains on the complex finish. This is something else, and I think I like it.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Aroma: the unmistakable kiss of brett hits the nose right away, lightly funky with lots of citrus. Lemon is a big player, also some orange, pils malt notes, very nice floral and spicy hop aromas, crisp tartness.
Appearance: straw-light golden color, slight haze, very thick white head with good retention and lacing.
Flavor: lots of lemon and orange citrus, earthy and lightly funky brett with a pleasant tart bite, slightly grassy, spicy hop flavors, everything a saison should be.
Palate: light-medium body, very high carbonation, and completely bone dry finish - fantastic.
Overall: easily one of my favorite beers, great saison funkiness, nicely done with the brett, and excellent fruity/spicy characteristics. This one is hard to beat. Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Aroma is lemon pepper, brett, earthy notes. Pours a vibrant yellow. Taste is funky and spicy with a really dry finish. Pretty tasty. Nice citrus presence. ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/27/11
Dogbrick (13376) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Aroma: The nose yeast, bread, grass, citrus, orange, spice, malts, and a little bit of funk
Appearance: The pour is a mostly clear golden color with a foamy white head and good lacing
Flavor: Tastes of bread, citrus, and bitter orange flavors, but the brett/funk is much stronger in the taste
Palate: Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel, and a long dry, bitter and funky finish to it
Overall, this is a pretty interesting beer. The nose doesn’t do justice to reveal the bitter and funkiness that comes out in the flavor of this one. Anyway, this is a very solid saison with an interesting yeasty-bitter-citrus-funk character that I didn’t describe that weel, but that is kind of hard to describe any better than that. Trust me though, it is worth trying.
Happened to be in KC on release day and snagged a 2011 bottle. The beer pours a slightly cloudy bright yellow-orange color with a medium thick and creamy white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and herbs. Medium body with a partly funky character of semi-sour fruit, yeast, grassy hops and spices. Surprisingly no pine tar. The finish is tart and fruity with a lingering farmhouse funk left behind. Great entry level type Sour beer, enjoyable all around. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Funky, earthy aroma with a prominent brett character that compliments the earthy saison yeast very nicely. Hints of grass, straw and hay along with some zesty, peppery spice and crisp, light fruit, especially apple and pear.
Medium bodied and heavily carbonated at first with a funky, earthy brett flavor that adds dryness, complimenting the saison yeast characteristics. Nice bready yeast presence with hints of coriander and pepper along with some apple and pear. A nice amount of sweetness to counter the dry brett and grassy notes. Crisp, refreshing and very easy to drink. Very good.