espenra (1015) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
75cl bottle. Bottle #8173. A lively beer. Hazy pale golden colour with an enormous head. Aroma is bret yeast. Fruity. Faint hint of hops. Some bitterness. Flavour is fruity with the bret yeast a dominant part. Medium long aftertaste. Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle from secret summer santa. Thanks! Pours a light, light yellow with a big, airy, fluffy head. Lemon, funk, yeast, spices, wheat, lightly acidic and fruity aromas. Yum. It’s pretty sharp in the flavour. A short, almost non existent sweetness hits the tongue first, before the acidity and bitterness takes over. Defintely wheat like, but not the banana part of it, more the sour part of it. It feels a bit smoked as well. Nice. Light bodied, (a bit too) lively carbonation, but full of flavour so it’s not watery or thin. A nice and refreshing drink, which does smell a bit better than it tastes, but comes together nicely. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2010
A-pours a deep glowing yellow color with a thin bubbly white head cascading down the glass.
S-the nose starts with a light brett aroma, notes of leather and a light barnyard funk, light cheese aroma, tons of lemon, citrus, and herbal grassy hops take over in abundance.
T-the taste is similar, lots of brett, notes of leather, light baryard funk, a fair bit of cheese, tons of lemon and citrus, ripe juicy orange, grassy herbal hops take over in the back, the cheese lingers throughout.
M-medium to full body, well carbonated and prickly throughout but not stinging, crisp semi dry finish.
D-this beer has a huge balance of delicious saison qualities and a solid brett presence up front. very well balanced with each aspect working together with the other creating a blend of flavors that works very well together. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
750mL Bottle. Flowery and peppered aroma of orchid blossom and light buckwheat honey. Light, airy, and intoxicating. Pours a just-off-the-plane slight hazy mid-golden with a rim of mid-whitish. The flavors are so floral and fragrant, fresh and juicy. Tangerine zest, fluffy brett dryness, light cumin-like spice, and some sweet apple sugars. So bright, fresh and refined. Great balance of flowery, peppery dryness and light juicy citrus like malt sweetness. Refined and elegant. BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Intense spicy aroma of lemon, basement aromas, and spruce. Pours with a giant mountain of white foam, hazy golden color, with a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Medium sweetness with med-low bitterness and a nice moderate sourness that drys up the finish rather well, similar to a dry white. Medium bodied with high carbonation and a creamy texture round out this beer. This is the way I like my Brett, complimentary, maybe even a bit subdued, but still there. Overall a great beer with complexity galore.
BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
75cl 2008 Batch 1 bottle ordered from St Louis. Big pop from the cork and a hazy golden-straw color including a large, firm, white head. Nice lacing. Big, busy aroma of banana, citrus sweet & sour, yeast, light hops and brett. Crisp, spicy flavor that mellows out in the middle with some barnyard notes and then finishes clean, dry and bretty! Very well done. hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Spicy with substantial brett funk in both the nose and flavor. Easily the most carbonated brew I’ve ever had, I could not get the head under control to save my life. I gunned it once straight from the bottle out of frustration and the carbonation was so explosive I had trouble swallowing it. This is a truly outlandish brew, not the best saison I’ve had, but a very good one for sure. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Hazy gold with a fluffy white head, lovely funky barnyard aroma, nice puckering taste with spice and a tinge of malt sweetness. Overall a very enjoyable brett beer. piscator34 (2541) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
2009 bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are a great blend of funky brett, pilsner malts, kitchen herbs, and lemon rind. Extremely dry in the mouth, with some savory elements coming into play with the pre-existing lemony hop and funk notes. Some passing similarities to Orval, and an equal in terms of quality too. Well worth seeking out. KyotoLefty (10376) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 Golden orange color, funky citrus aroma, horse blanket. Great head retention, lovely silky pillow head. Lemon and grapefruit in the nose, amazingly drikable, bits of mango and other sweet fruits lying under the sour brett citrus. Almost perfect, really. Amazingly complex, balanced, and drinkable.