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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison-Brett, based on our very popular Tank 7, is assertively dry hopped, then bottle conditioned with various yeasts, including Brettanomyces, a wild strain that imparts a distinctive earthy quality. Though this farmhouse ale was given three months of bottle age prior to release, further cellaring will continue to enhance the Brett character, if thats what youre after.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Hazy peach pour with a big frothy head- nice looking brew. Aroma holds some definite bretty funk, yeast, orange peel, clove and other spices, and some really nice floral presence, presumably from the dry hopping. Flavor is magnificent; awesome earthy and bretty notes mix beautifully with a citrus and nectar fruit quality. Also excellent spice and yeast presence. Palate is wonderfully drinkable, but still complex, for a bretted beer. Excellent stuff, my favorite saison so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Beautiful pure golden pour nice sticky head. Aroma is such a smooth sour funk little grassy and floral with notes of lemon zest and citrus kicks. Soft carbonation very sweet semi sour cherry funk finshes tart and pretty dry. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pretty HAzy Golden pour with an enormous frothy head. Aroma is flowery hops, sour brett funk and some lovely light yeastiness and fruity esters such as lemon and orange. Flavor is fruity, some lemon zest and orange peel. Also, Earthy, sour notes are present, nice brettiness. freshly funky, fruity and crisp. Yumm

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Courtesy of craftycarl21- thanks dude. Hazy golden pour with gratuitous white froth that forms a web like lattice of eye pleasing funken glory. The aroma is bursting with juicy brett notes, grassy floral notes, earthen dankness, fruity dough, farm, pasture, and a citrusy hop profile. Flavor is like nothing Ive ever had before. Massive fruit notes manifest in mandarin, pineapple, and nectar. The brett character is pleasantly tart and earthy with backnotes of herbs. Palate is fluffy and pillowy, but quite full for the style. The finish is juicy and moderately slippery. Best. Saison. Ever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Appearance: Poured a cloud, vibrant yellow gold with a sudsy white head. Aroma: Light citrus and funk. The funk was like rain water and rust. Taste: Spice, metal, and dry and fruity yeast. Mouthfeel: Fizzy and full. Overall: Really good, well crafted, and would probably enjoy this in warmer months, with the beer slightly more chilled than I had it (65-70 degrees I think.)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1196) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Huge foamy white head. Aroma is very very similar to 1 year old Orval. Flavor has more fruit, more twang, and more bite. The bite is a little too much, which is really my only problem. The bite seems like a combination of alcohol, tartness, and maybe minerallyness. The tart could be fine, but with the other too mixed in, it is a little much. Maybe it just needs a year or so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Picked up at Pike Street Beer and Wine. A little pricey, but I have been waiting to try this thing for quite some time. Nice haze orange with a rather fluffy head that fades away SLOWLY. Nice looking saison. Lovely lemon sour funk with some brett aroma. Some nice light fruit aromas, maybe even a little acidic/citrus fruits are noticed. Lovely aroma that is decently pungent. Wow, a fairly carbonated beer. I wish it were a bit smoother. I do like carbonation in some beers, but I am deciding whether or not this is pissing me off. Funky fruit aroma with the brett hitting your taste buds throughout the experience. Lemon/citrus sour arent really coming through, but this is not a sour. Some grass flavors going on here as well (going towards the lemon grass). Fairly nuanced flavor, but I have had better saison, and for a better price (would insert smiley face but not in the mood). Overall, pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2009
I am fortunate enough to have this bottle available to me in the Twin Cities. This is No. 7391 out of 13,400. Pours a real cloudy orange with a massive head. Its like the movie Twister in the body of this beer. A massive tornado of bubbles swirling around up from the bottom of the glass. Its hard to smell the beer through the head, but what aroma is there is quite pleasant. The taste is kind of citrusy with a slight sourness. Quite good. There is something about this though that just doesnt jive with me though, but on that note Im not too well versed in Saisons.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1417) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
750 mL bottle (93/13400, 2009 batch 2) served in tulip- poured a 75 % cloudy sunbeaten orange color, hearty carbonation, frothy white head formed and tried its best to lace. Aroma of various citrus, hops, and a mild note of brett. Hits the mouth with a light flowing body, malt is very light, various spices (pepper and allspice- my guess) come rolling in the middle along with some citrus, finish is very dry and has a slight acidity from the hops. Although Im not crazy about the style, and detest anything with brett & is liimited production, even I have to say its decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle 6597. Beautiful color with supreme head - dense carbonation. Hops were noticeable in aroma but not too strong. Flavor is sweet, spices, light fruit, and some bitterness - quite complex. The high carbonation yields a pleasant mouthfeel. Very nice.


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