ANZUShophunter (770) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2018
2016 version from corked bottle (it popped with plenty of force behind it) in Belgian ale glass. Pours sunset yellow with billowing white head and aroma of fruity citrus, earthy Brett, aniseed. Quite tasty from the start with a dry finish, transformed a bit as it warmed CraftBeerNick (3122) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2018
750ml bottle from Oslo, at home shared with the BEAST, 10th March 18. Pours straw coloured beer with a slight haze, big fluffy white head. Aroma is Brett, lemon and malt. Taste is well balanced, good dose of Brett, but not over the top, malt, citrus, farmyard, honey. Really nice and drinks below the ABV. cfrancis (3668) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2018
Pours cloudy gold with a medium white pillow. Aroma is sweet brett with citrus hops and light farmy. Taste is a nice dry palate with light sweetness and bitterness from the brett and hops. Great beer, should have bought more. ryanfolty (2662) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2018
March 2, 2018 - 5 year vertical from 2012 to 2016. 2012 bottle number 26345. Clear yellow pour with big head. Aroma was spicy, peppery, and fruity. Taste had lots of pepper and spice. There was light tartness and fruit as well. My rating is based on the 2012 bottle. Interesting that the older beers seemed to have more carbonation and more flavor. wilnatp (730) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2018
Vertical from Folty. 2012 Bottle (#26345), 2013 (on of 4,100 cases), 2014, 2015, and 2016. All allowed for 2 years for “best by”. Big white head on all. Tastes are similar across all bottles; however the spice gets bolder in the older batches as does the carb. 2015 has limited flavor notes. 2014 has good carbonation and broad flavor. 2012 is brighter than 2013. 2016 was missing the bottle neck label - maybe poor quality control on the glue. 2014 has warm spice notes. 2013 may be my favorite with some spice and some brighter notes. 2016 and 2015 have brighter fruit flavor. Spice is bolder on older bottles. More pepper in ‘12. ‘14 is brighter with more lemon and a subtle carb. 15 and 16 and softest and have a brighter note of fruit.
Aroma of pepper and spice with hints of citrus. Slight dry finish
Score above is based on 2013 (my favorite) but would apply to the rest.
tandembrauer (1715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2018 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma of lemon, horse stable, effervescent powder, apples, medicine, metallic. Tastes sweet with some bitterness. Dry mouth feel, highly carbonated. Canmoore (509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2018
Big pop, the cork hit the roof! Pours a hazy orange with a big frothy head. Aroma has notes of ripe fruit, bubblegum, citrus zest, and peppery yeast. Tasting notes include tangerine, peach, crackers, and honey. Quite boozy, but still a great sipper. azzurro (576) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2018
The aroma is a bit lacking for my taste regarding the superior quality of this beer. Although I am not a big fan of the sour-brett new trendy beers, this beer is a definite must try. hawthorne00 (4278) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2018
2016 bottle, just expired. My 200th saison on RateBeer. If this is, or any of them are. Big pop. Clear gold with a large white head that collapses to fat coat. Aroma funky crackery dough, nectarines, old citrus. Fullish bodied, high carbonation. Some toast, lots of stone fruit, some honey, bracken, spices. There's a mellowness to the toast and stone fruit and a coiled character to the spices and bracken that impose at the bitter end. Quite sweet but dries out with gripping Brett, still firm bitterness and little booze. A bit too strong really but there's plenty going on and a fair bit of finesse with it. caesar (7515) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle. Slight hazy golden color, big frothy head. Aroma of some grainy malt, slight funky and bubblegummy brett, slight flowery hop. Soft bitterness, some bubblegummy sweetness. Good carbonation. Well balanced, good beer.