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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our tonnellerie series is the perfect showcase of what we mean when we say that we make "wildly traditional bière". Here we have taken our classic Saison Rue recipe, rich with rye malt, and allowed it to ferment spontaneously within extra large oak barrels that previously contained similarly wild beers. After enough time and plenty of wishful thinking, this brand new, earthy, complex, farmhouse ale developed into what was bottled up to enjoy. We find the rustic charm of fermenting a beer in this traditional method is mimicked in the flavor.

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3.7
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Pours a hazy gold color with a small white head that settles into a big ring and some film while lacing the glass. Funky and musty, with bready malts, apricot, earth, grapes, peach, and rye. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a funky, dry, fruity mouthfeel. Good beer.

4.3
superspak (5880) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/29/2015. Light-moderate gusher upon opening. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, apricot, white wine, peppercorn, wheat, rye bread, hay, straw, grass, oak, light leather/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, apricot, white wine, peppercorn, wheat, rye bread, hay, straw, grass, oak, light leather/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount yeast/oak spiciness and slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, apricot, white wine, peppercorn, wheat, rye bread, hay, straw, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nice light-moderate dryness from spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wild saison style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
ryanfolty (2585) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
December 11, 2015 - bottle via membership. Wow, bottle was a gusher, but pour was cloudy orangish yellow with lots of head of course that lasted a while. Aroma was malt, spice and some wood.

3.6
reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
750ml capper bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some yeasty notes and light fruits. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a lemon tartness and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with generous carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a well crafted saison which is not too tart, which I prefer. Recommended.

3.1
ben4321 (6673) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2015
750 ml bottle from Bottle King in Livingston. Fucking exploded everywhere, so that sucks. Lost probably 1/3 of the beer or more and got all over all my shit. Not a good start. Hazy orange color, large head. Yeast and oak aroma, and it tastes the same. Too much carbonation hurts the drinkability. Had it not exploded all over me maybe I’d rate it higher, but I’m having trouble enjoying it after that.

3.7
JStax (7125) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. The beer is a hazy gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is grassy and earthy. Dry, somewhat herbal, fairly bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2015
750, capped. Huge geyser. All over the counters and floor and sink. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Loose creamy white head that goes away quickly. Big spicy nose with lots of peaches and peppery rye and lemongrass. Creamy medium body with lively carb, showing peaches, lemongrass, and peppery rye. Long very dry finish.

4.2
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pineapple, musty funk, muscat, wet oak, floral/nectar. Oak adds a little tannin/structure, creamy mouthfeel. Great length, lingering funk

4
PilsnerPeter (3048) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Tap at Alewife: Pours a light hazy golden with a dense white head that laces. Aroma is earthy with great yeast character. Some leathery phenols and a lavender hint. Crisp body. Very dry flavor. Mineraly and earthy. Slightly leathery. Very dry throughout. A great Saison.

3.9
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle..Pour is clear gold with a large white head. Nose is honey, rustic, biscuit, citrus, spice, grapefruit peel, funky..Taste is grain, funk, spice, honey, citrus, very clean drinking.


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