sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Couleu dorée paille, col épais blanc. Arôme est fruité avec ce côté fruit blanc dans le raisin, pointe épicée houblonnée et une certain note levure, pas certain que cela soit la même levure que St Somewhere donnat un léger côté brett.
Palais est similaire, et alterne le jeu des tannins entre peau de raisin et brett laissant un profile et fin de bouche sec sur belle effervescence et pointe d’aigreur.
dalekliz (927) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Hand bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a clear light amber-gold. Tart and spicy aroma, of malt, yeast, under-ripe fruits, spices. Taste is spicy and a bit sour, of citrus, yeast, malt. Lingering tartness. Drinkable and tasty. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2009
12oz bottle from tpd975, thanks dude, last of my bottles from you, I’m looking forward to more. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet, yeasty, and lightly fruity. Taste is sweet and light and herbal. All in all a good saison, not amazing but good. Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
Hazy blonde. Farmhousey character. Dry, leafy, lightly fruity aroma. Dry, herbal, lightly fruity. Dry finish. Slightly bitter, with grapeskins. Neat. MeadMe (1694) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 A: Pours a nice light golden hue with a nice tall foamy head. The retention is wonderful with nice chunky lace left all the way down the glass.
S: The aroma is somewhat grassy with hints of wet hay. Grapes and apples come next with hints of spice and yeast.
T: Nice sweet fruit up front with notes of grapes, apples, and pears. A bit of tannis shows up from the grape skins as well. Spice and yeast play nicely together in the middle. The finish has a bit of tart and sourness.
M: Very light with great carbonation. Bubbly goodness that finishes with a touch of dryness.
D: Very good, I would love to sip this one on a hot Florida summer afternoon.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Old rating- thanks retorp for the share. Pours hazy yellow with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruit- crisp grapes, pears, and apples. Flavor is apple, yeast, sweet grapes, and a flowery grapey sweetness that sticks around. Nice saison mix, and the brett is not missed. Another winner. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Pale gold, white head. Yeast forward saison- spicy, floral, dusty- with crisp malt and grassy, lightly bitter hops. The swamp grapes give a subtle, tropical-like, floral, fruity element that works well. Medium body, well carbonated, with a dry finish. Solid saison, can’t wait for bottles of this. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
draft at CCB. thanks joey for the tour and tastes.... pours a hazy golden brown with a fluffy/creamy slightly off-white head.... pears, grapes, and dried fruit compliment the nose with a small degree of musty yeastiness... sweet pear, tropical fruit are found in the flavor with a creamy yet light mouthfeel. very drinkable. this has aged for a few months so i am not sure how it compares to a fresh version but this was pretty tasty. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Clever name! Clear golden orange with thick, delicious-looking head. The aroma is spectacular. Lively, juicy, and fruity with some orange juice, grape skins, custard apple, lychee, and other tropical fruits. Clean, dry finish with a juicy body. Fun, frothy mouthfeel and perfect level of carbonation. The juicy flavors aresweet and dry, like starfruit. Nice drinkable "fake Brett" saison, as Joey put it. Vineous character. Super nice. GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Thanks, Joey. Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is a funky and bready basket of fresh fruit. Grapes and pears with a slight pulpy bitterness. The flavor follows suit. The taste is fresh and funky and slightly bitter from the peels of the scuppernogs. The finish is sweet and fruity, like a fresh squeezed white grape juice. To know this has no brett in it only makes this beer more of an achievement. Great flavor, great funk and fruity freshness. Another great offering from Cigar City.