BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pale with white head. Nice big funky aroma, very sharp, brett, lambicy, lemon. Taste is sharp, lemon and funk. Dry, tart and refreshing. Excellent AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Orange clair, presque pas de mousse qui redescend très vite et ne reste pas. Quasi pas de lacing. Nez incroyable de brett. On dirait le nez d’une gueuze l’acidité en moins. Très buvable, ni l’acidité ni le houblonnage (très léger) ne dérange.
Exceptionnel ! zizzybalubba (1873) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
375 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC (2014 bottle, Batch 14). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of orange and lemon zest, mostly, with faint barnyard. Taste offers mild tartness, white wine, and oak. Lingering and refreshing tartness on the palate. Barely recognizable as a saison but certainly notable as an exceptional beer. vjohans (763) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
herbs, citrus, grass, woody, earthy, leaves, cloudy, golden, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, Malin_aiisa (1185) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Rating 250 :)
Red golden, white long lasting head.
Aroma of sourness garden, citrus cest.
Taste sour and a hint of bitter, touch of grape fruit, salt, peach and cellar.
superspak (5685) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
375 ml bottle into tulip glass; Batch 9, 2014 vintage. Pours fairly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, white grape, pepper, leather, oak, light white wine vinegar, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity, of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, white grape, pepper, leather, oak, light white wine vinegar, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness and fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange, green apple, pear, white grape, pepper, leather, oak, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from acidity and yeast spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic, and slightly grainy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible sour saison style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. This had a lot of similarities to many Gueuze I’ve had in the past, but still had nice spicy saison character as expected. A highly enjoyable offering. meyers1023 (94) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2016
This is truly a great barrel aged saison! The complex flavor of oak, funk, and citrus sweetness blend together so well. It has a great balance of tartness and sweetness that makes for a very refreshing beer. caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Firma Bier, 2014 batch 15, large sample. Slight hazy golden to orange color, medium frothy head. Aroma of soft spices, slight peppery, bit autumn leaves, soft citrus fruit and orange peel, bit bubblegum, slight funky. Soft tartness in taste, on the citric acid side like "zure matjes", soft fruity sweetness, bit peppery and spicy. Sticky on the palate. Wonderful. JStax (6917) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
375 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer is a hazy yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma has juicy tropical fruits and herbal notes. Sweet and juicy tartness in the taste. Mild acidity. Medium body and medium carbonation. Really nice beer. KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 750ml Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium honey orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that reduced quickly to a thin layer of foam that was left lying on top, thus producing some really nice sheets of lace.
The aroma had kind of funky odor to it and was of a straw like malt, a citrus hop and a barnyard scented yeast with notes of orange, tangerine, ripe peaches, apricot, a touch of oak and a mild tartness.
The taste was sweet and malty with a nice notes of orange, apricot and hints of citrus from the start, and had a strong yeasty sour finish with just a light hint of a woody fruit taste at the end. The flavor lasted a wonderfully long time allowing for the melding of flavors to relax on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall an exceptionally tasty and refreshing brew, one with a nice fruity sour flavor that most definitely left you wanting more.