marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark golden with a massive off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is also a fruity flavor with a huge yeast presence and a spicy finish. Tastes great. bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Aromas of light stone fruits and barnyard. The barnyard/brett wafted to my nose from a foot away. Med body. It’s tangy. It’s fruity. It’s earthy - really barnyard. Finishes with downright farmyard. I’d a sworn it was a Vinnie creation. It’s brilliant. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend at the Jackie O’s bottle sale on 8/27/11. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, malt, herbs and funk. Herbal flavor with honey, malt, Belgian esters and a bit of tartness on the back end. mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Hazy golden pour with Small off-white head. Light bretts+ citrus nose. Dryish saison yeast and light fruity slightly soured front. Light body. Quick hoppy finish. Nicely balanced. Abv is well masked. Excellent beer. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Saison yeast, fruit, slight pepper, slight fruit, flowers, and a hint of Brett. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of pepper, hops, bubblegum, yeast, pale malt, slight citrus, and a hint of Brett. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Saison yeast, pepper, pale malt, hop, and slight Brett finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy golden orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is very nice and fruity, it smells like lemon, pear, barnyard funk, peppery spice and some apple. The brew tastes like bready malt, funk, pears, apples, peppery spice and some grassy hops. There’s a little more bitterness in the taste than I expected, but that’s not really a bad thing in this case. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and dry with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it. $14.99 a bottle. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle picked up at International Beverage in Grand Rapids last weekend. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a nice golden-orange color with a bit of chill haze that clears up as it warms. Huge, fluffy off-white head sticks around forever and leaves good lacing on the glass as it falls.
The nose starts out with quite a bit of Brett -- nice notes of earth and a bit of barnyard plus some peppery phenolics. Lightly-toasted malt comes in behind that. The flavor steps back a bit, with the phenols taking over a bit and the Brett earthiness falling a bit behind. Same problem occurs in the mouthfeel. Quite dry in the finish. No problems per se, just not as good as the nose would have suggested. Overall, very high quality and probably my favorite in the collaboration series to date. Should age nicely. ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Corked and caged. Nose lightly tart and significantly herbal; mineral with a distinctly Belgian yeast. Pale golden pour with a lacing beige head getting up into the Duvel range of frothy stylability. Golden-honey taste, dry and surprisingly bitter with poorly-masked alcohol. Spicy, yeasty main after the malt and leaves that impression for a while. This is young and not Bretty, but the saison yeast is very prominent and paired well with the hops. I’m happy to see this collaboration, the two cities do have some commonalities. Good fresh, but I’d love to try it in a few years. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, brett, yeast, and faint floral notes. It pours a hazy gold with a small creamy white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with lemon, yeast, and a touch of apple. The finish has light-moderate brett and floral notes. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation. thornecb (5916) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Off-white head quickly dissipates leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Brett aromas. Dry with sweet marshmallow and earthy cookie followed by candi before the lasting mildly bitter hop finish.