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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Saison brewed with spices and aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Batch 2. Pours a perfect orange hazy color with a fluffy white head that lasts and laces the glass. Aromas increase as the beer warms and becomes more and more enticing. Notes of perfectly balanced brett with pepper and saison spices, flowers, light fruit notes, dry and crisp. Palate is full bodied with a nice carbonation, dry in the finish. Flavors of flowers, a light funky barnyard, grass, star, hay.

PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - OCT 18, 2017
750 ml bottle,batch #4 bottled 12/2015, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a white head. The aroma is very vinous with lots of woody notes, oak, vanilla, fermented oranges and some honey. Medium body with a low carbonation and a light to medium bitterness. The flavor is spicy with pepper (the sediment is particularly peppery), orange zest, rose hip, fruit infusion and again lots of woody notes, red wine, oak. Finishes dry and woody. For me with too much barrel notes and a little out of balance.

Aroma: 7
Appearance: 4
Taste: 7
Palate: 3
Overall: 13

Werckmeister (3329) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 18, 2017
0,75l bottle shared by me at Powys. Batch #4, Bottled 12/2015. Orange hazy colour, small white head. smells of ripe fruits, light oranges, musty, light sweetness, marzipan, nutty. very lovely smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, spices, ripe fruits, grassy, lightly boozy, wood, grapes, tobacco, marzipan, nutty, herbal, light apple notes. finishes dry and lightly bitter with notes of spices, wood and grassy notes. very nice and interesting one, very unique, very expressive and complex maybe not the best balance (anymore) but overall very nice beer. 9 / 4 / 7 / 4 / 17

Saeglopur (2326) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2017
Score: 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 14

750 ml bottle, batch #4 12/2015, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Amber, medium hazy body, with a big, fluffy, lacing, light yellow head.
Aroma of herbs, spices, wood, white wine, grapes, sour berries, some tea, some lemon.
Tastes quite similar, but with more dry wine barrel.
Medium, slick mouthfeel mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes dry, wooden, vinous, spicy, a bit fruity, with tea, rosehip.

Good, while I was expecting more. Too much wine barrel and spicy/herbal notes for me, that aren't too balanced in my opinion. Still an interesting beer, really unique stuff, but not how I like a Saison.

gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Bottle (Shared by BVery- Thanks!); pours cloudy light amber with a white head; aroma of yeast funk with some light spice and some citrus and floral hints; taste is yeasty with citrus, a little pepper, and traces of wood; dry finish with a hint of the pinot

thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber shared by Bvery, thanks? Aroma is fine, tart apples. Taste is strange, like dandelion stems (thanks for that explanation Brian). Not sure what happened here.

deyholla (12228) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle share by Brian, thanks! Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of herbal and floral notes with some tonic and a bit of funky grains. Flavor has a funky note with some herbal grains, flora and a light fruit note supporting.

Bacterial (3051) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle shared by Brian, thanks! Golden yellow pour with a white head. Honey apple nose with a dash of vegetation.

BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber from a shop in Juneau. Yellow pour with a white head. Dandelions, rose petals, tannins from the wine barrel. Wanted to like this more.

Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Amber, small white head. Herbal, flowery aroma. Flavor is floral, sweet, herbal. Carbonation is too low.

PanMarek (463) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Dark amber pour with perhaps some reddish tint. Cloudy with a quick, bubbly white foam. Rich, vinegary nose with some earthy yeast (brett) notes around the edges. Earthy, vinous flavors in the middle pick up some (rather muted) malt. The spices, green apple notes and citrus bitterness gives the flavors depth. The flavor is tart, but not as tart as the nose. Medium to light body with restrained fizz. The finish is not as dry as the nose might suggest. The pinot noir barrels give it an earthy depth that takes it to the (relatively) less dry end of the saison spectrum. The 8% ABV makes it more of a super saison and matches the complexity of the flavors. (Batch 24 December 2015)

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