skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017 cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
25oz bottle, shared at luminarium party ’11, second bottle opened. Fantastic shimmering golden hue, great carbonation. Aromas blew me out of the water, earthy, leather, acidic fruits, and funk, almost made me do a double take thinking this one was a sour. Palate is so severly balanced, a cascade of flavor hits the entry and lingers right through the finish. I found the acid levels to be great, maybe from the wine barrel aging. The palate translated the nose perfect with the outside edge of sour poking through. I think this will age so gracefully, just amazing.
750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ bright glowing neon yellow/orange with a nice white fluffy head and a tad of lacing.
S~ lemony tartness, black and white pepper, bready saison yeast and white wine barrel funk on the finish.
T~ pretty much follows the nose with some floral notes here, probably from the dandelions from Vera Mae. not too much else going on.
M~ amazing carbonation, very smooth, but definitely a little thin...
O~ not bad but definitely the worst i’ve had of the series. i have a feeling these weren’t aged in the bareel for very long. the wine barrel funk isn’t as present as i would like it to be. don’t know why its so thin as well but i’ve never had the 2011 versions of either Arthur or Vera Mae. but the more recent version of Vera Mae is my favorite seasonal saison for sure so this is all very surprising to me. ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup. Originally reviewed 9/1/2013. Pale golden orange. Big white head. Laces beautifully even in the plastic cup.
Wine barre aromal. Yeasty. Some pale malts. Some light fruitiness.
Taste is lightly tart. Very yeasty, almost bitter. Pale malt. Some mild grassiness. Wine barrel is fainter.
Medium high carbonation. Lightly tart. Drinkable I suppose.
Doesn’t reach the heights of complexity that the othet Civil Disobedience beers do, but good. RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, tart grape aroma, taste has some malt action, lemon puff biscuits, some grape, yoghurt, powdery yeast, a hint vanilla. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750ml bottle in a HF tulip. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light tartness, some light oak and wine, some light fruitiness, some pale malts, and floral and lightly grassy notes. Flavor an incredible blend of everything. Average great HF saison texture. A really, really good beer. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Hazy yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of pears, dusty, muldy, sweets and melon. A flavor of yeast, melon, sweets, muldy and plastic.
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pale golden pour with a white head and some haze. Really musty, kind of basement like nose. Grass, apple skin, cranberry, and oak. Yeast, unripe plum, and light citrus. Flavor is kind of astringent. Raw cranberry, oak, and lots of musty funk. Oak, yeast, and chalk. Light acidity of citrus zest. 50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Maltzilla. Clear yellow pour with white head. Muted citrus and floral aromas. Mild but tasty with citrusy/grapefruit hop notes. Biscuit and barrel under tones. Good body and mouthfeel. PhillyCraft (7935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at VT bottle share. Pours murky yellow with massive white head and awesome lacing patterns. Tons of fluff. Aromas are citrus zest, smooth oak, saison yeast, well water, flowers, and grain. Taste is vinous funk, tart apple, barrel, crisp citrus fruit, yeast, and well water. Lots of rustic Arthur is present in this blend. Tiny bubble carbonation and med body. Great! Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Tap at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales 2012 - Hill Farmstead. Pours hazy, yellow-gold with a giving, white foam head. Nose has some biscuity pale malts, tangy citrus fruits, lemon, moderate funk. Light sweet flavor with lots of zippy lemon, further dryish and lightly biscuity pale malts, a spot of wheat, yeast, pleasant funk tang. Light bodied with average to lively, massaging carbonation. Cleansing finish with further brisk lemon, some orange and grapefruit, biscuity pale malts, light musky funk, wheat. Lovely, lovely beer. yourefragile (153) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2013
750 mL bottle. Thanks to a few guys for hooking me up with this. Shared alongside CD 1 and CD 2. Also thanks to Starr for sharing one earlier.
Pours a clear, light golden color with a large, fluffy white head and nice lace. Very fruit and juicy nose, of wine, grape, citrus and light floral flourishes. Flavor is more of a typical saison than nose suggested, but that’s not a complaint. Yeasty spice, earthy hops, slightly funky and some dry oak. Light crisp body with a refreshing dry finish.