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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison aged for 14 months in French (75%) and American (25%) oak barrels with Brettanomyces lambicus and Lactobacillus brevis.

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3.7
italianjohn (3139) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Hazy golden pour with a thin white head .... aroma of funky Brett, strong oak, grapes, citrusy and grassy hops, spices saison yeast ..... taste is of funky Brett, dry oak, citrusy and rindy fruits lemon mostly, sour, spicy saison yeast, and grapes ... has a sparkling lively mouthfeel .... backend is dry with lingering oak and citrusy lemon and saison yeast into the finish .... nice fruity flavors, good balance, nice sour and zesty bite

3.7
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Draft. A- Slight funk, mild spices, citrus. A- Gold color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Mild funk, watery, lemon juice. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- The perfect amount of funk for me. A bit unique though. Thinner on the body that I think it should be. Nonetheless, I liked this one. Now to try the regular Opal.

3.9
VinegarStroke (426) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle: Lil Opal No.002 at 6.1%. Slight hazy, dull straw, with little head and no lace. The nose is certainly sour, Brett and funky. There’s a fresh citrus zest. The palate is great. Very sour and well balanced. You me this is a great example of what Saison would have looked like without the modern sanitation.

3.7
thorongil2 (3076) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
(Tap) clear, right yellow gold colour with a small beige head; aroma of sourness, wet wood; clean, tart flavour with a long, light tart finish

4
DocLock (10700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2017
330cL cc from PUB’R. Pours turbid, morning urine yellow with min head and high carb. Nose is heavy fruit, citrus, oak, yeasty funk. Tastes fruity, tart, citric, with notes of melon, white grapes, pear, oak, and a yeasty, champagney finish. This one is excellent.

4.2
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2017
12.7 oz corked and caged, thanks Brenn79. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, almondy, white wine vinegar, lemon, minerally, lactic, light sulfur. Pours slightly hazy golden with a collapsing white head. Taste is sour (8/10) and acidic with strong vanilla barrel notes. Not all that strong in brett on any level, but it works well. Nice foamy mouthfeel that stops short of champagne levels and hovers right near the sweet spot. What a great and nuanced beer.

3.7
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Cloudy golden color with a nice white head and solid retention. Aroma is pale malt, yeast, light fruits, and a little funk. Flavor is more of the same, with a little honey and fruity esters. Really light and refreshing on the palate

3.8
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, funky, brett, some wood, and a tart finish.

3.1
ghostbeer (215) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Good barrel character. Funky with some tartness that worked very well. Incredibly complex and yet still drinkable. This is an occasional sipper more than anything. It sort of reminded me of chardonnay, too.

4.1
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 Bottle, thanks to Torben. Golden with a small white head. Complex aroma of spice and oak with floral and funky notes. Really nice brett character. Dry and slightly tart flavour with funk and spices


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