JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
On tap at Kickback’s, JAX. After reading RBWG reviews, was glad to find this still on tap. Nice cloudy pale gold pour with a fairly lively head. Invitingly aromatic saison yeast, dry grassy notes, and understated brett. You can certainly get a whiff of the additions in the nose, but they come across more in the taste. Each one on its own blends nicely with the bretty saison, though there were moments when I wasn’t entirely convinced that the blood oranges and the rosemary were happy dance partners. Still and all, an interesting, enjoyable saison. jbruner (4835) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours a translucent golden yellow from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly lace. Aroma of citrus, lemon and orange, and a faint hint of funky brett. Taste is much more if the brett than the smell, but still good citrus presence, nice balance. Good stuff. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Tap at Kickbacks, RBWG. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a fizzy white head. Nose of light citrus, lemon, lots of spice, lemon verbena, light brett. Flavor is slightly muddled, spices take over more as the citrus and lemon notes fade. Semi-dry, herbal finish. Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours a light orange with a lasting layer of white powdery head. Lace mapping down the glass. Fruity, bretty, saison aromas. Above average mouthfeel.Very good tasting saison with blood orange ( a favourite as I can drink it and not ingest it solid owing to allergies).
A great saison, thanks Brian for hooking me up. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750mL courtesy of GT. Thanks!
A: First, cork got-damn near killed me. While I can’t deduct points for that, beware when opening these things. Beer is a beautiful golden color with a 1/2" head. Falls of the glass. Randomly moving bubbles throughout.
N: Sour lemon zest, heavy on the biscuit, straw, and lots of esters. The blood orange and the rosemary are somewhat, suprisingly, muted.
T: Semi-sour blood orange, brett, and soap. Very, very estery and funky. Pepper corn and a slight salty cheese. Rosemary shows up inside of the aforementioned funk. Horse blankets. WIthout looking it up, I guessed this was meant to be closer to Orval rather than a saison.
M: Light and crisp,, medium bodied. Has that touch of oiliness while somehow still remaining chalky that I associate with saisons.
O: Solid effort all around, and not a beer I’d turn down on any occasion. That said, I don’t know if this is something I’d feel the need to seek, either.
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
750mL bottle courtesy of drowland. Cheers, Danny! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is rosemary, herbs, some funk, Saint Somewhere yeast, and some pineapply brett. Flavor follows with a nice bit of malt, some yeast, and an herbal rosemary quality. Interesting beer overall. reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours a hazy pale yellow/orange with a thick white head...lively...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has herbal rosemary notes and some fruit rind, orange and bretty funk. Flavor is more herbal and spicy than anything...orange is a bit lost but there is some nice funk to it. Mouthfeel is light and very lively with a dry bretty/musty bitter fruit rind finish. jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Hazy ish golden with nice sustained white head... Aroma of Bretty juice, lightly doughy... Lively up front, a bit too herbal, flavor hits up front then fades quickly to a lingering herbal finish... Brett is subtle, but constructive, not there just because its Brett and this is a saison... Medium body... Decent, but too herbal... cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared by drowland xmas eve, pours a hazy light yellow with a nice white head and good lacing, the aroma has a lot of barnyard mixed in with a little bit of funk and fruit, the flavor has a fruity front end with a dry sour finish with a good amount of funk mixed in, really good stuff. Joe_Roma13 (6) - Hudson, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
Pours very light with little head. Strong aroma of rosemary. Rustic with a clean, dare I say "soapy" aroma, but not in a bad sense. Clean on the tongue and slightly tart. Loved the blood orange flavors, one of my favorite fruits. Finishes clean with not a lot of mouth feel, it’s gone almost instantly.