mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Holy cow this is beer heaven. Yeah I am overeacting but this is damn fine beer. German roots here. Super cloudy! which I love. Thick and delicious. Hoppy and tart slightly sharp. Very rustic beer. Ancient even. Sour sharp bitter hefe. Dusty gold color. Over the top RAW. They could take this in so many directions. Berta4519 (27) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Lemon orange peel feel. Dry for the style but incredibly tasty! Recommend this BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 23, 2012
Very good. Aroma is full, fruits, plums, anise and spices, oranges. Looks slightly cloudy but not unfiltered particulates floating, clean cloudy orange gold color. Bubbly white med head, with nice legs. Taste is spicy, figs, orange/lemon plum and farmhouse barnyard earthiness. Alcohol esters, warming, in throat. Very well made and fits the style and less on the sour side. sirwisa (25) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
this was an older bottle from 2011 from 16 tons bottle shop in eugene, or. stored this one for awhile. got this to near freezing to curb the imminent gushing (i’ve learned!). popped and thought i was in the clear for a few seconds...slow off-white rise came out. it didn’t go into full gush and i let it warm up in the counter for a good 15 mins. poured into a couple tulips and enjoyed the earthy, funk with some mushroom and lamb ragout, perfect pairing. the bright acidity came through and the i really enjoyed the earthiness. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Yeast, funk, fruit clove and wheat aroma. Yeast, pear, apple, clove, spice, wheat, funk and citrus flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fruit, spice and yeast finish.
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Appearance: hazy straw with two fingers plus of growing pillowy ivory head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dry yeasty funk, citrus, earth, herbal, white pepper and other spices. (9/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, light funky tart. (9/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, crisp spicy finish. (5/5)
Excellent, highly authentic Franco-Belgian style saison. Dry and funky on the nose, crisp on the tongue, with a developing green apple finish. Complex and enjoyable. (18/20) Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
0.375 bottle from Firma Bier. Deep golden color with frothy persistent head. Excellent aroma and taste of pepper, vanilla, lemon, grapefruit and grassy hops. Perfect balance of spiciness, fruitiness and bitterness. Some nice artisanal grassy and hay like notes also. This is as good as any saison in Belgium. BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a hazy golden color with great carbonation and a big white cap
S: Yeast and fruity esters with some light horseblanket and breadiness
T: Starts with a breadiness and light spice. It has a light fruitiness from some apples and pears covered in a horseblanket
M: Light to medium body, well carbonated and tasty
O: Outstanding and true to the style. Well done!
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Huge thanks to boralyl for getting me a bottle of this. Served side-by-side with the Bretta version. Bottle into a goblet. Warning: this was a bit of a gusher. Pours a pale orange-light copper color with a very large, rocky white head. Really nice retention and quite a bit of lacing. The nose carries really nice notes of spice and pear with some backing stone fruit. It’s surprisingly similar to the Bretta version. I’m extremely impressed how much complexity there is coming out of a clean saison. This is one of the best American versions of the style that I’ve had. A bit of malt character in the background. Dry after light-medium body. Crisp carbonation. Really not much to complain about here. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a bit finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of bready malt, pear and other light fruits, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, citrus hop, coriander, pepper, and funk.
T - Starts off with a mix of bready malts with some tart pear and lemon zest, with a bit of citrus hop and coriander. Through the middle, some stronger Belgian yeast flavors come through with some barnyard funk and more fruity esters. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, lemon zest, coriander, pepper, bready malts, and funk.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and funky finish.
V - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with some good funk and yeast flavors coming through.