Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
An amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light lavender, pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light curacao, coriander, light perfumy notes, light grassy hops, pleasant. On tap at Mule Bar. tia (2160) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2017
Sample at Savory Grain. Smells like caramel with some tart apple. Light and dry. tapefuzz (477) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Draught. Pours clear gold with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma is grass, bread, and grain. Taste is grass, grain, yeast, spice, vague tea, and a very light fruitiness. Light bitterness. Light-medium body. Relatively high carbonation. Crisp-ish, effervescent mouthfeel. jefcon (1833) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Draft -- cereals on the nose with a little honeysuckle and light herb aromas. Mealy palate, lots of malt, lighter finish with orange peel and honey. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2016 Draught at Novare Res, 3/6/16.
thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Deep orange-copper colored body shows a very gentle haze and a large, off-white head that shows moderate retention.
Fruity, almost juicy hops in the nose give way to tons of bread. Light sourdough and, unfortunately, a bit of iced tea-like crystal malt. Black and white pepper phenols, tons of dry, yellow fruit esters and no alcohol or flaw.
In the mouth, I canít help but be put-off by the crystal malt. It adds a very husky/scratchy character and the beer is borderline too dry. The juiciness of the hops and enjoyable esters definitely save it, while the ample carbonation keeps it fairly crisp on the end. I get theyre trying to simulate the more rustic malts of days past, but I really am hard pressed to enjoy this much specialty malt apparency in my saisons. Sure it comes off nicely rustic and with complex malt/grain characteristics, but the resulting texture is lacking, as well as there being too much breadiness and scratchiness. All that being said, itís only 4% abv and still a well-brewed beer, so I can certainly appreciate just sucking it up and drinking it.
Draught at the brewery, 10/21/16 and Gravity Cask at Goods From The Woods, 10/22/16.
It was a bit softer on cask, unsurprisingly, with a little bit more maltiness coming through, but despite retrying this thing, I just canít get past the big, grainy, bready specialty malt character. I love dry, but this goes just a bit too far, IMO.
Draft at Oxbow. This is a really interesting beer that really showcases malt flavor and yeast esters. Thereís some pretty substantial "rustic" flavors from the malt bill -- oats and bready grain mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness -- and a flavorful saison yeast underneath it all. Really good. nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3oz pour at Maxís Belgian Fest 2016 pours a hazy, dark gold/orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose has some melon hust, a little orange, some watery tea, quite grainy. Flavor is very grainy, soggy grist, a little plastic, soggy bread, orange. Mostly dry finish, lightly tannic too. GenDV138 (7229) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Oxbow / Perennial event. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, tart acidic notes, stone fruit. Tastes of tart acidic notes, stone fruit, tropical fruit, light vinegar, funk, lemons. Medium body with a dry finish. radagast83 (8011) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Poured a hazy copper color, with a small white head. Aroma funky yeast notes, some sweet flowers and honey notes. Very easy to drink due to low alcohol.
johnnnniee (4249) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Growler from the source.
Lightly hazy dark golden color with a decent sized white head. Bready, cereal grains, earthy lightly funky with hints of fruit and light sugar. Crushable flavorful ale, Iím surprised this isnít rated higher, I could enjoy drinking this all night.