hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet features yeast-driven funkiness and hints of fuzzy fruits and bourbon. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is bready and lightly bitter with a nice suggestion of bourbon. Tongue-numbing finish. Good table beer. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler! troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
[Bottle] Murky orange colored pour with a large white head. Nice lacing as well. Nose is of light fruits, brett and lemongrass. Taste is of peach, pear, white pepper, lemon and tangy yeast. The finish is dry and surprisingly sour. Highly carbonated. Nicely balanced. Good stuff! Tasting notes from 12/2011. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks to Greg. Slow gusher of a bottle. Pours hazy gold with frothy white head. Though others picked up on the whiskey, I got absolutely nothing whisked about this. Tropical, funky, bright fruity nose. Lightly tart, dry finish. Really quite nice, and quite a bit different from (and preferable to) the cuvee #3. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a good white head leaving some small laces. Aroma is fruity funky bretty nicely sweet too with some tones of hay. Flavor is fruity sourish funky sweet astringent and a bit yeasty. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark golden color with lasting white head. Nice citrusy tart lemon, dry hay, dust, fruity, dry wood aromas. Medium body with average co2. Dusty dry hay, tart lemon, earthy bretty flavors with a big whiskey boozy kick to finish___good.
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Broadway Liquors. Pours a hazy pale gold with a bubbly white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice light funk with light fruit a bit of sweet light grains and just a hint of oakiness from the barrel. Flavor has some light tart fruits with a good amount of sweetness some dryness and a sweet grain backbone. jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Sampled at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering 2013. Bottle pours a hazy, milky orange peach-juice body with nice white lacing. Aroma is light funky fruit and faint flowers. Mouthfeel is smooth and light with notes of flowers, wheat, lemon and funk. Light herbal character. Very nice. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
750 ML served into a Duvel Tulip.
A - A glowing hazed orange with a hefty bone white head.
S - Loads of tropical fruits-pineapple, mango, papaya, apricots, peaches, lemon meringue, sawdust, dry chalky yeast against a bright funkiness. Old church pews mixed with a beautiful aroma of peaches, if I could sum it up.
T - Creamy tropical fruit-mango, papaya, and guava, some grainy stone fruit- peaches apricots all play against a clean salty wooden backbone. The salty oak adds dryness and separates the fruit from the malt. Grapes and white wine like flavors start coming out while a sweet malt holds true.The drink leaves fruity and woody with dry finish.
M - Medium carbonation, medium body, creamy feel, very dry.
As much as I liked Cuvee 3, this is the best beer this brewery has put out, and it will be hard to ever live up to this one.
The yeast is very complex with creamy but acidic character, and a sweet malt comes through and fills the holes. It has a complex rawness that I have yet to come accross from any other Saision.
From drinking this beer 5 months ago, I can say that the yeast has already started transforming quickly. The fruit is more tart and acidic. The wood notes are drier than ever. This beer is definitely rising in overall quality. Still woody and raw, and still one of the best Saisons I’ve ever had.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2012 jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle shared by me at 5K/10K/4K. Pours cloudy orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of peach, dry hops, yeast, musky funk, citrus and light sourness Medium body. j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Musk on the nose, soft funk. Musky, a little sourness, lots of musky yeast. Chewy yeast and musk. A little bit of wood, funk and yeast. Super easy drinking, very nice and incredibly subtle. Liked this a lot.