HonusWagner (2226) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
A really tasty lightly tart saison with a nice light wood tannic quality. I’m excited to see more BA saison type things out of Rising Tide. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap sample at the brewery, several tap pours at The Festival. Pours a clear purplish tinged dark gold body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is vinous and slightly funky with some wood and earthy hay-like notes. The flavor shows a really well done barrel treatment that shows off some nice vinous character without totally overpowering the base Saison. Gentle earthy and funky Saison qualities to the base beer with excellent Cab Sauvignon grape notes and a slightly tannic finish. This was barrel aged perfectly. A touch heavier bodied than expected for a Saison, but it work really well with the woody character and the moderate fizzy carbonation level. Really nice beer, one of my favorites from my trip to The Festival. j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft funk and light wood. Gentle grapes. Medium bodied, pungent and with a light herbal note. Soft wheat, tangy wood and barrel notes. Gentle alcohol, wheat and musk into a finish loaded with chewy yeast. Quite nice. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
375ml bottle, corked and caged. Hazy, lively amber, head died quickly but left decent lacing. Aroma was some sparkling wine and barrel funk. Taste was about half saison, half wine, a little booze. Nice, full body. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and it was very drinkable for the strength. boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2014
375ml bottle: Purchased at the brewery. It opened with a loud "POP". This one pours a very cloudy amber color, with a hint of ruby. There was about an inch of a foamy white head that didn’t linger very long. Minimal lacing. The aroma is interesting. It has picked up some of the Cabernet and oak, and the result with the beer is almost brett-like. The taste is very good. There is a good saison in the background, but it has picked up a bit of the cabernet and oakiness. A bit of tartness to it also. A hint of spiciness. I’d definitely buy another one of these.
Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
375ml bottle shared by duchessedubourg.AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Appearance : Clear pale amber.
Aroma : Spicy with nice saison yeast and lots of wood. Rather vinous.
Taste : Quite woody with vinous notes. Saison yeast with quite a lot of spices. Wood spices.
Overall : Great woody profile. Nice vinous notes. Nice wood spices. Great barrel work here. My first beer from this brewery. Impressive !
375 ml bottle purchased at Bier Cellar. The aroma is funky oak, vinous white grapes and a citrus under all the grapes. The body has a slightly yeasty body with Cabernet grape lingering through-out the sip. Oak is the other dominate flavor in this brew giving a very dry texture over the tongue. The oak and grape has taken over after the cellaring. Pretty nice brew if you enjoy white wine barrels. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2013
My 200th beer from the state of Maine.
sample at The Festival, interesting saison, barrel aging notes, light to medium funk, some winey notes. Nice beer JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 From 8/30 tasting notes - spicy, hay, funky, citrus, red wine and barrel flavors are subtle. The extra couple months in the bottle have improved this beer. Very nice.