bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011 HumanBeing (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing what yeast can do. Fruity almost sour palate, but not as "wild" as i expected. Delicious though
Interesting take on the brown ale. Seems the saison yeast actually lightens up the beer, which really is not a good thing since this beer was very light bodied and average to begin with. Slightly funky but moving toward lite-beer category with this one. Not bad but no need to re-visit. Tabednar (139) - - AUG 18, 2011
Date Unknown - Galveston, TX: Murphy’s Irish Pub
Interesting variation of a classic brown ale. It is hard to say if the saison yeast improves on the taste of the original but if definitely is a unique rendition.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
on tap at holy grail. poured an amber color with not much of a head at all. the aroma and flavor were dusty, spice (pepper), some citrus, and maybe a touch of leather. light body with almost 0 carbonation. I didn’t dig this one. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
tap at the holy grail. brown with a cream head. nose is funky but not that appealing. easy on the palate, off yeast flavor, spices, and musk. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Dirty brown pour with a thin mocha head. Nose of banana and clove...flavor is a touch Saison-ish, but not enough to be truly noticeable. Meh.
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
Very esthery aromas of brown sugar and dark fruit. Slight opaque dark amber in colour. Minimal head. Some nice spice on the tongue with notes of horse mixed nicely with stone fruit. A tad thin on the palate, but otherwise, very, very enjoyable. llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap @ Friendly Spot: Spicy aroma of nutmeg, basic pumpkin pie type spices. Peppery aroma as well. Color is, well... brown and cloudy. Decent malty flavor w sweet spicy aftertaste. More of the aroma spices in the flavor. Overall, it’s very Belgiany (if that can be considered an adjective) and tasty.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
(Draught, listed “Farmer’s Soured Brown”) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of herbs, barnyard, leather, and florals. Flavor of florals, herbal, brett, grass, citrus, and pear. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at Square Burger in McKinney.
The beer pours a hazy light brown color with a white head. The aroma is reminiscent of a saison with some lemon, Belgian yeast and pepper characteristics, but there is also some toffee in there from the brown ale base.
The flavor is very similar. I get some light caramel and cocoa, as well as some yeast and peppery notes. For the style, there is quite a bit of grassy hop characteristic and the bitterness is light. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. djd07 (14507) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at The Queen Victoria. Pours a cloudy brown with a small frothy white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is banana, clove, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt flavor with yeast and peppery finish. Easy to drink a good take on the original brown ale.