thepatrickman (1365) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle from Carl (spacecoyote) -- cheers! Opened as part of a larger tasting not expecting anything in particular, but this one floored me. It’s close to the perfect saison in my opinion -- there’s a sour touch that’s noticeable but not overpowering, a great yeast character that is peppery but subtle, and a fantastic water profile that blends the yeast, malt, and hops together beautifully. It’s not only one of the best saisons I’ve ever had, it’s easily one of the best beers I’ve ever had. phaleslu (10333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold on the lighter end of the spectrum and a small white head that settles into a bubbly rign and faint film that leaves spots of lace in the glass. Notes of lemon, white wine, oak, berady malts, straw, pears, and some light, bright bretty funk. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, floral, lightly funky mouthfeel. Great saison. Excellent stuff for any time. koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
From notes. This was shared at Doug’s Poker/Beer/Cigar party on February 13. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden straw color with a nice white head that falls down, leaving some awesome lace. The aroma is really lice. There is a huge lemon tartness up front, backed up by a nice raspberry and apple skin. There is a little bit of fleshy peach and then into some bretty funk. This smells incredible. The fact that I’m not a saison guy and I like this should be all that needs be said. The flavor is also really good. There is a little wheat up front to go with a light funk, but then it kicks into a lemon tartness and that same fleshy peach. There is a hint of the brett funk on the back end, but it’s very balanced, and really good. The mouth feel is light and crisp. Nicely dry, with a good carbonation. It’s got a strong funk on the back end that I could do without, but it’s really good. I might try to get some more of this. DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola. Cloudy shiny yellow. Great funky and fruity aroma. Tart flavor, fruity, funky. Medium-bodied. Great stuff, refreshing. KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Drought at Monk’s Kettle. Pretty, deep gold, cloudy, with lace. Great bretty funk nose, grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, some strawberries. Dry, fruity, wonderful flavor. Great berries, citrus, brett. Not too much funk. Wow.
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
A very good farmhouse. Very nice nose and flavor, but not something I would consistently seek out. Complex, but not to the degree of better saisons (Cellarman would be an example) that SARA and other breweries are making. charule (2273) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at SARA. Poured cloudy orange with white head. Aroma tart funk peachy flesh fruit. Light med carb med bod. Taste salty tart bitter fruit. mR_fr0g (12574) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery Santa Cruz. Translucent golden orange / straw coloured pour with a lasting thin loose White head. Aroma is nice tart fruit, raspberry and apricot Brett and saison yeast, tart apple. Flavour is composed of light raw grains. Wheat, straw, prickly pear and peach, apricot. Hint of bretty pineapple. Very nice. Plaate is crisp and dry and funky, high spritzy carbonation. Some pithy citrus. Very good. VsXsV (4469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Draught at Sante Adairius. Hazy orange liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, light wood, red apple skin, mineral, light grain and mango. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of mango, lemon, lychee, pineapple and apple skin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Absolutely stunning. Drinkable. Complex. Fruity. Delicious. Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft - Funk and some lemon notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet and funky lemon and a nice finish. Solid.