Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Good barrel aged saison but this brewery continues to fall a little short of the top saison breweries. Hazy straw color with light white head. Aroma is oak, funk, pineapple, dough and cheese. Taste is funky tart and a bit too doughy sweet. Overall nice but the sweetness detracts. KyotoLefty (10538) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Tap at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Deep gold with lace. Rich fruity nose, grapefruit, brett, leather. Crisp, tart flavor, lovely grapefruit and lemon, some leather. Great. bytemesis (8823) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Sample at RateBeer best 2015. Pours hazy golden orange, small off-white head with good lacing. Aroma is oaky, floral, stonefruit and brett, plus a mineraly note. Flavor is light plus tart, lightly funky, fairly minerally, reminiscent of HF. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Grate. Bule (2228) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Taster at Ratebeer best. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Blend 3. Perfect amount of funk and sour. Citrusy.
markextrae (4454) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2016
batch 3 bottle shared with a friend. poured a beatiful murky deep yellow golden colour with a nice white head on top. nose is incredible and unique in it’s style. a nice clear funky brett aroma in the nose, dusty, and crisp malts, the wine oak and a nice subtle sweet aroma, combined with sweet white grapes chardonnay, yeast, lemon pulp, and sweet green melon. there’s a slight tartness of funk in the aftertaste. I was expecting more to be honost. but the balance is on of a kind, with no alcohol notice. with a nice clean dry finish. one of the better beers in it’s style. fantastic beer by SP, had to come back at my rating after i’ve cracked the fruited versions
Pyrmir (6170) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, barrel notes, saison esters, light berries, funk and herbal notes. Taste is malty, dry, grain dust, saison yeast, fruit, grapes and wood. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours hazy vibrant deel yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, lemonade, white grapes, hay, dry soil, minerals, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and slightly funky. Mouthfeel is sparkling, dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, white grapes, hay, dry soil, minerals, barnyard and lemon zest. Good stuff but much of the complex funk is hidden behind heavy citric acidity. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
[email protected]hackobock (4063) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
(Blue session). Hazy golden colour with a small white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is citrus, some yeast, mild berries, a bit funkiness as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some berries, mild wood and floral notes.
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, blue session. ctipping (2180) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Hazy pale orange with small white head. Aroma is citrus, grapes, oak, brett, white wine, spicy yeast notes. Taste is tart, dry, light sweet, vinous. Finish is tart fruity with lemon, apple and grape skins, light sweetness, dry oak and wine notes. Light to medium bodied, dry and crisp, average carbonation.
Very nice refreshing BA saison
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 11/7/2014.
Hazy bright orange. Nice white head. Medium collar and nice lacing.
White wine aroma is strong. Orange and lemon acidity. Some tropical fruits. A little oak.
Taste is oak and a nice wine barrel presence. Hefty malt. A bit of stone fruit. A little astringent. Light tartness, kinda lemony.
Medium body. Very light tartness. Medium low carbonation.
I’m going to sound overly critical here, so I only say this in comparison to the best of wine barrel saisons. This is just a little too sweet and malty to compare. Still a great beer, but doesn’t quite compare.