Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Wow this is a hill farmstead quality beer. The sage is subtle, the brett is perfectly balanced with the barrel influence. Wow! pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at wlv. finally getting around to trying this.... pours a semi-hazy but moderately transparent pale light orange brown hue and topped with a fairly substantial soapy pure white head... sage surfaces first in the aroma but is soon quelled by a semi-tart white wine aromatics, grapey/citrus/pear with a slight hint of mustiness. sweettarts and smarties follow-up. clean, somewhat refreshing but the sage is a touch too dominant for my tastes, almost gin-like at times. still nice... flavors are semi-tart, a little earthy which adds texture, white wine focused, with hints of lemon verbena. sage still makes a presence but not as abundant as it is in the aroma but strengthens as the glass warms to room temps. a light dry bitterness takes hold on the backend. body is lightyly airy but maintaining a bit of substance. i’d prefer less sage but this is a solid brew all-around - just can’t afford them all of the time but somehow find myself spending $10 for a 6oz of mead?...i digress. tia (2200) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Tap. Hazy golden with foamy white head. Light lemony, white peppery, and sweet. Flavor follows. Very nice. jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle, 04/13/2012. Pours hazy orange gold, thick fluffy head that dies to splotchy foam on the surface, soapy lacing. Nose has saison yeast freshness, fruity aroma, tangerine dominant with vinous undertone, farmhouse funk, sage and other spices in the finish. Taste is again fruity with great, light tartness, subtle lemony wheat and touch of hop bitterness, brett finish. Medium palate bright in the mouth. Compared to the untreated version, aroma definitely improved and very lovely, but taste has lost overall complexity to gain a rich fruity tartness from the barrel. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Turdferguson - thanks, Sam! Luminous golden pour with a vibrant carbonation, settling back into lacing around the glass. Nose is really fine, a terrific funky saison (really? a wit?) charged with tons of lemon rind and white sage. The barrel certainly is detectable in the nose but comes out a bit more in the taste, where it is livened by the brett and other spices. Really tasty.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pours a pale golden yellow and very hazy with a bubbly white head. The nose has hints of oak with a fair bit of lemon and lightly vegital. The flavor is more lemon with a touch of hop bitterness and light oak. There is a fair bit of vegital with a lighter body and high carbonation. dmac (6248) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by willblake at the NJ tasting in his honor, thanks Jon. Poured a hazy bright yellow under a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma starts off rather vinous, oak barrel, peppery and for some reason sage. Nice body with a medium mouthfeel that becomes a bit fuller and fluffy towards the midpoint and soft carbonation. Flavor of lemon and sage, light bread notes, hint of wood and wine. Nice beer. jtclockwork (16561) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle shared by willblake at Dmac’s tasting. Pours hazy yellow. White head. Nose is heavy sage and spices with oak, vinous notes, vanilla, funky yeast and lemon zest. Taste is same with sage still dominant but more balanced with the other flavors. Medium body. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle, mild gusher. Pours with a hazed yellow hued body with some particles and a large, rocky white head that lasts. Aromas are a bit different from the flavor. Aroma is completely dominated by sage. Green character, chlorophyll even a bit minty. Peppery, mild funk and phenols, tannin, black pepper and menthol. Flavors are quite a bit different than the nose. Tropical fruit esters, tamarind, papaya, herbal and lightly vinous notes. White pepper, sage, grassy, under ripened pineapple. Feels bigger than 6.8%. Pretty complex, mild acidity, a touch minty. Very lively bubbles, mild carbonic bite. A bit too much carbonation for my tastes. Dry with a very mild tannin. I wasn’t a huge fan of the sage dominating the aroma, but nice complex flavors save the taste. Damn expensive at $26.99 a bottle, which makes the chances of purchase again close to nil. beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared at STL RB gathering, thanks you to whoever opened this one! This was opened in the middle of a great-saison stretch of the tasting, and it may have been the best one. Pour is dark straw colored with a small white head. Aroma is intoxicating with notes of sage, light peppery spice, faint tart lemon, and a notes light funky sour notes. Flavor is true to nose but a touch more spice with a lemon pepper finish. Awesome!