JoeMcPhee (9454) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
NOTF 2010 - Deep golden pour. The nose has a soft kiss of vanilla over a herbal sage character. Distinctly dry with a touch of light oakiness as well. Soft and oaky with some lingering yeasty spice as well. The yeast seems to be a little bit muted by the barrel though. I prefer the regular version.
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
I meant to rate this immediately, and spaced it. Now I’m sitting on the beach in the Gili Islands thinking about good beer (as there is little to NONE here in SE Asia), but being completely content where I am...
This one I found to be quite incredible. Orangish in color, with little head. Boasts a big citrusy tropical pineappley nose while being politely covered in oak. Taste continues some of the same but gets lightly zesty in the lemony way, with hints of Earth. What I truly appreciated was the finish, light, but long and lingering, with tiny hints of vanilla and wood. Overall, as I said, this one is just politely done. I dig that! GMCC2181 (1612) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle via StateLine.. Soon as I opened the bottle it "spuged" every where.. Took a while to settle. Bright orange in color, big head obviously. Good nose of oak, some spices, orange peel, little lemon zest and some earth notes. In the after taste you can pick up some of the wine barrel. Taste is very nice... Light spices, lemon, oak notes, herbs, earthy... Lots of carbonation but not as much as I intially expected. Overall: I really like the character that the oak and wine barrel bring... Good beer Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On cask at Max’s. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a super cloudy pineapple color with a nice white head. Good amount of clingy lacing. Nose brings forward a good amount of tropical hops and pineapple along with a dose of Belgian yeast. Taste is fairly tropical with some sweet, citrus notes and a bit of earthy goodness. Feel is light to medium with moderate carbonation and a bit of thickness. Drinks quite well and is a nice version of the beer.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-10-2010 ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Spicy herbal nose with a touch of charred oak. Medium sweet and medium bitter, lots of oak, lots of fresh herbs and a spicy finish. Medium body is very soft with gentle carbonation. I thought the regular was just slightly superior.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of herbs, wood, toasted grain, orange zest, and white sage. Flavor of citrus, grass, white sage, pink peppercorn, earthiness, oak, and other herbs with a dry finish. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Golden pour, Aroma is Zesty, citrus fruit with some yeasty complexity as well, Brett shines through. Wood is less pronounced in this one, taking more of a back seat to the bright flavors of the saison, which is yeasty and fruity, with a touch of pepper maybe. Really nice and on the lighter side. j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Sage, light herbal notes, wood and toast. Cool menthol and sage, soft wood and tannins. Clean, smooth, and cool. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Cask, dry hopped with Citra. Small off-white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tangerine, some grapefruit, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, tangerine, some oak, light grapefruit. Smooth light-medium body, some creaminess. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Cask at Max’s. Very similar to the unoaked Cellar Door. The oak mellows the aroma and flavor a bit and adds a creaminess throughout. I liked the unoaked a bit better.