balloonbuffoon (386) - - AUG 10, 2017 HerrMunich (15) - California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from 750ml, in Berkeley (apt). Pours a hazy golden hay. Forms an offwhite rocky head, very very carbonated. Aroma is subtle farmhouse, with a hint of light malt. Palate has a very pleasurable livelyness, with a slightly creamy texture. Taste is simple and refreshing - a nice light sweetness, subtle sourness to balance the farmhouse flavour.
25.4floz (750ml) bottle - 2016 year indicated, paid sale price $6, and poured the contents into a tulip glass. Appears an opaque deep golden color with a large amount of froth. Airspray best defines the aroma I detect, but it doesn’t taste as such. Instead the palate consists of white grape and light grains over a fizzy, full-body feel. In sum, this is a pretty good saison that is dry and on the upper end for alcohol content. tandembrauer (1492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2017
Shared bottle as Saison Rue at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light amber with big white head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, perfume, spices, some funk. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Thin bodied, highly carbonated. Alcoholic warmth. ZacM612 (738) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Amber/gold, slight haze with big head. Spicy, wild yeast aroma. Tart, with a dry, spicy finish. Nice. mike_77 (6711) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Golden colour with tight foam head. Aroma has initial Bretty funk. Also light peppery yeast. Tastes very dry and Bretty. Some fruit sugars. AirForceHops (7308) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2017
750 ml bottle thanks to an Untappd buddy. Thanks Matt M! 2016 vintage. Aroma is dusty yeast, citrus, rustic grain.
sjohnny (642) - - MAR 15, 2017
The flavor has the earthy grain but it does "scream" rye at all. The citrus and yeast does show with a bone dry finish. Brett hasn’t added any funk, just turned the finish bery dry. Good but not really a repeat buy with so many others better in the style.
Smells really nice. Dry sour but with some definite fruit sweetness. Pours apricot/gold with a foamy bright white head. Leaves a white foamy layer on top and a shortlived film on the glass. Starts off fruity sweet but then hits with a pretty hard funky sour that then fades to a slight citrussy bitterness. Really interesting. Yeast. Fruit. Bread. Funk. Earth. Lots going on but really well balanced. EvanFriend (605) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Very dry beer, with some tannic notes to it. A lot of funk, some spice, maybe even a hint of vanilla or something. Good. msbernac (2671) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Aroma-fruits, floral, apples, pears
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-very good MarcoDL (5028) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of apple marmelade, mild tart and white grape. Taste of tangy white grape, cider, aged malt and bretty horseblanket. Weird and nice. beer_queue (145) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2017
2013 vintage. Aromas are ripe fruits & mild spice. Rich rye bread malts with soft pepper/coriander and light fruit notes on the palate; a lot of earthy yeast notes coming due to the age. Not as funky as I’d expect from the added brett. At 9.5% ABV, it’s an imperial Saison with huge flavors and no strong alcohol bite. Three years on this bottle did wonders. Incredibly drinkable and delicious on its own but is begging to be enjoyed with food.