jcartamdg (3410) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a hazy light yellow with a paperthin head. Aroma of amazingness, saison yeast, funk, oak, and white wine. Taste is funk, grapes, oak, saison yeast and more funk. Slightly tart, fruity yet dry. so balanced, so complex. I cant get over how amazing this beer is. I have a decent amount of tired hands’ beers and loved almost all of them but this is on a whole other level. Wow, just wow daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Damn what a beer. Thank you so much Josh Young. I mean THANK YOU! Pours a hazy yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma of saison yeast, dry white wine, light oak, yeast, grassy notes sneak in. Flavor is so unique and awesome. I get a hint of white wine, some wild grapes, oak, yeast, light vinegar notes...the balance of this beer is stunning. Wow. kimjongill (207) - - AUG 19, 2013
Not usually one for the style, but tried to be objective. Bright yellow pour with white head. A bit cloudy. Aroma is strong and of lemongrass, wine, oak, and other fruit. Great mouthfeel with nice carbonation and frothy head. Taste is crisp and fresh. A little funk/sour from the barrel, but still sweet and full of the farmhouse notes. birdmachine (226) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle, Batch 1. Reviewed from two tastings (August 2013, Nov 2013). Thanks TheEpeeist for the first and bytemesis for the second! Aroma is rather vinous and funky with nice buttery chardonnay character, musty wood, hay, grass, citrus, lemon and sour grain. Very rustic indeed. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a small soapy white head that hangs out for a while. Nice rings of lace as well. Taste follows pretty darn closely with an excellent tangy lemon bread, citrus, white wine, light butter, honey and grainy undertones. Almost seems like the epitome of rustic barrel aged saisons. As much as I love Saison Bernice, it tends to be more on the lactic side where this is grainy, doughy and lemon forward. I think it has a bit of an edge with more barrel nuances. Body is on the lighter side with medium carbonation. Finish is lightly tart, with some tannins and citrus. Definitely a top 3 saison for me. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Rating #900!!! Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Yeasty, grassy with some wine and fruitiness thrown in. Grapes with some oak, funk and light tartness. What a great saison!!
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle, very generously shared by GT2 at RBWG. He put the bottle right in front of me and Adam and it sat there for about 15 mins as we tirelessly ticked everything around us. Great looking label--as if I would expect anything less from Gene. The beer did not disappoint. In fact, this and the 3F A&T were probably my favorite beers I tried at the grand tasting. This reminded me a lot of HF Ann which makes sense at it has a very similar treatment. Fuck yes. I wrote this twice in my notes. This is always a good thing. Pretty incredible this is only 5%. Thanks again, GT. Jean, keep up the great work! Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Pours a moderately-hazy straw color with a nice white head. Good retention and some mild lacing. The nose begins with a bit of white wine and a bit of oak. Touch of tannin and light saison yeast. Mild sulfur in the background.
Flavor showcases the wine barrel fermentation. Great wine character carries through the base. Body is incredibly smooth, providing a nice wheat background underneath mild flavors of white wine and oak, plus a faint bit of lemon and slight tartness. Body is light with a very dry finish. Very slight bitterness. Super drinkable. Love it.
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
500 mL, green waxed bottle. Served in TH stemware.
Pours a chilled hazy gold with a small white head and soft lacing. Remarkable, delicate balance of fruit, yeast and wine in nose and flavor. White wine, oak, orange peel, faint earthiness on the nose. Ok, I’m about to say something crazy but flavor initially hit me like the first time I had Ann (fresh). The base, Farmhands, is a bright, refreshing grassy and lemon saison and the barrel aging has turned this into a beautiful beer that transcends what I expect from the style. Loads of lemon, sweet tropical citrus, white wine and mild oak tannin and grassy hops provide balance in the finish. Medium body, effervescent and crisp with light acidity. I will happily drink the rest of my bottles, and soon.
lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
good stuff. lemon zest, grass, lightly tart, tons of vanilla and oak. Brett presence is light and fresh, apple orchards and fresh grass. MacBoost (1886) - Victor, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 500ml, batch 2. From trade with who knows. Just sayin. Pours a cloudy light straw color with a initially large white head that fades to a prepubescent pubic hair patch. Aromas of funky oak with white wine. Taste is slightly tart and bone dry. Flavors of vaginal secretions poured over mossy oak in a beautiful meadow shared by teenagers skipping school and making love for the first time. Fresh virginal sweat, tears of god. This beer is simple yet reaches very deep.