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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The origins of this Saison go back to the 1800s when saisons brewed in Wallonia were rugged, unrefined, and edgy. Going back to the original roots of Saison, we used a large amount of ancient spelt grain, vienna, and raw wheat. Another first for Colorado Springs, this beer was fermented in primary with wild Brettanomyces and lactobacillus, and a blend of two Saison yeasts to create a lightly sour, extremely aromatic, and spicy yeast profile. Being a Provisional, this beer was both dry hopped, aged, and naturally carbonated for authenticity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15570) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle #38 shared by Paul at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy gold with off white head. Nose/taste of spicy breads, yeast, mint leaves, menthol, lemongrass and herbs. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2881) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Stong, funky spice aroma. Chalky white with a white head. Slightly funky with a bit of refreshing with a sterile spiciness...odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2011
750 ml waxed and capped bottle sent to me by alagnak. Pour is a cloudy yellow orange with a fizzy white head that falls quick. Nice un-filtered look. Aroma is big Brett right away, brightly acidic along with an earthy mineral dryness leading to leather. Floral and perfume come out after the nose opens. Taste is the dry leather Brett and lavender floral - a ton of dry dirt in the finish. Strong Brett character especially in the long aftertaste. Palate is on the thin side of medium, very drying. Nice Brett Saison, worked well with pizza. Thanks for sending this my way Chris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2011
bottle. Poured in duvel tulip a slightly cloudy golden yellow with nice sustaining white head, good lacing. Aroma is sharply floral and herbal, with tons of lavender, thyme, rosemary, giving it an almost sweet medicinal quality actually, sweet flowers too. Flavor is pretty complex. Although the brett was not noticeable in the aroma, it is here, although still pretty slight, imparting only a small sourness to the finish. What dominates the finish is a kind of sweet, actually bubblegum like flavor, reminding me of bazooka joe bubblegum. There is a soft herbal bitterness but mainly it goes from being sweet-sourdough to a sweet, lavender finish. There are also notes of cheese before the finish. The wheat gives it a pretty smooth, creamy feel. Overall this is a pretty complex, big, in your face saison. It gets plenty of points for being different - very different. But it loses some for a lack of overall focus and feel - the flavors seem a little jumbled at times. Still, it is definitely worth a try, and I like the direction this brewery is going in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of lemon, floral, light straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard, light citrus and a hint of leather with a smooth dry lingering funky citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Draught during GABF week at the brewpub) ruddy orange with fine tan bubbled ring of head. Nose of pear, apple, Belgian yeast, rye and bready. Taste of rye, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, a bit watery in the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
(Trinity Saison Festival 4/17/10). Cloudy yellow color. Small white head. Brett/barnyard aroma with light sourness. Flavor of the same. Long duration. Dry finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Sample from bottle shared by Brad @ Jackie Os. Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was horseblanket, funky, peppery, herbal (lavender?) with hints of the brett. The flavor has a nice funk to it with floral, herbal and spicy (white pepper) components. This was complex and intense; I liked it but was happy with a sample instead of a full glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
From faaaaar away after popping the wax covered cap this one killed with its hoppy horse blanket aroma. Funk and bubble gum. Foggy gold in the glass and no head of any impression. That oft visited sour apple orchard going overripe. Plastic bandaids. If all this sounds over-the-top the beer is too. A lambic style wild ale dressed in a saison bottle.Nothing wrong with that, I love this beer. Its actually worth the 25 dollars I paid. Just not a saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazed yellow with a 2 finger thick bubbly white head. Great nose of yeast, clove, cinnamon and coriander. Semi sweet on the palate with a light funk.

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