ineedbeer (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle; I believe vintage 2013.
Aroma is very Brett forward with lots of pineapple, cherry pie and other tropical fruit notes. Medium light phenolic notes, slightly grassy with some lemongrass and pepper. Light white wine notes with some green grape and faint oak. Light grain notes.
Oh shit, this beer is a major gusher!!! Pours a hazy, golden orange with a large, thin, white head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with some light grain notes and hints of honey. Moderate white wine notes with some green grape, tropical fruit and faint oak. Moderately strong Brett characteristics with pineapple, cherry pie, light grassy phenolics and hints of pepper. Faint cacao notes, but I can’t really identify the pumpkin or candied endive. Medium light bitterness and light alcohol heat.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty good beer despite being a gusher. I also think it helps that that cacao is light and the endive and pumpkin are unidentifiable. The abv is pretty well hidden too with just a bit of it in the finish.
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. Gusher. Cloudy yellow with a small white head that soon dissipated. Aroma is rather funky with sour cheese, backed up drain, and brett’d wine. The taste, like the aroma, is very funky--sour grapes, sour cheese and some some citrus. Malt base is way in the background, taste-wise, and is somewhat bready. The palate is full and viscous. Finishes long and sour. Overall: I’m not a big fan of bretted saisons, but this was OK. fiulijn (20416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
Tasting at Matt’smcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Cloudy blond color with no head. Powerful aroma, funky, very vinous, fruit, Chardonnay. Very dry mouthfeel, highly carbonated, full bodied; strong flavors, malt, wood, white wine, yeast. Salty. Juicy too, with good bitterness level; warming alcohol. A lot of character for this beer. Very good.
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of dry chardonnay notes upfront, followed by Belgian yeast, some tropical stone fruits, and wild yeast. Flavour is complex and expressive, with lots of wild funky yeast upfront, along with stone fruits galore, and accentuated beautifully by the chardonnay barrels. Finishes oaky and somewhat boozy on the finish from the barrels. Excellent. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, pepper, and clove. Medium body, funky, yeast, lemon zest, spice finish, decent.
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Blind Tiger, New York. Hazy golden/apricot aroma, small head. Sourish fruity and woody aroma, grapes and citrus, grapefruit, some vinous notes. Tart perfume flavor, grassy, vinous, figs, hay, woody notes, caramel and raisins, some yeast. Complex and really good. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle (maybe 2-3 years). Phenolic nose, smokey and rubbery, with some stone fruit. Clear straw color and very slick. Some gentle initial fruitiness, thin peach, bit it gets sad fast. Medium body, a bit tangy. Good at first sip, but it falls away into disarray. Maybe too old.... KyotoLefty (10197) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Hazy gold with nice lace. Tart nose of yogurt, white wine, some cocoa, and some phenols. Flavor is medicinal, phenolic band-aid. Pretty gross actually, after a promising start. mathieuc (3945) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden with a small white rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of funky brett, alcohol with a light fruitiness. Taste is of light white wine and moderately sweet. Something I could call cacao maybe. Light spice. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Alcohol isn’t too hot but still a little. OK but a bit of a mess. I don’t think this recipe should be rebrewed as is. czar (8996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
pours hazy/cloudy light golden with a nice creamy reviving white cap, nice lacing. lots of spices, lemongrass, lemons, pale spicy honey, lightly astringent booze, white grapes, minerals, very fruity - perhaps pumpkin meat; some juiciness; leathery bretts and other bugs; hint of szeaison yeast - peppery and fruity. foamy carbonation, medium body; semi-sweet and astringent woodsy-spicy finish. boozy scattered saison.