dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017 BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle Pours a murky golden with a lasting white head. This is the third time I’ve had this beer and the main component that sticks with me is it’s rustic, almost ballsy strong funk mineral driven flavor. Big fruit, musty gin barrel comes through, pepper and sulfur, rich texture. Very intriguing, I’m curious to some age.
Bright golden blonde with a foamy head. Aroma is light hay, smells tart, slightly soapy and slight herbal. Very light sour, juniper, earthy ad finishes very dry. Great! Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Thanks, Treebs! Dry, floral, some botanicals. Touch of acidity. Great combination of flavors without going too far in any one direction. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
My Bottom Line:stevoj (5038) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2016
White grapes, citrus fruit and flowers move into tartness and light funk for a very pleasant Saison-like experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-Mouthfeel is appropriately effervescent.
-Drinkability is quite high if you are used to funk.
-Flavor clarity could be enhanced.
750 ml bottle from Jeremy. Very active bottle, but decent pour after it settled down. Mildly tart, but nice savory Saison body. BuckeyeBoy (7669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2016
750ml bottle gusher after it stopped pours out cloudy bright golden topped with a white head. Nose is great citrus stone fruit bread malts spice and bubblegum. Taste is more of the fruit notes bread malt nice yeast notes and a little tartness.
koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at a tasting at Andrew’s house for my first tasting with the Ann Arbor crew on July 8! 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden yellow color with a thick white head and some good lace as it falls. The lace is excellent. The aroma is lightly tart and vinous with some floral spices and a decent funkiness. It’s got a lot going on, and it just isn’t as tart as I was hoping it would be. The flavor is more of a traditional saison. It’s very dusty and carries a lot of spice with the Belgian malt ant yeastiness. The mouth feel is a little thin, but carries some nice carbonation. It’s just not the level of tart I was hoping for in a saison. I guess it’s more traditional, and not bad, but it could be a touch better. Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle: Poured a light bright blonde color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with excellent retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some white wine and light botanical notes is intriguing and somewhat unique. Taste is also a mix of gin and white wine with sharp tart notes and some floral undertones with an herbal-like finish. Body is slightly hazy with great carbonation. Tartness is maybe more harp then I would like but very enjoyable mix of flavours with tons of complexity. Stoned99 (1552) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 750 bottle from trade with Matt. Aroma: awesome complex nose of funky apricot, lemon, apples, spices, herbs and a tiny bit of gin. App: hazy golden with straw tints, small white head, great lacing. Had some gushing at opening but I was ready though but be careful. Taste and palate: thin to medium body, moderate high carbonation, kinda fruity in mouth, acidity and bitter dry finish. Overall: Pretty good. Complex, great refine taste of fruits. Loved the palate as well. A saison as I like them: funky, fruity and complex. This saison is has good as any HF saison. Something I could drink often. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2016
Super dusty mineral nose with some light lemon soft grain herbal earthy notes. Golden orange pour creamy frothy head lace. Dry minerally lemon soft dry malt herbal pepper moderate fruity sweetness. Solid funky balance, dry finish. Nice carbonation dry herbal finish spicy almost. Really cool beer. JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
750ml bottle pours cloudy pale orange with big fluffy head. Nose is herbal bretty spice, orange and tangy citrus, dusty hay, greens and spice. Taste is nice light doughy grain, herbal green and orange spice, spruce and pine, citrus and soft wet melon. Finishes dry, vanilla, hay, grain, cantaloupe, pine spice, herb. Nice!