HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle 2/27/13 that has been cellared at 50 degrees since I bought it at the brewery. Served in a bulbous tulip. Vigorous carbonation lifted the crown cap off the bottle when I opened it. I feared a gusher but the liquid stayed in place. It’s clear that this thing wants to open itself and I’m grateful the cap held. The carbonation is no less apparent on the pour. A gentle pour into an angled glass still only accommodates about 2 ounces of liquid that helplessly sits underneath five fingers of pillowy, rocky foam. Funky Brett aroma is noticeable half a foot away. Horse blanket, yogurt, along with fleshy stone fruit make up the nose. The taste is a band aid and yeast fruitiness with a touch of funk on the end. It’s not as dry as I had expected and is actually a little slippery in the mouth. Balanced and flavorful. I suspected this would drink well now and that suspicion was confirmed. I don’t think additional age will hurt this. It’s got good bones. My only fear would be exploding bottles if any more carbonation forms inside this beauty. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nice heavily funky bretty saison. A bit medicinal and super funky. Very dry throughout. Billowing carbonation and some pepper, cloves, and other spices. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
This is the shit, don’t really taste the peppercorns but it’s pretty and dry and pretty awesome, ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled on: 2/27/13
Appearance: Very pale, straw-hued, almost milky body with a tall, expansive, lasting white head.
Smell: Lightly malty on the nose, hinting of pilsener. Spicy, stinging phenols, sourish lemon juice, Granny Smith apples, and a child’s whisper of butyric acid.
Taste: Predominately pils malt upfront, lightly sweet, with touches of grain and hay. Burst of lemon, green apple. Light tartness. Floral menthol vibe riding atop a low tone of raunchiness. Faint spiciness, not discernible as being a product of the peppercorns or not. Dry, very airy finish from the high level of suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Highly carbonated, crackly in the mouth.
Overall: It’s good, it’s refreshing. I would prefer a few tweaks here or there; perhaps a mite less carbonation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for the fat, flabby, languid saison you usually see shuffled out of American breweries doors, but, if each pour and every sip is like dealing with a foaming soap dispenser, then, what good does that do me? Hmm? swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
bottle. lighter golden pour, huge pillowy head. Bretty, pear, green apples, pepper. very nice saison
bob_w (378) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
brett. spicy flavor. fairly bitter. murky pale straw. big white foamy head. tartness. light body. brett flavor dominates. pnesbit (111) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Super foamy bottle poured nothing but foam at First. Hazy golden yellow with a super thick white head that we floated a cap on. Aroma of sweet fruit and funky hay and wild yeast. Taste of sweet fruit with lemon zest almost barley wine like with hints of pepper and a slightly funky barn yard taste. Mouth feel is thick and sticky like a barley wine with a funky slightly bitter finish. Overall very interesting beer that was a touch on the sweet side.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Growler. Pours a cloudy yellow with paperthin head. Aroma is a strong brett and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with sweet fruit, brett, and light spice in the finish. Good mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Badly over carbonated bottle. Pour a lively cloudy golden color with a huge never ending fluffy head. Let it settle for a bit. Big spicy hops, lemon, multigrain bread, old books and a touch of funk in the aroma. Really nice. Flavors were lemony with a nice spicy and citrusy hop character. Lots of yeast and grainy malt. Mouthfeel was prickly to begin with but settled to a liveliness that lends well to this style in my opinion. Wow, this was super solid after it settled and was drinkable. One of the best American Saisons I’ve tried. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Multi-grian style saison. The maltiness isn’t super complex but it is pleasant. YEastiness is there.