Tulsa Twister
Amager Bryghus

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.93 | pDev: 7.12%
Amager Bryghus
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales
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Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of head that stays a long time ! Many different subtle flavors, Im not good enough to say what exactly but some fruits and some kind of spice, pine or pepper? It feels light. Interesting to drink, I like it.

Sep 21, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

9 Dec 2017. From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Light funky notes, with more prominent notes of fruity esters like those in a belgian pale ale.High carbonation that difficults its drinking

Jun 04, 2018
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Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An off tasting IPA come saison crossover that is not worth the entry fee and won't be purchased again. The alcohol stands at 8.8% and not 7.50% as it states here. Regardless, it doesn't save it.

Oct 20, 2017
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xuehua from Bouvet Island

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like a few other folks here, I bought this bottle from the LCBO. Standard 500ml bottle with a label design that doesn't do anything for me. Smells just a little bit funky, but nothing too wild. Generally smooth not very carbonated mouthfeel. The flavour is more toward the Belgian Ale on the spectrum of Trappist to Farmhouse Funk, however not excessively so. I get a strong feeling of apricots, and not much else. I would say overall it's a little bland, but that may be a good thing, considering this is a 8.8% ABV beer that definitely doesn't taste like one.

Oct 15, 2017
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BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wildly effervescent, pouring a huge thick head with good retention, snow white, and a hazy, peach fuzz body.
A luscious, fruity aroma of peach, pineapple, mango, and a bit of pine.
Soft fruit flavours with a distinct hop finish and plenty of alcohol heat - not your typical saison. Mouthfeel is light but full, slightly oily. Incredible length. Flavours evolve over time, of peach, pine, straw, grapefruit, cotton candy. Although none of them are particularly strong, it doesn't get the palate jumping.
Overall it has some backbone, but not tons of flesh.

May 06, 2017
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Purchased from the LCBO for around $7 CDN. Listed as 8.8% ABV and best before January 2019.

Appearance - pale, hazy but bright golden color. Loads of carbonation and coalesces with a magnificent rocky finger and a half of some of the densest froth I've ever seen. Gat retention and loads of lacing wrap around the glass.

Smell - earthy, yeasty and fruity, near a cross between a tripel and a traditional farm house. Hints of lemon and a powdery, doughy quality too.

Taste - light and earthy with lots of grassy flavor too. Hints of flower petals but flavor is thinner than expected. Trace of lemon and white pepper for good measure. Bitterness is middling across the board. Booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel - light with spritzy carbonation. The big ABV is wonderfully disguised. Finish is fairly dry but body has a juicy quality. Impressive stuff. Big booze only noticeable after a couple of sips and the gentle burn lingers in the back of the throat.

Overall - impressive stuff. Wish the flavor was a little more robust, but the feel and aroma are fantastic in additional to thee pecten great appearance. Worth a try and nice to see these guys back in local markets as Amager doesn't really put out any substandard beers.

Apr 14, 2017
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polloenfuego from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy straw color with just about a thumb's worth of head. Head breaks quickly, leaving a small cap and there is some decent lacing along the way. The smell is mild brett with some nice earthy and citrus elements present as well. One can definitely call this a saison just from the smell. Taste is funky up front, then you get some citrus from the hops and the sweet and spice expected in a saison come along to reassure you. This beer has full carbonation, and the feel is about medium. An incredibly dry finish and only a hint of the 8.8% abv noticeable.

A good beer. it took a few extra sips for me to really enjoy this, and I suggest letting it warm a little.

Apr 08, 2017
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thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; a sticker slapped onto the label indicates an abv of 8.8%. Best before Jan 2019. Served slightly chilled, and reviewed on my phone.

Pours a turbid apricot yellow hue, initially supporting one finger of loose white froth atop. It has largely vanished within a few minutes' time, soon being replaced with a smooth cap and collar consisting of a fine-bubbled foam; a modest swath of lacing is also left behind. I'm getting distinct aromas of lemon zest and mild Brett funk, in addition to hints of wheaty grain sweetness, orange peel, sour peach, white pepper, mango and wet, grassy hay. Yeasty and quite fragrantly fruity overall; very nice.

Much the same can be said of the flavour profile, which commences with citrusy notes of lemon pith and grapefruit, interspersed amidst wheaty grains, peach, cantaloupe and mildly tart green apple flesh. This transitions into a yeastier, hoppier flavour on the back end; quite floral and grassy, with some peppery spice and gentle phenolics. Finishes fruity and slightly funky, with a dry aftertaste that leaves the palate feeling ripe for another sip. Medium in body, with moderately assertive carbonation that feels prickly on the tongue and scrubs the palate after each gulp. Damn tasty, with no sign of the 8.8% whatsoever; this is a textbook example of a dangerous beer, because it also goes down the hatch virtually effortlessly.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Winter tends to be a bit of a low point as far as saison availability is concerned. Tulsa Twister is the first new one I've sampled in more than a few months, and I have to say it scratched the itch quite effectively. It's fruity and almost juicy at times, yet finishes bitter and dry, with a light spiciness and an understated Brett funkiness. Despite being rife with contradiction, it all comes together into a coherent (and tasty) whole. Worth a go, for sure.

Apr 01, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle, batch no. 865 with a best before date of September 2017. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.

Appearance: A cloudy golden yellow orange colour with a big fluffy three finger white head that has great retention and left some thick lacing.

Aroma: Funky, tropical mango plus citrus orange and lemon.

Taste: Funky, grassy, hay, orange, lemon, floral and pepper spice.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: An enjoyable collaboration between two great breweries. The pepper was perhaps a touch too overpowering, but its still a nice Saison to drink.

Feb 20, 2017
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a tulip to a hazed and bright yellow topped by a dense and rogky three finger head that retains well and leaves good lacing.
S: Smells a little fruity and spicy from the yeast with some light lemony notes and a light pale malt backbone.
T: Taste starts off with some spicy yeast and lemony hops with some nice fruity esters and some dry cracker like malt. Swallow is more fruity esters and spice with a little bit of dry malt
M: Fairly light but not watery with adequate carbonation that's just slightly prickly and a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a fantastic saison with bright flavors that hits everything that it's supposed to. If you like Saisons and see this you need to give it a try.

Jan 19, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With two of the newest and highly acclaimed brewers on the planet, it's only fitting to find the Prairie brewers and Amager brewers team up for flavorful farmhouse ale that has roots in Belgium but also a modernized American twist.

Tulsa Twister pours a turbulent and expressive pour. Acting as much like champagne as of ale, its golden straw body breams with carbonation, building a fluffy tower of foam and longevity. Peppery, fruity, grainy and lightly earthen to the nose, the initial taste is dryly malty to cast aspirations of wafer crackers and light bread with a subtle pep of floral honey.

The ale dries to near completion rather quickly, leaving the middle palate open to the abundance of dried citrus- grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange; dehydrated tropical fruit- kiwi, pineapple, apricot and mango; and tangy cidery character. Its balance of fresh-cracked peppercorn couples with curry, cumin and a firm grassy hop bite eventually eclipses the fruit and assists in a spicy and dry finish.

Light in body, the beer's militant carbonation accents the pepper and straw-like hops well, amplifying them while also giving the ale a slightly metalic character and a plaster-like closure. Gentle wafts of burlap and wine must roll across the retro-olfactory senses in aftertaste.

Oct 13, 2015
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peensteen from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed light blonde colour, 2 fingers of white head and lots of lace. Smell is a mix of citrus and funk, brett, lemon, lightly spicy as well, bit of white pepper, quite nice. Taste is dry and funky, bretty/musty flavours, pear, lemony and spice, drying funky aftertaste. High carbonation, medium body, dry. Of the 3 bottles of this beer I have had this one was the best, the first I had in June and was not a fan of the next in August was pretty good and this one was solid, so it would appear that this gets better with a few months, worth a try if you come across it, by far the best saison I have had from this brewery.

Sep 30, 2015
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a straw yellow color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a huge, fluffy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A good aroma of fruit, hops, and the saison funk.

T: Tasted of a good amount of hops, citrus, a floral quality, yeast, light malt characters, and a lot of black pepper in the finish. A very lively flavor. Not quite as aggressive as other saisons, but still quite complex and definitely tasty.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An enjoyable beer to be sure. Generally well made and certainly easy to like.

Sep 28, 2015
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Pours a hazy straw colored body with a frothy two finger eggshell head. Minimal lacing or retention.

S - Grainy, grassy, orange peel, citrus aromas and some mild funk.

T - The taste is about the same. Citrus hops develop into a floral element of the taste. Black pepper, wheat grains and grassy.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Crisp & dry finish.

O - Great collaboration. Traditional saison qualities with some imagination thrown in to liven it up.

Sep 24, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this beer is the bomb, a nice wheaty saison, almost like a grisette base, fluffy and grainy, but strong instead of weak, and delicate though too. bretty right from the first whiff, its definitely got some funk to it, but there is also a belgian yeast element at work in the foreground. plenty of hops too, which puts this in line with my favorite style these days, the hoppy wild ale. hops are fruity, peach and grape come to mind, and its super juicy in the finish, not as dry as others in its class. all the grain in the base is really nice, but its also still really pale, favoring yeast rather than malty flavors and letting the hops be more than just a flash. i think i expected this to be a little more sour, there is just the faintest acidity here, but its not really missing. i think its plenty funky, and all the hops at the end would be lost to a more lacto forward brew. if it wasnt so high in alcohol, i could basically drink this endlessly. great carbonation and finish. awesome collaboration between two of my favorites.

Aug 21, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, spice, chalk, black pepper, citrus peel, floral, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit, black pepper, floral, spice, funk, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice use of Brett to bring out unique aromas and flavors along with the more traditional saison ones.

Serving type: bottle.

Aug 19, 2015
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BowWowWowYippyYoIPA from California

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden yellow with big frothy white head. Big bubbles that dissipate fairly quickly. Smell is of grassy hops, a bit of banana, spicy, peppery yeast phenols, and a bit of chamomile. Taste has white pepper, green tea and peach up front. Finishes somewhat bitter with a lingering taste of pepper. Overall a tasty beer, but I was hoping for more brett character.

Aug 14, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Pours yellow with a large head.
Nose shows light sweet malt, pears, green apple, and earthy saison notes.
Flavours include spicy and herbal hops by the truckload along with farmhouse saison notes and a dry finish.

Aug 14, 2015
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a dusty lemon yellow with two finger of bright white head.

Aroma of lemon, floral perfume, passion fruit, and Belgian yeast.

Tasted of lemon, bubblegum, passion fruit, table salt, and Belgian yeast. Had a bitter bite to the finish.

Lighter bodied and very dry with a fairly sharp carbonation.

Aug 06, 2015
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mtomlins from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful pour, straw color with a big white head with great retention and some lacing. The nose is grapefruit, some floral hop notes and some belgian yeast. On the palate, it's dryier than expected: grapefruit, herbal notes, some nice citrus, trat and a bit funky. Smooth, round and lively. Overall, a nice saison.

Jun 19, 2015
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a large purer white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of tart and funky notes with light floral hoppy notes also noticeable. Taste is a good mxi between some tart notes with some funky dry ester also dominant with great floral hops undertones. Body is pretty full with great carbonation. Very enjoyable and refreshing beer but maybe a bit more tart then I like my saison to be.

May 13, 2015
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a little haze, lots of fine bubbled fast and furious carbonation, and 4 fingers of off white head that fade fast to a fine foam.

S: Big grapefruit, a hint of pine, fruity. Passion fruit, jackfruit. Belgian style phenols.

T: Grapefruit, Juicy fruit bubblegum but dry, very floral as well. Brettanomyces, a sort of pineapple Jello or jam taste. Light bitterness.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation, overall its dry with a light sweetness, dry, tannic finish.

O: Amazing brew. Love the Brett in it, the collaboration has proven itself well with its complexity and uniqueness. Got on Wishbeer, drank in Kunming March 10th, 2015.

Mar 10, 2015
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