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Belgian Saison
3.9 | pDev: 9.49%
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Potlatch was brewed in collaboration with Praire Artisan Ales and Omnipollo at two locations.

Yellow wrapping paper- Praire Artisan Ales, USA
Green wrapping paper - De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium.
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Photo of Brew_42
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It seems like all the other reviews are older but I just picked this up in Busan, Korea in the green paper.

Pours hazy and gold with a fluffy white head that left heavy lacing and hung around a while.

Smell is spicy with hints of peaches and mango. Didn’t get much funk, which I don’t mind.

Taste is hay and spices with some fruitiness up front. Delicious. Everything is well-balanced.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.

Overall a really delicious beer. Lacked the funkiness and didn’t pick up on the Brett, but I don’t mind because it was just a really well balanced and refreshing saison.

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Photo of bark
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The colour is pale straw yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The airy white three finger head sinks rapidly to a thick lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is fresh and candy-sweet with distinct notes of baker’s yeast and noble hops. Spicy flavours and lots of sour lime flavours. Clean alcohol in the background.

The taste is bitter with more fresh lime notes. Lots of stable and hay. Smooth clean sweetness and spicy yeast; dough and fresh bread. Medium body. The aftertaste got notes of hot peppers, nutmeg and cloves. Lemon/lime-juice, lime peel and fresh French loaf.

The carbonation is strong, the many small bubbles long-lasting in my mouth. The liquid is quite light.

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Photo of wedge
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%

@ Tasty Beverage

Slightly hazy yellow-gold color topped with a slim white head that dissipates to some patchiness. Smells fruity and juicy from the start: orange juice, pineapple, and ripe mango over a very slight doughy sweetness. The yeast doesn’t suggest being a farmhouse ale, whatever base strain may have been used is essentially lost in the hoppy haze. This doesn’t even come across as particularly “Bretty”, at least in the funky, flowery, leathery manner I typically smell – much more of that deep tropical fruit presence. A light, zesty, peppery character develops as it warms and some cracker malts join in to add depth. Flavor opens oily and dank with juicy orange and grapefruit pulp, fresh mango, apricot, and lemon. Again, nothing to really suggest this is a Saison, just big-time Mosaic hoppiness and fruity Brett. Medium-light, crisp, and drying with some oiliness. Whatever the style, this is impressive. I wish a little more funk came through, but this is nice as a juicy-fresh beverage.

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Photo of jacewg
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Smoke and Barrel

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear pale gold color with yellow hints. Slight haze. Brilliant color. Pours a small head that retains very well. Thick lacing.

Nose: Lots of hop character on the nose. Bright citrus. Tropical fruit. Pale malt sweetness. Pineapple. Red berry. Hints of funk, but I would say the aroma leans toward the hops. Very fruity overall aroma.

Palate: Opens with a big pineapple note and lots of juicy citrus. Pale malt structure. Quite dry. Slight hints of acidity and funk. Very dry finish that brings slight brett funk. Moderate bitterness. Very nice

Mouthfeel: Very appropriate for the style. Not quite spritzy but well-carbed. Light leaning toward medium bodied.

Overall: Love this beer. Some age would likely bring out more Brett character, but I love it now, with hints of dry Brett funk and big fruity hoppiness. Delicious.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Paper wrapper around an unlabeled bottle.

Appearance - Pale hazy yellow. Big white head on the pour. Settles to a large-bubbled white collar.

Smell - Lemon lime aroma. Kinda yeasty. A little bit of pale malt.

Taste - Much more herbal. Lemony hops. Grassy. Grainy malt. Grassy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Flavor drops off with a lot of carbonation. Medium bitter.

Overall - Doesn't quite do it for me.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The European version, brewed in Belgium. Best before 12/2018 on the cap.
Pours pale lager-golden, fizzy, two finger frothy head, medium retention.
Smells really fruity, with huge tropical pineapple, mango, maracuja, faint pine, peaches and citrus, with farmhouse ale funk afterwards, but toned down. So Mosaic hops bigger than Brett yeasts in the smell.
Very dry gulp, rather citrusy with huge grapefruit, tropical notes in the back, with pineapple and faint sweet mango, acidic apple peel too. Musty (champagne-like, actually) white grapes. Green funk follows, with wet hay and the whole barnyard notes, nicely matched with the hops. I can see that many people might find the wet cardboard very clear, too, but i'm a big fan of any Brett funk, so i might be biased. Crisp dry, more than mildly bitter finish.
Very light body, quite a big carbonation that complements the wild yeasts and the citrusy hops, really prickly. Alcohol nicely hidden.
A very refreshing hoppy saison, my first experience with a Mosaic-only brew, but somehow it's not perfectly tweaked, feels abbrasive and clumsy. Will be looking for more Mosaic hopped beers tho, very very tasty.

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Potlatch from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 27 ratings