This is a 6.8% ABV bottle-conditioned Belgian-style saison ale that is brewed with apricots and pepper and then aged in Chardonnay barrels for six months. The beer pours an orange-golden in color, hazy, with an inch of thick, tightly foamy head that is white to just off-white in color, and leaves thick, sticky lacing down the glass. The aroma is yeasty, white wine, with a hint of fruit and oak. The taste is well-constructed, the tastes of the yeast (fruit, butter, earthiness) meld into the tastes of the wine barrel (chardonnay with its fruit, buttery, and oak notes). There is then a note of the apricot. The pepper is unobtrusive. The mouthfeel is light, with a smooth creaminess aided by the thick head of foam. A complex, interesting and tasty beer.
This was individual beer number 2000 that I have tried.