jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Checkpoint Charlie bottle 455/480... Light lemony sand yellow if thatís a color with no head and minimal carbonation... Kinda effervescent a touch bubbly mouthfeel relatively light, flavorful... Aroma is funky, light lemon, a little I want to say diapery in a good way if thatís possible... Flavor is spot on... Bretty light lemon flavorful, tart very drinkable, lightly dry finish, light cereal finish...
drjay44 (2963) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. corked and caged. Number 65 of 480. Pours a very short lived white head, over a effervescent, hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is acid, hints of lemon, wheat....taste is moderate acid, light lemon, finishing with a moderate sourness....mouth feel light and watery, no alcohol, carbonation high as is acid. This meets the basic guidelines for the style. The Brett is rather hidden, and the lactic acid is on the light side. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 384. Pours cloudy straw yellow with instantly settling, coarse white head and no lacing. Aroma is fairly tart, acidic, funky. Flavor is moderately tart, acidic, with a tart wheat, citrus finish. Gets fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and moderately dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by this.
Errl (2114) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is yellowish gold with a thin. White fading head...Nose is funk, cheese, spice, wheat, yogurt..Taste is spice, yogurt, tartness, cheese, lemon peel, funk..
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow with no head. Sweet wheat on the nose, pear, white grape, and some sour sweet fruit. Taste is light, fruity pear, with wheat and mineral. Slick and medium with mellow carbonation.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), with notes of sour apple, lemon juice, light notes of ammonia and dish rag.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent.
Itís quite sour, which is good, but unfortunately itís not very clean or interesting...rough/raw malt character and a mild solventy note have to be overlooked to be able to enjoy it, and thereís not much else on display aromatically other than the usual apple/lemon notes common to the style. The Brett doesnít really make itself known (unless this strain is yielding the dish raggy odor). Very light, watery, and fizzy, with assertive astringency. If sourness alone is all you need, thisíll do the job...itís not exactly cheap though, at $10/750mL. Iíd been curious about the AC Golden line (beyond Colorado Native, which didnít impress either but it was just another pale lager so hard to tell if they had any "crafty" cred), but was not willing to blow over $20 on those fruity beers. So at least now my curiosity is satisfied and I can go back to scrolling past this pseudo-micro Coors label.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Cody. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong lacto, lemon peel, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with light funk, citrus, tart finish. Very good.
Sammy (9526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, very drinkable beer. Tartness is medium, and goes with everything. A year old, mild funk.
theothermatt (278) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours golden. Aroma of wheat and funk. Very bright and funky. Very easy drinking and a bit of sour tart. Nice.
ajnepple (3393) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared. Pale and cloudy with minimal head. Lemon juice, wheat malts and sour citrus fruits. Nice and tart with a light body and a sour finish. Pretty refreshing.