erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I always respect a brewer for trying the wild strains just ’cause many won’t. Pours a deep cloudy amber with a frothy head of white. Aromas are med funk but little acidity is there. Some sweet cherry aromas but mostly sweat socks. Body is thin and fizzy. The flavors are much more sweet than I expect from a bretta beer. Some sweatiness but very little in the way of sour. Not nearly dry enough for me.This was a nice try but it needs another year.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mildly farmy cherries greet the nose. Hazy amber-brown with a low white head that recedes to ring. Cherries are lightly tart with strong wheat notes in the flavour. Medium-light body with somewhat low carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Draught pint at the brewpub, with Muzzlehatch on 11/4/05. Pours a hazy, fiery orange and amber-auburn colored beer, with a small, fairly well-retained off-white head that recedes to cover fairly rapidly, with light lacing. Aroma has lightly tart cherry pie, a lemon candy-like note and a smooth, drying wheat note on the end. Flavor shows lightly acidic cherries balanced by light honey and a bit of sweet breadiness. Yeast is rather thick, while the wild yeast adds a clean, if rather subdued tartness. Wheat gives a light chewiness to the texture, but the mouthfeel might be a little bit too easygoing on the end, being a draught beer. Some peaches, cherries and plums, with a hint of woody-like flavor and more yeast. No alcohol apparency. Rather subdued overall. I wasnt paying too much attention to the beer for the first two-thirds of it and looked up to see it almost gone. By that point, I hadnt come away with much other than the fact that I was drinking some cherry beer infused with small amounts of brett. Perhaps just a little too simple in its flavors, with too weak a mouthfeel.
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only 7 barrels-I would have done a growler. Peach colour with active little white head, lace in glass. Yeasty aroma. Smooth lambiclike, well balanced, long finish. Creaminess from wheat, fruit tartness from cherries.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:Light lambic fruit aroma...
Appearance:Light hazy orange,small head...
Flavor:Light acidity and sour flavor,light fruit....
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a ring of white lace. Aroma of sour cherries with mild brettanomyces. Flavor of sour cherries and mild brettanomyces. The body is light with a dusty mouthfeel and soft carbonation.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
En fût-En premier lieu, je déteste les lambic. Odeur de rouge à lèvre de couleur rouge troublée. Rondeur à l’arrière de la bouche. Goût amer et dégueulasse.--Draft-Firstly, i hate lambics. Smell of cosmetic, red cloudy. Palate on the back side of the mouth. Sour and awful taste.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 The Lure:
Sweet fruitiness of cherries and orange zest sitting surrounded by decorative lacing. Not enough signs of the interior wilderness, either there isn’t enough brett, or it hasn’t had time to develop yet.
Hushed wilderness touches the cherries, peaches, and curaçao(?). Wheat malt tartness matches that of the yeast’s, but it still doesn’t reach the intensity levels I would have desired. Low carbonation imparts a classy feel, but all in all it is much sweeter than what I would have expected in a bretty ale. This still remains a beautiful creation, don’t get me wrong.
Encouragement will nurse future leaps.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first sample from this brewer and it was quite an ambitious sample. Orange/yellow with a thin but stubborn head. Great lacing. Smells breaddy with some dust, cherries, cognac, grass. Taste is sour but in a good way with some decent juniper and coriander notes alongside what can best be described as stale butterscotch. Champagne like palate and finish. Very bold for a brewpub.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fully diminishing off-white head. Body is cloudy orange to red. An unquestionably weird nose that reminds me more of horseradish cheese than anything else. The brett may not have had the time to fully mature and take shape, but for now, we have faint horsey hints that are at the service of juicy pineapple and wheaty tropical fruit dominant flavours. Medium bodied, sticky texture, light carbonation, very sweet and not very sour at all. A step in the right direction, but the challenge may have been too big initially.