popery (1974) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
City Beer Store, Allagash night. I had high hopes for this beer, and while it wasn’t quite up to them, it was also quite different than what I expected, altogether. It’s a mildly sour beer with an excellent pale grain flavor, oddly clean for the style. Otherwise, there’s a floral quality and a big earthiness from the Belgian yeast, almost lightly smoky in a dry mushroomy kind of way. Mild, though definitely detectable, hops provide bits of herbaceous, minerals and grass in the finish. The flavor is quite dry. And the feel is mild, though good. Quite drinkable for the abv and for a sour. I’m aging a bottle to see if the sour notes come out more with time.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty and slightly tart aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy yeasty tart flavor. Has a fruity tart funky finish.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light golden pour white head ... aroma of a sour ale and fruits .... taste of fruits and a bit thinner than i imagined .... you taste the two styles for sure .... well balanced and a taste that goes from a fruity belgian to a sour ale/champagne like taste .... not sure it was really worth the 19 bucks abv wasn’t present at all.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Publick House in Brookline, MA. Served in a tulip glass. Gold body with almost no head. A nice dry almost trippel-like beer with spearment and bread notes. Big yeasty beer. Pretty good.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pour is clear and gold with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass and a very thick meringue-like white head. Aroma is a little sweet with honey and toffee with some notes of brett funk - earthy and slightly musty. Flavor is strong and malty with some floral quality and light brett funk (very subtle tartness). Medium dry finish with toasted malt sweetness and earthy brett mustiness. Very refreshing. Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp with medium body and luxurious carbonation. Overall, an excellent and amazing tripel with soft notes of brett that provide a wonderful complement to the sweet malt.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours hazy orange-golden with a bubbly, champagne-like white head. Aroma of cherries, sour wort, wild yeast, piney hops, sweet malts, and notes of citrus. Medium bodied with a surprisingly smooth, yet moderately tangy palate. Starts like an amaizing sour and finishes like a refined Belgian strong ale; this brew is quite unique. Outstanding Belgian/sour ale. Highly recommended.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with pat at Belgian cafe. pours a slightly olden hazed body. Aroma is nice sharp tartness and funk, reminds me of a tamed jollyp. Taste is like tasting a spicy, tart belgian ale.
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage, caged and corked. Pours an extremely light blonde color with active champagne-like character. The aroma is yeasty and esther-laden. It drinks with a nice light character, but is no pushover. The beer packs a wallop of flavors, lemon, wheat, bubblegum ... a delicious beer taht would awesome for brunch. (#3870, 3/27/2010)
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009. cage removed and cork blew to the roof and gushed like no ones business. pours vibrant gold with massive head. aroma is brett, lemon rind, light fruits, slight barnyard funk. drinks tart with lots of brett, tons of lemon peel, slight earth, slight wet hay. really good brew.
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Whole Foods Los Altos. Paired with an awesome striped bass dinner my girlfriend cooked. Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a large thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is awesome and bretty, with pale malt, citrus, and spice notes. Flavor doesn’t let you down at all - it’s awesome. Pale and caramel malt form a great base, and Belgian yeast and brett meld seamlessly. Great notes of orange peel and spice, along with a slight fresh hop character even though this beer is over a year old. Fairly lively yet smooth on the palate. Medium body, not at all overwhelming. Extremely well-crafted and good overall. Very drinkable. Paid over $20 for this sucker and I’m glad it didn’t end up being TOO much of a ripoff!