jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First impression is that this is not worth the $20. It is a good beer and incredibly drinkable but the price tag does not justify the contents here. Distinctly belgian yeast aroma with some toasty malt adn grain. Flavor is nice and dry, grainy malt, and full bodied. Finish is lemony citrus and grassy, hay hops. Pours an opaque bright yellow color with a nice looking big white head. Not getting a ton of brett yeast here but maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about. Distinctly belgian yeast but not sour bretty.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from corby112. Let me say flat out: this is absolutely delicious. One of the most unique, well crafted beers I’ve had yet this year. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to homebrew, so I could spend my life trying to nail something like this. Perfect pour, very cloudy, with a huge, rocky, everlasting head. The nose is a mix of very dry, very bretty hay and farmyard notes, and a fruity, spicy hoppiness loaded with pineapple, caraway and saffron. Similar flavorwise, big and juicy and near perfect, delicately complex and just dripping with personality. Like a dry, bretty, hoppy saison, this stuff is just incredible. I need to find some bottles locally for the cellar.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. murky light gold pour with a ring of white froth. nose is bretty with wood and random fruits. very smooth with a slight sour note backed with pineapple and earth.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml, bottled Jan 2009, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket, florals, and citrus. Flavor of brett, pepper, grass, citrus, and some caramel.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellowy gold with a minimal head. Aroma of earth, hay, pear, and mustard. Tastes of eath, mustard, old fruit, grass and hay. Finishes tart and earthy. Good, but predictable in its brettiness. Still, it’s really well made and I can’t help but enjoy it.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Hazy gold color with a multifinger frothy white head. Lots of spice in the aroma, covering something like citrus. Touch of barnyard. Medium body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is quite bretty. Lots of light fruit. Some floral bitter. Astringent. Finishes rather pleasantly.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ACBF. Sharp spicy yeast aroma. Clear yellow color with a small white head. Slightly sweet beginning with a spicy biter finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, thin yellow color with no head, aroma of honey and apple, flavor is grainy, dry fruits, spicy and spritzy
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, wood, some cherry, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett, wood, cherry. Medium body, some stickiness, acidity. Not much different from many other Brett beers, but it’s good nonetheless.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to GMCC2181. poured a hazy yellow with a white head. aroma of lemon, spice, funk, and pepper. flavor was lemon, spice, and pepper. a good brew by allagash.