superspak (1912) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in January 2009 (pushing 4 years old). Cork blew off as soon as I untwisted the cork, no beer was lost to gushing. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge tart apple, lemon zest, orange, pear, strawberry, hay, grass, barnyard funk, earth, herbal, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange zest, hay, grass, earth, herbal, pepper, funk, and light yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, citrus, grass, hay, pepper, funk, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale with brett added! Awesome flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering.
lusikka (4997) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy, golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of farmhouse, nutty malts and ripe fruitiness. Flavour is rather fruity with sweet ripe fruits, caramel malts, nuts, farmhouse and floral hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, citrusy and slightly tart finish. Some caramel notes. Nice one.
laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle (june 2012) @ home
Aroma has soapy citrus, some spices, raw apples and urinal cake. Flavour has raw green apples, some earthy and leathery notes and citrus. Too much citrus here.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, spices, mild malts, ripe fruits, goose berry bush and apricot. Flavor of apricot, yeast, spices, lemony fruits, earth and some goose berries. Somewhat sourish palate.
tiong (2785) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from City Beer Store, San Francisco, CA
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of spices, malts, fruits, hints of grassy hops and bretta. Taste is malty and spicy with some grassy hops, tart fruity notes and hints of bretta. Finish is sweetish and malty with grassy hops, spices and tart fruitness. Okay, quite malty and grassy ale with tart notes.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 2009 Bottling
Tasted on 10/22/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours hazy orange with a thick and rocky white head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is funky and spicy yeast with a very nice honey note, caramel malt, and caramelized orange peel. The flavor is pretty much the same with malty, honeyed, and caramelized orange peel up front, moving to the spicy and very bretty yeast. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long spicy, funky, and honeyed orange peel finish.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage. Enjoyed in a wine glass at fridge temperature. Cloudy orange appearance. NO head. Smell is VERY bretty Some cloves and honey. Taste is nice! Very effervescent with some spices, citrus zest, floral notes and a very mild bitterness at the finish. Nice balance if sweetness and Brett properties.
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the tap a dark honey golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, cream-color head that sticks around for a while and leaves generous lacing. Crisp aroma has a strong overtone of apple, rather like a cider. Lip-smacking flavor has a malty core and a strong, slightly sweet, slightly tart apple overtone and a whisper of butterscotch. Firm texture has a good amount of tingle and fizz, leaving a nice fruity and tart finish.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Golden with medium head. Nice brett tartness. Fruity and very smooth. Could definitely do a pint of this.
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Draft at Monks. Hazy gold pour with a pillowy white head. Shiny rows of lace. Grassy. Herbal. Lemongrass. Some wheat flavors hidden under a blonde ale. Light funky Brett sour bite. Nectarines. Lavender. Dry floral finish. Pleasant and refreshing.