ClarkVV (4211) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Foundry on Elm, 5/28/15
Good amount of white head is pretty well-retained atop a pineapple-colored, lightly hazy body. It glows in the sunlight and looks quite impressive.
Pineapple, lychee, lime and just full-on brett fruitiness in the nose. Not as much of the tart, ultra dry band-aid so much as just the tropical fruit. I believe itís clausenii or custercius (sp?)? Anyhow, stupidly pointless guesses aside, itís a lovely aroma filled in on the edges with slightly sweet sponge cake notes and a touch of breadiness from the malts and oak. Tannins are minimal and no alcohol or flaws are noted.
A touch more subtle in the flavor, with more fruit-forward esters mixing with the lightly sweet malts. Some vanilla and dry biscuits round out the maltiness while the wheat and tight carbonation make for a wonderful texture. My friends were complaining that it smelled of gym socks and cat urine, but I didnít get it at all. Not to say that gym socks are any stranger to the brett-descriptor world, but I didnt find it all that funky or farmy. Just lightly tart, wonderfully tropical fruited and incredibly drinkable. Simcoe hops donít contribute any resin or heavy bitterness, thankfully and the alcohol is well-controlled. Very good, as usual, from Allagash. I feel like a broken record, but the only drawbacks are the usual heavy (relatively speaking) breadiness/doughiness (though this is more of a dry bread and less of a yeasty dough). About the only detractor here.
salvaticas (529) - - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at BGH. Fresh on the nose. Very bright and a great balance between spit and sort of Belgian. Very good.
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slowrunner77 (7078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another fantastic brett beer from Allagash (last years Session Brett was a BIG hit). Golden :) barn, hay, grass, medium funk, slightl acidity on the palate. finishes slightly dry and tart, but still refreshing.
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold pour With a foamy bright white head. Aroma of brett, light funk, straw, horse blanket, light lemon and dry grass. Flavor is bright lemon, brett, dry grass, funk. Solid stuff
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Clear, bright gold with a near-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of tart apples, green grapes, apricot and funk.
Taste of green apples, sour grapes, grass and funky light fruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Churchkey. Beautifully translucent golden pour with minimal bubbly head. Nose and flavor are all about new age American wild characteristics, with big cheesy Brett funk, extremely light acidity, and dank Simcoe hops melding into a refreshing, earthy, complex creation. Palate is medium bodied, with soft to medum carbonation. Good shit.
kraddel (4560) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden, not much head. Smell is sour, bit fruity perfume. Taste is taste is bit dry, sour apples, brett, golden ale undertone, some sharp grainyness. Rather intense, yet balanced sourness
One2remeber (186) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap, BITA Richmond, VA.
White wine like grape nose, sugary body. Muscat grape reminiscent. Little funkiness. Thank you, delicious.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is golden amber, transparent, with a moderate amount of tight white head with a small amount of retention and some lacing left behind. Nose is heavily bretted, light notes of oak, hints of sulfur, apricot and white grapes. Taste is far sweeter, loads of white grapes, a bit sugary, faint oak, light bitterness through the finish. Really delicate feel, lighter carbonation, dry finish.
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle: This one pours a crystal clear darker golden color. There was a very small white head on it. The nose is good. Somewhat fruity but definitely sour. Some oak notes also. The taste is very good. Just a bit tart. Citrus, some breadiness, A dry finish. This is really nice.