mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown tap ($9): Pours red with little head (well, they poured mine really full). Aroma is cherry, yeast, funk, wood, and sugar. Taste is lightly sour, but a few notches above minimally so. There is some sweetness intermixing, so it is kind of like mixing sour and sweet cherries, but still having the beer tastes dominate. The finish is really woody and so is the aftertaste. I am like this.
rhsiung (552) - USA - JAN 15, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
i agree with killerdog, too sour. if iíd been pressed for time, wouldnít have even finished it.
Hair6a11 (1257) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sept 2011 Bottle; Pour is clear honey gold with a frothy initial white head that disperses to something more modest and fine bubbled. Retention is on the average side here, with very light lacing present. The nose is the highlight for this brew ; itís a fruity bouquet, coupled with a vinous note, mineral water, caramel malt, and honey. Iím very impressed - The flavor profile impresses initially as well ; the fruitiness from the belgian side as well as the wine barrel treatment does wonders for this brew - there is apricot, pear, and grapeskin present, with a golden belgian strong peeking through with the caramel malty side, bread, and some earthen ware from the barrel treatment. Itís crisp, and dry, and perhaps too carbonated for my liking. One nearly forgets that this was conditioned with brett ; I would also prefer more light funk, if their house yeast is capable of imparting that element like some brett infused brews bring to the table, to balance out the fruity sweetness - but overall a fantastic attempt
Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Maxís Taproom and 750ml bottle.
Hazy golden brew with some white head. Aromas of light fruits, brett, oak, and vinous. Flavor is earthy and slightly tart with a fruity finish.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange with a slight reddish hue... Sweet malt aroma with minimal tart notes... Flavor is quite complex, initially citrusy, which gives way to notes of oak and Brett sour... Delicious
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MadRobin (1603) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fire Works Pizza in Leesburg, VA.
Hazy orange-copper with thin off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of fresh fruit, peaches, pear, white grapes, caramel, funk and sour cherry.
Taste of sour fruit, bread, caramel, apple, lemon, tropical fruit, brett and wow!
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this one gains on you. 2012 vintage and only 3 months old so the brett is not terribly powerful yet. Very nice barrel-butter undertones. This works extremely well. The alcohol is nowhere. Wow.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at pangaea. Aroma is fruity and sour. Flavor is similar but I do notice citrus and wheat maybe. Very smooth. Color is orange and hazy thin head with decent lacing. Once again allagash does not disappoint!
sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with thick, fizzy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour brett, bread and cookie malt, cherries, strawberries, and light spice. Flavor is sweet malt and sour esters forward with vinous fruit, light floral hops, and faint spice; dry, lightly sour finish. Medium body and carbonation.
killerdog (2) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Medium head, faded quickly. Slightly sour flavor and dry finish. A little wine like. Alcohol is high but not noticeable in the taste. Not really one of my favorites. The sour taste was hard to overcome.