growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Hopscotch and WHKinger. Cloudy orange with a huge off-white foamy head. Strong aroma of nice merlot with background of cherry, oak and leather. Fruity tartness up front with a medium dry finish. Stil just a bit much alcohol coming through to be a great beer. I plan on picking another up to cellar for a year or two before trying it again.
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Epic beer Tasting 2016”. Dark orange, little head. Nose is dull metallic orange, grainy, big sweetness. taste is sweet orange peel, bit metallic, candy, overly sweet, big sugar, improved a bit over time, got more orange peel, overall largely a big slab of sweetness. Body is fizzy & metallic. Another Allagash beer where I don’t entirely the love. Didn’t get the French oak & brett, brett is lost in the sweetness.
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Small white head. No lacing. Big fruity Brett aroma. Tart taste of peach and pear. Wine like. Sweet.
JDBaker11058 (1908) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: hazy golden-orange-red, with a finger of creamy light tan head. aroma: red wine vinegar, green apple skins, champagne-y yeast, sharp-sweet funk. taste: tart, slightly sour bite of raspberry and stone fruit up front, then some vinous, jammy notes, followed by a peppery funk of brett. finish: funkier as it warms, as the sharpness of the brett becomes more plasticky; lingering tart vinous notes too. notes: Superbly well-hidden alcohol; great lively palate. Funky, tart, and complex. Birthday gift from Christian, 2016.
RobertDale (5331) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle. Pours a dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and wood. Taste is dark fruit, citrus, wood, caramel, and spice. Very enjoyable.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark orange amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops, wood, apricot and herbal notes. Flavour of sweet fruitiness, brett, floral hops, heavy citrusy tartness and a bit of graininess. Full bodied. Alcohol warms nicely. Rather nice.
olio (9210) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. 10/2014.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Nice apricot and orange notes, sourish peachy notes, yeast and spices. Spicy flavor, sour apricot, gooseberries, some rowan berries and bretta yeast, the red wine barrel is quite distant. Very nice sourness here, somewhat fruity too.
tiong (6387) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, vinous notes, bretta, oak, wood, hints of vanilla and berries. Taste is smooth, sweetish and vinous with some oak, bretta, vanilla, wood, toffee and ripe fruits. Finish is smooth, sweet and vinous with some funky bretta, farmyard, ripe fruits, toffee, caramel and yeast. Pretty sweet but quite good.
laiti (8034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home, bottled 10/2014
Aroma has ripe apricot, some bretta tones and orange juice. Flavour has orange juice, some bretta, apricot and mild tartness in the finish. Easy-going bretta-ale but nothing special.
markducommun (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, orange gold. Almost no tan head. Funky, gym socks and basement, some deeper fruits. Quite sour, some hops bitterness, nice sweet base. Lightly chewy, some effervescence, reasonably acidic. Quite long finish. Pretty great.
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gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy toasted orange color with a small, light yellow head that quickly dissipates. On the nose is citrus/orange lemon cake. Taste is immediately tart but not ought right sour. A big squeeze of lemon onto yellow cake - other citrus notes and a faint background of apricots. Hints of golden brown toast on the back end and the harness lingers through the finish. Mouthfeel is much lighter than I expected and not sticky at all which I think is a feat given its tartness. Tiny and lively carbonation. This is fantastic and a great summer day drinker which I didn’t expect given red wine barrel aging.