bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 (750ml bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, citrus, and vinous. Flavor of apple, citrus, alcohol, and oak. Does not have the farmhouse qualities that I expect in a Belgian-style.
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, bretty and red wine. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish.
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Tap at Rattle n Hum. Off the bat, I am not a huge fan of this beer. Just not my style. Pours a hazy orange with a soft, white head. Floral nose with hints of barnyard sourness. Flavor is tart and somewhat fruity. Mildly sour. Notes of wood and hard alcohol. Tingly mouthfeel with some puckering. Aftertaste is a little sour but still crisp and a bit refreshing. I try to be objective...
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 (2/23/08, 750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Given how much as my wife and I loved this beer the first time we tried it, I had to acquire another bottle from that initial batch, which we let sit for far too long (even though part of the delay was due to Kathy getting pregnant and then being a nursing mother). Aroma is medium sweet, the brett is stronger than the wine now, but there’s still some pear/cabernet sauvignon, together with some tropical fruit, funk, light lemon. Taste is mild sweet, oaky white wine, some Brett, berry, tropical fruit. Some alcohol warming in the finish. Medium-full body with some syrup, light acidity. With the disappearance of the red wine characteristics, my appreciation of this beer is sadly diminished. Nevertheless, it still is a lovely beer. (8/4/7/4/15)
(2/4/06, 750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Cloudy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous (grape, plum, some cherry, light tannins), light duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, vinous (merlot), some oak, brettanomyces, dusky, white grape. Very fruity, and the brett imparts a white wine characteristic. Medium body, some effervescence. Truly a fusion of beer and wine -- unique just how much the wine qualities are imparted in this beer, well beyond what a wine cask can provide. (9/3/8/4/17)
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour from a 2009 bottle is a hazy light amber color with a finger’s worth of white foam.
S: A very nice lactic acid presence combined with a nice must and barnyard funkiness. Some apple, white grapes, and mild citrus round out the nose.
T: The flavor has a nice lemony lactic acidity to go along with a mild but impressive funkiness. The grapes are present in the flavor as well, providing a nice vinous character that works well with the oak.
M: As I previously mentioned the beer has a nice dryness and tannic character which I enjoy in a wild ale. The carbonation level is moderate and works well.
D: A nice offering from Allagash. I found it to be slightly more enjoyable than Confluence and some of their other beers. I’d definitely recommend this one and would have no problem with having it again.
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 2007 January. Slight explosion of cork. Aroma is Iightly sour in an apple way. The color is a slightly hazy orange tinged amber. The white head left very quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Thinnish body with very mild carbonation (surprising, given the explosive cork removal.) It is well carbonated, it just is that there is no bite whatsoever. The flavor is sour woody, with some citrus, and some caramel malt floating along in the complexity. It is mildly astringent, and some bitter seems to complement the sour. Really very tasty. With the astringency it does resemble a red wine with wood or tannin. Very good ale.
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Hazy ambe/orange color, small white head. Sourish rubber aroma, oaky, fruity and a bit vinous. Malty flavor, a bit sourish and with rubber notes.
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2007. Clear dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, wine and brett. Flavour is malt, yeast, brett, medium dry, wine, wood, medium carbonation, little sweet, hop and medium sweet.
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Orange with a small but lasting white head. Aroma has hints of lambic, as well as oak and pineapple. Flavour has acid, lambic notes, and a lasting dry finish.
Cask at GBBF 2009: Exactly the same numbers, still a yummy funky beer.
2009 bottle - RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Almost the same numbers, funk and pineapple in the notes.
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007. Pours a little hazy orange with a thin film head. Aroma has caramel and a distinct sourness. Flavour has half a second of sweetness, then an acidic sourness takes over - actually very poor.