ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2007 bottle. Pour was a very cloudy orange with a thin white head. The nost is quite heavy on the bretamayaces yeast, in short meaning it makes it seem like this would be a sour ale. Taste is quite different. A good bit of fruit-like sweetness is heavy up front with a decent amount of that belgian sourness on the aftertaste. Overall a very decent belgian ale that hides the alcohol. The tartness starts to open up as the beer gets warmer. Overall the sweet and the sour have a nice balance.
ROBC3366 (305) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing aroma of wine grapes and some vinous sour character. Sour is not in the flavor but in the aroma. Light in the carbonation but very complex and nice flavors. Some almost fruity flavors come through from the wood. Aroma is almost consecration like. And flavors great but lacks the sour of consecration
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kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellowish pour with tart and fruit aromas. The brett definitely out shines the over flavors with a mild fruit finish. I was wanting a little more fruit flavors, but the brett overpowered.
Newk (299) - - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a real good solid gold color with a foamy head.
Very very funky aromas. Brett dominated along with aromas of sour apples and tart citrus with some spices. Good depth as well.
Medium/full bodied with a really good feel. Very funk driven flavors along with sour apples and some spices.
This was the 2011 version. This isnít a beer for everyone due to the amount of funk, but it was perfectly fine by me. Great depth on both the aromas and feel. There is a real good dry finish to this as well.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker gold amber with little to no head. On the nose I am getting lots of different things such as toffee, some caramel there, candied fruits and a hint of the alcohol there as well. Full bodied beer. On the palate I get a tart sour taste upfront flavor with malts, candied sugars, various subtle fruit nuances and a sugar feel there as well. Hard to really go into much more with this one, I liked it but definitely different to me.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at maproom. Hazy yellow pour with white head and little lacing. Nice muscat and vinegar nose, some grain, funky brett and yeast. Flavors of muscat, horseblanket, bandaid (very mild though), grass. mild lemony tartness. Creamy moutfeel really brings this one home for me. A very pleasant surprise... would love to sit a bottle of this down for a year or so.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a wine glass a burnt orange that leaves a white lace on top of the glass. There is a slight cascade in the body from carbonation. The smell is horse blanket, very vinos, with some fruit essence. The taste is sweet a slight hop citrus profile but dominated by a wine (tannin) quality. Finishing fruity, with a grape, sweet fruit balance. I paired this beer with a grilled steak and artichokes. The savory flavors in the steak really went well with the fruit, tannin, qualities in the beer.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale in color, fairly clear. not much head, but perfectly carbonated. the brett character compliments the sourness, it definitely drinks smoothing for such a strong beer.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap. pale golden. sour smells off apple. taste crisp and you can def. taste the wine barrels. sexy.
Mep3222 (283) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing aroma of wine grapes and some vinous sour character. Sour is not in the flavor but in the aroma. Light in the carbonation but very complex and nice flavors. Some almost fruity flavors come through from the wood. Aroma is almost consecration like. And flavors great but lacks the sour of consecration.
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