thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at the brewery. I tried all the beers at 4 breweries the day I had this, and this was by far the best thing I had all day. The flavor is traditional Belgian with the distinctive Allagash brett yeast being highlighted really well.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at blend. Aroma is citrus, orange, yeast. A little wang. Pretty good. ..
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Decent but disappointing. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is of sweet malts and slightly metallic. Maybe a hint of citrus from the hops. Flavor is mostly sweet malts with a tinge of citrusy hops. I donít taste the oak wine barrels or the brett at all really. So decent but disappointing. Not complex at all.
MattH (767) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Five ounce sample at Beachwood BBQ Sour Fest. Pine sol aroma. Sour merlot dominates flavor, with hints of apricot also present.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Pours an amber hue. Aroma is big fruit with a bit of citrus and yeast included as well. The taste itself is a roller-coaster ride from fruit to spice to yeast to malt to a slight, slight alcoholic finish. An outstanding beer.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, pepper and grassy dry hops. The next wave is a more mature vanilla, yeast, stonefruit, perhaps some cidery notes too, wickedly complex. Brilliant fluffy (yes I know its 9%) medium-bodied mouthful. Big jammy fruitiness in the flavour, not overwhelming, and well complemented by some bretty notes and a light-to-moderate tartness, a perfect balance of fresh herbal hops come though too. Finish is almost crisp, alcohol is not there at all. This blew me away, an outstanding beer.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would describe this beer as gueze light. aroma is full of brett and sourness, with fruit and oak in the backround. poured a golden color with good clarirty with amble head and carbonation. flavor is really nice, cross between a stong golden and gueze. sourness and brett dominate intially, but give way to lots of earliness and a spicy backround. full nicely carbonated and digestiable in the mouth. Another excellent beer by Allagash.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ Monkís Cafe: This was part of PBW and the Brett Pack Dinner. Rob Todd told us a story about how this beer was a total mistake and was told he would never be able to produce this again. He has now produced around 6 batches, after discovering the Brett Yeast. This beer was a lighter shade of orange. The aroma was sour, citrus, hops, and oak. The flavor was smooth and delicious. Hints of wood, funk, dark fruit, sour, grapefruit, and a tiny bit of hops. Overall, an A++ beer from Allagash.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. January 2007. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is lemony, subtly sour, touches of vanilla and hay and just a tiny bit of barnyard. Aroma in general is nice though subdued. Flavor is smooth and slightly peppery and estery at first - Orval comes to mind. Doughy and bready that leads to a pretty dry finish. Moderate funkiness, low level of tartness and acidity, high drinkability. Medium bodied. I cannot find any influence from the oak/wine. This earns marks for its drinkability. This is a good all around beer that is nice if not exceptional.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cleam amberish-yellow beer with creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and soft lactic. In the nose the touches of peaches and apricots are working well with the fine hints of flowers and the wood accents. The taste is well balanced, and is a good comprmise with the fruity side and the wood. The lactic part is bringing a nice freshness in the brew.