NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma was lightly tart with a bready and citrusy acidity. The aroma was very complex with a strong estery fruit presence and a notable earthy character. Oak was present as well as a complex vinous nature. The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear deep golden amber with hardly any had at all. The flavor was estery with cherries and strawberries coupled to a light citrusy tartness that was bready and slightly sweet at times on the palate with a candy flavor. The flavor was lightly vinous with an earthy and lightly spicy presence. The finish was dry with lasting impression of fruit and tart into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was just above medium and the carbonation was a bit on the low side. An extremely complex and interesting brew with some notable alcohol warming after consumption. 750 ml corked and bailed bottle. 2005 vintage.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very vinous ale, primary tastes of sparkling white wine or Champagne, except a bit more malty and fruity ( green apples, spices and caramel) and a tad sweet at the begining. The first sip is very acidic and even metalic, but this passes and becomes a nice drinkable ale or should i say champagne? It finishes buttery and dry with a light oak aftertaste. The palate was a bit fizzy and twingy. Intresting but absolutltey not worth the high price!.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into my De Rocs glass from cork finished bottle. Musky, horse blanket of a nose. Some candied malt quickly overshadowed by red fruit and vanilla. The vinous character proceeds with champagne-like carbonation and a smooth malty finish that jumps up at the end with earthy hops and sourness.
kcorum10 (325) - 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.
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Stagís Head. Poured a golden with orange hues, medium fluffy white head, and notable lacing. Awesome aroma of Brett funk, berries, granny smith apples, and woodiness. Taste reveals more with each sip including caramel malt, Brett, tart cherries, and pepper. Perfect balance of sweetness, tartness, and spice. Crisp finish with flavors lingering.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interlude pours dark orange color with basically no head but with some lacing. A good amount of carbonation. Bubbles shooting up from the glass. In the aroma, thereís a slight sourness from the brett but itís more of a sweet smell from the fruit. I picked up grape and apple mostly. Small underlying aroma of wood from the oak barrels. Not an overpowering smell, but light and pleasant.
The taste isnít mouthpuckering or overpowering when it comes to the sourness. Itís more of a nice and small tartness. Sour heads might enjoy this beer but its more on the light side. Once again the sweetness from the fruits take over mostly here. Grapes come through more. Probably from the Merlot barrels. Mixed in there is a bit of earthiness and oak. Itís just a light and refreshing beer. My girlfriend stated I could drink this easy and all night, I said beware itís almost 10% The alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours golden with small white head. smells funky grape wineness. taste has small notes of oak but is dominately acidic, tangy, tannin and white grape. i also pick up some sour apple and pear. i appreciate it but it gives me heart burn.
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.
beerandIT (300) - 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.
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.