cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 750 mL dated:January 2007. Dark copper color with nice head and lacing. The oak is present from the start and is influenced by heavy cherry/vanilla notes. Souring fruits, citrus and cherrywood waltz on the tounge as sweet vanilla and mellowed alcohol notes develop interesting citrus, raisin, fig and plum flavors. This brew is certainly complex and I am looking forward to seeing it age.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750ml bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. 2007 vintage Pours a virtually translucent amber-red with a thin film of off-white head. Smells sweet, fruity, and sour/acidic. Tastes fruity, bready, and sour/funky, but not overwhelmingly so. Flavors are extremely subtle and balanced. Medium-bodied with surprisingly low carbonation. Wow. This beer is the most unique beer I have ever encountered, unlike any other beer I’ve had. Delightfully sour/funky, but not a sour bomb. Nothing wrong with this beer, very well-crafted doubt. Even at the cost, (about 17$ per bottle), I would not hesitate to buy up more. Can’t wait to see how it ages (have a bottle of 2007 and 2005 aging now)!
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a headless translucent orange colour with. The nose is packed with brett yeast, barnyard funk, tropical fruits and thatís it. The flavour is vanilla, wood, brett yeast, tropical fruits, white wine and grassy, earthy hops. It is extremely sweet, but the brett yeast prevents it from being cloying. The palate is nearly flat, with a long, sweet berry finish and well hidden booze. Judging by other ratings, I think I got a flat bottle. Iíll have to fork out 20 dollars for another bottle.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was a hazy, amber/orange. The head was creamy. white, and thin. The aroma was sour, citrisy, and light fruit. The flavor was sour, alcohol, sweet, and aged fruit. The palate was carbonated. The finish was tart and long-lasting.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Pours amber-gold with a huge white head and a lot of effervescence. Decent lacing. First impressions of the aroma are very tart and vinous, much like Russian Riverís Temptation. The second whiff has more Saison notes--barnyardy, with light banana esters. The third combines the two beautifully; fruity red wine pushing around some funky banana, with a very small hint of sweet toffee and diacetyl lurking in the background. Swirling brings out that Allagash yeast aroma. The wine and beer notes blend just as well in the flavor. It starts slightly funky, with backing pear, banana, and light cloves. The wine comes in near the middle, with light berry, grape, and oak flavors. The finish is dry, with some oak and a tiny hint of alcohol. Oily mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Excellent. Only gets better as it warms.
RERATE 2/23 - Yeah, Iíve already cracked open my second bottle. Iím getting a lot more cherry this time, especially in the aroma. Aroma +1. Thereís a point just before the finish at which the Saison and wine flavors donít mix well. Flavor -1. Still excellent the rest of the way through.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
í06 Bottle: Courtesy of mgumby10...thanks Mike. Clear copper color with a minimal white head. Slightly boozy, notes of oak, caramel malt, hay and a slightly sour apple tone. Very smooth mouth feel, medium bodied...flavors consist of bready malts, oak and finishes with a mildly sour funk note. Very good stuff.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazed peach body with a modest beige head. Seductive aroma hints of fruitiness as soon as the cork is removed. Notes of green apple, red grapes, kiwi, and strawberries are joined by oak tones and some subtle spices. Nice! Medium to light medium in body with zingy carbonation. Taste opens on a spicy note with a touch of hot alcohol. Brett notes quickly appear with a wet gravel taste and some funky wool. Underripe strawberry and kiwi provide fruit texture. Oak is subtle but noticed. Lemon pez candy and kiwi skin come back for the finish and aftertaste. Incredibly complex and one of the better efforts at an American wild ale.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp, Dry and Glorious. The lack of tartness makes this a unique creation. The wood gives it texture and the brett some lively aroma. Every sip is perfectly in balance. The volume of ingredients doesnít overwhelm, but the refinement in the process makes this a jewel. Thank you BeerYum!
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Just reading my notes and remembering the beer makes me happy. Slightly hazy orange gold pour. Nice citrus and sweet malt aroma, with a good amount of other light fruits and some yeast. Similar flavors with some vinous tart notes and some light funky earthy yeasty notes that werenít there in the aroma. Tart dry finish, a tad acidic. This was a very good beer.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ZBF 06. Pours a clear golden, with a white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and some spice. Taste is sour, fruity, some alcohol. medium body and a sour/fruity aftertaste