SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at NotF. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Nose is brett, a funky cheesy musty note. Palate is fairly carbonated and is full in the mouth. Flavors of light fruit and cheese with a soury finish.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This stupendous Wild Ale’s pineapples and pine needles thrive in a marvelously classy and effervescent mouthfeel, as oaken wine barrel notes and hushed tartness develop nuance and complexity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the amber-hued golden.
-The clausenii’s tropical fruitiness goes all the way from pineapple to marinated ginger in the aroma.
-The bubbles are tiny, but they sure are feisty.
-Even though this is quite strong abv-wise, this cousin of Interlude is superbly drinkable.
On tap at the brewpub.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a golden haze with a foamy white head. Aroma is sour and fruity. Hints of some spices in there too. Flavor is fantastic, a nice sour punch in the mouth and a hint of lingering sweetness on the tongue. Super smooth on the tongue with a nice mouthfeel. Overall an extremely surprising and extremely fantastic beer.