bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, earth, horseblanket, and citrus. Flavor of grass, earth, citrus peel, and some herbs with a bitter finish.
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This coniferous Wild Ale benefits from biscuity cereals and delicate fruity esters for a dry and classy glass of merriment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy pale blond. Is this really paler than "My Brother Daryl" or are my eyes deceiving me?
-This was less aromatic than the clausenii version (My Brother Daryl), but the brettanomyces bruxellensis still shone brightly from aroma to finish.
-The fruitiness was slightly tropical, but not nearly as tropical as the clausenii, of course.
-A little lactobacillus would have been great in the finish, methinks, but as is it is still a wonderful sipper of a strong ale.
On tap at Novare Res.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Publican (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazy golden amber pour, murkly with decent whitish head that dies to a thicker film. Aromas are a decent sourness, citrus fruit, pale malts, lacto, a touch of fruity citrus. Initial is lighter bodied, citrus fruit, a light tartness of grapefruit and lemon, coats, with moderate sourness. Moves towards fruity citrus and pale malts, a nice brett funk with a decent body, the funk coats with a nice fruity sourness. Solid, isnít overwheling or asserts itself, but a nice light sour, drinkable en masse. A decent hopping shows more citrus influence. Finish is lightly sour, fruity, lingers on the palate. A lighter bodied sour ale that is quite drinkable, tasty.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at publican, pours hazed amber with white head, nose is spicy, flavors are very oaky, spicy, earthy, and big brett in this one. a little one dimensional but dry, oaky, and bretty so itís refreshing to drink.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at publican... Medium cloudy caramel brown with a thin frothy tan head... Red fruity apple aroma with wood accents, pretty oaky... Flavors start off oF on a fruity red fruit slab sour apple bent, which converge with spicy wood notes with a lively yet dry finish with a bit of earth at the end.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Night of the Funk. A dud from Allagash. I liked the experiment here, I guess you canít always have great success. The aroma is grassy, citrusy, milky. Doesnít sound like a good combination? It isnít. The flavor is loaded with chemicals, lots of carbonic acid, and is muddy all around. Something went very wrong with the fermentation here.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at Publican during CBC Chicago. Pours a hazy glowing bright golden orange with a fine fizzy white head. Strong orange aroma, citrus, candied wheat, and brett aroma. Tastes more like an imperial wit, lots of citrus but just a bit boozy. Medium bodied with a candied like stickiness. Nice and tasty but just too boozy.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at NotF. Pours a light golden color with a white foamy head. Nose is biscuity with a light funkyness yeast note. Palate is full. Flavors of biscuit and light fruit. Its a much mellower version then my brother daryl.
beernbourbon (1337) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pour is dark brown with a light pink hue and almost no head. Aroma is woody, sweet, and fruity with notes of brett poking through. Flavor reveals hints of wine, dark fruits, light spice, and a really notable wood component. Maybe too much wood; it kind of dominates. Overall I like it though.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ BBF Night of the Funk. Pours a light gold (not as hazy as the My Brother Daryl) with a fluffy white head. Nose is biscuit malt, with a bit of funk and a heavy Belgian yeast note. Flavor is biscuit malt with a bit of light fruit and a heavy Belgian yeast characteristic that conflicts at times with the brett sourness that wants to come out. Finish was surprisingly bitter. Not as good as My Brother, but still solid.