markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with jtclockwork. Cheers, James! Two twists on the cage and this one practically shot a hole in the roof, causing a duck-and-cover situation with mild gushing. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is light caramel, big grapefruit, some pine, some pineapple, and some tropical fruit with barnyard and burlap. Flavor is similar with some nice galaxy hops and tropical fruit amongst the pineapple and burlap from the brett. Medium in body and lingering brett in the finish. Interesting beer, but I would prefer the whiteout of the ones I have tried.
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with a huge white head that slowly, very slowly settled to about one inch, lacing is not worth assessing. Aromas are a light fruityness with some spice and funky odors (reminds me of a toilet with urine in it that hasn’t been flushed for a few days). Flavors are light and funky, bitter, dry and slightly sour. The Finish...I dont think I can....dry, clean with a lingering bite on the toung.
piscator34 (2081) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Pale yellow in colour with loads of spritzy carbonation. Really funky on the nose, backed by elements of lemon pie and nettles. The brett dominates the palate with notes of black pepper, kitchen herbs, and Orangesicle. A strange and complex beer which is fun to drink, Not really an IPA or a wit though.
hawthorne00 (2724) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Pale orange with a large white head that settles to an inch or so. Zinging brett aroma with white pepper, lemons, orange zest, passionfruit and coriander seeds. Pungent, but there’s intrigue there. Taste has sweet oranges, some bretty funkiness, a fair bit of bitterness, spices - doesn’t hang together as well as the aroma. Dry and spicy at the end.
BeerBaboon (1719) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy gold with plenty of pretty, white head. The beer has a funky, earthly, sour aroma of bretta, fruits, coriander, barnyard and citrus. Flavour is bitter, dry and even sour. There’s bretta, citrus, orange peel and again plenty of coriander. This beer nicely combines some elements of witbier, tripel, IPA and wine.
JorisPPattyn (8278) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Towering, just yellowish dense head over hazy, pale straw-coloured beer. Nice mix of fresh, lemony citrus and Bretts (one of the Wyeastlabs varieties). Bathroom herbs, lavender, lemonthyme or -balm, rosemary, coriander. Sharp bitterish citruspeel flavour, mixed with Brettflavour that suggests some mild oxydation (nowhere disturbing). Again spiciness with rosemary, lemonbalm, pepper-y. There’s another well-known herb there I cannot lay my finger on. Very refreshing, spritzy carbonation; light body with full attenuation. Nice, and pretty original too. Not very "wit" and even less IPA, however, in my book. And do they really drink this in Alaska???
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy yellow-white with a very large bubbly white head, lots of carbonation, and good lacing.
smell is of wheat, hops, some pine, citrus, orange peel, a slight spice, and pepper.
taste is of wheat, orange peel, hops, slightly sour, spice, and white pepper. ends dry and bitter.
Niko100 (2182) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, citrus, & some wine notes; Flavor of slight sweet malt, wood, yeast, pine hops, coriander, citrus, and peppercorns; Finish is dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; Similar to a saison - funky and quite good.
unclemike (2477) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice fluffy pure white head on a light hast bright lemon yellow. Melon rind, Passion fruit, lemon and citrus zest, and some funkiness in the aroma. Woody, slight pine, the kumquat comes in a bit, zesty citrus, slight moldy funk. Lighter to medium dry body. Delicious
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ours bright pale yellow with a thick pillowy white head that hangs around for a long time with excellent lacing. The nose screams hoppy wit or saison, doesn't resemble an IPA at all but still I'm intrigued by the spiciness, the lemon, coriander and citrus that merry well with the banana and cloves. Taste is a complex wave of bitter and sweet with an underlying tartness throughout. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light to medium body and a never ending finish. This beer is top notch.
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