JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Turd - thanks, Sam! Vigorous golden pour, with a prickly champagne-like head. Dry lemon zest and pepper in the nose, with brighter fruits and a funky hint coming through as well. Lively body, nice peppery bite on the palate. Flavors are really fulsome and pleasing, with the wine character coming through nicely along with cracked pepper, rind, and lightly tart fruit alongside abundant hops. Maybe not quite as good as Bitter Monk to me, but still righteous.
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is very hazy and appears golden to straw yellow hued. The head is pure white, rapidly fading to a thin, wispy layer.
The aroma offers brettanomyces, oak, fruits (maybe kiwi, passion fruit, star fruit), hops, coriander, peppercorns. Really interesting and nice.
The flavor is also quite good. Lots of brett. Deliciously tart. Certainly not a normal witbier, saison, or IPA, but rather a hybrid of the three.
Lovely mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness and wild yeast. Fabulous.
Overall, this was delightful. I am already looking forward to having it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy very pale yellow with a foamy medium white head...decent retention. Aroma has bretty funk, some slightly sweet grapefruit rind, and tropical fruits. Flavor has some barnyard notes and nice fruit rind notes...nice grassy bitterness...faint oak. Mouthfeel is light and very lively with a very dry oaky/rindy finish that lingers nicely.
markwise (5187) - 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 (2345) - 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 (3504) - 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 (1964) - 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 (9471) - 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 (2181) - 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.