Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a large champaign type head. Stays around forever. Smells like bathroom soap. Really weird aroma almost bad. Taste is pretty good but the smell has got to go.
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bluejacket74 (1180) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch #2, April 2012. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a huge off-white head that grew for a while and took some time to settle. Also, there’s a lot of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, brett, hay, peppery spice and some coriander. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some white wine and pineapple flavors. I liked the taste of this beer more and more the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and it’s very carbonated. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, although I do wish the carbonation was lower. $13.99 a bottle.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear sparkling pale gold with a tall large-bubbled white head. perfumed white grape and brett band-aid / plastic in the first whiff, developing more spice and fruit notes as it opens. lively carbonation, light body, mild to medium tartness, mild oak presence. wonderfully explosive but still soft carbonation across the middle, it’s surprisingly full and rotund for having such a light and delicate malt base. dry white wine and floral esters and brett must abound. a bit herbal at times, then more floral, then more wheat-focused, then a combination of white grapes and brett that comes across a little like botrytis. shape-shifting, restrained, balanced and delicious.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, throaty "pop"....lemon yellow with a huge, white, foamy, energetic head.
Scent is amazing....Brett, yeast, lavender, ...almost perfume or designer soap-like....
Lemon, sweet wood....
Taste is a mellow piney hop...light acidic citrus....banana...cloves....pepper.
Very Belgian-like in feel and complexity....
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle. Nice fluffy off white head that retains on top light straw body throughout. Fair amount of Brett funk on the nose and lemon zest. Pineapple, pepper, Brett notes and somewhat dry finish. Enjoyable brew that will grow on you with every sip.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
anchorage does not dissapoint, they have entered that realm of buy anything they make. Big bretty aroma gives way to a spicey french oak flavor profile. Awesome stuff
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Eulogy. Marked Batch #2 April 2012. Hazy light gold pour with a huge overflowing pillowy head. Enough pressure that the cork nearly popped out on its own after the cage was off. Floral aroma with a bit of Brett funk. Taste brings out some juicy dry citrus flavors. Kumquats. White grapefruit pith. Lemon zest. Sage. Thyme. Coriander. Galaxy hops are pronounced. Brett sour is present but not overpowering. Dry pepper bitterness balances it out. Big carbonation. Fizzy and foamy. Head continues to overflow several glasses into the bottle. Some more aging should smooth out some of the sharper dry notes and bring up more sour.
jkwood04 (3253) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, some spicy yeast, a decent amount of malts, plus some sour/spicy notes. Flavor about the same, but a really interesting beer. Average texture. A really unique beer.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks decent; light-gold and hazy. Smells good; floral and a little funky. Tastes solid; much like it smells, but a little perfumey. Good on the palate. Good beer.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: first pour from the bomber is clear light gold with a massive, frothy, fluffy white head and tons of lacing; successive pours get much muddier, full of floaties. Aroma: lots of citrus up front (lemon zest and orange), with pineapple and grapefruit close behind; there’s a good dose of pine, wood, spices, yeast, grass, hay, and a hint of bandaid brett funk. Taste: sweet and sour citrus hit first, with notes of passion fruit, tangy wheat, ginger, resinous hops, and a spicy spike of brett on the back of the tongue. Finish: bitterness does not linger overmuch, and some spicy warmth builds between sips; the funk lasts but doesn’t overpower the palate. Notes: Wow, very interesting. I think this style could grow on me. There is so much going on with this beer, from the solid Belgian Wit base (this would have been a good Witbier on its own) to the generous, but not overly bitter hops (at this point it becomes a hybrid Belgian IPA/Wit), but then it’s taken to the next level with a level of funkiness you’d expect from a brett-spiked saison (Lavery’s Liopard Oir comes to mind). I guess rather than calling it an American/Belgian Witbier/IPA/Saison, they’ll call it what they did. Batch 1; bottle from the Rare Beer Club.