Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with big foamy white head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Very expressive funky and fruity notes. Barnyard and humid basements notes mixing with aromatic passion fruits and citrus fruits. Great floral hops as well. Really complex and really appealing.
Taste : Dry and sharp. Pretty bitter with floral hops. Light spices. Spicy warming finish. Peppery finish. Fruity and funky brett.
Palate : Fizzy carbonation.
Overall : Very nice beer. Lots of complexity. Really nice match between hops and brett. Finish is a bit too spicy / warm for my taste... maybe it’s because of the peppercorns. Very elegant and lots of character. Awesome stuff.
mathieuc (695) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opens up with a loud pop but without the huge gusher I was expecting. Pours a heavily hazed yellow (but not cloudy) with a thin but tenacious white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is heavenly with hops and brett playing together to form a really floral nose, like smelling a bouquet of roses. Taste is dry and bretty with a nice balancing bitterness (but never enough to outshine the brett). Some funk. Pepper and various unidentified spices. Carbonation level is high and I probably would appreciate this beer even more if only it was a little toned down. Nice fruity/pineapple and leather notes. A really nice one, really fun to drink!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden with big white fluffy head and nice lacing. Aroma of brett, fruity, piney. Taste is brett, piney and citrussy hops, moderate bitterness and nice funk, oak, dry finish. Low body and lively carbonation. Awesome!
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Batch 2: vieze gele kleur, niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt zuur, muf, rare geur, kruidig, groene appels, batch 3 is net iets lekkerder
rbrazell (1310) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Knightly. Gigantic pop of the cork. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a rocky white head that lasts and laces. Aroma of Brett funk, apricots, white wine, oak and spices. Very effervescent and bubbly with a sweet white wine and oak entry, yeasty funky, tropical fruits with a spicy finish. Very carbonated and dry. Nice and refreshing.
Lilja (1222) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drucken på flaska på Brekeriet Bar i Djurslöv. Smak och doft av citrus, äpple, vete, nektar, jäst. Mycket fruktig, en aning oljig i konsistensen. Stram med en rejäl beska. Frisk och övertygande.
Vignale (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drucken på flaska på Brekeriet Bar i Djurslöv. Massiv fruktig humledoft med citrus, nektar och välmogen tropisk frukt. Stram, syrlig, frisk, massor av citrus och en riktigt rejäl beska som är ren och redin liknande. Komplex, fruktig, ren och rejäl besk. Nära perfektion. Detta bryggeri övertygar mig mer och mer.
Palme (2700) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. This is a heavy cloudy lovely looking almost signal-yellow with a incredible bright dense and white snowy top. Looks like a million bucks. The aroma is almost as fantastic as the appearance. Lots if super fresh hoppy aromas here, saison citrus to the gold medal! Really tropical and as fresh and delicious as they come. It’s above average, almost sparkling on the carbonation with a really cloudy and almost fluffy mouthfeel. Lovely fresh flavors, tons of grassy hops. Loaded with citrus and tropical fruits. So refreshing that it’s hard to stop drinking. Ends with lots of citrus, grapefruit and mango. A lovely lovely thing! Not a long way from the perfect beer imo. 05.05.2013
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a friend batch 3 2013 sampled july 2013 ipa 300
Pours hazy orange hue with a huge fluffy whit head and pillowy lacing. Nose is big brett big resin funky barnyard with some faint resin. Flavors are very resinous with bright citrus and pine with lingering vanilla and woody notes. Its fantastic!!! Long woody and resinous finish with notes of cheese and woody. I will get this one again for sure!!!!!
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Aroma of hops, quite fruity, touch of brett. Hoppy flavour, malts, quite sweet, funk and brett. Finish hops, brett, quite tart.
Rating of Batch 3. Parallel with batch 2, which was less refined and had some urine notes.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus & jmgreenuk!)