weihenweizen (1377) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated bottle compliments of JoePeesie, poured into a shaker. Pours clear light golden with big fuffly white head. Pretty good head, medium body, medium carbonation, and grapefruit aroma. Taste is grapefruit, coriander, pepper, some oak, some funk, some orange, and finishes dry bitter hop. Pretty good, but not a favorite.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 3/31/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle from the Beer of the Month club. Pours hazy yellow with a thick and fluffy white head that leaves thick and messy lace, leaving lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is bitter resin and citrus peel hops with some lightly sweet bread malt, and a very nice, spicy brett character. The flavor is the same resin and citrus peel hops backed by light bread malt, extremely dry, with the spicy and funky brett coming through nicely. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter resin hops and funky, spicy brett finish.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice Brett with berry notes, musty notes, nice. In mouth, a nice perfumey malt with light rosewater, nice crisp hops, lingering bitterness and Italian spices, cloves, very nice. Bottle shared by the Hill Farmstead crew (thanks Shaun et al!), March 12 2012.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale straw beerw ith a whitish head. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit aroma with brett. Tart and earthy flavor with pine, woodsiness, and brett. Medium bodied. Tart and earthiness lingers with woodsiness, pine, malt, and oak.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pepper, coriander, and horse blanket. Flavor of orange, pepper, coriander, florals, brett, and oak with a dry, bitter finish.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy, glowing yellow in the glass with a thick froth of white foam. Aroma is light hop bitterness with some juicier citrys and a melange if spices over dry brett. Taste is hop bitterness followed by dry brett, pepper, sweet fruit notes, and a mix of spices I cannot quite identify. Mouthfeel is clean and dry. I like it although the hop presence seems a bit faded.
aasher (110) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer just arrived in Indianapolis today. It pours a light bodied milky and cloudy pear juice gold in color with a one finger whispy head. The nose is dry and full of brett with a moderate hop profile with a good amount of coriander and lemon peel. The flavors are a really interesting mix of fresh and pungent hops with a boatload of brett and dried citrus fruits. Itís about as complex as could be. It drinks light in body and of course finishes dry and tart. It is just incredibly different. I donít know if I could drink a whole bottle BT myself and thoroughly enjoy it hut this is definitely a beer to share with a friend.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale straw yellow very clear but gets very hazy towards the end with about an inch of white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast and wheat. The flavor is light hoppy, grapefruit, crackers and spices. Mouthfeel was light, high carbonation and it was pretty dry no sournes yet. Overall I thought this brew was pretty boring super easy to drink not much going on.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Hazy light orange in color with a large white head. Great retention and lace. Easy 4 if not more. The nose shows coriander, yeast, piney-floral-citrus hops, and a little brett funk. Its all very subtle, but the complexity is there. Dry, bitter, wit flavor. Light-medium body, good carbonation, oily texture, and a dry, astringent finish. This is very good, but the Bitter Monk is outstanding.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is a a hazy straw color like that of a witbier, and a huge white head of foam. Retention is very good, staying atop the beer the majority of its life. Aroma is earthy, slightly estery, and just barely leathery. The brett is more of a subdued, earthy note right now. I kinda wish I had another bottle of this to try in a year or so. Mouthfeel is spritzy with a light to medium body, creamy texture, and bitter finish. Very odd and interesting beer. Thank you for sharing this for free beer week, mikem409. You are very generous.