jfb (3175) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a murky yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, floral hops, barnyard and manure, with a hint of pepper and straw. flavour is light apricots and mild bretty funk, slightly medicinal, with notes of herbal hops, pepper and a dry finish. slightly watery body with average carbonation.
77ships (3100) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to Dutchdrebus & jmgreenuk. Sampled batch #2 & #3 alongside. Excited to try this one. # Pours a very hazy citrus golden, big fluffy head. #3 is a bit darker & touch bigger head. Nose of # carries fuller developed brett profile, bit thinned out, mellow fruity hops, round lemon. Nose of #3 carries more brett, citrus hops, coriander noticeable here, barn in here & more herb and garden touches. #3 tastes of bitter hop, strongly bitter, clean brett body, spices, light raw brett character, clean brett body, very dry. #2 has cleaned out a lot thx to the brew, hops are more mleoow fruity, bitter spices dominate a bit here. Crispier, thinned out brett body. Prefer #2, brett has done great work here. Nice brew but not as good as expected or the usual price point – unlike Bitter Monk.
Borresteijn (4160) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Batch #2 and 3 side-by-side. Both are hazy/milky yellow colour, white head. #2 smells like dung, barn, cow patties, Bretty funk. Flavour is totally dry, no sweetness left, grapes, tart, lemon, hay, bitter finish. #3 has more sweetness, light spicy aroma, more like a Belgian Wit, less dung. Flavour is also very dry, but a bit more juicy. Both are highly over-carbonated, making them hard to drink. Light-bodied. I prefer this one fresher, but both weren’t stellar. Rating is for #3.
TheJvd (541) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Taste batch #2 and #3 next to each other. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head, batch #3 is more orange. Aroma is citrus, brett, barn. Batch #3 has some more citrus fruitiness to it than batch #2 which is mostly brett and barn. Taste is wheat, citrus, somewhat fruity with a medium bitter finish. Both have a quite high carbo. Fresh one tasted much better so the rating is for the fresh one.
jmgreenuk (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted both batch 2 and batch 3 at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a light straw colour with a bubbly white head. Batch 3 was the darker of the two. The aroma is hoppy grass and nettles. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with lots of brett and plenty of grassy notes. Batch 3 had a hint of caramel in the finish. I liked this beer and perhaps more so than anyone else present. Drink it fresh. Its not one to age.
caesar (4515) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Tried batch #2 and #3 together. Brett, coriander, peppery taste. Hop is gone in both batches. The older one has more cow dung and is superdry. I would prefer this as fresh as possible, cause the funk doesn’t do it any good. But hop is long gone and I wouldnt classify as an IPA, but wild ale.
wchesser (899) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Huge head that slowly fades. Cloudy straw color. Nose of Brett with some whispers of tropical fruit...mango, papaya? Taste follows with a lot of coriander coriander and testing hop finish. Pleasant...wonder how it differs from the witte? Bitter finish at end as it warmed was fatiguing.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours with a huge amount of foam, which slowly dissipates into a super-light yellow base. The aroma is an aggressively citric lemon zest, tinged with a hint of spice. This drinks with a hugely toxic wild bit, the bready yeastiness almost bordering on a stinging bit. This is yeast in a glass, a bit too over the top on the Brett thing for my taste, and the oak aging and other positive aspects of it are lost behind that veil. (#5085, 6/29/2013)
deanso (4200) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at rbesg 2013.
Thin creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Nice refreshing bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Julio’s at home. The cork rocketed out of this as soon as the cage was loose, yet the beer remained in the bottle. Pours hazy sun yellow/gold with a huge, effervescent and frothy white head, long. Retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is lightly phenolic Brettanomyces, citrus and pine hops, coriander, black pepper, Chardonnay and fresh oak, biscuit malt, peach and pear fruity esters... Oh boy, this aroma in complex! Flavor is lightly tart citrus, medium spiciness from coriander and black pepper, phenolic Brettanomyces, crisp malt, medium hops and moderate bitterness, lightly tannic Chardonnay and oak with a dry and peppery finish. Medium body and heavy, mouth filling carbonation creating a nice prickliness.