TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2: Misty golden. Towering white crown of clingy meringue. Potently phenolic nose of medical tape, sulfur, white pepper and matchstick along with sherbet, pineapple marmalade, lemon verbena, grassy herbs, celery seed, perfumey hops. New-mown hay aromas lurk beneath. Slightly soapy. Expansive, feathery soft carbonation. Boisterously phenolic from the get-go, with sassy lavender and Russian sage sharpness swirled with brisk bandage- and sulfur-laden phenolics. Crackery, haylike pils malt gracefully restores softness as it blankets the palate with multilayered starches. Grain is supportive, throughout, and mostly clean with the exception of the faintest huskiness (burnt wood) exuding. Twinge of pineapple gorgeously dovetails with the zesty hoppiness and a lemon verbena imbued tartness. Late emergence of floral nectarine succulence couples with a brett-derived peach fuzz bitterness and citrus peel acid to add detail and some welcomed softness to the center. While the hops aren’t overly unruly, at times they teeter on an aspirinlike resinous edge which thankfully stops just shy of clashing with the stark dryness and robust herbs. Plenty of redemptive lemon and tropical fruit succulence beneath the hops continually beckons you to take another large gulp. Finishes explosively phenolic and dryly malty with notes of hay dust, lemon and sharp herbs. Nice effort here. Does need a lot of time to breathe in order to soften and coalesce, as it’s quite brisk and leans toward stark, early on. Aside from some subtle soapiness - which presumably comes from the coriander as it can take on that character when used excessively - this is very enjoyable.
neurbob (45) - - OCT 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #8, April ?15. Big Bottle from Total Wine to glass, light golden slightly cloudy. Humongous light foamy head. Delicate Brett/ lemon /faint leather aroma. Lightish grain/ funk/ mild hops . Intensely dry. This is the true champagne of beers. Pairs great with seafood.
danlo (1746) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pale yellow gold colour, frothy white foam head leaving some lacing and fruity nose with citrus rind, funk, alittle hop. Flavour is malt & grain, with fruity tart citrus, juicy, funk, coriander and peppery, spicy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied, spikey carbonation, dry sour funky lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable.
rouhlas (1507) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at home. Hazy pale yellow golden color with white head. Aroma is funky, spicy and hoppy, bretty, grassy, light citrusy fruity, light wineous. Sweet, bitter and light acidic taste. Medium oily body with lively carbonation.
puboflyons (2642) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. It is a year old so that will probably taint my review. Hazy, yellow pour with a modest white fizzy head that fades. The aroma is Brett and spice. The body is light and refreshing. I pick up a good spice character in the taste with that Brett character all over it. Ends dry.
Blairgus (3475) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 July 2015, tap at Anchorage Brewing. Pale white. Nose is earthy, dry, woody, sweet. Sweet, woody, earthy. Nice.
Gaultier (1043) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 27/6-15. Fruity and hoppy with citrus and notes of brett. Body is medium, the finish is dry, hoppy and bretty.
Jorn69 (1820) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 150627. Fruity and bretty, hoppy and citrusy, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity, bretty and hoppy.
SeniorZozo (305) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
So special whote ipa. Aroma is sour, citrus, malt, and hops. Great Ellow color wit big head.
michaelinwa (643) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very pale amber, with a big white head. Aroma is fresh and citrusy hop, with some malt and spice in the background. Flavor is moderately dry and bitter, with just a little funk coming through. Decent but not as interesting as I was hoping for. I would not age this as the hop aroma is too important to lose.
Whatup14 (1183) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur jaune paille translucide, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme de Brett fermier, fruité, malt, citron. Goût de Brett, malt, citron. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.