vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with whIte head. Nice full aroma with fruit, spice and light Brett tones. Full flavor. Nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Connecticut Avenue in DC. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a somewhat rusty light-brown color with a good off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Good retention before that. Thin ring of a collar as I finally finish my glass.
The nose brings forward loads of fruity Brett-induced funk. A bit of a tropical character is present plus some light red wine. The Brett takes the show. Faint tropical Citra notes there as well. The flavor isn’t quite as integrated and is almost-completely dominated by the Brett. While the Brett character is quite nice, it’s a bit one dimensional and I would have liked to get a bit more spice. As it warms further, some of the wine comes out, but still none of the other additions. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a very dry finish. Brett heavy. Good, but not fantastic.
anderson01 (317) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, golden in color. Thick, Bubbly head that holds well after the pour. Fruity aroma. Rotten pumpkin aroma. Funky I will say. Slightly bitter. Grapefruit taste. Medium- bodied beer. Lively carbonation. Best saison I have had thus far.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75 cl: Hazy orange beer with a fluffy, unstable white head. Beautiful lacings. Nose is brett, floral and "white" fruits with notes of funky horsesaddle, citrus, peach, champagne, spices, hibiscus, mandarine. Taste is medium sweet, bretty sour, spicy peppery and only light bitter. Some oaky notes. Very complex. Creamy texture. Bubbly carbonation. Bretty, citrussy dry finish. Slightly decadent. Don’t drink it too cold!
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork and cage bottle from EZ Liquors. Poured a hazy orange body with a large fluffy mostly white head. Aroma is great with loads of fruit and funk. Notes of brett, lemons, funk, tangerine, white wine and light spice. The body is medium to fuller with soft large bubble carbonation and an almost creamy finish. Flavor is very nice but not as great as the aroma. Notes of brett, hay, rolls, lemons, dandelions. This is one good beer and I think the brett might come out a bit more if you sit on this one for a year or two.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Bottle @ Odense Tasting Januar, 2012. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head and lacings. Exotic fruityness with a note of Belgium yeast and oak. Fruity, crisp, funky and dry. Warming finish. Great! Re-rate: Late Jan 2012. Fresh, crisp, exotic and dry. 4- 4,2.
ben4321 (5552) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 12/28/11
Aroma: The nose has some floral notes, citrus, herbs, spice, brett yeast, oak, and some red wine
Appearance: It pours a hazy, unfiltered-looking orange color with a frothy white head, and mid-lace
Flavor: The taste has a nice floral sweetness, some bretty sourness, and just a little hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a nice grainy, yeasty mouthfeel, and an average-to-lively carbonation
This is another great brew from Anchorage. It has a wonderful complexity to it. This is a really interesting offering, and you can really feel all of the different components that went into this one. I’ve found through the first two of their beers that I have tried that Anchorage does a great job of combining a lot components without all of the flavors becoming muddled, and that is a great skill, that makes for an amazing beer.
Christian (12620) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Odense New Year tasting. Hazy amber with a big and lasting white head. Intense fruity and spicy aroma with grapefruit, white grapes, tangerine,pepper and nutmeg, along with a touch of wood. Sweetish fruity flavour with citrus, wood, vanilla, peach and tangerine. Very complex and intense. Masterpiece.
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color with some hints of red to it and a massive white head. Smells quite floral, likely from the rose hips, but it’s got a bit of a hibiscus character to it, too. The wine comes through and gives a bit of sweet grape must aroma. Mild spice notes are also present. The flavor is highly floral and "grapey". A bit sweeter than imagined, but a touch of lemon peel type tartness. There is some oak to it and a bit of spice flavor as well. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. corked n’ caged bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a huge three finger head and lots of carbonation bubbles, lacework also looks decent. Aroma is WOW, tart cherries, oak, grapes, brett funk. The taste is less in your face as the aroma, not as tart or funky, I am getting the oak barrels, lemon, grapes, mild spice ( I wish it had more pepper), yeast, it imparts kind of a dryness leaving my mouth salivating, nice I know. Body is soft, carbonation is bubbly and high. Really loved it, but I do wish the taste lived up to that aroma, wonderful.