wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grapefruit aromas and flavors shine in this one. Gorgeous head that is long lasting. Very refreshing and pairs extremely well with pizza. Flavor lingers on tongue for quite some time.
Marheb (1528) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Très pale, trouble, belle effervescence. En bouche c’est un vrai terrain de combat où le Brett et le Sorachi Ace s’affronte sous l’oeil attentif de mon palais. Le côté beurre du houblon japonais est bien incrusté et complémente magnifiquement l’abrasivité du Brett. Je suis encore assomé par la conception sans bavure de cette bête.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells more like a sour ale than a triple but that’s okay by me. This is a pretty darn good beer. Spicy and crisp but definitelynwithnsome sour ale funkiness. Yum. If only these beers were a tad cheaper it would be incredible
scruffyfurball (1) - - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best new beer I’ve had the privelage to try this year. Brings the crisp, cool aromas and flavors of the Alaska tidewaters to the dry, dusty Tucson desert. I close my eyes while sipping this masterpiece and forget it’s 110º outside.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Unique in every way. Cloudy golden body with an excellent retaining white head. This smells like white burgundy and has a lemon curd palate and meringue mouthfeel. Dogfish influence is evident.
keanex (1135) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip, bottled October 2011.
A: Crystal clear golden amber with an thick and fast stream of fine carbonation bubbles floating to the thick rocky white head with excellent retention. This is an excellent looking beer, it wants to be drank!
S: I don’t even know where to begin with this beer in the aroma. Chardonnay and oak come mildly through with a lemon zest from the Sorachi hops, but the Brett is also very prominent here giving a bright leathery funk to this. This is a bright smelling beer with a lot going on, I absolutely love this!
T: Upfront a slightly sweet flavor presents itself that’s hard to discern before the combination of Brett, Sorachi hops, and the oaked chardonnay come in. Boy this is a lot to take in. I’m picking up lemon, oak, leather and slight pepper in the mid-taste while the finish is hinting strongly at chardonnay with some banana and cloves. This is a party in my mouth.
M: Clean medium body with light carbonation, this glides over the tongue and down the throat.
O: I am in love. This is my favorite beer brewed with Brett. The description sounded a bit intimidating but the combination works together to make a bright slightly funky beer that is beautiful in looks and too easy to drink.
Cellar Review: Batch #1, October 2011.
Appearance: The body is hazy with a straw color, almost reminiscent of a mimosa. The head is tall and white with decent retention, settling into a light coating.
Aroma: This is complex and intense with huge fruity notes. The tripel side is showing bubblegum, banana and even some strawberry, that is complimented by hints of oak and white wine from the barrel aging and becomes even more complex by aromas of hay, tart lemon, and mild funk. Holy cow.
Taste: Holy shit, this is fucking delicious. The intro is mildly tart with lemon that is quickly matched by sweet malts and banana, this intro leads into a banana prominent mid-taste with overlying chardonnay notes and subtle peppery and cloves spice. The finish becomes hay like with mild funk and a slight tartness with a spicy finish that lingers.
Palate: Medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This is even better than when I originally had this. This is a damn near perfect beer and the only beer I have ever considered giving a 5 to once I passed my "green" phase. This is complex with everything in perfect harmonious balance. Fucking delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how good this is.
Ratings: Ar: 10, Ap: 5, Ta: 10, Pa: 5, Ov: 20.
Vignale (1648) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Torr, stram med mycket geuzekraktär utan att han den syran istället mer kropp, något mer sötma, mycket citrus, fuktigt trä, syrliga äpplen. Ett croos over öl mellan triangeln saison, geuze och torr trippel. Nära perfektion ett av festivalens bästa öl.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Bottle served in a tulip. Batch #1. Very hazy light orange with a medium sized top. Average retention and spotty-watery lace. Ultra bright fermentation based aroma of fruity yeast and brett that lets the imagination run wild. Add soft wood notes, cheese, and a hint of vanilla. Just gorgeous. The palate is yeasty and bitter dry. Light-medium body, light creamy texture, solid carbonation, and a light bitter, dry finish. Excellent! Revisited Batch #1 a year and a half later. It has changed, but it’s still amazing. The brett and cheese are there, but the vanilla is now coconut. The palate and finish have become quite tart. Developing perfectly. Kudos Anchorage.
cheekybaby (12) - - APR 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very flavorful - good combination of brett and chardonnay. Full start and subtle finish. Yum :-)
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: quite fruity - lots of lemon, pear, and pineapple. Light malts, pleasant and mellow sweetness, some spicy hops, lightly peppery, notes of lactic acid, just the right amount of funk/complexity from the brett, complementary but subtle barrel and chardonnay notes. Pours a somewhat hazy light golden color, fluffy white head has great retention and leaves large clumps of frothy lacing. Flavor is fantastic - a marriage of pear and pineapple fruitiness, creamy light malts with a touch of residual sweetness, brett funk with nice lactic acid/lemon notes, chardonnay, and light oak. Light bitterness to provide balance, some spicy hops and pepper notes, finish is semi-dry. Very smooth/creamy texture, medium body, medium+ carbonation. World class - very well done.