wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 11/13/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at City Beer, thanks to Ben for sharing. Pours cloudy, bright yellow with a thick white head that leaves a thin layer of even lace. The nose is very dry and funky with very light malt, classic witbier orange peel and spices, and a malolactic Chardonnay character. The flavor is similar, extremely dry with spices, orange peel, and the same fruity and lactic Chardonnay character from the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long, very dry, funky, and oaky Chardonnay finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick cap/ring. Large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing are left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of zesty spice along with some musty, bretty funk and vinous light fruit. Lots of peppery spice, lemon zest and coriander followed by bready yeast, musty brett and light fruits. The barrel presence is there but the Chardonnay is more prominent in the nose than the oak giving off hints of grape, cider and pear.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation and crisp effervescence up front that linger over the slightly funky, sweet vinous body into a slight dry finish. There’s a good amount of zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit but the flavor is dominated by the Chardonnay barrel character. The spice profile has hints of pepper and coriander as well as a boatload of citrusy lemon zest that is complimented by the dry brett. The Brett provides some nice dryness and faint funk but doesn’t overpower the other notes. The barrel presence kicks in mid-palate and really dominates the flavor through the finish. There’s only subtle toasted oak adding to the dryness but the Chardonnay character is very prominent giving off sweet vinous notes that balances things out. Lots of sweet fruit notes, especially light grapes, apple cider and pear. I would even say that it’s a bit too strong taking away slightly from the other elements. Still, this beer is flavorful, very complex and easy to drink.
Overall this beer could use some balance to counter the Chardonnay sweetness but is still pretty impressive. Another solid offering from this up and coming brewery.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazed yellow. Thin white head. Funky nose of nice fresh leather and cow dung with some splashes of citrus. Flavors are very light with the brett taking a low key stance here but still exhibiting its pineapple/green apple spritzy refreshing character. Not much spice coming through thankfully, but the wine barrell and brett make for a nicely refreshing beer. Big props for making a belgian wit taste good.
blklab2007 (1985) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle poured a bright golden in color with a thin but fluffy white head. aroma has some chardonnay from the barrels, pepper, yeast, and a nice sweet golden malted base. mouth feel brings on some brett, pepper, lemon skins, big chardonnay grapes, light spiciness, and a nice dry finish. interesting combination of grapes and barrel against the brett and yeast.
hivemind (711) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from New Beer shared with James, Streets and Andy. Hazy, yellow-green pour with soapy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is lemon zest, yeast, and funk. Taste is very funky - almost a saison. Not tart, but a little sugary. High carbonation. I like.
jredmond (5459) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with B, A, and Sts. Pours a clear yellow body with light haze and white foamy head. Aroma is funky notes, citrus fruits, zest, and wheat. Mouthfeel is thin with nice carbonation and notes of funky brett, lemon, wheat, and maybe some french oak in the background.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 10/15/2011. This witbier pours a slightly hazy light yellow color from a 22oz corked and caged bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is cereal, spicy, fruity, yeasty and sweet. A medium bodied wit. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and floral. Lively carbonation. A touch of yeast and nice spicy throughout. A touch of brett and some funk as well. Finish is extremely dry after starting out on the sweet side. Excellent wit. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Brendan. Light and crisp wheat beer... Some spice and sugars notes.
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle via savnac-thanks again Ira. Hazy golden color/ white head. Awesome sharp brett, earthy, woody oak, tart lemon, white wine, peppercorn aromas. Light frothy mouthfeel. Bready pale wheat base brew with lemon, oak tannin, light chardonnay, peppercorn flavors--much more than a Wit beer here--excellent----& 10 2013 update--batch 2, now a year later is even better than the first batch.....
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Yellow in colour with a bit of haze and medium carbonation. The bretty funk hits the nose immediately, followed up by some flaked wheat and a faint floral note. The brett character dominates in the mouth as well, but is backed by some herbal notes, lemon peel, and chardonnay barrel. Moderate bodied with a snappy finish. Reminds me a bit of Russian River’s Temptation, but with some mild spices added and minus the sourness from the lacto and pedio. Very interesting and very tasty, and unlike any witbier I’ve ever tried.