MrDick (350) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Avery put together a crazy beer. The white pepper, hibiscus and brett gives this beer a unique aroma and taste. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is funk with spice and a lot of floral aftertaste. I don’t taste any of the figs that were added. This is a really unique beer.
GenDV138 (2666) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle at ChurchKey shared by and courtesy of Travlr, thanks Gene! Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of big herbal notes, oak, light vitamins. Tastes of oak, funk, vitamin, citrus, lemon peel, herbs. Medium body with a dry finish. Maybe a bit oxidized but seems to have aged pretty well since 2008.
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this may have lost a little of its punch after six years of aging. Mostly just tastes floral, with only a faint hint of bretta. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Light sweet finish with a bit of tang. Bottle pour at Churchkey.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"something funky this was comes!!! I’d been "warned" so it came as no surprise. Poured a hazy golden in color with a frothy off white head. the aroma was initially incredibly appealing...too much going on to list, but you could definitely smell the brett and the figs, and it had the sour apple/cider aspects that i was half expecting. it lost a little of it’s appeal as it warmed, but to me the aroma was this beer’s forte. the flavor and mouthfeel go hand in hand as the lightness of the beer coupled with the drastic complexities of the flavor was just a little off putting. lots of funky yeast and light fruit characteristics. We were alll hoping for a little more feel to it for a nearly 8% beer. The figs were nice on the palate as well, as was the white pepper. Not something i’d drink often, but a tasty, unique brew for sure."
Prufrockstar (1329) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brouwer’s, thanks to Beastie. Word on the street (which is reflected in the ratings) is that this was gross when released, but for whatever reason beastie suggested it and I’m glad he did. Pale pour; delicious tropical brett aroma -- no blubber or vomit of any kind (though OldMrCrow’s rating made me laugh out loud). This beer has grown up! Light, pleasant, vaguely funky. Some fruit, reasonably dry; tropical goodness. This is surprising, unheralded, and nice.
Salmoniform (1181) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is straw, earthy, funk, barnyard, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a peppery finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.
vtafro (4241) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with white lacy head . Light fruit, sweet and light funk aromas. Apple, sweet and light tart tones .
andrewje41 (992) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Sour apple aroma with other fruit. Bold peppercorn flavor with dark fruit. Finishes a little tart, but more spicy. Not too bad.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. This has held up well. There’s substantial Brett which is tart but not quite sour. Very nice fruitiness, especially pineapple. Much of the other flavors appear to have faded.
Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. First the bad, the brettanomyces strains are giving a musty character, reminiscent of sweety sock. Now the good, going beyond the must is ripe tropical fruits, mango, Papya, soft spicing that is cleared from my palate by the tartness. This is fairly sweet and malty. Tasty beer.
merc7186 (2372) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Candied Peach, Belgian Sugar, Mildly Funky
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Mild Fig, Mildly Funky
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet