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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Orangish-wheat colored body. Not much in the way of a head. Just a light, white skim. A couple small clumps of lacing. S: Quite a bit of prickly, funky brett. Light citric notes, bread, biscuits, pepper and yeast. T: Like the nose, this is dominated by prickly brett notes. A bit of spice, wheat, grain and light lemon-orange citric notes. Fairly bland. M: Light-medium bodied. Good carbonation levels. Lingering brett finish. Super-dry. O: Easy to drink and fairly pleasant. I just couldnít find anything to really keep my interest here.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
sorta hazy yellow pour, little head. nose is barnyard, funky a little sweet. flavor if sour with some fruit, some brett. interesting mix but not something I could session.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4436) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Tap at Bells City TAP House event PBW10. Pours a hazy golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma and flavor were both a bit light. Got some brett character out of it. The spices were kind of a weird mix. Not too great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ City Tap House] Murky golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, toast, and some sweeter toffee notes. Taste of brett, some wood, vanilla, and water. Bretty, with little malt or anything else.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Draft at Ciry Tap House. Pours a cloudy golden creamsicle orange color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a half finger quite head that quickly fades away leaving a thin lasting ring. Slightly funky, bretty tart aroma with hints of bready yeast, crisp light frit, peppery spice and more bretty efervesence. Underneath the brett there are hints if tangerine and citrus peel in the nose. Surprisingly full bodied and chewy with lots of bready yeast, peppery spice and citrus fruit accompanied by a slightly puckering funky brett flavor that isnít overpowering at all. Hints of clove and peppery spice add cmplexity and comlimenting the dryness of th brett. Like a stenage wheat/wit, Belgian strong and wild ale hybrid. Very well balanced with nonparticular flavor overpowering the other. Sour heads will want the Brett to be more prominent but he unique way that each flavor bounces off each other is very appealing to me. Very refreshing and dangerously drinkable. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
I overheard a Bellís brewer at City Tap House for Philly Beer Week that he thought it came out too spicy, but I thought it was just weird. The wild yeasts werenít that overwhelming, they gave the beer that nice sour smell that I like, but there was just an odd flavor to it that I wasnít liking all that much. If I see it on tap again, I will definitely give it another shot.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Awful. Golden body. Aroma of sourness and nutmeg. Flavor is very harsh and medicinal like many have noted. Overly spiced and probably a mess up

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
I had this on tap at the eccentric cafe. Iím writing this way late, so my thoughts arenít super current, but this beer was memorable in how awkward it was. It poured a hazy amber orange with an off white head. The aroma was quite herbal/floral, and also sweet, but maybe a bit butterscotchy? It tasted funky, hence the name?, and while I wasnít a fan, it gets a point for being interesting. It actually sort of tasted like weird vegetables.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2010
sampled at the eccentric cafe. lots of spice and herbs in the nose. Poured golden. Not much else to say. I know itís a sour, but this beer tastes like everything that is wrong with Belgian styles. Funk is right. An unusually bad beer for Bellís.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Sampled at Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear light yellow with a low fizzy white head, somewhat lasting with no lacing. Aroma is medium bready and grainy malt with pepper and spicy, earthy hops and lemon notes. Medium malt flavor with some yeasty notes, black pepper and hops. Medium-light body, low carbonation with a slick finish. Not much of a sour ale.


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