Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a cloudy, golden orange body with a finger-width, white, slowly dissipating head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Very nice and unique aroma. Funk, citrus, lots of peppercorn, ginger, wild bret, and a light bread absolutely jump out at me. Lovely. Flavor has lots of peppercorn on top of everything else. I love the balance on this and the even mixture of all the flavors. Smooth, slow drying aftertaste with lots of lingering peppercorn, lightly tart citrus, funk, bread, sweet ginger, and bret. Medium to light bodied and very smooth before a touch of crispness finishes this off. Overall, easily my favorite beer on my trip to Bell’s. Deep aromas and flavors with tons of personality. Tons of fun and a great experience. Shout out to Ceebs25 for enjoying this one with me.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. This one was wild! I’ve never had anything like this before, and I say this in a very good way. Peppercorn, spiced funk, green olives and pimento, muddled citrus fruits, and did I mention peppercorn in the aroma. A light head, fairly cloudy appearing body, and golden citrus orange in color. The flavor profile is really just as crazy as the aroma. The two actually build on each other pretty well. Unlike the aroma, there is slightly more fruit and citrus on the palate, but definitely still a good amount of peppercorn, spices, funk, and olives that actually balance out very well. This beer is definitely not for all, even if you like interesting selections, but it was definitely for. Thanks Bells, I love the uniqueness.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 isn’t 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.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the cafe. This was an odd one. Poured a hazy gold with a nice fluff on top. Nose is very unique, very eastern with black pepper notes as well as cardamom. A touch of funky that shows up more in the taste, to dry things out. Taste is very well spiced with minimal hop notes. Very interesting and will have to try again. Nice.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, WI. Pours a hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of yeast, lemon zest, a hint of white bread and white pepper. Taste is tart, spicy with flavors of citrus, white bread, a hint of bret, peppercorn and ginger. Finish is tart with a some citrus and yeast aftertaste. It should keep the sourheads happy.
delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I overheard a Bell’s 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 weren’t that overwhelming, they gave the beer that nice sour smell that I like, but there was just an odd flavor to it that I wasn’t liking all that much. If I see it on tap again, I will definitely give it another shot.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the eccentric cafe. Murky amber with no head to speak of. Aroma is funk slight sourness, a little barnyard with fruitiness, reminds of the aroma of bam biere. Flavor is a nice funk with a little bit more sweetness than aroma but pretty dry none the less, a good fruitiness s well. Medium to light body with nice carbonation. Reminds me a lot of bam biere with a little more sweetness and ofcourse the ginger.
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Eccentric Cafe.
Poured hazy amber color with a minimal frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate floral, yeast and pepper aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spicy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Started soft and came on very strong.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured hazy medium golden with a short, well-retained cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet Bretty notes and foot-like funk along with hay and lighter fruits (apricot comes to mind).. spicy and interesting. Pale malts supported the flavor department, topped by a solid dose of bugs.. lemon zest, feet, and barnyard character were laced throughout.. tacky on the back-end, which impeded the refreshingness a bit.. still interesting. Very dry on the palate with moderate carbonation.. Brett really took hold here.
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the cafe. Golden pour with fluffy white head on the top. Smells very belgian and spicey. I get a bit of dust, musty fruit, and a little funk. Flavor is spice and funk threaded together. Kind of a dry finish. I would have preferred more sour and funk than spice.