czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy but bright medium dark golden with a reviving off-whtie head leaving nice lacing. fully bretty - leathery and fruity, sweet orange peel, spicy peaches, juicy tropical notes, soft resin and wood astringency. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, never boozy (!), astringent and grassy-spicy-drying bretty finish. fun and tasty juicy bretty stuff! very good! much enjoyed!
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml). From Sammy, thanks! Clear bright amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy with a nice brettanomyces presence, caramel, light sweetness, nice fruitiness, perfume hops and boozy notes. Taste is moderately sweet with brettanomyces, light caramel, alcohol presence, fruity notes and some juiciness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily and liquorous mouthfeel. Warming finish. Pretty good beer. Tasty, fruity and "drinkable" for the abv.
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is orange peel and lots of brett, also some hoppy grassiness. Taste is slightly tart along with hoppy bitterness and huge orange marmelade. There is a woody feeling from the brett-hop mix. Good idea on paper, but the beer felt rush with too much intensity and didn’t taste very good. Still decent.
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark golden-copper body with a good sized white head. Layered and nuanced aroma with notes of peach and apricot, mild funkiness, subtle oak, mellow vanilla. Similar character and complexity in the flavour - lots of fruit (peach, apricot, tangerine, lychee), oak and funk, peppery yeast, and a nicely dry and tart finish with a medicinal tinge. Hops have been blunted somewhat when compared to the sample I had from a fresher bottle a couple of months ago, but they still contribute some good citrus and pineapple notes. Really nicely done!
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark golden with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Nose is quite impressive with ultra ripe peaches and mangoes. Some light peppery alcohol also. Really perfumy. Taste is somewhat sweeter than expected, carries some nice tropical fruits again and is moderately bitter. There is a tangerine or orange flavor that is really fun in there, too. Alcohol is felt throughout but is never really cumbersome. Still pretty intense, though. Body is medium, carbonation too I guess but it might be the alcohol that stings. Overall an interesting brew, aroma and flavors are just perfect but it isn’t sessionable at all so I suggest that you split this bottle with a few friends.
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, sent to me by jercraigs (thanks Jeremy!), and shared at RBAG 2014. Hazy orange, bright tropical fruits, mango and citrus, with underlying barnyard funk. Finishes more tart/sour than bitter. Fantastic!
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with rudolf. a lot going on with this one. golden orange pour, medium bodied. lots of tropical fruit, coconut, peach, mango, tangerine, bretty funk, touch of vanilla. quite complex.
Ferris (4197) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Mandarin, mango, tropical fruit and Brett. Clearish gold with a rich white head. Juicy mango and mandarin. Next to no bitterness and light yeast notes. Well balanced and nice.
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Sammy for the enlightenment- Apricots/peaches/tropical fruit dominate from the first sniff wafting from a hazy, glowing peach hued pour. A thin, non-lasting white head quickly forms a white ring and provides modest lacing. The palate is similar to the nose - tropical fruit, peaches, a bit of Brett, and rather dry satisfying finish. A delightfully deligate sourness is present but not one that particularly puckers. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable and well crafted sour/wild ale that stimulates while satisfying one’s thirst
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s May 2014 tasting. Pours an orange body with white lacing. Aroma is bretty peach character up front followed by some bright citrus/tropic fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium with bright carbonation and notes of dank, funky hops, pineapple, melon, peach and brett.