joes (70) - Oirschot, - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2011 vintage). White head, clear (light) golden color. Very nice, soft and rounded aroma. Like Orval, but fruitier and with some (more) pine. Taste is fruity (ripe, yellow fruit), flowers and bret of course. A bit more body and this would be a + 4.5. As an Orval-fan, I say this is a great beer.
Cunningham (4019) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden color with a big white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, some spices, yeast, citric, brett and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild acidic, mild sweetness and a fresh bitterness. Average to rich carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, yeast, citric, brett, some spices and mild malty.
Overall impression: Balanced lovely ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Inbreak
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l corked bottle. It quite immediately forms a huge, fluffy and really lacing bright white near everlasting head on top of a mildly clouded, or more blurry perhaps golden body that’s filled with lots of big unfiltered floaters. I just love that brett nose! There is something so special about it. It’s lemony fresh and woody with nuances of sales and farm. Some grass and hay with hints of gooseberries. Quite elegant and definitely inviting! It’s somewhat lively on the bubbles this and in the mouth it feels surprisingly thin and dare I say almost a bit thin and watery? It tastes nice, but not at all what I was hoping or expecting. Sad to say. That lovely brett touch is absolutely present here and it’s almost a little cellarish as well. Almost like the cork has infused a little bit with the content and made it a bit to wood and cork oriented. It’s almost a bit dusty and earthy in the mouth actually. Some green apples, fruity canned pineapple juices, sharp brett citrus fruits and a little bit of yeast is also found. By all means it’s a nice one and it actually just gets better and better the further down the bottle you get, but I guess my expectations were just a little bit to high on this. 16.01.2014
haukur (1203) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dust and brett dominate the aroma. Some hints of outhouse, attic and spices. Bonesuckinly dry with incredibly high drinkability! Oh saison, how much I love you..
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow to orange hazy with a nice head, aroma of brett, olives, horse shit, funk, sweet and surprising, flavor is wheaty and funky with spices and sweetness, highly carbonated, medium to full bodied, nice
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Encore un beau cadeau de Patrick de la batch 2013-2 qui est meilleure avant le 02-2015. Un liquide jaune avec une mousse intense à la limite du gusher. Un nez de citron, de brett et de pelure de clémentine. Une bouche de citron, orvalesque avec des bretts. SUPERBE.
Vighals (765) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gulbrun med noe segmenter, hvitt skum. Frukteddik, animalsk og humlelukt. Skuffende smak ut fra lukt. Humlebitter smak med søtlige stenfrukter. Litt lite kullsyre.
tore_pettersen (191) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk gul, uklar med mye skum. Aroma av humle, syrlig frukt/eddik og epler. Smaken skuffer litt, noe tam - men forventningene var også høye. Bra med kullsyre, god fruktig ettersmak med litt bitterhet.
arsol (414) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gulorange farge med hvit luftig skum. Lukter humle og noe fruktig. Noe tam i smak, samtidig litt champagne feeling. ikke så bitter men noe fruktsødme i ettersmak.
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage. Poured from a 750. Aroma is Brett funk and pepper. Flavors are Brett, cloves, pepper, and a bready note. Overall decent Brett saison, I prefer more Brett funk in these. The peppery notes kind of linger a little bit on the back of your tongue also.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a hazy yellow color with tons of carbonation and even some yeast floaties. The eggshell-colored head is tall (three fingers high) and quite foamy in texture. While its texture is inconsistent, the lacing left behind is...well, it’s inconsistent. Looks nice, though.
S: The funk here is subtle, and it’s backed by some citrusy notes. As it sits in the glass, it develops a nice earthen tone, with some lesser qualities of black pepper and phenols. Some very timid sourness can also be caught. This aroma has some nice complexity, I must say.
T: Bready, spicy yeast hits the palate first. It’s funkiness gradually builds on the palate, but never to the point of excess. The finish is nice and citrusy, with some underlying lemon notes. Complex, but in a soft, suggestive way: it never bludgeons the palate in any manner
M: Indeed, this is a soft yet full brew - a bit too astringent though. Not like it matters, because this is dry, fizzy, and immensely drinkable. I really don’t want this to end.
O: I love Tank 7 and I love this. If I have to nitpick (and I always have to, every single time) it’s that the complexity is a bit concealed. Luckily, discovering all of its nuances is such an enjoyable experience. I’ll definitely have to get more next year!