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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Dry hopped amber ale conditioned with Brettanomyces. Good for drinking now or hiding away in the cellar. (Portland Beer Week 2013)


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (5122) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Deep, ridiculously dark amber, copper and brown coloured body with a ruby glow and a nice, thick, four centimetre tall tan microfoamed head - interesting and nice looking at the same time. Aroma of grass, hay, medicine, pungent yeast strains, bread, metal and some very light hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with only a touch of malt right behind with a light and very airy grass flavour with some sugars, a faint hint of funk and sourness and a minor medicinal flavour. Aftertaste shows yeastie funk, bread, grain, a touch of sour or funk and thatís about it - no depth, no complexity, no real character - just a yeastie beer with some effervescence and a faint sour note. Overall, a pretty poor offering, which is quite insane from these two brewers and for the style - but this really isnít worth saving. If you have one of these, drink it now and save the disappointment from growing and having you cellar this beer for absolutely no reason. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station (of course), in Portland, Oregon on 27-September-2013 for US$7,27 sampled at home in Washington on the other end of the country on 23-August-2015, nearly two full years later after purchase and this wasnít worth it at all!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Maxís Belgian fest courtesy of Casey, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of funky, dusty fruit. Taste is peppery, fruity freshly cut hay and white pepper. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle share - Juneau beer club. Though poured into sample glasses, I believe I got enough so hereís my take. The appearance was a hazed over orange to brown color with a light half finger white foamy head that quickly subsided and didnít leave any lacing. The smell had a nice balance of sweet peachy/apple/piney-ness with a light dank quality but still a light sour Brett sort of thing going on. The taste was mainly sweet and carried a light sour note to leave a decent bitter hoppiness roaming around the tongue. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium leaving a decent sessionable quality about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good sour/wild ale that I would come back to, however, I think I only want to base on the fact that this is more balanced and controls the "brett" in this one. Dirty orange, darker, large foamy sandy head, nice lacing. Barnish nose, bright, bretty, a little funky. Does have a hoppy nose, but its subdued. Mealy and bretty on the tongue. Flat hoppiness, musty, pixie stix like sweetness lingers. Somewhat of an odd duck. Its like a Bretted Danish version of an American Pale Ale. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Interesting beer...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty orange, darker, large foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Barnish nose, bright, bretty, a little funky.   Does have a hoppy nose, but its subdued.   Mealy and bretty on the tongue.   Flat hoppiness, musty, pixie stix like sweetness lingers.   Somewhat of an odd duck.   Its like a Bretted Danish version of an American Pale Ale.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Interesting beer...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2013
GREAT idea. Gold pour. Fluffy white head. Nice aroma of a gentle IPA with hints of barnyard funk. Flavor is smooth and gentle, blending the sour funk of the brett with the hop profile quite nicely. Personally couldíve gone for a bit more of a kick in the mouth with the funk, but that could just be me! Extra points for an excellent idea!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Copper colored pour, fluffy white head. What a cool beer. Funky flavors, hops, yeast, some barnyard, earthy flavors. Dry and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a tall frothy beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, florals, pine, and herbs. Flavor of grapefruit, herbs, florals, caramel, earth, and brett with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours translucent copper with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Aroma is mild brett over caramel and floral hop. Med body or better. Flavor is bretty, with mild caramel and some indecipherable hop. Itís certainly towards the wild side. Itís quite hoppy. We need more ales like this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle... Poured rich, ruby reddish with an easy forming egg-shell hued head. This was hard to nail down. It failed and succeeded at the same time. I held a bottle for a couple of months after release hoping some brett would take over. But also had fear any of the fresh hoppiness would become stale. I hardly detected any brett character in this beer. It had a decent amount of sweetness but it succeeded with a nice floral, citrus punch of hop flavor without being too bitter. Iíd be interested to see now this beer does in a year.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber, lots of lively head. Aroma is pungent sweet citrus grapefruit/tropical, not much Brett in the nose. Body is lively, dancing on the tongue. Finishes crisp with just a hint of bitterness. Not exactly my cup of tea, but is what itís supposed to be.


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