tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2014 Can: Translucent copper body; hazy, but not as hazy as I’d expect a Brett ale to be. Gray-tinted foam settled rapidly on top, loudly fizzing and cracking to nothing but a collar. Aroma is funky-ass Brett, overripe & funky pineapple with moderate tartness, dirty barn floors, & musty bales of hay. Very horsey with an underlying fruit collage - strawberry, cherry, mild apple & finishing lemon zest. Taste is fruit up front with heavy apple & cherry, followed by a pinapple funk from the Brett. Lightly tart but not puckering. Funky abyss of musty old barns after a nice rain. Earthy must. Finish of lightly tart & bitter cherry skins, mild citrus, funk, and a touch of acetone. Very complex, a pretty good Brett ale. More on the "wild" side than the "sour" side.
SpongeRuiner (639) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transferring from Beer Advocate. Don remember the details of this one too much.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin beige to white head. Soft floral musk, herbal notes. Sweet, medium-bodied. Gets very sweet, jammy malt, chewy. Light acid, faint acetone. Nutty with some yeast on the finish.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz. can served in a Brewery Vivant snifter.
A: Pours a grapefruit like color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.
S: A good amount of Brett is present in the nose. A little funky with some slightly cheesy undertones. Orange sweetness and fruitiness as well. Pale malt sweetness.
T: Oaky and dried grass with a good deal of Bretty funk. Grape-like with a very drying texture. The booze is sweet and not that well hidden. A bit of newspaper as well. A rotten plum flavor sort of creeps up on the back end. Not terrible, but not that appealing.
M: Medium to light bodied with a very drying texture. Medium high carbonation.
O: Very imbalanced and the Brett overtakes everything. I’ve been disappointed from Vivant lately. Hopefully they pick it back up and make some more balanced beers.
Serving type: can
alliance100 (586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz can and draft. One of the best bretts i’ve ever had. Very excited to see how this develops in the can. Hope Vivant does this one again.
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallboy into snifter. Hazy gold pour, some head, tons of lace. Yeasty aroma needs to push forward more.
Soured yeast and grain up front. Funky, barnyard yeast grows in intensity with a healthy sour base to fall back on. Not sure I've had a good canned sour before, but I'm a fan.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can bought near Detroit. A dark golden with a beige head that settles into a thin layer. The aroma is funky bret and complex fruit. Lots of wildness is tasted first and it is more than bret. Lots of malts add plenty of sweetness. A light hop profile adds some spice and bitterness. Fruit is apples and tropical fruit. Cinnamon was tasted late as was sulfur. It was just a bit medicinal. Alcohol was not tasted but was felt.
jbrana (378) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peppery with flavors or orange zest and strong brett. Good, but nothing terribly interesting.
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joshwoodward (560) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Not my style. Quite heavy and boozy, too much sweetness. Just a hint of sourness. Tasty and well made for what it is, though.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can! Pours a clear copper color with a very light tan head. Funky aroma; sour and some barnyard. At this point is have a more sour note than funky though. Medium mouthfeel. Pear, apple, some sweetness, pineapple, all mixed in with some funk. Not overly sour though. ABV really doesn’t show. Pretty tasty.