Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma reminds me of a late harvest reisling, acidic apple, pear, some cherry and a hint of metal; banana is the only aroma I get that I would not expect of a late harvest reisling. Appearance is a hazy reddish orange, a tuft of white foam and thick curtains of lace. Taste is acidic, slightly sour, apple and pear stand out prominently with a light oregano like hop bitterness on the end. Palate is beautiful, I almost wanted to give it 5/5; fizzy and creamy, but not syrupy, very nice. Overall, a great beer, a little pricy, but I will still be buying this again. Cheers!
firstsip (599) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Cloudy amber. Tons of head on pour. Incredible lacing and a thin layer of head lasting throughout drink. Nose is pure yeast/funk. Thinnish mouthfeel. Bretta yeast defines this beer--tastes very much like a farmhouse. Very mild hop presence felt on tongue. Great beer--too bad it’s so expensive!
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark hazy orange, three finger fluffy off white head.
Smell citrusy, hay, funk and barnyard, light tart.
Taste bitter funky brett up front, sweetness, citrusy and fruity middle, funky horse on tail.
Full bodied, chewy
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sour and woody with yeast, varnish and a touch of funk. Taste is sweet and yeasty with fruit, candy sugar, orange and caramel with a sour and zippy finish.
merc7186 (2487) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Very Thin Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Funky, Earthy, Oak, Mild Sour Cherries
T: Brett, Tart Cherry, Red Plum, Oaky
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, a really nice brett mild sour, just my can lacked proper carbonation.
tectactoe (3097) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 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 (894) - 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 (7456) - 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 (945) - 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.