Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged and corked 750mL pours clear deep gold with thin copper hues and small white head of foam. The aroma offers up some grainy malts, light notes of some cherry, some tart and sour notes and then a bit of faint funky earthy horse blanket goodness, faint. Not enough funk showing up for me. The taste has some modest cherry to raisin notes. It then slides into a moderate level of tart to wild sour yeastiness. All in all pretty tasty.
DRBiser (27) - - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: rich gold with light lacey head, predominantly on edges
Nose: Candy sugar, light fruit, touch of brett sour
Taste: nothing terribly distinguishable? It's a slightly stronger ABV, and almost seems like a Belgian strong pale ale with a bit of Brett sloppily tossed in. Not much in follow-through
It's tasty at first but becomes a chore to take down after awhile
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JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: nearly clear, bright marmalade orange, with a thin skim of off-white head, quickly dissipating. Aroma: tart fruit, hot booze, a bit of honey, a dash of funk, and a punch in the nose of plastic bandaid. Taste: sweet tart candies, green apples, unripe pears, honey, graham cracker, yeast, and an angry spike of brett-bandaid. Finish: bitter, tingly, tart, and zesty. Notes: Enough with the brett, people. Maybe I should have laid this one down for a couple years, I don’t know. A lot of brewers have been using brett in a lot of different beers, to the point where it doesn’t seem to be much of a novelty anymore, and to where it seems to serve no particular purpose. In this beer, it rather detracted from the flavors.
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good example of "new world" sour the Brett is nice without being over the top tart fruit notes as you would expect a sessionable sour
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vtafro (2331) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with little to no head. Brett and tart fruit aroma. Flavor is not in your face but nice tart and Brett tones.
fletchfighters (1001) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 C&C bottle
Darker golden orange color. Bright white head that fell off to a decent collar and then nada. No lacing with this.
Tart apple and pear nose, leaning more towards the pear side of things. Very heavy and vegetable like nose. Not a lot of crispness coming through on this at all.
Lots of acid. Very heavy and overbearing at times. Really struggled with my portion with this. Not very clean, or crisp at all. Heavy, leathery apple and pear. Not a lot of crispness in the body or in the carbonation.
Very much the least impressive sour I had that night. Bummer
mexicelt (14) - - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden brown color with minimal head. Smells of grass, lemon and fermented malts. Mild carbonation. Lemon, grass,bready flavor. Deeply complex. Alcohol flavor is mildly noticeable. Incredible brew. These two breweries have created an excellent brew. That is deeply complex and perfectly balanced.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip.
3.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two plus fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
3.5 S: Pear, light lemon, and apple fruits. Mustiness with cobwebs, dry wood, and old socks. Grassy with hay and wildflower herbalness. Pleasant with good funk and aromas, but needs more power and depth.
3.5 T: Lots more funk than the nose let on. Pear and red apple are the strongest fruits, but pear reigns supreme. There isn’t much lemon in the taste. The mustiness is there, but most of the funk is herbal in nature. In fact, it’s too herbal. It has a bitterness that can only be described as an "herbal bitterness," like if you just gnawed on couple spoonfuls of oregano or something. This is pretty damn dry. Anyway, lots of brett character for how young it is.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Carbonation is a bit explosive in the mouth, but it’s just barely this way. For the most part I don’t have trouble drinking it. Spritzy, but not creamy. Not bad.
3.5 D: It’s good, but the existence of Orval assures that I won’t need to buy another bottle of this, though I wouldn’t mind seeing how this ages. Give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-09-2012 06:11:46
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden with a with a very spritzy fading off white head. Nice bretty aroma with mild horsey notes, pear skin, bright and earthy but fruity too. Lively carbonation that evetually settles. Bright, dry, crisp, earthy with a pretty good depth. Quick finish with some lingering leathery notes. Will probably develop well overtime. I must cellar a bottle!
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color. Medium head and body. Brett evident in both aroma and taste, but more refrained than other brett brews I have tried. Nicely balanced malt sweetness and brett sourness!