ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 750 ml bottle, 11/13/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly fruity, a little sour, with some definite brett, yeast, and a little spice
Appearance: It pours a clear bright orange color with a half inch of lasting white head
Flavor: The taste is fairly tart and funky, some light fruit, yeast, and little bit of earth/wood
Palate: The body of this beer is medium, it has a rather fizzy carbonation, and a dry, tart finish
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I wouldn’t say it is the best example of a beer made using brettanomyces I’ve ever had, but it does work quite well. This really is no knock, but as solid as this one is, honestly, I expected it to be even better considering the two breweries that were collaborating here.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet pale malts, tart light fruits, some funk, sourness, oak, Brett, and light spices.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet pale and grainy malts with some lemon zest, tart light fruits, and a bit of funk. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Brett, sourness, and a hint of spice. The finish is a mix of tart light fruits, funky Brett, some sourness, oak, and some lemon zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with sour, tart, and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice complex and balanced Wild Ale with good funk and tartness.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice nose of slight spice, yeast & a decent amount of funk & hints of sourness. Flavor was a bit dissapointing. Not as much funk or sour as in the nose. Closer to a saison or Belgian golden, in my opinion. Not a bad beer, just expected more from these 2 breweries.
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity , sweet, not a ton of brett yet. Nice color. A decent beer but perhaps overhyped.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting brew. Almost more wine-like than beer. Dry, super crisp finish. Very light bodied, almost hop-less in flavor. Going to buy some to age, curious to see how it's going to go.
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ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Everything you’d want for aroma in a sour ale. Murky dark hold body. Ring of lasting white head. Really nice balanced sour. Gives you the Brett aspect without being overly sour forward. Has a good sweetness for balance. Shared with four others who all raved about it.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light orange with frothy white head. Nice aroma of apples, pears, Belgium yeast, and funk. Taste of sour apples. Good Brett flavor. Crisp finish. Nice to see Sierra Nevada try something different. Will buy more to age. Very good.
llcooldave (1082) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear sparkling apple juice color in the glass. Slight cardboard aroma with a bit of apple and caramel in the background. Clean dry and bubbly on the palate. Slight champagne flavors of pear and citrus. Overall, its drinkable but not too exciting.
brinehart (211) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Domesticated wild ale is a good description. Kinda like a real true sour beer with smooth rather than rough edges. Don't get me wrong...really good beer.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, sour, and bitter on the palate and aroma. Full mouthfeel, overall a good collaboration.