Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice. Quite light, refreshing and easy to drink for a Bretted beer. I need to buy another bottle or two to age. This could get very interesting over time, especially since it didnít have any overpowering flavors to hid the Brett development. The first beer in a while that made me take prolific notes.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a fairly-clear-for-being-bottle-conditioned, light to medium orangey amber that could be described as the color of a polished copper kettle. It also had some of the most beautiful carbonation Iíve ever seen using a non laser-etched glass. It also had an average to large, frothy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. On the second pour it was much more cloudy. The aroma had light notes of something like honey; light to moderate grassy hops; moderate to heavy funky and earthy yeast; light leather yeast; slightly spicy yeast; green raisins; MacIntosh and Granny Smith apples; pear; white wine; light fruits; champagne; and light lemons. The initial flavor was lightly sweet sour and acidic and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet and acidic, and moderately sour and bitter with a duration that was average when it came to flavor, but long when it came to dryness. There was something sort of like hone, tons of yeast, light tart fruit like MacIntosh or Granny Smith apples, pears and white grapes; slight lemon, earthy yeast, slightly funky yeast, spicy and fruity yeast, champagne, white wine, grassy hops, almost leathery yeast; and more lemon toward the end. The light to medium body had nearly abrasive dryness at times and surprisingly soft carbonation for all the visual carbonation and yet is was still a bit tingly and had a dry, slightly astringent and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.
peteinSD (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color of cider in the glass with an initially huge white head due to the aggressive carbonation. Aroma is light sour with green apple, spice, dry brett and light tart as well. Taste is heavy dry brett up front followed by apple and lemon with some tart notes and graininess into the finish. The brett imparts and almost champagne like dryness and flavor. Clean, dry mouthfeel. I like it.
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Niagara Falls New York. Pours a crystal copper and gold colour with a massive bubbly white head that disappears right away. If you look at the glass from the top down, it bubbles like a volcano. Nose is really
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle: Pours bright orange with a nice white head. Aroma of grassy hops, corriander and doughy yeast. Bubbly and slightly sours. Lots of effervescent, finishes dry and slightly bitter.
dnstone (2513) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an effervescent hazed golden with an orange hue; quite lively like a champagne with similar white bubbles for head. Dry, lightly musty aroma with notes of clementine/peel. A dry light bodied beer, bubbly with clementine-orange flavors as well as the peel and a bit of funk edge; certain characters are reminiscent to me of Polar Orange Dry soda and Orval.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Fischmanís Liquors (Chicago, IL). Been sitting on this for awhile. Pours a dulled golden orange hue, touches of haze, darkness in the body and middle. Some richer striking orange glowing edges and in the light. A cakey whitish head atop, high carbonation as it dies to a mellow layer, small lacing overall. Aromas are stauch bretty funk, florals, and gentle cobwebs. Some pineapple and firmer fruit elements, pear and grapefruit, lemon, and tartness come into the fold. More dryness, bretty funk, touch of cheese. Florals, grass. Dandelions, gentle spritzy quality on the nose. More brett, gentle tartness. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touches of dryness, cheese and cobwebs up front. Gentle tartness, dry funky brett, straw, and some horseblanket. Gentle dandelion, grass. Some bready dry malts, cereal elements. Backend is gentle cheese, dryness, some grapefruit and fuzz, dry cereal elements, florals, grass. Mellow cereal elements, straw. Nice nice flavors, well bretted and funky, with a gentle tartness that grows, lively carbonation. Overall, a solid wild experiment, dry overall, some touches of grain and cereal elements into the backend peek through, but bring back the florals, dryness, and funky brett influence. Solid offering.
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a very complex colab wild beer. with the funkiness being the dominate aspect. the aroma is malty with some fruit and honey. the taste as flavors of apricots, spices and wild yeast making the bread quality.
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is funk and sour with the leathery dank quality of brux. There is definitely malt here as well as hops and fruit. The appearance is copper gold with a small head. The taste is rich and complex with a bread like finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice tasting beer but I donít like the aroma of brux.
Strykzone (6272) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. This is golden and hazy. A very small white foam. Funky yeast and is the aroma. This is earthy as in farmhouse beer. The wild taste is definitely there. Light fruit and some soft hop notes. It is lemony and grassy. I like this and find it complex and interesting as well as tasty.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a fluffy white head that tries itís best to never go away. Smell is a dry, tart funk. Not much else to say about it. Taste is similarly dry, slightly sour with a very light fruitiness in the finish. Extremely crisp, highly effervescent. Itís not a particularly complex or interesting beer, but I do find it refreshing.