laiti (3930) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013
Draught @ the brewpub (RR). Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma has sourish apples and leathery notes. Feels like a cider. Flavourt is tart and sour with some apple-like aromas and woody notes. Dry finish with lactic acid. Quite unique.
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas. BBE 20486 (julian date, I suppose)
Aroma is sourish and slightly tart with earthy notes, some apples, lactic acid and hints of hay. Flavour is
tart with somewhat floury apples, earthy and leathery notes. Quite foamy palate. Confusing stuff; not sure
if I like this or not.
7+3+7+3+15 = 3.5
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to AdumbC) clear gold, lasting tan fine bubbled head. Nose of funk, lightly tart, orange pulp, umami, smells good. Taste of funk, light earth, orange pulp, no real tartness, very well carbonated and dry.
DocLock (6793) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 cc from Frank Smithís and Caponeís. Pours medium copper with a lot of carbonation and a fizzy white head that goes away quickly. Looks like a smacked ass really. Nose is acidic tartness, Sweet-Tarts, lactosy earthiness, fruit. Tastes tart, fruity, with mild cherry hints, acidic lactosy tartness, yeasty Bretty notes, definite pear and lemon late in addition to the cherry. This one is complex and evolves nicely as it warms, but Iíd it didnít blow me away.
Bartzilla (500) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hey. Very tasty. Donít worry, I bought another one to "age". And by age, I mean until I run out of beer the next time. Anyway, off to the rating... has a bit of a sour smell, looks great... a bit cloudy (or is that condensation?). Tastes great. Not really sour. Lots of the bret funk. No discernable alcohol notes. A really great beer. I imagine those who age it to itís potential will reap big rewards. I just donít have that kind of patience. Sorry. I do, however, think this was a great beer. And Iíll pay the price again to get some more from my super secret beer store that has lots of it.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Russian River. Pours clear orange; thin white head, poor lacing. Nose is tart winter fruit: pears, apples, etc. Further nosing reveals a quite simple sour note, with more apples, jicama, and light clean malt. Flavours are equally as simple (yet pleasing) with tart apple, berries, candy, light funk, and spice... Iím considering this a placeholder rating until some of my bottles get a year or two on them.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 7/7/2012. This wild ale pours a light yellow from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, tart and funky. A medium bodied wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, slightly tart and slightly funky. The hops are earthy. A little tart and funky tasting, but mostly dry and bretty. Still fairly young, but I think this one will funk up with some age. Just going to have to age a few bottles and find out. Interesting that all the brett action was done in the bottle. Curious to see how this one will age. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Almost perfect! Could use a little more head retention though. Wonderful flavor that include a minor tartness. World class!
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at RRBC. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Apricot pear apple and Brett funkiness to the aroma and taste with a sweet tangy candy and lemon finish. Silky bright palate.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Sparky in Summer 12 Secret Santa. Pours a big carbonation. Aroma is yeasty and slightly brett like. Very nice saison taste with lemon and zest. Brett is not strong and sour is not strong, but this is a solid saison either way.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus sour fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.