StefanSD (1923) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Copper colored pour with a small white head that quickly fizzes away to zero. Aroma was bold with funky notes of brett, sour grapes, wet dog and a bit of sweaty horse. The flavor really does not live up to the foreshadowing promised by the nose, there are some lemons, soured apricots and sour grapes. The palate is silky smooth with prickly carbonation. The finish is medium in duration and dry with lingering sour malts . Overall: I sure hope this improves with time.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep yellow, high frothy head going to nothing. Lemony nose, a bit of barnyard and grass, but simple. Sweet lemon flavor, a touch of cream, a little barnyard, but basically very simple and needs to sit a while to get the brett character going. Thin and light. Very disappointing for the price.
baraciisch (1266) - USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden orange in color... Sour citrus aroma... Flavor is slightly sour, mild citrus and malty notes, with hints of pepper and bread... Pretty solid stuff
UDBeernut (1252) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from premier gourmet. Pours orange amber hue, small head with little retention. Lots of bubbling carbonation. Nose is of pepper and yeast. Taste has pepper and cracker malt upfront, a nice light tartness and lemon zest on the finish. Medium bodied. I need to go back and find a few more (6) bottles to age.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium cream-colored head that collapses into a skiff after a few minutes. Aroma is refreshingly fruity, wild--I get huckleberries. Taste is sweet, tart and dry; finishes with an umami presence. Itís a bit too highly carbonated right now, IMO. I have another bottle and will re-rate it in a year or two and see what changes--Iím betting a lot, and for the better.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Pours gold with a small, bubbly, white head. The aroma is green apples, granite, lemon peels, and grass. The flavor is nicely sweet, with a mild and very nice sourness. The palate is light to medium, sticky and hard. Overall, this is a pleasant and drinkable beer, but not very complex or interesting.
skoisirius (1347) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$14.99 in Grass Valley, CA. Was stoked to see this pair of breweries, but wasnít as stoked as Iíd thought I might be on the beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy golden orange, foamy head. Fantastic nose of her...blades of fresh grass mixed with citrus notes and a lovely faint brett smell as well. When tasted though it starts out like a mild bretty German hefe and quickly becomes wet with bitter citrus and notes of hops. The smallest hint of brett is in there blended with the hop touch, and well, but to me, itís just not that loud. I was probably expecting a big brett hit though. A singe of hoppy brett lingers on the palate tastily for a moment though, which is nice. Damn good stuff, could maybe use a bit of a boost though. Would be curious to try this aged 8-12 months or so...
Godofthecellar (488) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smell of dryness and brett.and grass, color poured a deep amber gold with just a dustingn of head. taste is slightly sweet with a hint of citrus and grass. I cant wait to see what a few yrs does to this one!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a not-so-sexy and lackluster cheddar orange with a quickly fading white head. Aroma is grassy Pilsner-esque sourdough with a light touch of lemon zest, autumn leaves, and orange rind. Flavor is grassy rose hips baked into a lemony sourdough bread left outside in late October. A erage mouthfeel. Clean and refrshing.
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a copperish golden with an active white head. Aroma is funky, dry, some earth and dust. Mild dusty pineapple and berry frutiness. Flavor is fruity, dry, lots of berries and and pineapple. Mild earthy notes. Some pear, lots of earth. Pretty nice. Not sour, but perhaps imparted with a mild tartness. Slick body, earthy funky finish. Nice.