savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SN & @ RR. Fairly clear golden with a white head. Aroma of spicy tart yeast, citrus, honey malt and light alcohol. Flavor is toasty malt, spicy yeast and some fruity esters, very mild alcohol taste. Medium body with active carbonation. This one is ok, not very funky at all but might get funkier with age.
Doghair (268) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker cloudy orange with a few floaties. Aroma is citrus, banana, clove & yeast. Flavor is basically a Belgian pale ale with a slightly sour finish. Some banana, clove and a sour citrus finish. High carbonation. Overall ok. Kind of an almost sour.
More beer please...
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bevmo. Has a orange color. With no head. Taste is barnyard with almost no sour. Feels like it should sit a year.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Pours golden amber with really no head. No real strong smell. Tastes yeasty....some alcohol....nice. Bubbly on the palate....tingles.
cstuartj (1015) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice gold color. Thin but dense head. Lite spicy Belgian nose. Crisp spicy attack. Ok finish.
Concealer (851) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bomber. Thin white head, doesn’t stay long. Dark gold/orange color. A lot in the aroma: some funky sweet and sour with some earthy tones like yeast and malt perhaps. This is a subtle beer. I was expecting more sour but it is oh so slight. A nice dry finish that bring out the brett flavor. Honestly, there is a lot going on in this beer. Pretty tasty but it takes awhile to enjoy. Drink a glass or two before you really decide anything.
indrafool (10) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from the bottle to a large stein. Comes out nice and orange hued. Plenty of head the dissipated quickly. But it keeps bubbling like a fountain soda. Dried orange peel on the nose with resiny hoppiness, and a banana nut bread. The palate doesn’t have all that sweet banana which I’m glad about but there certainly is some sweetness in this beer. The hoppy flowers kind of linger in the background long into the finish becoming more apparent as everything else fades away. But there is also a herbal kineticness, if that makes any sense, to the finish on the back of the palate. Like mint or sage acting on your tongue minus the flavors. Strange. As I take more sips even more things come to mind. Wet forest floor, rotting wood sents. Not in a bad way. This is a very unique beer experience. I can say without contradicting myself here, its a very good beer, not my favorite but still worth the price, which was over the top. I say that because while I wouldn’t drink it everyday, it definitely keeps you coming to the glass for something new. Its a complexity I’d expect more from a wine then a beer.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orangish with a white head smelled slightly tart with some gassiness and malts.....tasted sweeter than expected with clove and lemon fnish
williamherbert (1337) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a goblet: Lovely golden color, tons of carbonation. Head lasts about 90 seconds. The bubbles just don’t stop.
The aroma is incredibly pungent; puckery sourness with a flowery hop aroma lingering afterward. Hints of white wine and champagne. Finishes very dry, with a surprisingly sweet berry scent. Whatever earthiness there is quickly fades in the background to the Belgian yeasts and flowery hops. And I haven’t even taken a sip yet.
The sourness is definitely dominant, but not overwhelmingly puckery. It is more like a bubbly tonic water with some berry flavors and a sour finish. The white wine comparison is apropos here, but so is that of berry-flavored water. There is something just surprisingly hollow to the flavors at first. Once it warms up, the yeasts kick in, with some weeds and horseblanket.
The fizzy feel is creamy and almost overwhelming. Feels exactly like club soda, and I mean exactly. This is a very strange beer, but very pleasant. The aroma is almost otherwordly; the flavor is solid but a little disappointing frankly. I have a whole other half of a bottle left so I may still change my mind.
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 Brux on tap at RR. 1oz pour.
A - Little darker than straw color. Hints of orange.
S - Smells like a bread citrus and peaches scent.
T - Very grassy like lemon grass. Mild hoppy bitterness. A lot more dry bread taste than I’d like. Some coriander and bananas
M - Very light body, minimal funk and acidity.
O - This still needs some time. It’s a tasty beer but another year on it would be nice to get that OG down just a bit. I expect more honey and spices with time.
Update: Bottle at home. HUGE Pop of the cork could have broken a window. Lost about 25% of the bottle in foam. Smells very bretty more so than on tap. Also is a bit cloudier than the tap version. Finally, there’s a hint of funkiness on the nose as well. Taste is pretty much the same. More grass and less bananas. Still very young (of course) but I’ll keep my 2nd bottle around for a while to see how it develops.
Update 2: last bottled opened May 4th, ’13 a year after bottling. honeslty unchanged and tastes a lot more watery than before. not happy with how this beer has developed. Really a shame as it could have been great.