ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a snifter. This bottle is at least 6 months old. Pours slightly hazy bright orange copper with medium creamy head. Aroma is light dry citrus with pleasant earthy undertones. Taste is clean oaky malt with crisp dry finish. Notes of pear, light butter, and oak. Faint, earthy sourness. Does not taste like 8+% abv; very drinkable, I wouldnít necessarily consider this a strong ale. Still, quite pleasant.
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Interesting wild ale; sour / funky...a little bitter. Pours a clear yellow; tastes / nose of citrus; straw...tasty.
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark golden color with no head. Slightly flat/watery mouthfeel. Aroma of of apple juice, some funk and tart apples. Flavor of pear, light fruit, with a dry slightly tart finish.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy gold,no head.Tart and sour nose.Palate is dry, with yeasty notes,slightly funky.Coriander and orange peel tones.
The poorest looking beer I have ever seen.
zvsn (509) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at tasting at Beer&Beyond. Slightly hazy golden with a huge white head. Funky and yeasty smell. Sweet with yeasty and fruity flavors, alcohol is quite noticeable, light acidity and bitterness. Light-medium bodied, med-high carbonation.
Anova167 (281) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
About 1.5 years stored. Almost no carb. Tart Aroma of cherry pie, green apple. Very fruity. Flavor is very bretty, with tart cherry pie notes. Too bad that there is no carb left because the flavor would be really nice with a good palate
BarleyandVine (28) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy, but sports a wonderfully complex, tart flavor, originating from the Brett. After a few sips, the complexity really comes thru. This is a brew beer lovers and wine lovers both would appreciate! Try Brux and see if you agree!
Syzzer (585) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bomber, thanksgiving. Good complexity with yeast and citrus with a slight soury twist. Dark yellow, weak fizzy head. Apple nose. 9.75 bd. 9.8 joek. 6 kevmar
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Bottle: Smoggy amber body with a foamy & chunky, micro-bubble white head that slowly descends to a collar. Aroma has notes of musty cellar, cobweb, dirty funk, cotton, & light notes of lemon & orange zest. Taste has a little more lemon & orange zest notes, light melon, some cotton funk, light pineapple-y Brett, biscuit yeast, zesty finish. Some light white pepper notes, spiced. Decent, & it has certainly has gotten better with time, should continue to improve.
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 500 for this beer. Bottle, one to two years old, at home.
Gold with a nice white head. Aroma of dry white wine, pineapple, and brett based funk. Gently, gently sour with flavors of dry cider intermingled with an Orvalesqe Belgian ale. Pear skin. Pepper. Cracker malts. At the finish, the taste of chewing on rich meadow grass in a Michigan summer. Heavily carbonated, with bubbles burst into your mouth.
Thereís been some complaining in the reviews for this beer that itís disappointing what for being a wild ale with training wheels. Bollocks. Thatís exactly what it set out to be. It says so right on the label --- domesticated wild ale. Itís very good, showcasing Sierra Nevada perfection of craft and Russian River character. This is a very nice bridge into more demanding styles, and it is also a very nice beer in its own right. It may be a better beer than the 3.8 Iím giving it, but I donít quite see what aspect of my rating I should increase. Iíd like to try an older bottle; this one is not fresh but still has a way to go.