polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma has tart notes of lemon, white fruits, spice, bready malts and funk. Medium dark orange hue with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly tart and sour. Palate is full bodied and oily lively. Overall a good start that will get better with age. A great beer to cellar.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden-orange with lots of champagne-like carbonation and a tiny white head. This is a stinky beer. Loads of Brett character, leather and barnyard hay aromas. Slight hint of a herbal lemon cough drop. Tropical fruits are all over the taste. Lemon, pear, and papaya is followed up nicely by wet hay and an earthy grass finish. Very sweet, biscuity mouthfeel and a dry finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink.
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy amber ale with flashes of orange and a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma offers fruity esters (pear and banana), tangerine peel, a clove-like phenol and more subdued notes of dustiness and funk. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a semi-sweet medley of pluot, pear, clove and spelt bread. Finishes bittersweet and just a smidge dry.
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber pour with big but quickly disappearing head. Strong nose of fruity and farmy yeast and sweet malts. Light refreshing body. Hints of grass, lemon, tart pears and apple. Bitter peppery finish. Good wild ale but it left me a little disappointed. I will cellar another and see how it evolves.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orange with a small, slightly off-white head.
Scent is banana, cloves...
Taste is tangy white fruits mix...apple, pear....
Fairly acidic... a bit of farmhouse funk to it.
yeasty and tart.
Minderbinder (2691) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blond with no head. Aroma is of fruits, sligth bretts. Taste is of sligth bretts, wine, fruits, citrus, some acidity. malt, sweet. Overall: Good body. Not bad, but I wonder where went the head. Not enough bretts in there, makes it almost dull.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy orange. Clean bready and yeast aroma. Foamy white, dissipating head. Medium body, wheat and clove like notes, with a hint of finishing sourness. Classic Brett barnyard characters all the way through
Terminus (3380) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-Thanks to Dakine and Ibrew2or3 for these bottles-Pours lightly hazy orange with a fizzy champaign like white head. the head was gone in a matter of seconds. nose is very strong estery (banana, clove), fresh bret funk, lightly musty, somewhat phenolic. Not what i was expecting actually. flavors of phenolic spice, dry malt husks, and a touch of dry bret character however, its not all that present. tastes more like a standard BSA with a dose of brett for good measure. I hope the bret will continue to grow in the beer. finish is very husky (clean belgian pale grains) with a touch of horseblanket/hay. Decent yet somewhat disappointing.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold, excellent head. Some spices in the flavor and the brett is not overdone (thank goodness!). They’ve achieved a nice balance of brett/hops/malt with this one.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is orange and mostly clear, showing only a mild haze. Atop the beer rests a thin white head. The aroma offers apples, malt, brettanomyces, light spice. The flavor is ok. A bit malty, with some well water character. Brett is there, but this beer seems to play it safe. A tiny bit of tangy citrus with an apple juice finish. Maybe this will improve with age, but even so, this is a step (or more) behind many other notables in this genre.