joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. The cork pops nicely, but no foaming. The color a clear orange color with a fizzy off white head that shrinks to a thin layer. The aroma is dry with subtle brett funk, hay, dust and some minor notes of sweet malt. The flavor is spicy and fruity with some background phenolics and funk. Pretty nicely balanced now, but I could use a little more brett character. I think this one will get interesting in a year or two. The base beer could have been a little more interesting as well, but no surprise it’s very well made.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from AZ Wine. Pours copper with a trim white head. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast and pale malt. Straightforward. Reminds me a lot of Damnation.
douglas88 (5785) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a copper color with a small white head. The aroma is grassy lemons and some light funk. The flavor comes across as a German Hefe at times with some lemon and banana esters, a bit of dry funkiness. Certainly big Brux, very mellow. Good.
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed in the tap room at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico. Pours a hazy, golden orange with a nose of cider, caramel and fruit. The taste is malty with hints of apple. Effervescent on the tongue, while still creamy, with a long finish. Strong ale at 8.3% alcohol. This is an interesting take on a Belgian yeast, and was worth trying. But Belgians not being my thing, I probably won’t have it again.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, caged/corked. Fizzy pour, effervescent and lively, but with a mere thin head. Lightly yeasty and fruit-laden aroma. This drinks with the classical wild ale appeal, without being overpowered. Pleasantly easy to drink, with hinting aspects of the Belgian families of beers. Not an over the top sour (not at all) or wild (barley) exemplar, but an entertaining beer nonetheless. (#4720, 8/6/2012)
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Pours clear gold with a thick off-white head. Funky nose with some malt, citrus and tropical fruit. Malty and estery flavor with some citrus before a dry and funky finish. Can’t wait to taste this one with some age on it!
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours unfiltered amber orange with a nice bubbly head. Big time barn yard in the nose along with green apple, pear, lemon grass and chardonnay. Light to medium body that is very dry and has some harsh phenol bitter flavors. Pear and green apple underlay the overall earthy solventy flavor of this brew. This should get funkier and less aggressively bitter with age. Interesting.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle picked up at Bevmo in Vacaville
Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden with a small white head, lots of bubbles in the glass, no lacing
Aroma and taste was fruity, brett and tart, dry finish. It was OK, I thought it was too sweet.
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle from Market Square. Gold pour with a massive fluffy white head that eventually disappears leaving a ring. Aroma is sour apple, straw and brett funk. Tastes are straw, pear, belgian yeast, pepper, floral, apple. Light to medium sour. Texture is lively and dries out a bit. Just read up on the forums about aging sours and it seems like this one could develop over time. May stash another.
scottyg354 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Grass and Barnyard funk. Strong Alcohol. Lemon zest.
A: Copper with a fluffy head that disappears after a minutes. Minimal lacing
T: Dry, Dry, Dry. Some Alcohol present, grass, vegetal notes, hay and lemon. Mildly peppery.
P: Rather thin. High carbonation as expected.
O: Not a bad beer. Suits the style but doesn’t go above and beyond. Worth a shot.