Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (5485) - 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 (6040) - 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 (3399) - 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.
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent stuff. this pours light amber with a thin head. The aroma is very nice, fruity with just a hint of funk. the flavor is very nice indeed. It’s very fruity with a bit of sour and a bit of funk. Extremely refreshing for the ABV.
Gription79 (2614) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Craig. Great fruity Brett character. Notes of mint, stone fruits, tart. A nice beer.
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ML bottle purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. THE POUR / APPEARANCE: Pours a medium hazy golden color. AROMA / BOUQUET: Classic Gueuze aroma- pear, spices, grassyness, hay, barnyard funk. TASTE: Sherry dryness with champagne. Appropriate sourness with just a hint of herbal hoppiness to remind the drinker that this is a California brewed beer. PALATE: Correct fizzyness / carbonation, quenching, evokes memories of drinking the classic Belgian Gueuze beers. OVERALL: The moment I tasted BRUX, I was reminded of an beer that is a cross between a Boon Gueuze and a Saison DuPont. This is a great beer- pair it with a great goat cheese or blue cheese, foie gras, or enjoy as a great session beer. Blessings on this one!
jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of earthy hay, ripe pineapple and dried apricot.
Golden copper color with a lively, frothy head. Slightly hazy.
Taste of sweet apricot, pineapple, some pine, just a light bitterness and light sourness.
Carbonation both soft and lively, a sublime experience crossing the lips and tongue. Creamy texture. Finish is moderate bitter.
Bottle Date Code: 2 5622:14