marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with a huge off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sturdy caramel malt flavor with some pear and a heavy yeast presence.
musinj6 (496) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw color with moderate head that lingers leaving moderate lacing. Tart up front with sourness lingering throughout. Citrus peel hop flavors. Full body, slightly creamy with medium carbonation. Long tart finish strongly representing the wild yeast.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants. Gold yellow with a big initial head that dissipates quickly. The aroma and flavor are most strongly of green apples and earth (aroma mostly) with a little sweetness, citrus, and funk. It’s fairly vinous and not hardly bitter but reamins balanced with restrained sweetness. The texture is lightly oily with prickly carbonation. This isn’t blowing me away but its good and would probably be excellent with food. And can imagine it getting funky and more interesting over time.
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ML bottle into three snifters (three of us split them up) at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. One finger of head, but would have been more if poured all the way to the top. Hazy straw yellow golden honey color. Bubbly, frothy head/lacing with light retention.
Smelled curdly milk, pear, puke, lemon, tart.
Tasted similar to the smell – pear, tart, less puke, bland, not too tart of sweet.
Light-to-medium body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Long, sour finish. A bit refreshing.
A bit disappointed beer overall. I was expecting a bit more. It didn’t help that I had just had the Supplication, which was fantastic. Glad I tried it though.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellowish body with a big quickly disappearing head. Highly carbonated. bitter and slightly sour. Wasn’t all that impressed, but it did go really good with a lemon bundt cake.
rajendra82 (1035) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden, clear body, and the vigorous carbonation streamers rising up from the etched nucleation site at the bottom of the Duvel tulip glass gave this beer an attractive appearance. The smell of brett induced funk mixed with green apples, honey, and lavender was very intoxicating. The taste provided everything promised by the smell, and then some. The palette was dry like a saltine cracker, with an initial sour apple and herbal flavor, that transitioned into white pepper, honey, and coriander. The finish had a hint of cheese from the aged hops and then faded into a cider like aftertaste. The funk of Brett was there, but did not overpower. This appears to be a beer made to enjoy both fresh, and after aging, and I would love to pick up a couple of bottles for the cellar, so to see how it evolves.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. glowing gold with a slight haze and small white head. dusty, fruity(pear, apple) nose. lively, highly carbonated palate with a light body. warming finish from abv. flavors of dusty, basement, light fruits and a wintergreen mint-like finish.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, some funkiness, brett, fruity apples, and citrus. Tastes of brett, citrus, apples, and some earthiness. Interested in seeing how this one ages.
JStax (4991) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Pours an ever hazy blonde with a white head of foam that retains itself at first, but then diminishes quickly. Aroma reminds me a great deal of orval and cheese. The cheese notes either fade away, or I quit noticing. In the taste I picked up a nice apple note with some acidity to it. This beer isn’t all that sour, maybe letting it condition a little while longer will bring that out. I do prefer my sours to have a little more kick than this one has in that department, though.
thome50 (1283) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with frothy white head. Aroma is flower pedals, grass, barn yard and some sour notes as well that make you think you are leading up to something "big" in the sour department. Taste is muted cheese, funk, pepper, slight dry citrus and some lemon grass. Overall, middle of the road to training wheels American wild ale. Hope this really does change a great deal with more time in the bottle.