skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$14.99 in Grass Valley, CA. Was stoked to see this pair of breweries, but wasn’t as stoked as I’d thought I might be on the beer. Pours a beautiful cloudy golden orange, foamy head. Fantastic nose of her...blades of fresh grass mixed with citrus notes and a lovely faint brett smell as well. When tasted though it starts out like a mild bretty German hefe and quickly becomes wet with bitter citrus and notes of hops. The smallest hint of brett is in there blended with the hop touch, and well, but to me, it’s just not that loud. I was probably expecting a big brett hit though. A singe of hoppy brett lingers on the palate tastily for a moment though, which is nice. Damn good stuff, could maybe use a bit of a boost though. Would be curious to try this aged 8-12 months or so...
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20140413 750 ml bottle from I dunno... This is the least interesting and most still Brett effort I’ve had in a while. Okay, I’ve been hanging on to it for a year or so, but seriously it should be more memorable. I mean, I’d take most any RR or SN beer over this one, and the normal still is half the cost. it’s fine, but just not as worthwhile as the $$$.
John25 (200) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Bottle a year and a half old, maybe more. Poured hazy orange, tangerine with tons of active carb. Loud fizzy bubbles. The aroma is mainly pear and peach with a little underlying funk note. The taste has a lot of peach, green apple and some sweet candy notes. Mouthfeel is dry and very complex with high carb. Excellent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (1128) - - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin white head and some of the most active carbonation I've seen. Looks like a science experiment. Aroma is peach, pear and earthy funk. Taste is peppery with lemon and a horse blanket finish with light peach notes. Spritzy carb and quick dry finish. Very solid.
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dull tan, no head. Aroma has brett, subtle malts...in the direction of gueuze but quite a bit cleaner. There’s a fair bit of alcohol coming through, sweet, just a hint of tartness, bit of cidery character as well. More time might bring out the brett a little better. Inchoate.
pilgrimoutlaw (702) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 year old bottle. Pours clear gold with two finger white head. Funk, barnyard, white grapes, a little banana, typical belgian golden ale yeast, mineral water. Moderately bitter. Dry, crisp body.
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml - Hit the marks required for the style, good to see a US brewer turning this out, stayed true to style
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden colour. Notes of grass, spice, fruit, Very delicious beer. Was privileged to try it
msnelling09 (128) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a beautiful golden orange with a huge head of large, pebble-like bubbles. The head settles to a half-finger’s width height above the beer and then slowly fizzles away with mediocre retention. In body, the beer is opaque and murky, yet gorgeously bright in color with lots of lively carbonation bubbles running through the glass. On the nose, the beer has a grassy barnyard funk. It is not an overpowering funk, but is gentle and complex. Hay, soft cherry, prickly horse blanket, and fruit leather tickle over the nostrils. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially lightly tart with acidity and a funky sweetness. This dries into the finish with a touch of salinity and grassy bitters. In flavor, this beer shows many similarities to a nice gueuze, which I like, but it loses that on the finish. Bright lime and lemon peel flavors blend with subtle cherry, barnyard funk, and a touch of metallic copper. The middle of the sip develops an odd meatiness, while the finish places a splash of pineapple, slight earthy salt, and must alongside grassy bitters. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a fierce and fizzy carbonation and a crisp, snappy, and slightly slimy mouthfeel. The tongue is left tingly with acidity and the cheeks fill up with spittle, yet the mouth as a whole feels dry. Overall, this is a nice funky beer, though I wish I had aged it for a couple more months. The nose is superbly funky, almost like a well-crafted gueuze but the flavor doesn’t quite stand up. The meatiness develops more and more as the beer warms, which is too bad, and the funky flavors aren’t quite there yet. This beer is good, and has some awesome parts but doesn’t quite add up as a whole yet. A good beer, but if you have a bottle, age it longer.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared with Jay and Pam. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin ring of white head. No lace sticks. So, with a wild ale, that I’ve been holding onto for 1-2 years, I was hoping that this was going to be sour. Especially since Russian River collaborated on it. The nose is bretty, oaky, citric and sour; the smell is promising. Any sourness is mostly up front, though. This beer is pretty sweet overall. To be fair, the bottle does say ’belgian-style refermented in the bottle w/ brett’, vs ’belgian ale with brett’. It tastes more like a straight up belgian ale than a sour, indeed. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly creamy, More slick finish. Nice citric note, but a lot of belgiany yeast character. The citric note is in the background. Light spice. I have to say, it’s not bad, but I’m a bit disappointed with this one. Alright stuff. A nice belgian ale, really, if you look at it that way... but a disappointing sour.
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body under a large fizzy thin white head that receded to a thin wispy film. The nose is just full-on brett funkiness with some pale malt. Very fruity and funky. The flavor is brett dominated as well with some light tartness and fruity notes. Finishes with a nice brisk lemon-like note with some spiciness that almost comes across as clove like. Light bodied and bone dry with lots of fizzy prickly carbonation and a short but very bright finish. Very nice beer, really lets the brett shine.