skoisirius (1628) - 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 wasnít as stoked as Iíd 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, itís 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...
unclemattie (4158) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, caged & corked. I wish I knew how old this bottle was. 2years old? Hazy orange color. Active fizz. funky fo sho. Fruity finish, hint of lemon acid, dry. Tastes of pale grains, funked up esters. Reminds me of a drier, funkier, Belgian Tripel.
I donít particularly care for beers with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. Messes with my gut... But itís my birthday so who gives a Fuck!
ericdevin (724) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium golden color, little to no head. Aroma fruity and funky, arch, fruity and lithe. Really pleasant.
salvaticas (432) - - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Really strong sour notes. Less pronounced flavor palate and weak palate. Still nice and light though.
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HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 750ml corked & caged bottle c/o J&K. Bubbly and hazy amber-gold with a solid and lasting frothy white head. Dry spicy aroma, tart fruit, definite alcohol, some funk for sure - really,really dry, like curl up your nose hairs dry. Taste follows - plenty of dried wildflower bitterness - a funky trippel; fairly light and airy body, simple, not as boozy in the finish, spicy and dry, floral aftertaste - really really good beer.
snoworsummer (2051) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber gold with a fizzy white head. Smells like sour, tart apples, white grapes, pears, yeast and light cheese. Light, fizzy, dry body and medium carbonation.
Dapierce17 (88) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a gorgeous copper with very little head. Aromas of pear, tart lemon, and hay. Brett is apparent in the flavor along with pear and a little bit of tartness. Also pick up a slight Clive note on the finish. Not too sour and very complex.
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JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly clear, honey yellow with minimal head retention. Smells a bit like champagne. Drinks tart and fairly dry. Taste is more subtle than other sours. Just a touch of booze. This wasnít bad but I expected a bit more from a sour made by Russian River and Sierra Nevada.
JHeath99 (904) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Z and Z. Pours a transparent amber with the slightest ring of off white head. Aroma of duck and yeast. Taste is very subtly balanced, with spice, fruit, and wheat with lots of carbonation.
BLADT (581) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Matte orange pour from bottle. Small head. Brett, pears, apples on nose. Taste follows, adds healthy account of funk. Almost buttery. Round flavors. Enjoyed.
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle purchased almost two years ago at the Escondido BevMo ($14.99). Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot hue with two fingers of very fizzy off-white foam. AROMA of old musty grains, fresh-cut hay, dry spice, grape, pear, with a little bit of leathery barnyard. FLAVOR is initially semi-tart with notes of green apple, green (unripe) pear, and mild funky brett with additional notes of wet musty grains (wheat), white wine, peach, mild citrus and a hint of maraschino cherry. Despite the initial tartness, finishes somewhat sweet. Has a nice prickly carbonation for a "sour" ale. The alcohol is well concealed. The brett character is not at the forefront here, so I do think it is correctly categorized as a Belgian Strong (and not a sour). Not sure how this would have been fresh, but the two years of age seems to have done it well. Would like to see these two excellent brewers collaborate more. (532, 871)