Lukaduke (1473) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy blonde color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Aromas of sweet tart candy, belgian spice and a touch of musty grape juice. The palate follows the nose with a medicinal sweetness mingling with peppered yeast notes, musty stale oak and some funky cured meat... Yikes !
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 222/467, thanks Sam! Loud POP from the cork, pours with massive white head. Super Bretty; hay and barnyard funk, grassy, very dry. Zero sourness. Way too much carb, even after sitting for awhile. Not my style.
burg326 (2740) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle pours a light hazy orange color with aromas of light funk, barnyard, yeast, oak, mustiness, tea, grass, and light lemon. Flavors are the same, a mixture of all the aromas, easy drinker, great flavors, a solid beer. Wish I had more, glad I got to try this one.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Caponeís. A real funk experience, with some foaming. A fresh smell, A big soapy head on cloudy dark yellow body. Tartness really comes through at the end of the bottle, I liked the bitterness at that point. Funky aroma and taste, some leather belt.Above average mouthfeel.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-dulled tan. Big steady off-white head. Top notch American sour, a little test tubey, but a great malt backbone and great effervescence. Big but still clean and drinkable. Duvel meets sour? Really excellent.
callmemickey (1856) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Golden orange body, with a massive white head, and dense frothy lacing. Nose shows orange peel, mellow grain malt base, oak, wet hay, must and bretty yeast. Flavor is similar. Essentially a funked out Duvel. Moderate acidity, medium bodied, assertive carbonation, nice refreshing finish.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by drabmuh at a small tasting I hosted last weekend. Thanks Matt!
A: This beer appears a pale orange / yellow color. There is approximately one of inch of white, bubbly head that sticks around for several minutes, leaving a few traces of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma instantly indicates that this beer is brewed in the Belgian style, with notes of heavy spices, tea, grass.
T: The absolute first thing I notice is the overwhelming barrage of spices assaulting my palate. Wow. The spices themselves taste fine, but sometimes less is more, as is the case here. There is a mild fruitiness to the beer. I detect a faint hop bitterness, mostly toward the finish. Thereís a fair amount of complexity to the beer, and the flavors are pleasant, even if too forward in some aspects.
M: Overly spiced, medium bodied with high carbonation.
D: A decent brew. Iím glad I had the chance to try it, but it wasnít among my favorites of the style.
cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Madvike while waiting for tickets at GTMW, pours a dark golden with a nice white head and some spotty lacing, the aroma has a decent amount of funk mixed in with some citrus and lemon as well, the flavor has some brett on the front end with a lemon and citrus touch and a tart dry finish, not bad at all.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 288/467 from hbmason...thanks Tim! Pours light amber with a huge foamy white head. Big bretty nose, dry, with lemon and some tart funk. Taste is light herbal hops with lemon rind, funky brett, and a touch of plastic. Dry, citrus rind finish. Crazy carbonation on this one, and a pretty fluffy body. Crisp and pretty refreshing, but very brett-forward.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by madvike in like for GTMW tickets. Thanks! Bottle 288/467. Pours a rich golden orange hue, firm haze, offering a rich thicker bubbly whitish head atop, laces ok and sticks around. Aromas are rich firm bretty funk, cobwebs and touches of tangelo and berry. Mellow citrus, gentle lactic lemony acid, some yogurt. Lively, fruity and bretty firm push. Initial is lighter bodied, offering lively effervescent carbonation driven body. Dry funky brett, yeast, and funk. Carbonation and champagne driven yeast. Gentle fruit, dry touches of citrus and faint lactic acid. Richer cheesy funk, some good funk and dryness pairs into the finish. Pretty solid, dry and brett driven. Touches of oak, faint red dies out quickly. Solid and lively, refreshing.