dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and syrumpy nose...winey too! Golden and white head. The wine flavors are a bit too pronounced but nice.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest ’09
pinto1993 (45) - Revere, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the Belgian Beer Fest Boston (Night of the Funk) 2009. Very similar to Allaghash Interlude. A belgian beer with wine qualities derived from aging in French oak barrels.
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verre, à la brasserie. Arômes de brettanomycètes, de chêne et de fruits confis. Robe dorée, légèrement trouble et effervescence faible. Très complexe en bouche, les touches de brettanomycètes, les légers tanins de chêne, la présence vineuse et le malt mielleux sont très bien agencés. La bière possède une belle rondeur en bouche, soutenue par l’alcool, et une finale relativement sèche. Rappelle une Buteuse brassin spécial de TDD, où les saveurs de pommes auraient été remplacées par des touches vineuses. Excellent !
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. This one turned out to be one of the starts of the fest, but for me it had nothing to do with the beer. The hype and story around this was phenomenal. Tons of people talking about it both interested, and full of skeptical sarcasm. The story and method for the beer was quite neat. The beer itself was rather forgettable, pouring a just clear yellow, and smelling like oak and vanilla. A little acid, and a little mustard. Not a lot else though.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Night of the Funk. Pours a pale gold. Aroma has notes of paprika, seaweed, clove and acetone, with a gentle tartness. Soup up front in the mouth with an ugly, buttery, oily finish. Looks like 136.10 Hz didn’t do the trick (gimme a break with that, btw. Waste of time. If that’s what you feel you need to do to create a superior beer experience then you are doing it all wrong. I’m all for experimentation in brewing, but this pseudo-science BS should be saved for Tom Cruise and the church of Scientology).
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Night of the Funk 2009: Slightly hazy golden with a thick dense white head. Tannic buttery Chardonnay aroma- mild odd phenols are there as well giving off a plasticy note over a green raisin fruity undertone. Creamy body- warming. Some mild vanilla flavor mesh with a buttery white wine vinousness and sweet oak. There’s an herbal note on the back. This is quite interesting, but I can’t say I liked it through and through. (Perhaps it’s because I’m sensitive to the diacetyl of the California Chardonnays).
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at NotF. Pours a light cloudy yellow color with a foamy white head. Nose is lightly fruity with clove and banana esters. Palate is lightly fizzy and clean. Flavors of toasty malt notes and yeast with a light hint of clove.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A fruity, slightly acidic, moderately-wild (barnyard/bretty) and very hoppy beer. Complex and refreshing. Kick-ass.
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Very fruity with pineapple, peach, grapefruit. A light-medium brett-like presence gives a subtle but very enjoyable wild character to the beer. Barnyard feeling. A lot of grassy fresh hops. Strong tartness with a medium acidity. No alcohol presence at all. Very complex. Highly refreshing. The whole thing feels like a fruity acidic Bière de Garde. Very nice. Named after a mantra, a ritualistic simple sound that one repeats over and over according to his/her own personality. Mine is burp.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a light golen body with a a creamy head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, banana, and belgian yeast. Flavor is that with little etoh expression.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear deep lemon brownish color. No activity/static. Tomato, V8 initial aroma. Celery, spicy, tabasco-like . . . am I drinking a Bloody Mary? :) Fruity pineapple, spicy flavoring. Very interesting. Pleasing. Nice go.