HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Clear pour the color of light golden honey. No head and still in the glass. 3. Aroma is an amazing blend of bubblegum and balsamic vinegar. 8. The taste is bitter up front, followed by biscuit malt, and then a Belgian yeast sweetness leaps forward. Delicious. 9. Slippery in the mouth with a lingering biscuit taste. 4. As good as anything at Russian River. 18
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.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EBF V NOTB. Sort of a wit/tripel/strong ale hybrid it seemed to me. Banana, wheat, citrus, apricot, apple, probably more, no reason to distrust that pineapple and peach weren’t there too, all nicely balanced, never gets overly sweet. My notes don’t really specify what was in the nose and what was in the flavor, but I do know that after not being sure what to expect, I was very impressed by this brew. Maybe there’s something to all this meditation/vibration stuff they talk about.
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.
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 !
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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cambridge Brewing. Pours in a wine glass- hazy almost dull yellow/orange with a thinning head- dissipates to nothing. Aroma is very fruity and funky- tons of brett, pedio and lacto- fruity, tropical notes, pineapple, leather and light apple hints with barnyard light horse manure, and good clean white wine and woody tones. Flavor is earthy, fruity more pineapple, and funky white wine, spicy, earthy, light crackery malts, cobwebs, musty, leather, earth and funk with some spice. Mostly clean and not over the top funked out- just really well balanced at this point- I feel like this beer wasn’t even as close to the funk level it is now when I first had this over a year ago.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Hazy, golden appearance with an off white head. Tangy, coconut, pineapple, mango, lightly vinous aroma. A touch tart, pineapple, coconut, lemon citrusy flavor. Nothing too complex but it is refreshing and fun to drink.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC. Aroma of big fruity apricot and green grapes. Reminiscent of barrel aged upright beers. Sweaty over ripened pear Brett. Tasty. Fun to drink. Menu says 7.8% abv.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: A robust golden/blonde ale, more like a tripel. Taste of Belgian yeast, banana, wheat, apple, sweetness. Very light, you couldn’t tell this was a 9.4% abv. A good brew.