blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to seacret Santa, hazy orange with no head. Bretty chalk wild grape aroma , flavor is sour , white grape, oaky dry with great sour finish
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very tart blonde ale with a superb farmhouse character. Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Consumed about 6 months after bottling
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is uber-barnyard with some light notes of tart fruits. Iím not sure what happened in the barrel aging but the base beer aroma (a rather ordinary witbier) turned out into something totally unexpected. All the time I was captivated by how truly farmhouse the aroma was, but with a tart edge in bonus. Smelled like a tart uber-farmhouse rustic BiŤre De Garde. Taste is not as hypnotizing as the aroma, but still pretty damn good. Tart grapes, pineapples, lots of lemon, bananas, lactic notes, kiwis, flowers. Finish is very tart, a bit acidic, rather dry.
* This is an ideal session summer beer for those who like beers a bit on the wild side. The problem is that for most people it is a bit pricey (about $15/bottle) to be consumed on a regular basis. But not for me, Iím doing very well financially, as a matter of fact my bank compliments me on my account all the time. Supposedly I have an outstanding balance.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a hazy thick cramy corny body with a white head. Yeast y citrus and floral earth tones. Hits of lime with a mild citrus and lemon y sweetness of vanilla and a mildly tart finish. Good.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cisco Lady from the Woods - tart lemony nose. Dusty w hints of corriander and spice. Oak barrels as well as white wine maybe. Hazy yellow golden pour fizzy white head. Tart oaky almost sour. Wit spice, orangey flavors and some coconut lemony tartness and dry wood in finish. Funky a little buggy. Fizzy big carb. Thirst quenching enjoyable. 8 3 7 5 15 solid.
jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and Paulís and Ryanís tasting. Pours gold. Nose of pear, tart fruit, wheat and pineapple. Taste of tart pear, yeast, wheat and oak.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4738-20120818] Bottle. Floral evergreen spiced aroma. Clear, light orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Sour evergreen needle resin flavour has a lot of hops in the finish. Medium-full body is surprisingly sour. Delicious, strange melee of flavours comes together well. (7/3/8/4/17) 3.9
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of slight Brett, oak, lemon-lime, cardamom, slight wheat, light spices, yeast, and some lactic-vinous notes. Poured an unclear yellow/gold/amber in color with no head. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of lemon-lime, slight wheat, slight oak, white wine, slight Brett, and lactic acid. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Lemon-lime, slight oak, and white wine finish is lightly dry.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bmanning for sharing this with Amyliz4, hhanson, Azurelimits, and me at a recent tasting.
A: Pours a bright, transparent citrus yellow with a bit of golden haze. Nice white head throughout.
S: Spicy belgian yeast, bit of oak, and plenty of citrus. Some nice wheat tartness coming through as well.
T: Very nice oak character comes in atop the tart citrus and wheat characteristics. Incredibly complex for a witbier. Some nice Belgian spice makes its way in as well.
M: Light-to-medium body, although pretty heavy for a witbier. The wheat and oak combine to create a nice dryness.
D: Very drinkable. Probably the best version of the style that Iíve had. Wholeheartedly agree with Ben that Iíd love to see more barrel-aged light beers like this, as I have almost uniformly enjoyed the barrel-aged lighter beers that Iíve come across.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-03-2010
SudsMcDuff (4925) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle.. . another brew i was happy to see .. . pours a vibrant yellow, lightly hazed .. . nice refreshing tartness, yeast and lemon .. . a good summer brew .. . . Take your damn hands off my sweater vest.
blipp (4880) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryanís 5000th rate tasting. Pours gold with a white head. Tartish fruity aroma with oak and brett. The flavor is funky and tart, with lemon, rhubarb, oak, brett, and a light sweetness. Nice.