theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 fl oz bottle purchased at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, Indiana. 2013 / Batch 4. The pour is a very slightly hazy golden with a well formed 2 inch egg white head. Head falls slowly with bubbles. The aroma is herbal, medicinal, hay and grass, soft Brett leathery notes and a faint hint of the oak wood along with a bit of sourness. The taste picks up on the lemon sharp Brett, then opens up to the herbal earthiness, finishing crisp with some green apple. Some sour tannins and oak flavor linger in the long finish. As the beer warms, the oak and Brett become much more pronounced. The palate is light to medium bodied, spritzy carbonation and the dry Brett oak finish. Really easy drinking stuff. Nice one.
Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Dorata, appena torbida, schiuma bianca abbondante e persistente. Al naso è magnifica, sentori vinosi, bretta, passaggio in botte, complessa e originale. In bocca ha una ottima beva, acidità media, limone, leggera piacevole astringenza. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Birra davvero eccellente.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Säuerlicher Antrunk, Whig hopfig, überhaupt etwas langweilig. Säuerlich bleibend, rund, monoton. 9/7/8/7//7
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold color with a medium head. Light tart and sour aroma. Lots of hay and lemon. Very tart flavor. Wheat. Raw wood. Dry finish. Highly carbonated.
BoBoChamp (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, Vintage 2013, Batch 4, new exclusive American brew, from Geers Oostakker, complex sour brew, woody/sour and slightly vinous/fruity, easy to drink, very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
popery (1204) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow-orange and cloudy. Looks like it could be a bit clearer with better bottle handling; I’d be a terrible bartender. Medium white head. Some lacing and pretty good retention. There’s a thin layer of bubbles on top of the beer after a fair bit of time. The aroma is big on lemons, limes, underripe apricots, cherries and peaches, grapes, oak, earth, medium to mild funk and a nice dash of saison yeast spice. Smells nice and tart. There’s a bit of yogurty flavor in there, but it comes off more fruity sour than anything. Taste starts out with limes and sour grapes and keeps building up with more tart fruit. Underripe stone fruit is prominent. Funk is somewhat more in the background, but there’s a definite musty, barnyard-ish character in there. Quite dry, particularly in the finish. Aftertaste is tannic oak, lime rind, peppercorns, grass and light vinegar. Lots of tart fruit flavors bouncing around. It’s only medium sour, and it’s a pretty gentle ride, really. Light on the palate. Some pucker, though you do feel the vinegar on your teeth after a glass. Another very good bottle from CS.
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 Pours orange amber with a small white head. Nose is Brett and white wine barrel with peach, pear skin, Belgian yeast, touch of mineral. Mouth is pretty dry, acidic white wine elements. Peach skin, pear skin, dry, acidic on the finish. Mineral, stone. Sharp carbonation. Minerals and some leafy hops linger on the finish. Well integrated but to me its a bit acidic and minerally.
SlackerMads (855) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 3 2013. Hazy light orange with a medium sized off white good lacing head. Pepper, white grapes, lime, light sweet tropical fruit, salty, wooden, very light white glue. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation. Not all that complex, but pretty nice none the less.
pentaz (782) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with SlackerMads. Pours hazy orange with a fine lacing and lasting frothy white medium head. Aroma is horseblanket, pepper, oak, apricot and caramel. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter, tart and light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Thanks John! Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma is funky, with Belgian yeast, sour citrus, and oak. Taste of sour lemon, wheat, oak, and light spice.