BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy rubied copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, funky Brettanomyces, oak, biscuit malt and spicy hops. Flavor is medium lactic sourness, oak, bright fruity esters, malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Gueuzedude82 (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: almost a Drie Fontienen-esque lambic character to it with just the right amount of blue fruit, not overpowering. Palate: fantastic balance of brett, blueberry, mango funk, with a bright tart finish. Overall: Beautiful expression of a fruit brett beer. LOVE IT!
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 09/02/2012. Pours dark clay red, thin fluffy head which fades, but nice lacing around the glass. Funky aroma for sure, more so than sour - light pineapple, blueberry, horseblanket and cheese, oak in the finish. Taste is pleasantly tart, earthy blueberry, bitter, tropical notes, mild acidity, oak and brett, dry finish. Drinks easy, very enjoyable.
Ratman197 (8487) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, blueberry, horseblanket, light citrus and light earthiness. Palate wa light bodied and crisp with a dry ligtly tart finish. Flavors of biscuit, horseblanket, ligt blueberry, light earthiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky finish.
Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Falling Rock. Light tan head that doesn’t stay around. Reddish dark raspberry hue. Fruity, lactic, berry and sweet cherry and not overpoweringly sour in the aroma. Tart, but some slight sweetness, caramel, berry fruitiness and some tannic qualities. Lighter to medium body with tiny carbonation. Not a palate ripper but nice.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bottle @ home picked up at the grand opening of the Crooked Stave barrel room. Pours a hazy, slightly cloudy, pinkish peach appearance with a very nice, fluffy, off-white head. Very nice funky, a touch cheesy, somewhat fruity (pineapple, blueberry, lemon), light coconut, tart, a touch woody aroma. The aroma is actually quite nice and seems to have more brett characters than the others did at the time of their releases. Tart, mild to moderate blueberry (syrup-esque, not thick or viscous but like the flavor of blueberry syrup), moderately tart, refreshing, a bit funky, tangy tropical fruity, almost soda-like (bubbly, acidic carbonation), lightly herbal flavor. Lingering, dull berry, tart fruity aftertaste. Refreshing, tasty, and a very nice brew. One of my favorites of the series so far. Fuck man, I could chug this shit! Update (12/13/2012): The fruit seems a bit faded in the bottle that I just opened but there’s plenty of brett, funk, and some cheese.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of tap at the opening of the Crooked Stave barrel room, murky/hazy dark reddish pour with big fluffy slightly off white head. Aroma brought notes of pineapple, grapefruit, hints of grassy and earthy funky notes with a touch of dust, slight fruity blueberry but its much more restrained than I thought, a touch of acidic and tannic oak in there as well. Taste is a nice mix of slight fruity blueberry but its more the tart and bitter blueberry skin, some grassy and earthy notes, dusty funky notes with a nice sweet pineapple note, finishing fairly funky, dry, slightly acidic. Nice carbonation, slightly watery body but not bad. Surprised at the amount of funk on this one this early, pretty tasty stuff.