Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy lemon colored, min head
Smell zesty farmhouse funk
Taste more tart than expected, dirty, lemon, citrus
Light and funky
GT2 (8184) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> WWBO offered by pussypete. Pours a cloudy golden. GUSHER. Nose is funky with big candied orange, fresh tangerine, juicy. Taste is juicy, fresh tangerine or tangelo whatever. Palate is aerated, light minerality, not too dry. No concrete, no harshness. Grate.
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Hazy orange with a medium sized white head and some lacing. Aroma is tart, citrus and oranges. Taste is tart, oranges with a dry finish
Nice and clean
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nielsen at RBWG. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange peel, brett, lemongrass, coriander and moderate funk. Medium body.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by Nielsen at the RBWG grand tasting. Cloudy canary yellow pour. Some really nice pineapple and lemon tartness. Moderate funk. Tasty, slightly tangy. Healthy amount of tropical fruit in the background. Really nice balanced acidity!
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of adnielsen. Pours a golden color with white head. Orange, citrus, sour flavors. High carbonation. Pretty nice.
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours murky gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, tangy orange and tangerine, moderate tartness, light funk. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced citrusy tartness to finish, nice tangerine notes. Tasty.
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Tart citrus and some candied orange in the finish, cloudy yellow with lots of bubbles. Sour orange and abit of powdery confection sugar. Sweet and a slight sour clean finish.
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Hazy yellow pour. Bretty citrus, tart. Pretty good
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A bright funky fruity blond ale with a sharp citrusy-acidic bite. Lovely beer that is refreshing even if razor sharp.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared pre-HF FoFA 2013 tasting.
The look: Cloudy peach-color body topped by a small white head.\
In long: Nose is a pleasant mix of bright funk and acidic citrius fruits. In moth the beer is medium with a very lively carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel. Taste is equally funky and fruty, this is a beer that can please the bight betty funk lover as much as lover of fruit ales with a sharp edge. The fruity flavors focus on acidic citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits) and then the brett seems to augment the fruitiness with pineaples-like flavors. Not really lacto-funky, not very sour, certainly not vinegary, just straight up bright funk. Also some coriander-like flvors I could have done without. Pretty good beer, maybe a little too sharp for its own good, the acidic lemon and bitter orange flesh flavors make it hard to take bit sips. Pretty good beer, Crooked Stave continues to impress. I’ve come to realize that people who bring expensive limited release bottles at beer tastings can afford them because of all the money they save on condoms.