Cavie (3553) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky murky yellowish brown color with a small bit of carbonation. Aroma is tart and sour with slight bits of fruit and sweet notes. Flavor is yeasty, tart and fruity sweet.
DenverLogan (685) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy copper. Aroma of sour persimmon, barnyard. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of fermented pear, dry hops, very subrle bubblegum and horse blanket. Tasty and complex.
popery (1219) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish amber color, opaque cloudy. The bottle gushed quite a bit, and the beer initially had a big fizzy head. The bubbles dissipated quickly, leaving behind no lacing and just a very thin ring. The aroma has brett funk and dull malt on top of the mix of citric floral flavors. It doesn’t really come together and everything is a bit drab. The brett flavor is the best part and lends some nice tropical fruit and earthy, spicy flavors. The taste is quite similar. Nice funk but the beer just seems washed out to me. It’s lightly tart and quite dry. The fruit and floral flavors come out some but they have little depth. It’s all just a bit too clean. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is a bit fizzy. This review feels somewhat harsh. I actually mostly like the beer, but the flavors are just sorta shallow. I think it really could have used some bacteria in the mix.
ineedbeer (434) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from last night.
Aroma is quite a bit muted. Some light floral notes with some faint tropical fruit and Brett funk. Not much going on in the aroma and smells a bit washed out.
We have lift off! This beer was quite the gusher. Pours a copper amber with a big pillowy off white head that recedes very quickly leaving pretty much no lacing.
Flavor starts sweet with a light tartness. Not much major character but there is a hint of stake make in the finish. Moderate pineapple and cherry pie notes but also a hint of oxidation and honey. Not much hibiscus or rose. Light bitterness with a somewhat sweet finish. More Brett character as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Low astringency with low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer to showcase the Brett and flavor additions but the base beer doesn’t show through at all. I was kind of expecting more from this one.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the tasting at the hotel in Waterbury on our Vermont trip. Pours a rather hazy looking amber color with a large white head. Smells of a bit of funkiness, sour acid, cheesy and fruity, musky. Medium bodied, light sourness, malt, a little bit of acidity. Very smooth and easy drinking, light lactic sourness. Finishes up dry, little brett, light acid. Very light funkiness.
czar (3349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at hill farmstead’s pre-3rd anniversary. pours cloudy pink with a low off-white pinkish head, some retention. lightly tart berries, cherried bretts, floral notes, maybe roses, some earth and mineral, subtle graininess and woodsy notes. bright to average carbonation, light body, tart fruity finish along with herbal-grassy-earthy notes. good. looking forward trying other declensions.
tom10101 (1848) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to the guy who shared it at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Hazy orange with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of berries, brettanomyces, malt, light caramel, floral notes and light tartness. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with berries, brettanomyces, floral notes, light caramel, light to moderate tartness and some herbal notes. Medium body. Slightly dry and winey. Not as complex as expected, but still quite enjoyable. I preferred the WWBI though.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy pink with little head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral, peppery. Taste has some floral, fruity, oak, light vinous notes. Low body and low carb.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at hotel share in VT, red pour,medium lace/head. Tons of rich brett, earth, apples, fruits, spice, and flowers, pretty well carbonated. Rich and flavored, but I’m not crazy about this one. Need to try some of the other WWB spinoffs.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip AND a weizen glass. Why two glasses? The answer is that is gushed like a mf’er and I needed another the weizen glass to salvage. Batch 6/11 and bottle #498 of 1600.
2.5 A: Murky reddish peach color. Fizzy peach colored head falls quickly.
3.5 S: Interesting nose. Brett funk is only moderate in strength, but it does give a nice outdoorzy component including wet hay, grass, apple orchard, and a dirty earthiness. Beyond that there is herbs and fruits. I assume what I am smelling are the rose hips, hibiscus, and hawthorn berries, but I’d be lying if I said I had any idea what those smell like. Otherwise, there is a touch of caramel, a touch of roast, some apple and grapey fruitiness, and a bit of peppery spiciness.
4.0 T: Taste is very good. Not as "wild" as I’d like, but well balanced and insanely drinkable. Outdoorzy funk leads the way again in the form of hay, wet grass, apple orchard, etc...(see above). A lot more of the herbal character comes out in the taste though. Potent, though well integrated, it’s just the way I like it. Lots of fruitiness as well. A ton of apple with grape, plum, raisin, and a slice of orange. Again the malts are toasty with some caramel. Heavy, savory richness which is a bit strange given the brett involved, but I couldn’t imagine it being better any other way. Huge "brett" finish.
4.0 M: Despite the gushing, the carbonation is fine. Heavier medium body. Lots of creaminess. Good here.
4.5 D: Very tasty beer that is far too easy to drink. I haven’t had a lot of CS yet, but what I have had has been great.
Serving type: bottle
Steve_0 (1940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is murky amber in appearance with a big cream-colored head and decent lacing. Big bretty aroma - rose hips, somewhat tangy, fruity, pears, green apples, and sweet tarts. Taste is Bretty, band-aid, hibiscus, flower petals, green apples, lemon, somewhat doughy, bread, and straw with a dry, tannic finish. Medium body with almost no carbonation. I think this one was a little better fresh in my opinion.