italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by Nielsen at the RBWG grand tasting. There’s definitely some dryhopping going on in this bad boy. Nose punches you with citra-family hops and a brett dryness. Flavor is more simplistic of acidic lemon. Very nice.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 2013 Portland Fruit Beer Festival. Hazy deep golden color. Funky yeast and tart fruit aroma. Great tart farmhouse flavor with hints of passionfruit. Really satisfying and complex.
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the very generous Scott - thanks! Glowing light copper orange color in the glass with a slick of white foam. Aroma is clean brett with noticeable lavender, underlying sweet fruit, and a crisp lemon tart through the finish. Taste is dry, clean brett with a vibrant collection of sweet fruit, slight lavender, and a complimentary floral element. Touch of lemon and even some minimal funk in there as well. Quite amazing how clean and distinct the brett is and how it acts like a stage for the other ingredients. Crisp, dry mouthfeel. Unique and very good.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange, no head
Smell sweet peachy, flowery, bit of funk
Taste is big tart lactic and bretty, peach and tangerine, pomegranate
wchesser (1339) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this several months before the bottle release at Ernie’s Pizza. . It is a hazy orange gold with a very subtle violet tint. Solid carbonation. I believe they brewed this a while ago, but I doubt the brett has fully ’done it’s thing’ on this yet. Nose was mostly passionfruit and some lemon citrus. Taste followed with a nice tart finish of strawberry guava and earthy brett. My immediate thought was of the Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano...very similar.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Updating rating-didn’t realize my first rating was of the passionfruit aged version.
On tap yesterday (5/19/13) at the release party. Much the same as passionfruit version, but the tartness is a bit more rounded than I recall. Really tasty and unique and again very even-handed as I have come to expect from these guys.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Light and delicate; complex floral notes beautifully showcase fruit & flowers among the Brett. Violets and lavender are easily identifiable start to finish. Pomegranates show themselves towards the end, contributing to the fruited acidity. Excellent.
Having this again, I’m bumping the rating up a little. Intricate, delicate, meticulously crafted; demonstrates mastery of the art of brewing.
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at crooked stave the source. Pours a hazy bright orange with an off white head. Great fruit taste
berntholer (1217) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ivorywhite head that disappears quite fast. orange murky colour. aroma of passionfruit, funky, grapefruit, bit sulphur. taste like aroma, lemonjuice like sour with a wry aftertaste. medium body and carbonation, hey, where did the violet go?? bottle 75 cl / batch 8/12
sherm1016 (1215) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks! Split with my bride. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, papaya, mango, freshly bloomed flowers. Light to medium on the palate with light, soft carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, citrusy, grapefruit, but not in the normal hoppy way, more flowers, with a light, tart finish. Excellent.
jbeatty (1143) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 07/11/2013. Pours hazy burnt orange, white fizzy head fades quickly to the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma has floral hops merging with lavender notes, apricot and soft pulpy grapefruit, mild lactic yogurt funk, earthy hops. Taste is intense, juicy tropical notes, pulpy, tart and lightly sweet, pomegranate coming through in the middle, bright lemon, mild lactic notes, light grassy hops and biscuit malts in a long fruity finish. Medium body with soft carbonation, round, and a bit addictive. Wow, super tasty.