Kpmomo (1) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really unique beer with a variety of complex flavors... the turmeric and mango together bring out an exotic quality that would probably pair well with Indian or other ethnic foods. Overall a very delicious beer, with the perfect balance of fruit and spice... I am a huge fan!... another great one from Crooked Stave.
Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle - batch 12/2011, bottle 762 / 1488. Pours hazy yellow gold with a smallish creamy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is tart acidic tropical fruits and brett with some bready malts and corriander and Indian spices.
The flavor is tart acidic tropical fruits and some almost minty brett with a dry spicy (pepper, others) and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, an interesting beer, but probably my least favorite WWB so far.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Poured a hazy golden orange with a nice glow. You can definitely smell the tumeric, with slight hints of sweetness, almost smells medicinal. The taste is not very complex, but has that Brett funk. If I bought this beer again I would age it for at least a year or two and definitely my least favorite of the WWB series.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle is orange (surprise!) with white head, aroma is strange but interesting, hints of tropical mango and slight biscuit notes, very spicy tumeric and coriander come through giving it that Indian type aroma. Taste is tumeric for sure, hints of fruit with a slight mango and pear presence, touch of funk and pineapple, finishes fairly spicy and a touch sweet.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a sparkling clear goldenrod color with an average, white, pillowy head which settles to a very thin layer and leaves minimal lace. The nose is intersting with a curry note, definite coriander, light mango and brett lemons, very earthy, and some leaves. The flavor is similar with the mango and coriander playing well with tartness and slight funk of the brett, still very earthy. The palate is lively, less than medium, crisp and drying a touch. The beer finishes with a lime note, dry coriander, still earth, and slight grain. Actually a very approachable beer even with the "Indian cuisine" notes. The mango and coriander really were complementary to the bretty notes. A very pleasant beer to drink.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 draft at funkwerks, so canít compare to the shape of bottles. scotch tape envelope glue fumes and band aid rubber with only light mixed generic spice and dry mango fruit. medium body turns thin late. dry with light must, light spice and just-noticeable mango, all dry and mild. brett comes across as old band-aids / skin. turmeric is mild but seems to work, which is a big surprise.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Freshcraft. Very slightly cloudy gold with a thin head that doesnít last long. Great aroma of some sour Brett, some oak, and a bright fruitiness--not quite citric, but like mango or guava or passion fruit. Great flavor, not too intense but also complex. I get some sour lighter fruits like on the nose, guava and orange primarily, but with an oaked tone that brings some light effervescent sourness right where it belongs. Pale malt adds some sweetness, combined with slightly sour complex fruitiness make this very drinkable and super delicious.
ephemeral8 (66) - denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely needed to warm up to get anything from this. Why is the walk in at the Funkwerks taproom so cold? Everything I had there was frigid and unexpressive for a good 15 minutes.
Nose had a nice lemon thyme floatiness with a mild earthiness from the turmeric, with a bit of ginger and then some sharp cleansers. Mouth is less sour than expected, but pleasant. Weird medicinal herbs in the finish, maybe old camomile? Something floral and musty, bit of bandaid, but not bad.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Golden and very hazy. I smell funky cactus. An interesting taste. Funky, bandaid, fruit. I like this.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Bottle @ home. Somewhat cloudy, brownish golden appearance with a small white head. Fairly spicy, light coriander (hmmm, not exactly sure how Indian coriander differs from other coriander), lightly tart, lemon/tangerine/mango, a touch peppery aroma. Mild pineapple bretty tartness in the flavor along with a moderate peppery, coriander spiciness and lemon/mango citrus fruitiness. Maybe my least favorite of the WWBís thus far but itís still enjoyable and fun to drink. Actually, kind of seems have low carbonation and little head retention. I donít remember noting issues with low carbonation with the previous WWB, though WWBR did have some issues with overcarbonation. Update: The second bottle I opened gushed and completely foamed up. I enjoyed this one a fair amount more the second time around. The finish seemed more tart and was overall more refreshing. Not sure why this whole series isnít classified as wild ales.