tmrmwel (1108) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with an enormous creamy head. Aroma is yeasty with brett, hay and whiffs of horse blanket. Full creamy body with soft but mouthfilling carbonation. Flavour is tart and yeasty with brett, farmyard, wood, camphor and kandi. Dry earthy finish.
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle at FFF. Not sure what version. Unfiltered orange-tan. Foamy white head, laces the glass well. Zest brett sourness. Barnyard mud. A touch brutal in a champagne way. Still maintains some nice luscious carbonation. Dry white wine notes. Approaching American sour test tube tones. Solid, but not perfect. Brett Tripel.
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Surly Bird: pretty weird beer. Not wild.sour in the traditional sense, but thereís all kinds off odd fruity flavors and aromas, some tart, some floral, some sweet. Definitely unique enough to make me want to try other versions of this stuff."
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surly Bird version on draft at Edmunds Oast. Slight haze on this golden colored brew with a small bubbly white head. Earthy, slight musty aroma with hints of tropical fruits, phenolic spice and a light honied sweetness. Flavor is a bit oxidized and one dimensional with similar characteristics. Not terrible by any means.
boxofrane (2292) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Bottle from mari?s. Pours clear yellow with a huge white head that dissipates slowly with tons of lacing. The aroma has vinegar, apple, acetic notes, lemon. The taste is earthy, funky, mushroom, dirt, Meh.
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The aroma is earthy, mushroom, barnyard. The flavor is better then the aroma. Earthy, citrusy, mushroom, barnyard. Interesting.
ben4321 (4322) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14, as Reinaert Flemish Wild
Aroma: Nose is yeast/spice, some funky notes, and fruit
Appearance: It pours an orange color with a medium off-white/beige head
Flavor: Sweet and yeasty flavor, some funk, and some spice as well
Palate: The body is medium, with a decent mouthfeel and some funky feeling finish
Solid, but not amazing example of the style. Just good enough to not be completely forgettable, but not all that memorable either.
bubblehouse (575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer. Good and tart with a nice aroma. A really big head when poured but delicous
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. The pour is a pale orange with a white lace. The saccharomyces I imagine is more over powering the. The brettanomyces and give of this sour chalk taste with fruity, cherry-ish.
pdx77 (1461) - Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at Higgins. Fizzy, light rose golden color. Aroma is sweet plum and lightly tart yeast. Taste is bitter grass, lightly funky yeast, sweet pitted fruit. Aftertaste is more funky with the plum note remaining.