VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice sour beer... plenty of Brett... plenty of fruitiness an dmore than a little bit of ABV... enjoyed this...
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden color with a large white head and yeast sediment floating in the glass; sour apple aroma; light, sour apple flavor with spice notes
fishonmyplane (492) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Heavy on the Brett, with lots of barnyard/funk and sour flavor. I thought it would be more like a sour red/brown in terms of appearance, but instead it was a very cloudy, light gold color. Unlike a sour red/brown, this one doesnít seem to have undergone any barrel aging. It doesnít quite fit any one style, with some characteristics of a saison as well as a geueze. High ABV for a wild/sour ale. Very good.
Re-rate: had the Reinaert Wild Ale, which apparently is yet another version of this beer. This time it was stronger with more pepper. Very dry, but without much funk. Hoppy for a Belgian. A bit of a letdown this time around, like a bunch of different styles mixed together without a clear direction.
osu97gp (664) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and some sourness. Flavor of booze, malts, sourness and funk. Interesting beer.
rxeight (1571) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very Brett heavy slightly wild ale. Touch of sour but very heavy with a bitter Brett on the back end.
zvsn (754) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruits. Taste - sweet, fruity and spicy, light sourness with orange zest mild bitter finish. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden for 9%. Nice.
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma. Clearly based on Belgian ales. Sour lemony flavor with some citrus bitterness.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: A cloudy pale golden body with loads of speckled floaters dangling at the bottom giving off effervescent magic. Topped with a creamy froth of rocky white glory.
S: Sweet fruits, mango, papaya, pineapple, tart cherries, soft packing foam, funky old pawn shop aroma, pond water, slight booze presence and berry wheat bread.
T/M: Harsh grainy spice hits the back of the throat instantly. First drink is like a mouth full of dirt. Dirty barnyard flavor, cinnamon, pepper, chalky yeast, strong tea tannins and grapefruit. Fruit flavors come out more once warm and the dirt profile drops off a tad. Finishes dry with a filmy coating similar to eating sharp cheddar. The aftertaste reminds me if cajun style boiled peanuts.
O: I love the funky barnyard addition to the hearty spice bill. This is a sure sipper that packs a punch. The ABV snuck up on me quick due to not being present in the taste. All in all a great brew.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had as Reinaert Wild Ale. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a trappist glass. Served cool.
Aroma: Fruity, jammy. Thereís a little bit our sourness in the aroma, but itís very subdued. Very unique, and very good!
Appearance: Very hazy, near opaque honey-toned body. No head at all, even with an aggressive pour.
Taste: A little sour at first. Thereís some spice and apple flavors present. All blends quite nicely. Really wonderful!
Palate: Medium body with a very long, mildly tart finish.
Overall: What a pleasant surprise! A good beer for people looking to try a sour-ish ale; this one wonít scare them off. Wonderful, wonderful brew.
WillRunForBeer (934) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Grill Next Door. Pours yellow gold with a lacy white head. Aroma is peppery, floral. Flavor is wheat, very slight sour, some resin bitter to the finish.