EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged. Nose lightly tart and significantly herbal; mineral with a distinctly Belgian yeast. Pale golden pour with a lacing beige head getting up into the Duvel range of frothy stylability. Golden-honey taste, dry and surprisingly bitter with poorly-masked alcohol. Spicy, yeasty main after the malt and leaves that impression for a while. This is young and not Bretty, but the saison yeast is very prominent and paired well with the hops. Iím happy to see this collaboration, the two cities do have some commonalities. Good fresh, but Iíd love to try it in a few years.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of apple, brett, yeast, and faint floral notes. It pours a hazy gold with a small creamy white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with lemon, yeast, and a touch of apple. The finish has light-moderate brett and floral notes. Light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.
thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold into a snifter. Off-white head quickly dissipates leaving spot lacing to hug rim. Brett aromas. Dry with sweet marshmallow and earthy cookie followed by candi before the lasting mildly bitter hop finish.
JDBaker11058 (1070) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: dark gold, slightly off-white short fizzy head, bit of lacy froth remaining. Aroma: FUNKY brett up front, with more typical yeasty saison notes, along with some peaches and maybe a little grain and peppercorns . Taste: sour, almost lactic tang, with strong funky and leathery tones over dry, spicy yeast and a bit of fruit (mango, peach, green apple). Finish: sharp, aggressively dry, with lingering brett funk remaining prominent. Notes: Clearly complex, clearly exactly what the brewers were going for, and clearly a well-done take on the style. However, Iím also clearly not much of a brett fan. Just too funky/sour/bitter for my taste, although I can definitely appreciate the uniqueness of the beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.
flyingzambonie (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant aroma. Slightly funky initial finish with a very funky aftertaste. Fruity. Nice head and color.
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GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barnyard and tart fruit aromas. Spicy saison flavors mixed with tart fruit and funk. Creamy on the palate. Overall delicious.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. The aroma has tropical fruit and a little bit of funk with some nice floral notes as well. The flavor has a great balance of fruity sweetness and funky yeast, with citrus, grass, and floral notes. Really good.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of orange, mango, pineapple, light horse blanket, and florals. Flavor of orange, herbs, grass, yeast, brett, and florals with a dry, bitter finish. Excellent.
SPDickerman (835) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with touches of green on the edges and fluffy white head. Smells like pineapple and other tropical fruits and some barnyard funk. Tastes predominantly of barnyard funkiness with some fruitiness and some astringency that becomes more apparent (and unpleasant) as the beer warms. Light-bodied with an acidic texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, De Proefbrouwerij Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) finishes with a nice Brett funk flavor.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, big thanks to Jay for brining this to Dmacís house. Pours out a moderate golden color with a light white head. Aroma is of lightplastic band-aid brett, some slight fruity notes and some bread. Taste is complex, grreat brett notes of light plastic band-aid, light earth, some fruit, pepper and some lingering yeasty notes on the finish. This had a lot going on.