GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours apricot with a good head that reduces slowly to a fine silky canopy of lace. Yonic aromas of stone fruit and that funk house rotten socks. Every thing about this beer screams classic. Medium nectar with excellent carbonation creating a soft fiberous texture. Flavors of under ripened stonefruit with a defined cloth of tart and sourness. Excellent balance is achieved with a lingering finish. I love this beer. Brett-wise we’re talking moderate. I like that it leaves my palate wet. Trump!
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml bottle poured into my Duvel tulip glass.
A- When the bottle is uncorked it makes this wonderful fizzy sound but it does not overflow or gush. The body is a translucent golden yellow hue. Pours with an approximately 3 finger white head which slowly subsides to 1 finger and has perfect retention from there. Plenty of lacing is left all the way down the glass. The body is very hazy and cloudiness is uniform and very thick. Perfect and exactly what I am looking for in this style.
S- Some apples and pears definitely come to the nose first as well as some brett funk. This is accented by floral hops and has a nice sweet bready yeast backbone. The nose is a perfect balance between tart and sweet and I can’t stop smelling it.
T- A lot of floral hops flavors upfront...but as one drinks it the apple and pear presence becomes more and more prominent upfront. These fruity flavors are somewhat tart and somewhat sweet. The backbone is filled with funky brett and sweet bready yeast. These flavors intensify for the finish as the fruity flavors turn more tart and a hint of floral hop bitterness, a good dash of spicy hop flavor, and a hint of alcohol also become present. What lingers is funky brett, medium residual floral hop bitterness, apple and pear tartness, and a hint of sweet bready yeast. There is a lot going on here and it is truly wonderful.
P-Medium carbonation and a body that is packed with yeasty smoothness but also has a noticeable Phenolic presence. Good but not as wonderful as the rest of the characteristics of this beer. Perhaps with a bit more age the mouthfeel would improve.
O-This is a wonderful beer that I have been taking my time with tonight. Its a bit pricey and not available in this area; but it is wonderful and worth the price. Its something that I would definitely trade for again and consume on a special occasion. The ABV is noticeable primarily in the mouthfeel but this still drinks like a session ale with really big flavors. You can tell a lot of hard work was put into this beer and a wonderful job done by De Proef and Jason Perkins of Allagash. I would have let this age a little bit more but I was too excited to try it! This is definitely my kind of beer!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2008 05:37:15
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great funky barnyard aroma. This is a strange but great funky sour beer. I don’t know how to describe this much other than I really like it.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from draft at back country in Boulder, CO. This beer was amazing! Fruity pear and pineapple with an earthy herbal hop finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle, fake corked & caged: beautiful pour - rosy gold with a thick white, undulating foam that leaves thick lace all around the glass…aroma is very promising: yeasty-brett is immediately noticeable and balanced fresh Saaz, sweet lemons, Band-Aids, and sourdough. The aroma is just fore-play compared to the flavour…Honey sweetness initially…as the tongue moves around the liquid: ripe orange melon (cantaloupe)…warm baked bread gives way to very light strawberry-banana esters, hints of hop bitterness, and tangerines. The finish takes all of these flavours and wraps them up in a delicious Brettanomyces gift. The combination of flavours and soft, fluffy/tingly palate are in perfect balance for my tastes! Reminds me a bit of Bam Biere…but with a kick of alcohol & more Bret…Love it!
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 cc bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid deep gold with 3-finger creamy white head and outstanding lacing. The repour produces a head that reminds me of the Andes mountains. Nose is wonderful...a medley of irange marmalade on Graham crackers, yeasty esters, peppery spice, dry florals, Bretty funk, peaches, star fruit, pomegranate. Tastes bready malty, floral, funky, with heavy orangey citrus, hops, and a very complec, dry, citric, fruity, spicy palate. This one is simply outstanding!
Caskalefan (137) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden, and hazy, with one of the craggiest heads I’ve seen in ages, that really lasts. The nose is redolent of Brett, fruits, and is very spicy, and the flavor matches. Pear, apple, pineapple, graham cracker, and a hefty dose of barnyard funk (just like it says on the label), with the perfect balance of spicy hoppiness from the Hallertaus. Very creamy boddy, with no excess carbonation. Just a joy on the tongue!
Extra-long finish, with all flavors intermingling nearly flawlessly, which is no mean feat for such a big, complex Brett.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, brett, citrus fruits, resiny / sappy oak, vanilla, buttercream, pine, skunk, and floral hops. Taste of toasted malts, toffee, vanilla oak, pineapple, pilsener malt, citrus, some tropical fruits, skunk, brett, and an extremely pleasant sour finish.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got this from a recent trip to Wine Gallery (Brookline, MA). Their beer guy Kai said it was something that I couldn’t live without, so here goes...
Brown 750mL bottle with synthetic cork (first time I’ve seen that). No date.
Appearance: Somewhat cloudy, amberish-gold, with 1/2 inch white sudsy head that sticks to the glass like glue.
Nose: Green apples, raspberry, cherry, lots of sour aromas, a touch of fresh cream, and a wee little funk out there somewhere.
Palate: Wow. Hang on. Don’t know what to say yet...Moderate carbonation. The texture of this beer is fantastic. It’s woody, sour, rough, a little sweet up front, and tannic-ly dry on the finish. Flavors are all over the map, with all the fruits from the nose plus fresh oak bark, wool blanket, dried wild rice, a little tin or maybe better said as mineral (river bed rocks).
Notes: The nose seems rather focused on the sour fruits, and had me a little worried, just a little. But the palate is explosive and chaotic, a wonderful cornucopia of flavors, both earthy and fruity, and the texture is fantastic. A truly unique beer with lots to offer. This one should be given to people who think that beer can’t be as complex (if not more complex) than wine.
Two minutes after the sip, my mouth is tingling and I can still taste everything. What a finish!
Cheers to Kai for making me buy this!
SudsMcDuff (5374) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 An expectational beer.. murky tan..awesome head.. good dose of sourness, but very refined.. i could drink this alot! ... great spritz .. amazing stuff from De Proef!!! .. . . Pete ’Dead Meat’ Thompson is dead. So is Mo Green, Tataglia, Barzini, the heads of all the five families. It is at moments like these, my dear friends, that we must ask ourselves: "How can this not be part of some larger plan?" Do good men like Dead Meat Thompson just blink out one day like a bad bulb? I mean, one minute you’re in bed with a knockout gal... or guy, and the next, you’re a compost heap. Doesn’t that bother any of you? Because it scares the living piss outta me!