swoopjones (4962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BCTC 2010, Ratebeer tent, my bottle. Pours a rouge/brown color, tasted like a real old IPA, very little resemblance to a flanders IMO, styrofoam & booze, little else
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of oak, malt, slight leather, light almond, and slight vanilla. Poured dark orange/copper/rust in color with a large, creamy, dense, frothy, beige/tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, slight chocolate, leather, light Brett, hops, oak, slight vanilla, and slight barnyard. Medium to full body. Smooth, creamy texture becomes lightly dry. Average carbonation. Oak, hops, malt, finish is medium bitter. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks (or not) to Max for opening this bottle. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate red-amber color into a red wine glass. Slight red-tinged light tan head with a bit of retention and some mild lacing. From there, itís all downhill. The nose is some light malt and hints of cherry and oak. No perceivable lactic or acetic character, and what is there is quite faint. The taste really adds nothing and is quite terrible, considering the style. There is absolutely no sourness, no vinegar, no oak. This is just a slightly sweetened amber ale with a mild amount of cherry. The feel is awful. Itís light and contains nothing that would indicate its style. Drainpour.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2010
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from the Rare Beer Club. Murky ruby brown pour with a tall beige head. Odd aroma. Sour fruit, herbal hops, spicy notes, and sweet malt. Taste is big spicy and herbal hops, chewy malt, light tart fruit, and sweet malt. I agree with the first reviewer, this is not a sour beer at all and should be changed. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more strong spicy and herbal hops, light earthiness, ripe fruit, chewy malt and citrus.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, I liked this one a lot. We poured it and kinda tried to figure out the aroma for a whie and we kind of settled on pineapple. Then The Bride said that wasnít 100% accurate. Finally, she says that it actually smells like that fruit salad that was usually pink or green or white that your aunt always brought to Easter dinner? You know the one? Anyhoo, that was what it smelled like. Tasted pretty fruity as well, but a crisp hop bite at the finish balanced out the sweetness. Therere were other flavors lurking around in the background, too, as well as some funk. I really enjoyed this beer...
jredmond (4625) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Belgian Cafe. Pours a dark, hazy murky red body with brownish tint and off white creamy lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, alcohol, and sweet malty notes. Mouthfeel is smooth with a sharp sting of alcohol and notes of raisins, fig, prunes, and malts.
presario (4441) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma is more American hop than sour Flanders but still nice. Big hop flavour. Like an Imperial Amber or Red. Flanders is not a style that should be Imperialized. Woody hops and a sour red edge. As an American Strong it is tasty and has a unique quality.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy amber pour with a big beige head. Malty and grainy nose with caramel, a bit of fruit and earthy hops. Malty flavor with a bit of tart fruit, some caramel and a bready malt finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4300) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Rare Beer Club. Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy brown color with a large creamy brown head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was pineapple, pine, grapefruit and brown sugar. The flavor was bitter and tart with notes of grapefruit, pine, orange, nut, wood, vanilla and oregano. The finish was long, tart and dry with lingering pine. Moderately full bodied. Odd.
ChainGangGuy (4235) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 11 ounce goblet - $7.50 at The Fred in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Appearance: Served up a hazed, darkened red-amber body with a finger of yellowish foam.
Smell: A sweet-scented nose of caramel, toasted bread crusts, rye grain. Lightly nutty. Juicy, fruity citrus along with some pine and gentle florals. Minor sniff of the toasted oak. A few fleeting wafts of phenols, but only a few, mind you.
Taste: Sweet malts upfront with fine flavors of toasted bread and soft caramel candies and a faint nuttiness underneath. A good dose of wholesome American hops brings citrus as well as some earthy, resinous pine. Boldly bitter. Lightly oaky. Itís about here that some light, punctuating phenols spring up and introduce a very subtle funkiness. Zesty rye malt throughout. Longly bitter finish with some noted alcoholic warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Moderate carbonation
Drinkability: A curious concoction that, at this stage, Iím just not digging. Sorry, but Iím just not. Perhaps some time spent tucked away in the bottle will reveal a more deepened Brett character.