anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour funky woody aroma. Fruity sour funky brett flavor with hints of oak and weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity sour funky brett finish.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
FoBAB 2009. This poured a cloudy dark ambe body with a smallish off-white head. The aroma had a tart funkiness to it, and touches of wood. The flavor had a more defineable fruitiness - orchard fruit, banana - and had a definite Brett funk with a lemony tartness. Nice brew.
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FOBAB - 2009- pours a cloudy brown with a small cream colored head. Notes of cherries, earth, barnyard funk, mold, wood. Bourbon is an afterthought. Well balanced interesting beer. tastes good too.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB. Pour is rich brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma is lactic acid, sourness, brett, heavy wood, and distant hop on full malt backbone. Flavor is a strange mix of sourness, hop, and wood. Its a bit of a strange combination, but it is really well balanced and really quite tasty. The wood really stands out in the finish.
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2009. Pours a nice murky amber, small offwhite head that laces light. Light sweetness, pear and apple, light tartness, brett, light malty sweetness. Initial is sweet, banana and apple, light tartness, brett and lacto, full on the palate but not heavy bodied. No real bourbon presence, light on the back of the palate but still flavorful leaving a decent flavor melange, light bitterness.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2009: Deep amber hue with a frothy small head. The aroma is a touch grainy and soapy at first but fades leaving some nice sour fruit and oak vapours up front. I found a interesting minty and peppery note with just a hint of light funk. The taste has a nice twangy fruit and acidic tone up front with a oaky and bourbon tone in the background. Again I discovered a minty and spicy tone about the finish. Wonderfully complex and subdued. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing with a dry finish. Surprisingly good, Mikey Likey!
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Taste, 2009. Destihl was the surprise of the day, putting on a nice show. This was excellent, and demonstrates that a skilled brewer can come out of a destination like Normal, IL. Notes of cherry, grass, orange and lemon finish with vanilla and oak. I liked the playoff here of sour notes with the hops and the bourbon, playing on the sweet-savory theme. Nicely done.