MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Forceful brettanomyces pierces honeyed sugars and fruity angles in this oily, strong Wild Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy golden.
-It’s amazing how the Pinot Noir barrel and the wild yeast have totally transformed this brew.
-Carbonation is prickly, which actually helps lighten the otherwise bulky mouthfeel.
-The flavor profile is fun, but not entirely cohesive.
On tap at the brewpub.
Ferris (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Wine barrel dominates. Cloudy copper with a thin head. Very sweet grains, grapes and wine acidity. Heat and bitterness in the finish. A nice sipping beer.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with minimal white head and no lacing. Aroma of funk, horse blanket, fruity notes, light hops. Taste is fruity, some peaches, little pears, wine notes, oak funky, lightly sour, a bit hoppy, little bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. Interesting.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really grooved on this. Super lambic like nose. Smooth, pretty darn hoppy some interesting residual sweetness with a hint of honey. Lemon, peach and a bit of raisin. Very nice and totally unique. Quality.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks Tim. Orange amber colour, hazy, small bubbly gold head. Aroma is funky, bit boozy, herbal and weird, maybe something chemical. Taste is strange, sour, bit of cream, very strange. Very unusual beer. I like it.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Orange-brown, nice lacy head. Big honey and biscuit nose, peaches, tangy acid. Sout, with citrus and biscuits. Very bitter and tannic. A very surprising beer with the big brett working. Weird but good.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thx to Mike for the brew. Smells very succulent. Very oaky and dark berries have transferred from that barrel aging. No idea what this is like without the barrel treatment. Sourness on the nose, honey and graham crakers (sort of), cherry, pretty good smelly stuff. Excellent taste and highly drinkable. Oily notes throughout. Tannic taste and feel, sour and strong at times, heavy and strong barrel wood, berries and cherry, hints of something that wants to be know as chocolate, honey, unknown spice. I dig the depth. Good feel - oily and not quite thick. My cats nails have contacted bone.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A wild and very oaky strong amber beer. Tasty beer.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a white ring of foam.
In long: Nose has plenty of oak barrels (although not particularly red wine to me) and a strong bretty wild presence. Taste is somewhat sweet on the attack, earthy fruits of some kind, a whole lot of oak, medium tannins presence, very astringent finish. Nothing left of the base beer. I’m a wild beer lover so I liked this beer, but even I must admit this beer was going a bit overboard with wild-barrel thing. A fun special treat for the DDC 15th anniversary party, I love the beer selection at the DDCs anniversary parties but the place is just way too crowded, it’s like I suffer from some kind of reverse agoraphobia where I want everybody else to stay in their house afraid to go out.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (341 ml). Murky orange with almost no head and some lacing. Aroma of pinot noir, brettanomyces, slight noble hops, fruits and some sweetness. Very complex. Taste is moderately sweet with vinous notes, fruits and brettanomyces. Mouthfeel is winey. Alcohol is present, but less than in the original 6e Soir. This beer is completely different from the base beer, but probably as good. Very complex and really enjoyable!
Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy ligth brown/dark golden with no head. Aroma is of bretts, Pinot Noir, sweetness, fruits, alcohol. Taste is of bretts, Pinot Noir, sweetness, fruits, sligth acidity, alcohol, bitterness, malt. Palate: Medium-high body, somewhat dry finish. Overall: Bretts really perturbated this beer. Very different from original 6ème soir. Alcohol not very well hidden. A very good, special beer.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bonus from the Alberta agent. Bottle. No head. Thick looking dark amber. Big sharp Brett nose cleanses the sinuses. If ponies have blankets mom needs to wash this one. NICE. Hard to tell what this beer was before the barrel. Dusty fruit and malty all married to wine and Brett. A brewer in Alberta should make a Brett the hit man beer. Now that would be punny.