brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a pale yellow color with a slight haze to it. The head is mild and white, leaving a bit of a ring around the glass.
S: This beer has a very "green" nose to it. Some mild grass, lemon, and green apples. There’s a bit of acidity but much more in terms of funk. A lot of hay and a slight mustiness.
T: The flavor is not really at all what I was expecting. There is certainly a bit of lactic sourness, but the more noticeable sensation is a sugary sweetness. The flavor is a slight grassy/herbal/earthy note to the beer that was more present in the nose, and goes well with the Brett funk.
M: The body is slick and medium with a very low level of carbonation (despite a bit of a pop from the cork). The finish is nice and dry.
D: Not nearly as sour and acidic as I was expecting, but a very interesting and fairly complex beer nonetheless. All the different things going on really make you keep coming back for another sip.
MarcoDL (1016) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked it, but I expected more from it. The tripel part of the beer pas too dominant, I would have liked the beer to be more sour and intense.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy pale yellow golden with a white head. Aroma of barnyard, wet dog, citrus and grain. Flavour is moderate acidic and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (4195) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml corked green bottle, vintage 2012
Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. Slight sourness. Not bad.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml corked green bottle, vintage 2007, shared with my son Steinar, at Amundsen, Oslo. ABV was 10.5%. First glass poured clear orange, second glass very cloudy with yeast. No carbonation. Intense aroma of farmhouse, horse stable and white wine vinegar. Fairly bitter and dry flavour for a lambic, sour but not extreme.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 2012 vintage
Lightly cloudy golden colour, white head. Funky aroma, light banana, brett notes, hay, apricot, leather, barn, silage. Light sour flavour, dried apricot, sour apple, hints of triple, lemon zest, wild yeast. Funky finish, barn, banana peel, brett. Interesting.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ home)
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks James! Hazy yellow-orange pour with white head that dissipates quick, aroma brought notes of slight funk, horseblanket, nice hay and bready malts, slight pepper notes into lots of white fruits, oak. Taste is a mix of oak, funk, slight lemony sour into a mix of caramel, biscuit, slight pepper and yeasty spice as well, white fruits come through as well, finishing fairly bitter, slightly oaky, slight tartness as well. Interesting for sure.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/9/13] Bottle at my hotel room in Brussels. 2012 bottle. 10.6%. Hazy golden with a white head. Funky aroma, yeasty, oaky, with some leather, vinegar notes and some fruitiness. Sour and slightly bitter flavor, yeasty, oaky, somewhat alcoholic, with a bit of vinegar, brett, some sweetness, malt, fruits, honey notes, a bit of caramel and a slightly spicy finish. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Good.
KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABS. Pretty, bright orange. Nose of hay, horse blanket, lemon, grapefruit rind. Lemony, woody flavor, bitter hops, cheese, apples. Good, crisp and clean.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 37.5cl, vintage 2012) Cloudy, golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Slightly yeasty and mildly malty nose with present notes of grassy hops, accompanied by a touch of cellar/horse blanket and traces of alcohol. Mildly bitter and slightly sour flavour, medium to full bodied with a surprisingly flat carbonation. Yeasty, pale malty and mildly sour-fruity taste with notes of citrus and a mouldy cellary touch, accompanied by drying grassy hops; mildly bitter and delicately sourish tart finish with mouldy notes and a tinge of citrus and alcohol shining through. Interesting hybrid beer. 06.X.13
radagast83 (3798) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle. Poured a carbonated, straw color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma was some light citrus, sugar notes, touch of funk tartness. Alcohol is certainly here - there’s no reason for this abv as it would be far more enjoyable to consume I think, with it’s light tartness and whatnot if it were lighter. Ah well.