Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, fruittiness, light yeat and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottle did not pop. Temperature just below room temperature. Lager yeast, a hoppy lager with significant yeast. Big lace on yellow head. Carbonation right there. Interesting but unexceptional.Courtesy of Ralph who shared.
nickd717 (3595) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle brought by someone over at dbuckingham’s place. A bit of a gusher. Pours clear golden with a huge white head billowing up the glass. Big brett and champagne on the aroma with slight smoky rubbery notes. Infection? On the flavor, yeah, there’s an infection. Smoky burnt rubber, brett, cattiness, champagne, and some pale malt. Not terrible despite the infection, but really not good. Medium-bodied with very lively carbonation that the infection no doubt aided. Overall, could be worse, but was pretty off. Watch out for this one.
cpetrone84 (1588) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A-pours a golden color, bright, slight haze to it with some sediment floating around. the head is fluffy and bubbly with an off white head.
S-hints of sourness with a touch of funky earthiness. notes of bubblegum, vinegar, chocolate undertones.
T-lots of sourness in the taste, an earthy soil like funk, dry chocolate, tobacco, smoked peat, hints of peach and bubblegum in the back.
M-rough and grainy on the palate, messy carbonation, astringent in the back, medium body.
D-a little rough on the palate with the huge carbonation and extremely grainy feel. the flavors are interesting, not bad but they don’t seem to mesh that well together.
jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters Thanks willblake-750ml bottle-gusher 1st, then pours a white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is grassy, barn, light/medium fruit, yeast. Taste is grassy, barn, light/medium fruit, yeast, light malt/wheat, slight pepper.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Golden, foamy, gusher. Aroma is a funky kick in the pants with lemon, cider, brie, and band aid. Maybe off, but maybe not. Who knows just what they’re going for. This concept of a champagne style beer is lost on me.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden pour with lots of floaties and a thin white head. The aroma and flavor is sweet and yeasty over a light body with gentle carbonation. Not bad, but definitely not memorable.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. This was just horrible. Bottle was definitely infected, enormously large head and a hell of a gusher. Spicy funk and infections on the nose. Utterly nasty. Only beer of the day that I literally ran to the sink to spit out.
MrChopin (3571) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Gathering
Gushed everywhere. Gold with a white head. Alcohol, bubblegum, and lemon rule the nose. Sweeter flavor of lemon and honey, some light yeast. Thin, zesty body highlights the rather weak profile, and there’s too much contrast between the nose and the flavor. The sweetness doesn’t help either.
italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from New Beer. This one was a gusher and eventually poured a vibrant bronze with loads of fizzy head. Aroma of bubblegum, hay, and lemon. Flavor is lemon, barnyard, yeast, bubblegum phenols, and pine hops. I really like the champagne feel with the Belgian notes. Light but sharp body. Basically an average Belgian with a mouthfeel that’s a nice change of pace.