nealblind (466) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 6. Gusher. Cloudy cider color pour big head. Aroma of bretta funk apple cider vinegar, yeast. It does taste like pickles, briney, floral, rye spice gorgeous. Alcohol bite is noticeable, but it’s offset with sweetness. Palate is dry vineous buttery smoothness from oatmeal yet strong carbonated. Way better than other bretta offerings because it balances bretta flavor with other great ones.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - 2012 Vintage - Horse blanket, hay and other farmhouse smells. Cloudy yellow with a very active head. Dust and a bit sour, hay and herbs. A touch medicinal and very dry with a bit of a bitter finish. The age may have destroyed this beer.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ridiculously hazy golden coloured body with a large soapy and very nice white head - absolutely great looking beer - perfect for the style. Aroma of pale malt, grass, herbs, yeast, a hint of hops and a tiny bit of sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong herbal and grassy flavours throughout with a dry finish and a bit of sugars at the back end. Aftertaste has just a little hops, a lot of yeast and grassy/herbal flavours with some flowers thrown in the mix and a nice citrus sweetness. Overall, a very nice beer - and one great for the style - i’m not sure why this has such a low rating. I sampled this 65 cL bottle, complete with a strand of string on the top, purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 10-February-2013 for US$8.29 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 28-March-2013.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle brought by Erik, uhhh thanks?? .. . pours a hazy gold tan .. . light foam puffs .. . lots of odd flavours from wet hay, rubber, yeast, and cockroach brains .. . not very good at all .. . . if I give my heart to you... then I’ll have none and you’ll have two...
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell is of pepper, spices, herbs, malt, and musty.
taste is a bit watery, fruit, yeast, spice, hops, and malt. ends dry, peppery, and a slight lingering sourness.
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unpleasant funky off flavors, some orange peel. This one is just not clicking for me.
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle - 08/11/12.
Pale amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is sour, tarte, burnt tones, floor polish, medicinal notes.
Taste is harsh, TCP, medicinal tones, wood, raw alcohol, hospital wards, acrid smoke.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, tarte finish.
The waitress insisted I sampled this before trying it as other people had sent it back a few times in the last couple of nights. Glad she did this ! Not sure if it was a bad batch as other reviews weren’t anywhere near as bad but this was pretty MEH!
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle batch 2. Hazy amber color with light tan foam. Green olive, bandaid, melon fruit, mild cherry, dusty pils malt aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Tart herbal vegetable flavors with sour cherry, dry spices, dusty pils malt--needs more carbonation---very tasty.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22, capped and waxed and strung with a bit of jute. Cinnamon and a little bit of pomegranate on the nose. Not sure if those are supposed to be there. Watery flat body. Pickles and pomegranate on the mid palate. Pretty sure those aren’t supposed to be there. Not what the brewer intended I don’t think.
5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, thick, moderate spritzy off-white head, dies quickly, little lacing.   Funky barnish nose, not like your typical Belgian tho.   Seems slightly different.   Strong bike tire air like aroma as well.   But the rusty floral aspect somewhat balances it out.   A bit tart, slightly dry, rustic floral note on the tongue.   Can’t get around the sake yeast aspect which is hit or miss with me.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes somewhat dry, tart, with a floral aspect that is a cross between bike tire and low dense mountain shrub.   Yeah, comes across as very shrubby.   Not bad... the yeast aspect for me detracts some tho.   Very different at least.