pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #1 into a tulip. Unlike the second, more common release this is unfiltered and a little lower in ABV. One of only 3,600 bottles and I’m kind of regretting opening this on my own because I’m loving it. Have had Release #2 on tap and, to me, this is on another level. The almost two and a half years of age probably helps. Not good at describing this kind of stuff, but it looks great with a bright white pillowy head, a clear golden color with plenty of floaties. Smells great and tastes even better. If you can get a bottle of the first release without too much trouble, get it.
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a mild haziness and a white head. The aroma has bright vinegar, citrus sourness, earthy bugs, oak and some passion fruit. It has a medium / light body with some mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts more balanced with pale malt, grain aspects, earthy bugs, light vinegar, bright fruit and tartness. The finish has a refreshing sourness, minor alcohol and a touch of lacto sourness. Really nicely done.
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat hazy golden pour. Getting some buttered popcorn in here. Slight tartness. Okay.
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a pale head. Aroma is brett, saison spice, pear, white wine. Medium-light bodied, fruity on the palate. Taste is dry but fruity white wine, hints of stone fruit and brett.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Full disclosure - I did not pay for this bottle, and wouldn’t have. I’ll drop $14 or more on a 750 in a heartbeat, but not for a wheat IPA bordering on a double. This did not exceed expectations, either. Nice aroma of pine and spicy hops...same in the finish. But, even though this is fresh, and dry hopped, it did not taste fresh. Too malt heavy. Pretty pleasant beer, but an absolute rip off at the price."
DialSquare (2908) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Barrel and the Bottle in North Market. Yellow gold pour with thin white and soapy stick. Nice aroma of lemon, tart, melon, green apple, oak. Tastes are bretty grapefruit, floral, barnyard, lemon candy sugar. Covers the alcohol well. Light bitter funk finish. Very nice.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, sweeter light fruits, vanilla, citrus, and green grapes. Taste of citrus, wood, wild yeast, tropical fruits, and a sour finish.
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours quite hazy amber with a sandy-colored ring on top. The aroma is sweet and tart yeast like candy, just like I like! The flavor brings sweet tart candy literally lingering on the palate endlessly, nicely tempting tongues ’til the end.
rolimcarmo (11) - - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, yellow; white foam with low head retention. Aroma: apples, citric, sour, spices. Taste: salty, acid, spices, cidery, apples, orange, tart and dry finish. Very good beer!
fiulijn (15234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Josh, release #4, SLC#1367, 9.1% ABV
Hazy deep blond color with medium sized head. Deep aroma, vinous, with strong Brett, and delicate fruitiness; lightly footy, cobwebs, wet mossy wood. Soft mouthfeel, highly carbonated, off-dry; mild malt profile, but with a pleasant vinous character, fruity, hint of stone fruits, some Brett, woody finish; it has a light acidity level.
Nice beer, but the aroma is more interesting than the flavor.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, light gold color. Some bretty funk in the in the nose. Light hay and florals. Lighter sourness with a little citrus pith on the finish. Refreshing.