Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Magic City Brewfest. Hazy golden with aroma citrus hops. Some hop bitterness with some Brett tartness.
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood that finishes with some nice Brettlike notes.
glennmastrange (2569) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, light grass and herbs for the hops, moderate barnyard and musty for the yeast, with notes of clove, coriander, pear and pepper. Head is large, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, and the texture is hidden by the very fizzy carbonation. Great mix and balance between malt, yeast and hops in this tasty Belgian Ale.
bnokk (403) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE- looks bright in my glass, foamy white head, a bit turbid.
NOSE- slightly sour, perhaps like a saison.
FLAVOR- very unique, and indeed funky. Slightly sour, yet has an additional flavor that i can’t put my finger on. That must be the Brett coming through.
dfearnley (1560) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Consummation: Great brett lemon
Adjunct: Honey sweet aroma, HUGE bright white foamy head, funky.
dresden (1296) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I cant really say how old this bottle is, but i figured..hey i like brett so it’ll be ok. It was extremely one dimensional brett bomb. Really lacking anything that could make it an ipa, but maybe that was all gone by now.
michcam8 (466) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orval clone. Well done. Brett, funky, citrus aroma, dry finish, and slightly tart. Enjoyable beer that I would highly recommend to Orval lovers.
vandc01 (296) - North Branch, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at home.
First Brett IPA...and not sure I am a fan.
Very funky and tart.
Used cheap bubblegum after taste....
Glad I tried it - but won’t seek it out again.
fraternie (981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced between lemon and grapefruit citrus notes, sourness and funk. Some tartness creeps in late with a hint of barnyard, medium hop presence. A strange but innovative blend.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml botle. Light hazy golden orange color with white head. Yeasty aroma, spicy, citrusy fruity, funky, bretty, dusty, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
ClarkVV (5138) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Deep Ellum, 9/4/15.
White gold, ultra-pale body topped by a small but dense white head that slowly recedes to cover. Moderate haziness.
Very tart, floral/perfumey brett notes in the nose (suprise) are wedded pretty nicely with light tropical fruits (dry pineapple, guava) and hints of pear, orangeskin and heavy lemon balm/lemon oil. Malts seem cracker-like, and quite free from any doughiness, really preserving the levity/headiness of the nose. No alcohol or flaws.
Where the fatale blanc was bogged down by the oily, overly dominant wine barrel and lower, looser carbonation, this version really shines with clear lime/pear/lemon brett notes and a dry grain character adding cracker/biscuit notes and light malt adding light honey to match the acidity of the finish. Hops complement/augment the brett notes, for a change, instead of detracting/distracting and there’s no oak tannin or resin or heavy breadiness. Good stuff. Maybe just a touch too much perfumey/floral dryness exacerbating the dry, crackery malts, but it certainly is light and drinkable.