CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle: pours a clear bright golden with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a semi-sweet biscuity malty nose with good vinous oaky notes and some earthy funk. Starts with good fullness and fine effervescence with light malty sweetness well-balanced with tart vinous oak and brett complexity. Finishes drier and crisp with some lingering tartness. True to style and enjoyable.
hockeybeerguy (1612) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received in trade. Just had tonight. Bottle 1305 of 1500. Thank you to a non-rate-beerian.
Whoah, where the heck did this come from?
Ok, here we go.
The appearance was a nice somewhat hazy amber to brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head that must last for at least a good freakin’ two minutes before it really dies to a nice coating of head to lacing at the top of the body.
The smell - uh... gee weez where do I start, ok, here goes: light somewhat tart to sweet apple to go to a nice pear intake and leading me onto a super nice resusicating sort of intake of a Belgian sort of spices invading the previously stated fruits.
The taste - once again, wow, ok, there is a decent sour to tart start to the flavoring but once it starts to warm a bit, it balances out and begins to let the fruits and Belgian spices overtake it a bit. The aftertaste, well, its a good one, hmmm.....everything previously stated does end up leading into this however the finish I get is somewhat dry but nothing misleading.
On the palate, there is nothing obscure about this beer as it sits a nice medium on the body but yet still tries to proclaim a decent sessionability about it. Does it? Yeah, in my opinion, it does.
Overall, ok, I get it, oaked in Chardonnay barrels and I still get a decent oakiness to it for the most part, complex - sure is! Would I have this again? Sure will, if I could get it again in my distribution. Until then, cheers to the Ratebeerians!
I’m glad I’m fully on here now.
egajdzis (5269) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red amber color with a medium off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, chardonnay, some sweeter malts, toast, and spices. Taste of citrus, wood, spices, vanilla, and tart, acidic white wine in the finish.
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle from Capones. Pale amber with a beige head that mostly fades. Fresh with a mild brett aroma, chardonnay, oak, yeast, light sweetness, some funk. Moderate body and carbonation, sweeter then its aroma, more chardonnay on the finish, quite tasty.
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle shared by/with Maryland friends, poured into a tasting glass. Fall 2012, Bottle 1377/1400. Pours a hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, wine, sour fruit. Tasting notes of tart fruit, funk, Brett, yeast esters, stone fruit. Medium body with a crisp dry finish. Light to medium carbonation. Tasty and interesting, though I don’t think I could drink the whole bottle on my own in one sitting.
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at tjs. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. The aroma has a ton of funk, a woodiness, a fruitiness. The taste has some wildness to it. Funky, dry, plenty of the chardonnay barrel, a bit spicy.
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Bottle. Labeled Fall 2012; 1114 of 1400. Poured hazy orange, nice foamy white head. Aroma of wine, wood, yeast and a touch of hops. Taste malty, some wine and a touch of yeast; dry finish. Nice decent beer, quite enjoyable.
djd07 (3333) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is oak and grape. Medium mouthfeel with strong grape and belgian yeast. Decent.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into snifter. Salisbury md
Aroma: strong fruit. Grapes. Citrus, grapefruit. yeast.
Appearance: cloudy orange/brown. Minimal head.
Taste: sweet with a fruity finish.
Palate: light medium body. Thin texture. Short finish.
Overall: there is a lot to like about this beer. Aroma is great. The flavor and impact is a little weak for me.
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear medium brown. Tastes like fermentation, cherries, apples, white wine. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like light fermentation.
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottles from Craft, Capone’s, and Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting, which states Fall 2012. Bottle 700/1400. Pours turbid orange like a new penny with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is lactic tart white wine grapes, earthy malt, hops, yeasty funk. Tastes fruity, tart, and funky, with yeasty esters, a mid-palate of tart white wine grapes, and finishing yeast and tartness. Lively carbonation, and a smooth finish. This one is stellar.