Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split with callmemickey, yourefragile, raveskdr, and Amyliz4 yesterday at Forest & Main on the day of the release. Served in a goblet.
Pours a fairly-hazy yellow straw color. Nice fluffy white head as it is poured. Good retention and nice lacing along the sides of the glass as it goes down. Thin cap throughout.
The nose carries a lot of bread and quick-rising yeast. Murky appearance along with this seems like it needs a bit more time in the bottle to develop. Underneath these notes are some notes from the underlying Solaire base, with light lemon and a bit of peppery yeast and spice.
Flavor is similar, but a bit less yeast. Some underlying earthiness and Brett funk. Touch of citrus and a light graininess. Still a bit of bread and bread yeast.
Body is medium with good carbonation. A bit thick right now. Again, probably the yeast not being quite ready.
Overall, I could see this ending up nice, but I think it needs some additional time in the bottle to settle. Probably won’t be all that long before bread yeast character falls through, and then I could see the Brett taking this one in a nice direction.
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden color with two fingers of fizzy white foam. Lots of bright lemon and grain on the nose with some barnyard complexity poking out from behind. Palate follows but is a bit to light and heavily carbonated for any flavors to really pop as much as i was hoping. The brett is subtle and the underlying grain bill is foggy and very light handed. Selzter with lemon and a sprig of horsehair. Easy drinking just not as complex as I was expecting.
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely effervescent gold, huge ultra small-bubbled dense white head. Mineral heavy nose, wet concrete and gravel with lightly dusty nose, faintly buttery with light grain and bright citrus. Late pours show no butter. More butter in the flavor at front alongside dusty grain and citrus, high peppery ester influence, low acidity and incredibly dry across the earthy, lightly citric dough finish, medicinal heat with warmth. Ultra zesty carbonation, fine small bubbles accenting the nuance. Relaxed beer, tons of dryness and integration, a few off notes but very well executed, even Helios/Dupont -esque at times.
cpetrone84 (1381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is pale golden yellow with a ton of tight white fluffy head. Nose has a good bit of grain up front with a musky bret and then strong citrusy lemon. Taste is very similar, lots of nice grains, a bit of dusty brett but not quite as musky, with a nice lemon kiss and a good bit of farmhouse yeast to it. Moderately carbonated and a dry finish with some prickly action on the back.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick deep juiced apple amber with deep yellow edges. Aroma and flavor bring sweet candi sugar Belgian. Nose brings some tang and citrus as well. Flavor ends with a nice bitter dryness.
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is pale yellow with a half inch of white head. Aromas of hay, brettanomyces, earth, grain, lemon. Herbal flavor with the aforementioned attributes. Light in body and pretty easy drinking. Nothing too exciting here, but a solid beer.
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in NH with AJ - thanks! Pours mostly clear, dull yellow with a foamy white head. The nose is hay, citrus rind and mellow grass. Light sweet flavor with pronounced bitter hay, lots of rind, orange, grass. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with more bitter hay, husky grains, more citrus rind. Fair, though a bit overly bitter.
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, hay, and pepper. Flavor of florals, straw, grass, stone fruit, herbaceous, pepper, brett, and citrus.
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear light yellow pour with a white head. Florally aromas. Floral and grassy yeast notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering-thin white-cloudy yellow/gold. A-orange, brett-yeast, lt malt-bready. T-soft lt malt, brett-yeast.
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - light straw with high fluffy head. S - a nice clean bretty nose. yeast and dried grasses. Some spice. M - simple clean drinkable very astringent. super dry. T - the taste is nice an clean. Dry dusty astringent bretts lead the way, yeast an dried grasses follow. Light pineapple, light hoppiness and spice. O - quite a nice dry saison 3.8