krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a peated version. cloudy golden orange. Smells of wet dough. Great that flavor that turns to band aids. Nice sour after taste.
JBPortland (1044) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 10/13 notes. 500ml bottle pours red brown into tulip with almost no head. Nose is apple, pear. Mouthfeel is sharp tartness on the front of the palette, very low carbonation. Taste is tart musty apple, smokey malt. Finish is smokey, tart, pear. Lack of carbonation took away some enjoyability. OK.
JoeMcPhee (8818) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly smoky and a little bit of light sourness and a bit of soft fruitiness. There’s a bit of salty character and a bit of lingering oak smoke character. A touch of wheatiness. Really interesting brew.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle cloudy grainy hazy golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is weird! Smokey wheat and spice, yeast funk. Flavor is fruited smoked bacon, apple, hint of yeast and spice. A smoked brew for sure. Light medium body with plenty of carbonation. Lingering smoke. This is weird. Not bad, but a strange combo of light weisse and dark smoke.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber-ish, hazy pour. Minimal carbonation. Subtle hints of ash, tart apple and sour wheat layers, with a mild yeast quality. Hints of sweet wheat, banana/fruit and more ash as the beer warms, though seems to finish dry. Best chilled, not cold. Delicate, simple and refreshing overall. Some age in bottle might increase and benefit a desired sourness. Nice. Enjoyable.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
MaBeer1972 (1399) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Unique smoky aroma and flavors with a distinct sourness. Light amber with minimal head. Served in a tulip. Very nice find!
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.06.2013, tap @ Alewife Queens:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, smoked light malts, caramel, grass, toffee, almonds. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, smoked light malts, grass, caramel, chalk, hay, toffee, nuts. Medium bitterness. Nice one.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le breuvage parfait pour ’’détenter’’ après deux nuits de camping en plein déluge glaciale. Corps filiforme, notes de fûmées soudées au lactobacilus, finale insistante, buvabilité fluctuante.
tectactoe (2937) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Murky, opaque orange and gold with a head that settles to a thin, white collar quickly. Aroma is sour wheat, some tart lemon, a mild funk and a good touch of sweet, liquid smoke malt. Tart, sweet, subtly smokey. Taste is a bit of sharp, lightly acidic lemon notes, sour lacto with a touch of wheat. Powerful smoked malt; lightly sweet, like liquid smoke with a mild char note. Finish is smoked woody and dying, wheaty tartness. Strange, different, but good.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is tart with a hint of ash, bread, spice. Flavor is upfront ashy smoke, a bit tart, a bit sweet, and maybe even boozy. Smoke really dominates.