ineedbeer (420) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 395 of 2100.
Aroma is fairly Brett forward with a ton of tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus. Light phenolic peppercorn character, but overall this is very Brett forward.
There are gushers and then there are those beers that remind you of Pompeii. This is the latter. Once I am able to pour a beer it pours a cloudy pale yellow with a big pillowy white head. Head has quite a long retention time and a large amount of lacing.
Flavor is also fairly bretty but this time the phenolic character is bordering on plastic and is overly harsh. Moderate pineapple, tropical fruit and cherry pie with hints of citrus. Phenolic character is peppercorn but also with a plastic finish. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with high carbonation. Medium low, but present astringency with low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright Brett beer but there are definitely better ones out there. It might have been better fresh but after a year and a half the phenolic character has gotten less than pleasant.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL shared at Woodshop. Pours a full haze peach with healthy white foam. Nose is juicy Brett C, mild sugar, peach, pear. Taste is sugary still, pear and pineapple. Buoyant, refreshing palate. Pretty solid.
Errl (1087) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to wchesser..Pour is yellowish with orange tint,,gusher..Nose is pepper, pineapple, brett, light tartness, light sweetness..Taste is pineapple, fruit, spice, orange peel, light tartness, heavy carb..
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Jeff! Translucent yellow pour, medium head and spotty lacing. Nose is earthy, raw, and occasionally floral like a well realized saison. Yes, there’s certainly some Brett in the nose too, but thankfully not merciless and one-dimensional. Taste is a bit phenolic though, surprisingly, with some malty characteristics accentuating this a bit. Horseblanket and brett are there, and will probably grow more prominent in time. Not bad but not what I’d anticipated.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Cloudy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Fades slowly.
S - Sweet grainy malts, funky and tart Brett, citrus and lemon zest.
T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, citrus and lemon zest, tart green fruits, funky Brett.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.
D - Nice Brett beer.
MikeLuke23 (36) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great delicate mixed fermentation Saison. Mild perseverance fruit flavors balanced with spice an grainy malt flavors. Not a over powering Brett flavor profile. Very balanced like Saison should be.
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Bacterial (834) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Armin - thanks!! Big white head, a bit of a gusher, a hazy golden yellow pour. Lovely nose on this brew lots of fruit, and a little twang. Taste is pretty subdued though, somehow all the fun stuff in the nose does not translate to the taste at all. Flat. Still a fun beer to have tried.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a bottle despite the fact that it was $2 more than the regular saison. I just like brett, what can I say? This wasa cloudy yellow color, huge head at first. Smells like brett but not a strong aroma, a little funk, a little citrus, ehh. Flavor was distinctly brett but just didn’t do it for me. I guess I have been spoiled by Boulevard Saison Brett and Victory Helios. This was pretty average and completely overpriced. In fact I think the regular Funkwerks saison is better.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-24-2012 16:56:12
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Darkness Day 2012. Hazy yellow pour with a huge white head. Saison-like with a nice sour element. Good beer.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very careful pour yields a initially four finger thick, pale tan tinged, off-white colored head, that slowly rises an additional two-fingers above the rim of my glass that I had to quickly eat some foam before it overflows my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The beer is a murky, pale amber hue, when held up to the light the beer shows a lightly hazy, bright gold hue. The beers smells of citrusy hops, an earthy, musty, slightly musky, slightly phenolic Brettanomyces funkiness. There is a slight pale malt character here that gets more pronounces as the beer warms up; nicely cracker like, a wholesome crushed pale malt character, and some savory straw like notes. The hop character contributes notes of tangerine zest, floral peach mixed with lychee, and just a really nice, expressive, rounded tropical fruit character; in totality the hop character really shines quite nicely and enticingly here in the aroma.
The beer is effervescent, light, a bit prickly, and quite light bodied; the presence of this beer on the palate just disappears after each sip, it has no real heft to it, I wouldn’t quite call it watery, but it is quite light. There is a nice bite to this beer that is a combination of hop bitterness, some Brett cured plastic phenolics, the carbonic acid, and a hint of spiciness. Layers of hoppy citrus character (tangelo zest, a hint of lychee, aromatic Meyer lemon, and a peppery citrus note), musty-phenolics, dried grassy malt, hints of tart funkiness, and an almost savory malt character.
While the beer is a bit on the light side, if the flavors were a bit more balanced and characterful this would not be a problem; as it is though this beer seems to not linger enough to be as noticeable as it should. In the end this is a good beer, but it could have been quite a bit better. The aroma on this beer is really quite nice; really well balanced between the yeast / brett character and the expressive hop character. The flavor falls flat, in comparison, mostly because it is so light bodied and over attenuated. Still this is an easily drinkable beer in the end, and I am definitely enjoying it.