beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 10/10/2012. Caution: this bottle was a fairly active gusher. This wild/sour ale pours a very hazy light yellow gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, bretty and sweet, with some funk and must. A medium bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, pineapple and citrus. The hops are earthy and spicy. Very lively carbonation. Some horse blanket, some must, some leather, and some yeasty esters. A lots of dry and funk. Crisp, clean and refreshing. A nice bretty beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry, clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly tart and dry.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with banana like hues and a massive pillowy white head that takes forever to settle. Seems over carbonated with large chunks of lace left behnd.
Musty, funky aroma with earhty saison /farmhouse yeast and a really strong earthy brett presence. Subtle citrus and tropical fruit that’s comes to the forefront as it warms. There’s also some light fruit, notably banana, apple and pear countering the prominent must and funky bugs.
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a very strong dry, musty brett flavor that overpowers the other flavors. After it warms and the palate adjusts, there is some more balance with funky farmhouse yeast, bread and citrus fruit notes. Still, the wild bugs and funky yeast dominate with only faint hints of apple, pear and zesty orange peel. This beer has the potential to be pretty good but it’s a bit one dimensional and the carbonation level is way off, negatively affecting the flavor.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Gusher alert! Gushed for what seemed like days. Pours about 10% beer & 90% foam. Huge, white, sticky, long-lasting foam. Cloudy, off-yellow beer. Aroma of very sweaty Brett, funky old pineapple & bales of musky, cobweb ridden hay. A hint of strawberry candy lies in there somewhere, but this is mostly horsey Brett. Almost too much. Taste has lots of dusty hay, straw, a touch of pineapple & lemon zest, woodsy notes, dirty earth, & a whole heaping of sweaty, musty Brett funk. Dry as dry can be... I love Brett but this was a little too dry & funky, almost overwhelming. Okay, but it needs more balance.
ineedbeer (1860) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (2442) - 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) - Waltham, Massachusetts, 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 (83) - 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 (2872) - 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