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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Solenna pairs the fruitiness of a traditional Belgian yeast strain with the subtle spicy character of Brettanomyces and the floral notes of German hops. Notes of candy apple, cinnamon, and fresh-cut grass give way to a dry finish and firm lingering bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Forgetfu ]. Unclear matt medium orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, light leather. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, yeasty, soapy - sharp notes, funky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120812]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled@chriso (thanks forgetfu). Orangeish golden colour, mediumsized fluffy white head. Aroma is mild earth, herbs, fruits and caramelly notes. Flavour is fruity, nectary, caramelly and mild earthyness. Still nice sweetish aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy copper body with a medium cream head. Aroma of horse blanket, grass, caramel, and florals. Flavor of brett, grass, yeast, caramel, earth, biscuit, and herbs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle courtesy of @@ron. Opened @ Bobby’s house. Amber pour with a huge khaki head. Crazy nose. Pineapple, peach, herbs, and tart stone fruits. A bit funky, too. Light malt sweetness. Flavor is subtle tart and quite dry. Light malt flavor and sweetness. Lots of herbs, yeast, and earthy funk. Tart stone fruit (apricots?), some peach, and citrus zest. Lots of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8 - Barcade, Brooklyn, NYC. Nice brett character in here, some spices, ripe fruits, moderate bitterness. Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, fruittiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, piupe tobacco and light earthiness with a smooth lingering tobacco finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at The Cheeky Monk. Pours clear ruby with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cookie and toast malt with dates, cherries and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Pours an amber orange appearance with a cream colored head and good lacing. Fairly herbal hoppy, a bit funky, spicy, light fruity aroma. Quite floral and earthy hoppy flavor with some grass, light fruit, and a light tanginess. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
750mL thanks to womencantsail. Pours overcarbonated, big massive Orval like foam, volcanic/rocky retention. Hazy reddish color. Nose is heavy Brett B, Orval like. Taste is essentially an Orval clone as expected- musty/dusty, heavy cedar. Palate is aerated, minerally. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7856) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 bottle. lightly hazed amber body with a medium tan-colored head (foamy, large bubbles, some retention). apple cider yeast-heavy nose of burnt cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with rotting red apples and bananas and cedar barkdust-like red malt/overused noble hops. the brett is pretty much indistinct other than a sweat sock quality, and the hops are floral and citrus-like but they don’t integrate in the nose at all. medium body with creamy mouthfeel and mostly smooth malt (which is something of a surprise from this brewery); browned red apple malt, mostly sweet, with a dried grass noble hop flavor and moderate bitterness (moderate for the style but a little too high for the balance of this beer). tartness of brett combines with sourish red malt and noble hops to create a bit of a mess: bitter, sweet, musty, spiced and unclean. though it is nice to see the barkdust / generic spice mix character is not so apparent in the flavor as the nose, but the cinnamon / nutmeg / xmas apple cider flavor is unappealing. points for the body, much improved malt texture over their previous products. points off for some fermentation defects a mish-mash of flavors with no integration or focus. with brett in the bottle you certainly could see better integration in the future (along with having it dry out, which I think will also help). I tried this as Bastogne at the 2012 GABF and found it more disappointing (2.1-2.4 area), so they’ve seemed to clean up some defects, but the recipe is just poorly thought-out. you should *not* be going for a red apple / caramel character in your beer (really, apple + caramel is the minimum you would expect from a horribly-fermented beer with amber/caramel malt), especially Belgian beer. though Funkwerks has shown themselves competent with their Tropic King and Saison, this $13 drainpour reminds me that they are still 1) throwing darts at the wall, and 2) unable to tell when their beer contains fermentation defects.


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