solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian ale with strong strain of bretta. Pours cloudy pale yellow. Sourness from bretta and hibiscus flowers, although funnily enough this doesnít have a lot of initial florals in aroma. Finishes with light sourness. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle from 2011.
MadIndian (2129) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gift from SJ for our Goose Island night. Definitely a lot going on here. Strawberry, lemon, peach, bread with a tart flowery finish. I like it.
fattybladdy (222) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle (2011). Pours a light orange, very minimal head but high carbonation throughout. Scent is floral, quite nice. Taste is light, lemon citrus with some Belgian yeast and a slight sour finish.
Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle poured into goblet. Hazy amber pour with an airy lively white head that dissapates quick. Smells sweet. Not much else in the nose that I?m getting. Light and airy mouth feel, lots of lemon/citrus flavor, sour finish. I have another bottle from 2011 that I?ll save for another year or two; curious how it develops.
jeremyh70 (371) - Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle pours orange with a rosy tint. Small white head with decent lacing. Aroma of flowers with some brett funk and hint of orange and lemon. Floral notes in taste with orange rind, some earthy barnyard and a slight tartness. Medium bodied with thin mouthfeel, lively carbonation and dry finish. Nice and very drinkable. Puts one in mind of Orval without being a clone.
bwa5879 (317) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2011 12oz bottle from Kingma's Market, Grand Rapids, MI. Gold thick and hazy pour with a moderate amount of bubbles emanating from glass bottom. Lively, slightly offwhite head that began at an inch and settled to a thin layer. Small amount of lacing as well. Aromas of (in order of precedence) spring flowers, hibiscus, strawberry, strong lemon, honey, sour vinegar and then rye. Taste is very light. All the aromas blend into one taste. Mild, watery lemon citrus and flavors that remind one of fragrant flowers. Overall a bit sour in flavor. Left with a very faint tea flavor upon finish. Palate notes: moderately high carbonation with tingly and watery mouth feel, reminiscent of soda water. Dry finish like Chardonnay. Overall alright but not great in my eyes. Better (and stronger) scent than taste.
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dpjuart (974) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade at some point. 2010. Pours clear red-orange, effervescent, think white head. Nose is vinegar and flowers, lemon and orange. Orvalish, sweet and funky. Orange cherry, lemon, some butter. Dry and mildly funky, clinging to the back of the tongue.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap takeover at crunchy's. nice aroma of tart fruit and a small amount of funkyness. Tart fruit and cotton candy flavor.
Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, courtesy of dpjuart. Wonderful floral-funky nose. Bretty and neutral fruit, hint of acid and leather. Very Orval-ish. Medium dark amber clear with thin off-white head. Starts fairly dry with light funky farm and leather. Neutral fruit with dry hops and yeast. Nice ale.
Lemke10 (544) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a copper looking color this in between clear and cloudy. There is an average head that leave some nice lacing around the center of the glass. Scent is very floral with a hint that reminds me of pumpkin. The taste is oh so smooth and delicious. The beer is so well crafted and brewed that itís difficult to pick out individual flavors. Some citrus and floral scent are evident though. A great beer that was definitely worth the $8!