chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wilder. Pours hazy brown with white head. Little bit of brett, semi tart. Only slightly sour. Decent brew though.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pale yellow pour with minimal head. Mild Brett wheat nose. Very thin watery palate. Taste is light citrus and Brett. Okay but not great.
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2011 Total Score: 3.1
Tap. Cloudy light straw yellow pour. No head. All Brett and sour cherry on th nose. Flat and watery wheat and Brett on taste.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Served at Pracna on Main for the 2011 MN Craft Beer Week. Poured into a snifter a cloudy yellow color with zero head. Aroma of slight florals and apricot. Light mouthfeel with zero carbonation. Soft floral Brett flavors but then dominated by a mild wheat note. Really wish that had more carbonation to help it "pop" a little more.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goose island wilder. Tap takeover at smallbar... Pours a hazy lemony
pale very light brown pour with a thin film of soapy white head...
Semi-tart with a mild degree of lacto-ness, softer lemony funk
qualities. Light in the sour tart aspect with a bit of grain on the
backend... Softer lemony tartness, earthy with some grains and a light
fry earthiness on the backend. Low to medium carbonation and light
bodied. Lacked a vibrant punch but nice sessionable ale right here.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. pours light hazy yellow with white head. nose is sour vinegar, acid. flavors are rather watery with mild lemon, Brett and pedio. Easy drinking but just rather short watery palate.
TheAlum (6935) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the GI Invasion Event at SmallBar Fullerton (Chicago, IL). On tap as "Wilder". Alias coming. Pours a nice hazy applesauce yellow, with a small frothy offwhite head laces small, dies to a small ring. Aromas are some applesauce fruit, big brett, horseblanket, hay, and wet leather. Touches of pears and oranges, some more apple, touches of citrusy lively melon and lemon, quite fruit. Initial Is light bodied and mellow smooth with a good slick feel, touches of apple, bretty dry funk, hay, grass, horseblanket, and touches of cheese. Light with a moderate funk to it, goes down too easy. Some lively lemon, melon, and light and easy going. Leaves a light dry horseblanket and funk on the palate, touches of gentle cheese, fruity melon. Finish is dry and fruity, some bread peeks through. Quite the winner for such a small beer (4.3 ABV). Gentle yet wild yeasts prevail, give it life and fruity melon, citrus, and apple that is a touch tart and sweet, honeycrisp. Very nice for a small wheat beer, on par with a Berliner, but more brett and less lacto. Good, but not all that complex and a very subtle beer.