ClarkVV (5382) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Bukowski’s Tavern, 12/1/15.
Very cool to unexpectedly see this on draught in Boston as I’d been wanting to try it forever.
Pale golden-blonde beer shows high clarity and plentiful carbonation creating a large white head that steadily fades to cover.
Pretty straightforward Belgian golden nose, actually, with the brett adding only a bit of light horseblanket character. Cracker and biscuit malt notes, with a light touch of cherry and apple esters. Grassiness on the end, with no alcohol or flaw.
At first sip, there’s a good amount of acidity creating a tartness that, taken with the high carbonation, creates a crisp, refreshing, almost berliner weisse-like feel/flavor to it. There’s a lot more varied fruitiness, though, with cherry skin, apples and lots of grainy character from the malts. The grainy character, along with the acidity and horsey notes all significantly over-dry the palate and there’s little/no sweetness/suppleness to be found from the malt.
As well, given that this was primary fermented with the brett, there’s very minimal brett character. Lemon, straw, grass and cracker linger and there’s a bit of sharpness from the alcohol, as well.
Have not been terribly impressed with 100% brett fermented beers and much prefer it to be added in secondary/at bottling.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, musty aroma with a strong farmhouse character and powerful brett/wild bug presence. Earthy with hints of grass, straw, barn and dry, funky yeast. Some pale malt underneath with ester-y light fruit notes.
On the fuller end of medium body with slightly creamy texture and soft carbonation. Dry, champagne-like effervescence with a musty farmhouse character and dry, funky brett. Really strong wild yeast character along with bready yeast and crisp, light fruit. Some biscuity pale malt and light fruit sweetness on the back end. Well balanced and refreshing with the dry, musty brett giving this beer an interesting twist. Not too exciting but flavorful and easy to drink.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep golden amber, transparent, with a tight light tan head. Nose has nice notes of vanilla and oak with fruit berry and a fair bit of Brett. Taste is a little thinner, notes of metal, light dusty brett, fruitiness is lighter, some grain and a touch of malt. Light body and soft carb.
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is barnyard, pineapple, pepper. Flavor is same plus jammy peach/apricot, crusty bread, orange marmalade. Touch too sweet for me
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with aroma of spice, citrus, and yeast. Belgian spice flavors with citrus, pine, and yeast. Not much tartness. Still a decent beer.
tiong (6159) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Top Hops Beer Shop, New York
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of yeast, tart ripe fruits, some mild sourness and lactic notes. Taste is smooth, mildly sourish and fruity with yeasty Belgian notes, spices and sweet zest. Finish is smooth and sweetish with hints of sourness. A bit too sweet and mild, not very sour.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->snifter. Cloudy orange with small offwhite head. Funky brett and yeast, citrus, orange zest. Decent, but not remarkable.
NachlamSie (3213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz chalice from draft at Jimmy’s Urban Bar. Pours hazy copper with a ring of a white head. The aroma is funky and wild with notes of barnyard up front. I also get hints of dark cherry, champagne-like vinous notes and goat cheese. Body is medium full and bubbly. Great mix of funk and wild fruits in the flavor. Very dry for finish. Super tasty and well done. I wouldn’t say this is incredibly sour, but pleasantly funky and tart.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma is slightly sour with some sweetness. Appearance is a rose colored bronze with no head and hazy. Taste is a citrus effervescent that turns a slight sour. Not overwhelming by any means. Palate is very slight and good for a sour. Overall, a great twist on a good beer. Would buy again fo sho.
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argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Cloudy light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart, some Brett/funk, light cherry, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett/cherry, some tart/funk, light orange. Medium body, light effervescence.