DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Tap House Grill, Westmont. Big, fluffy meringue head, lacing over a murky yellow body. Of course there’s a big, tart Brett smell. I had not known when I tried it that this was ALL Brett, since it did not go overboard with sourness. Instead, it actually came closer to a zestier version of a Sophie than the savory Matilda. Still boasts a large malt flavor, with the ferment providing some lemon, old hay, and green apple. Quite yummy for those who like ’em sour.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden in color.... Aroma of funk, buttery Chardonnay... Flavor is light citrus fruits, oak, funk, dry white wine, slightly watery mouthfeel... Finish is slightly spicy, dry... Decent
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oOJUXEOo (233) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Excellent Wild Ale. Pour is bright and light white head. Aroma is slight funk, Taste is crisp and refreshing. Well balanced wild ale, not overly aromatic or biting.
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Après Handcrafted Libations in Breckenridge. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Tropical fruity, pineapple, pears, bretty, biscuit, grass, white grapes, and sweet tarts in the aroma. Taste is orange marmalade, brett, somewhat herbal, bandaid, straw, and white grapes with a lightly tart/funky finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice fruity brett notes, tart, bitter and refreshing. Decent stuff.
closey22 (782) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with lasting rimming lacy offwhite head; semi-funky semi sweet aroma; Flava is same with stronger notes of peat some notes of sweet fruit hints of prune/raisin; finishes dry slightly tart
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool opaque new copper color. Holds a white head. Woody, weedy, yeasty aroma with mineral and lichen. Medium body and flavor with bittersweet yeast, hops and fruit. Maintains a mild character. A complex, balanced enjoyable brew, and that’s what makes the key... balancing the complexity.
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial smell is great. Smells like a lot of bretta, with some orange. Follow through a little watery. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Light sour finish. Average carbonation. Thanks to Jack for a taste of this one. Tap at Churchkey Goose Island Migration Week event.
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, fruit peel, yeast. Tasting notes of funk, citrus, wheat, fruit peel, yeast. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Not bad, prefer regular Matilda though.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ CK. hazy deep gold with a small head. Woody, dry Brett nose. Some manure. The taste is abut muted. Honeyed pear.
More dry, buggy wood. Fruit leather. Light body, could use some
HIGHB4LL (421) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: small white head, amber yellow, light cloudy, good lacing. Aroma: medical smells, light raspberry, sweetness of other fruit. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish, lingering medical taste. Taste: sweet to light tartness, medical. Overall, I could not get over the medical taste personally, very overpowering and distracting. Disappointed.
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with an eggshell head that leaves a wall of intricate lacing. Nose involves some bretty earthy funk, some spice, light clove, and some sour apple. Lightly sweet, fairly bitter, a touch tart. Medium bodied, oily, earthy, fairly active, with a dry earthy finish. Nice brew, interesting twist on Matilda. Basically, it’s just a canvas for the brett, but it works nicely.