HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 vintage. 12oz. bottle served in a chalice. Bottle conditioned.
Way overcarbonated, a bit of a gusher. Poured a hazy gold with a massive head. When it settled down, I got some citrus and a slight sourness (brett?) in the aroma. Medium bodied with some fruit and spice. Slightly sour finish. I had this on tap over Spring break at Clybourn and this was totally different. I preferred the tap version.
jrob21 (2856) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to eithcubes. Spicy, sugary aroma. Flavor of citrus, spices, and malt. Cinnamon and clove. Full bodied flavor and slightly hoppy, bitter finish. Pours a deep golden color.
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Bottle, Medium amber in color. Tastes of molasses and pine needles with cinnamon hints. Extremely pleasing palate feel. Very little carbonation. Frothy off white head with good lacing. Hazy body with a medium amber/brown color. I love the flavor of this beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. They called it the reserva for some reason however im not convinced it was any different. Aroma pilsner, and crystal malts, banana and other light fruits. Beer is dark with red hues. Flavor is banana, plum, and some caramel. A solid beer.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 2006: pours pours a murky looking caramel colour wtih a large tight foamy whtie head adn peppery flakes. aroma is a great earty smell of some brettiness (light) and a good suttle caramel malt that is not to sweet. some fruity esters that i cant place,also some almost sour dough bread aroma. really enjoy the aroma. great earthiness
flavour is again earthy but also a great fruity taste that is banana thought light and some dried pit fruits (apricots and almost dried papaya) some touch of funkiness that is very snmooth and enjoyable. i love the malt in this beer and the complex flavour s that meld together. great beer.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the map room in Chicago. this beer has some good complexity. nice array of fruits with a little extra spice.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice copper with big, lasting, pillowy off white head. Immediately the fruity aroma hits you, nice dried apricots and bananas, with a hint of spice and yeasty bread. The flavor is a very nice fruity flavor with a slightly hoppy bitter finish that the sweetness of the malts and the hint of pepper balance excellently. Very smooth body, overall a very nice ale.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Bottle. It’s a gusher! Pours a hazy copper with a ton of rising carbonation and a loose, fluffy, lasting, off-white head that leaves behind thick lace. The nose is a nice blend of bretty funk, light fruit (sweet pear and faint key lime), dusty farmhouse and some light spice. Medium-bodied with expansive, soft carbonation, it finishes dry and moderately funky. Lightly fruity and funky up front, a solid bretty yeast note asserts itself as the profile transitions to a slightly tart and quite dry finish. This would pair quite well with mussels, ceviche and other "lighter" but assertive foods. I had this beer on tap over the weekend (at GI Clybourn), and it has developed into a completely different animal given time for the secondary fermentation to do its magic.
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 Bottle. Pours a dark tan with an inch of foamy off white head. The head falls slowly and lasts a while. Smells of citrusy hops, and more hops. Taste is light fruit and hop bitterness, with a well-balanced bitter aftertaste.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 [On tap at Wrigley] Reddish amber pour with lage bubble and a whispy white head. Toasty malt and Belgian yeast aroma. Rich sweet malt and Belgian yeast flavors with some fruit, cranberry, and spice. Creamy but well carbonated body. 22.214.171.124.16
2009 bottles much much better. Lots more brett. yummy.