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 (2443) - 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. 18.104.22.168.16
2009 bottles much much better. Lots more brett. yummy.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dr. Bills. Cloudy blonde with nice white cap. Sensual bouquet and matching flavors of citrus rind, melon rind, grapefruit. Great dryness.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. This was at least 5x better on tap than bottled. Beautiful reddish copper in different layers, small head and nice lacing. The aroma was great with citrus fruits, bread, nutmeg, banana, and other tropical fruits. Taste was yeasty, fruity, and a bitter hoppy finish. Lots of spices, some carbonation, and good overall texture. Be sure to have this on tap if you’ve only had the bottle version.
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from 12-oz bottle at Bistro 110 in downtown Chicago. Pours a semi-clear amber brew with an average off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and Munich malts, some white pepper, cloves, a touch of coriander and fruit bread. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of biscuits, light yeast, some cloves and light fruit. Finish has a mild bitterness with some white pepper and bready malt aftertaste.