jeremyh70 (1042) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Compared a 2010 and 2014 bottle side by side. Fresh bottle was a mostly clear golden orange with a persistent white head that settled to a film. 2010 bottle was very murky amber with same white head that settled to a ring and dollop. Aroma of 2014 has Belgian yeast fruitiness and some caramel sweetness along with slight coriander and phenolic note. 2010 aroma has tart apple and pear with a vinyl quality and hint of grain. Taste of fresh bottle has Belgian yeast fruitiness, clove, some toastiness and mild pepper. 2010 bottle has a mild tartness with some faint lemon and apple fruitiness, some grain and some cooked vegetable flavor. Mouthfeels are different also with new bottle being more creamy and full bodied while the older bottle is more crisp and carbonated with a lighter body. I much preferred the newer bottle to the older one and really enjoyed the 2014’s flavors.
2013 Pours a dark golden orange with big soapy head that sticks around and great lacing. Aroma of juicy fruit barnyard and clove spiciness. Taste starts with some sweet fruit like apricots, then the funkiness sets in mid palate with the clove and pepper. Decent amount of bitterness and a phenolic flavor. Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Finishes dry. Good but a bit too much of the phenolic flavor to make it a favorite.
Johnstledger8 (705) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a clearish amber with a fading off white head. Aroma is of caramel, spice, earthy, hint of orange. Taste is of caramel, clove, ginger, yeasty spice. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense Belgian yeast, bread and caramel malts, sweet citrus fruits, orange, some spices. Clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Light sweet. Bittersweet malts continue, caramel, yeast, alcohol, more spices, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Belgian Ale, very complex aroma and plate. Keg at the brewery tap room, Chicago.
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma and appearance were quite suitable...as was taste. It wasn’t a memorable over the top taste though. Mild and in my opinion a bit washed out. I could drink it again if offered but not on my dime.
PanMarek (208) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of caramel malt in the nose with spice in the middle and yeasty background. Pours dark yellow with moderate white foam that persists. Medium body, light fizz and some slickness. The taste is a little more mild than expected but a good presence of malt, hops and yeast. Slight alcohol burn.
Subliminal64 (96) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle 1.5 years old. Smells like a Belgian Ale, with a slight hop note. Pours a dark gold colour, and very cloudy. Yeast and sediment clearly visible. Head forms but dissapears almost instantly. First sip has just a slight sourness to it, but turns to a sweet Belgian le taste. Not too sweet. Great amount of carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall one of the better beers Ive had. Will look for this again in the fall.
The Beer "Bear"on
AtronSeige (1221) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Medium leather, barnyard, goat, lemon, pepper, banana bread, Light floral.
Appearance; Clear, amber body. Small, white head. Fair retention.
Flavour: Medium-leather, pepper, Medium-light sourness, medium malt, bready, banana bread, medium- yeast, banana, Light rose, strawberry. Medium-dry finish. Lingering light banana bread, pepper
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Wow! Complex, yet easy drinking.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme and Lambert
28A. Brett Beer
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold, light Amber in color with foamy beige head. A dusty dry hop scent, an interesting fusion with cigar tobacco, pine tar and rock candy. Nice feel, creamy and slightly sweet with pine needles. Goose island puts out some top shelf brews!
Pedrogve (13) - - JUN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza muy completa que a pesar de el achool tan alto esta bien balanceada conbuen retrogusto, realmente una buena cerveza
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ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle in front of ’Bierkoning’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
Amber/orange with a white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet, orange. peach. Taste medium sweetness, malty, orange, peach, yeast, lo carbonation, medium body,
Alengrin (4420) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Bierkoning during Carnivale Brettanomyces. Classic Belgian-style ale by Goose Island, with very thick and dense, towering high, creamy, egg-white head and hazy orange blonde robe. Aroma of wet leather, fermenting hay, peach, strawberry, stewed pear, bitter honey, old dry sherry. Fruity sweetish, mildly estery onset, pear, mango and slight banana, some almost Brett-like ’funkiness’, supple malt sweetness, very earthy and yeasty ending with mild herbal and leafy hop bitterishness. If this is not a (new generation) saison, then I do not know what is...