Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle - pours hazy orange with volcanic white head. Nose is yeast and orange! Flavor adds pine, citrus and spices (black pepper?). Hoppy and yeasty. Reminds me of Le Merle. dry finish and burpy. The Unibroue of West!
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber with a big off-white head and substantial lacings. Smells of lemon peal and brett. Very dry with an underlying sweetness. Lots of brettanomyces aromas with citric notes and hints of caramel towards the end. Medium to full bodied. High carbonation. Very dry finish.
Tide (1880) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Update 22/02/2013:
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, caramel, tropical fruits, yeast and toast. Crisp body with lots of hops. Dry bitter/sour finish with citrus.
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Strong apple taste with some banana and flowers. Very good brew.
dzimm27 (136) - - MAY 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bready, hoppy aroma. Light amber color. Bright taste, bordering on lemony, finishing in slightly funky Belgian yeast. Kind of refreshing. Not my favorite but interesting.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip glass poured a dark apricot with a magnificent fluffy white head and impessive lacing. Aroma is primarily brett, but hints of citrus and grass develop. First sip introduces floral notes, slight guava flavor, leading to some bitter hops and ending with palatable sourness. Carbonation and sour linger in the mouth. Truly enjoyable brett/floral ale.
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber. White-head. Ample lacing. Brett aroma, smells like I might have poured Orval by mistake. Dry malty flavor with a nice brett. presence. Dry malty aftertaste. Slightly sour, but not overly so. Pretty good Orval clone.
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours golden in color with lots of creamy white slowly disapating head. Aroma has some belgian yeast and some brett. Taste is a belgian IPA. Tasty and refreshing
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - wheaty and sweetish fruity aroma, fruitiness and citrus, some spiciness (coriander, pepper), some hoppyness. Body is medium, malty – wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel, fruitiness with citrus, light spiciness and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty – wheaty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, fruitiness with some citrus, some sharp spiciness and hoppyness. OK fruity and spicy ale - could be drier.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #260. Golden in color with a very faint haze and a big white head with an above average spotty lacing. A nice amount of funk and lots of lemon and citrus. Mild bitterness, decent hop bite with some more funk and lemon. Nice. (2365)
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a massive white head, which lasts well and leaves some lace. The brettanomyces is certainly present in the aroma: it smells quite sour and slightly off. There are some grapefruit and lemon hops up front, which segue into more sourness. There are some weak grainy malt notes, and an unusual faint sweetness towards the finish. This really isn’t a great beer. It is not pleasantly sour in the manner of a wild ale, it justs tastes and smells off. Judging by this sourness and the vigour with which the head forms, it seems to me that they may have just gone a bit overboard with the brettanomyces. Whatever the cause, this is not a beer I enjoyed.