GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle -
I think I found my new summertime IPA. If Beverages & More continues to carry this incredible elixer, then I will continue to purchase because it has everything I love in a nice IPA. The only thing better would be if they made it more.
The beer starts out with a clear "hiss" and gas escaping as the cap is pulled off, looking like the lid of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus had just been lifted after 3,000 years of solitude. The beer pours out a light amber color, crystal clear. Tight bubbles form at the base, and as the beer reaches mid-glass a rather large, pillowy head forms. So much so, that when the beer glass is emptied into my glass, a 2" head has formed above the glass, sitting there like a contorted sculpture from a brewers dream. The head has incredible staying power, like a meringue of a pie made in the hands of a master chef.
The aroma coming from the glass starts out rather tame. Light lemongrass, very floral, smells a little like grass or weeds when it gets wet. But after some time to let the head die down, and let the temp warm up a bit is when the aroma really comes thru. Strong phenols, medium spicy notes, a touch of funky-leather-jacket-rubbed-with-lemon-zest and much more farmhouse saison notes than a traditional American/WC pale ale.
The first few sips of this hammered me with statement "this aint no sweet East Cost pale ale/IPA". Bone dry due no doubt to the brett swimming around in this beer chomping on any molecule of sugar it meets. The tartness left behind in it’s aggressive wake, along with the lemony-funky nature of brett, the earthy/straw-like, bitter apple peppery-ness just melds incredibly well together. Not for those that like sweet beers, its decidedly Belgian in it’s approach with a unique American twist on it from the masters at Green Flash. Just a clean, bright, funky treat that was made for beer geeks like me. Thank you Green Flash, for always keeping me in mind...lol.
MikeKeller (902) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Oluthuone Leskinen. Orange beer with a huge foamy white head. A fruity American-Belgian ale loaded with brettanomyces. Quite high carbonation. Very nice.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"a style i am really starting to enjoy. wish i could give every aspect of this beer an 8.5. wonderful hoppy, funky aroma. great balance. lively feel which flows right into the refreshing yet complex barnyard, citrus flavor. dry finish. after standing up to green flash’s best on tap, gotta up it a tenth."
esox (1156) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy orange color, thick creamy head. Intense, brett-infused aroma, loads of pineapple, red currants, grapes, orange blossom, leather. Dry flavor has base malts, fermented fruits, sour cranberry, strong brett wibes in the finish. Light to medium body, frothy texture. Really nice sour ale.
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large head indeed. Be careful or it will overflow upon pouring (yes, that happened to me). Yeasty fruitiness in the aroma with some sour apple in smell and taste. Sourness lingers on the tongue. Highly carbonated. A nice Belgian-style pale ale that I would drink again, but probably won’t be among my mainstays.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A huge white head covers most of the glass and table, beneath the head lies an amber colored beer. Massive carbonation. Aroma of berries, caramel, fruity yeast, brett notes. Slightly sweet palate, heavy malt notes, yeasty, nice dry bretty finish. Flowery and fruity. A nice beer, though a bit more controllable carbonation woudln’t hurt.
john_henry (117) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not at all what I was expecting! But very pleasantly surprised!
I emagined a pretty simple little Belgian blonde, but this beer couldn’t be further from that. The Brett is fantastic and really lifts this beer into the extra ordinary.
Only slight criticism is that the Brett has really got to work and this bottle I’d had aging for a while was lively to say the least! But this in no way detracted from this great beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a decent hazy orange color with a two finger white head. The lacing was somewhat there and trickling but trying to stick.
The smell had a wonderful blend of fruit and yeast with notes of candy sweetness. There was a light fruit ranging close to the citrus, mango, and a light pineapple. There were some notes of a green apple sourness.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to encapsulate a warmingly sweet sort of fruity stickiness.
On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability but honestly, this one seemed to make me want to sip it a bit.
Overall, so there is a slight sour-ness but its nothing overly done. Would I have this again? Probably.
MunBro (619) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wheat and hops. Drank mostly out of the bottle (got a four pack). This was an incredibly foamy beer with not a lot of taste compared to other Green Flash brews (which I love). Get anything else by them before this.
stevoj (2488) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I almost gave this a 5 for appearance, except the towering fluffy head would be mare at home on a tripel than on a Belgian ale. Nice yeasty aroma some floral notes, a hazy copper orange body, taste is yeast and some mellow hoppiness. Overall a great attempt at the Belgian style.