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 (2321) - 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 (3093) - 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 (1045) - 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.
sthlm (1232) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours amber with a nice, slightly off-white head. Aroma is papaya and pineapple. Taste is alcohol, a strange spiciness, and then just the right amount of malt intertwined with an undefinable fruitiness (guava and some tangerine?). Not the best job of explaining it, but it is definitely unique. Medium-thin mouthfeel, finish length is good. Overall, this isn’t a beer that I would sit down and have a few of, but it was interesting, and I enjoyed it.
lusikka (6439) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a deep yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong tart berries, citrus and some urinal cake like notes. Flavour of pale malts, citrus, tart berries, urinal cake and Belgian hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, slightly tart and citrusy finish. Not really the most fresh bottle and has some disturbing notes as well, but seems to work on some level.
olio (6401) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ hotel room in Copenhagen.
Pours hazy copper color with large head. Aroma of bretta, mild hoppy fruits, spices and some grass. Flavor of fruits, mild yeast, goose berries and some spices.
tiong (3937) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Pours orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of bretta, tart fruits and spices. Taste is slightly fruity with some tart fruits, malts and spices. Finish is slightly sour and bitter. Nice, quite well balanced and tasty.