xnicknj (2) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into tulip
Pours a slightly hazed golden straw color with some darker orange hues. Thick, fluffy white head bubbles up and retains well, leaving coats of lacing on the glass.
Funky and musty in the nose with some touches of lemon peel. Hints of peppery spice with clove and a faint sweetness.
Somewhat floral up front with some soft earthy hop tones. Touches of fruity esters with a citrusy edge driven by lemon peel. Spicy notes mixed with clove and a straw/biscuit backbone. A bit funky and tart towards the finish, which is a little dry and lingering.
Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, a bit prickly and sticky on the palate. This had a nice combo of funky and tart with some other balancing flavors - definitely something Iíd drink again.
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a big foamy sudsy white head.
Aroma. Big pungent pineapple brett, grapefruit, grandmas house.Perfumy. Biscuity malt.
Taste: Dry pale malt, super brett forward, huge grapefruit hops. Finishes dry and bitter and bretty.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, spicy lively carbonation. Also juicy at times.
Overall: Amazing. Dry, spicy, hoppy, aromatic as can be. As of this writing, perfectly executed. I think Green Flashís trademark hopping puts this beer at the top of any attempt at a bretty pale/bretty IPA. Green Flash seems to sugest this beer will develop over time, I canít keep them long enough to find out.
oc4111 (119) - USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy golden color with a three inch head that settles down a meringue like topping. Canít quite pinpoint the aroma. I catch a whiff of medicine or astringent and bubble gum. Taste comes across the same. I not sure what to think of this beer. I like it but donít know if I like it as much as say a Cali-Belgique or Raging Bitch. It finished clean and dry with no hop aftertaste like the other beers I mentioned. The price point us what would probably make me pick this over other of the same style.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Rimann Liquors in Prairie Village, Kansas. Served in my Orval chalice. The pour is mostly clear golden roange with a one inch light tan head. A bunch of fine carbonation bubbles visible rising to the top of the glass. The aroma is leathery Brett, along with a nice soft citrus hoppiness. As the beer opens up, it shows a nice muskiness. Nice nose, full of Brett. The taste is sharp leather, dusty straw and the musky Brett. The hoppiness of the nose is present, though it is in the back seat to the Brett yeastiness. An interesting herbal note comes out in the finish as well. The palate is medium bodied, highly carbonated with a dry Bretty finish. Certainly one of the better Orval clones I have had, tasty stuff.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow just fantastic. Reminds me of a JP Oro. Nice sweet fruity flavor with a small bit of sour. Very smooth mouth feel. A little dry, but the aroma is knock down gorgeous.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a very orange juice color. Very medicinal aroma and taste that wears off a little but continues on the palate. Dry for sure but that yeast taste obliterates any other flavor in itís path.
Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, Belgian yeast, light bubblegum, and a hint of bandaid. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a large white head that has very good retention and leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with citrus and Belgian yeast notes. The finish light grapefruit, lemon/lemon peel, and floral notes. Itís light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthful.
mcberko (6043) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a big white head. Aroma of considerable hop bite, Belgian spices and cracker malt. Flavour of the same, with a beautiful spicy hop punch, horse blanket and some spicy bread. Great punch with a good astringency. Delicious.
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via 4pack from Spirits Point. Poured a good looking clear deep orange/amber body under a HUGE frothy super light tan head. Aroma is Funk-E, initial aroma is like a blast of used band-aids croseed with a pile of old lemons and a hint of cherry juice, this mellows to pure yeast and funkiness the way a wedge of old bleu cheese mellows in the summer sun. Full bodied with a chunky mouthfeel and obvious carbonation with a bitter dry finish. The flavor is nice but the funk level is definitely taken down a few notches. Notes of band aid, yeast, funk, cherry skins, lemons and medicine. Good stuff overall.
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Purchased at Cook Street Liquor Store for $14/4-pack. Pours a creamy white head atop of a cloudy orange body. I donít usually conduct an audible review but the carbonation is causing a clicking? Bizarre. Nose is highly fruity and citrus. Amazing Flavour - strong Belgian yeast base, Seville orange marmalade and lemon. Wow, this reminds of another amazing Belgian pale ale - Lighthouse Deckhand.
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