TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden and cloudy with a thin wispy head. Notes of cantaloupe, mango, sour citrus, and lemongrass. Full bodied, resinous with lush carbonation.
thegreenrooster (3301) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with some funk and spice. Flavor is a juicy fruit hop burst with a deffinate Belgian yeast. Finish leaves some corriander and dry earthy malts. This is a deffinate winner of a beer. Different things hit you with each sip and what a plus that this comes in 12oz bottles instead of the the obligatory bomber. Save a few for later and see what happens.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with an enormous fluffy orange-white head that rose above the glass and left great lacing. The aroma was dry, floral, piney and perfumey hops. The flavor was bitter and dry with moderate floral, piney and perfumey hops and a light grainy undertone. The finish was long, dry and hoppy. Medium body. Ok.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a big cream head. Spice and yeast aroma with citrus and Brett. Earthy, citrus flavor with yeast and brett. Medium bodied. Brett and earth lingers with light citrus and some spice. Dry finish.
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 I’d drink again.
LtDan (1784) - 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 Flash’s 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 can’t 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. Can’t 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 don’t 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 (3296) - 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 (2382) - 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 it’s path.