BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Central Market bottle. Nice golden-orange color with a foamy, off-white head. Thick lacing. Cool aroma of a westcoast IPA with just a hint of Belgian yeast. Wow, bold flavor that really reminded me of a DIPA. Really good but maybe missing some "Belgianesque" influence in the taste.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Samís Quik Shop in Durham. Pours bright hazy gold with an amber tint. Big foamy white head. Nose shows brett, mild leather, yeast, peaches, hay, and dirt. A bit metallic. Similar taste; some added lemon notes, but subtle. A bit boozy. This beer is so close to being amazing, but itís a bit sweet and alcoholic, and the dirt/metallic notes slightly eclipse the brett brightness. Bring me an Orval.
TheBeerGod (5177) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold bodied with a tall, foamy blond head. Strong yeast notes, peach, citrus, floral hops and spice. Taste is big fruit notes, citrus oils, dusty yeasty, floral notes, soft spice and light woody notes. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Slight chalky in spots. Finishes with more citrus, peach, dusty yeast, floral notes, spice, grains and light woody notes.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Central Market. Orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, a nice yeast twang, and some bubblegum. Taste is weird, bitter, really dry, and strange fruit. Dry finish.
keanex (1392) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a fresh 12 ounce bottle.
A: Hazy amber brown body with a thick and dense white head that sticks around for a while.
S: Very strong bright aroma, hints of leather and lemon with an herbal funk. It kind of reminds me of drinking lemonade next to a garden in the spring. Itís hard to describe, thereís a lot going on here.
T: Upfront Iím getting a sweetness of oranges and a hint of honey with an underlying brett funk and a slight lemon bitterness. The beer finishes with a slight grapefruit bitterness, but itís hard to pin down. This is a very complex beer.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
O: Iím taking my time with this since Iím new to Brett beers but this may be my favorite. Itís very complex with fruity, floral, and earthy notes ranging from bitter to sweet. This is a fun beer to drink.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky gold with mousse like head. Aroma is floral, farmhouse, earth. Flavor is much the same as well as dry with a very nice floral and light earth hop profile, bret, leather. Mouthfeel is light body with very high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, very tasty brew!
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange color. Very big head that can easily jump out of the glass. Aroma can be noticed as soon as you start pouring. Smells of oranges, spiciness, and hops. Lots of carbonation. Taste is similar with corriander and a wild/funk flavor that sets this apart from other belgian pale ales. Some in the 4 pack had alot of funk and one didnít have any. I liked all of them, and highly reccommed trying this one.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, crazy head - be careful! Aroma of citrus hops with only a little Belgian yeast. However, the taste has tons of brett to it along with a good dose of hops bitterness. It has a dry and bitter finish. Probably not much sugar left in this one.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A leather aroma with a hop finish. I had I hopes for this beer but it didnít hold up. A dry finish.
jzzbassman (1507) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a big head. Bretty aroma, a bit musty, with sweet fruit. Flavor has elements of pear, a lot of floral elements, and a dry finish.