mcberko (6333) - 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 (3999) - 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 (4504) - 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 don’t 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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obguthr (3784) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chloraseptic, pear, apricot, and grapefruit nose. Strongly phenolic. Clear amber, thick yellow sticky head. Flavor is still very much like chloraseptic and grapefruit peel. Hoppy as I expect from Green Flash. The Brett is out of control in this one. I think the funk crosses that line to becoming too medicinal and chlorophenolic.Still strangely enjoyable as the quality of the phenols are only marginally tainted.
BelgianBeerGal (3142) - 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 Sam’s 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 it’s a bit sweet and alcoholic, and the dirt/metallic notes slightly eclipse the brett brightness. Bring me an Orval.
TheBeerGod (5233) - 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 (2616) - 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 (1437) - 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. It’s hard to describe, there’s a lot going on here.
T: Upfront I’m 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 it’s hard to pin down. This is a very complex beer.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
O: I’m taking my time with this since I’m new to Brett beers but this may be my favorite. It’s 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!