anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma with weak bretty hints. Has a fruity malty slightly bretty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak bretty yeasty finish.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Schultsc. Asked for a local I hadn’t rated, the man came through big time with this one. Pours hazy amber with a foamy/creamy/fizzy off-white head. It’s like pineapple in the barnyard for aroma. Med body. Flavor is fruit of strange types quickly passed oer by an astringent earthiness. It is slightly sweet, mostly dry. Balanced I guess. The barnyard aspect is just excellent.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a rather large white head.
S: I like the smell on this one. Floral and spicy with quite a lot of yeast. There’s a mild bread note and not much sweetness. Not a super pronounced Brettanomyces character, but there is a bit of leather to it.
T: The flavor isn’t quite as good. Spicy and yeasty, with some light floral notes. The Brettanomyces character is once again subdued in terms of the flavors. Bready malt is about all the sweetness this one has. A light bitterness and maybe just a hint of fruit.
M: The body is somewhat light with a crisp, dry feel and high carbonation.
O: This seems to be a somewhat polarizing beer. I thought it was nice, but others didn’t like it so much. To each his own.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Hazy amber ale with a huge, pillowy, white head. The nose is crazy fruity – a mélange of citrus and tropical fruits – pineapple, pear and apricot with only a dab of clove spiciness. Medium-bodied and slick with tingly carbonation. The flavor provides fruity malts and hops. Leans bitter, but not at all overbearing. Crisp, lightly bitter, refreshing finish. Bottle courtesy of richiesd or giarcsr! I can’t remember which.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, fluffy head. Aroma of belgian yeast, some spice, funky notes. Flavor is a mix of a golden ale and a light funky saison. Interesting but certainly not amazing.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL at a tasting. Pours a light golden, hefty Brett carbonation and rocky, hop oil foam. Nose is Brett, Rayon Very style cedar and perfume, mildly chemical/sharp phenolic. Taste is woody cedar, spicy, juicy yellow fruits. Palate is spicy, dry, aerated, refreshing. Balancing hop bite. Good stuff, I’m told it is the prototype for Rayon Vert.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another brew thanks to Terminus at the Annual Black Friday tasting. It pours deep clear gold with a giant light tan head of billowing foam. The aroma offers up apples, pears and some tart acidic lemon to almost lime notes. The taste is somewhat tart and a little earthy lime. It then picks up additional thin notes of sweet apple and pear off in the background. Tasty stuff. I’d do this again.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of richiesd. Pours copper with a large off white head. Smells lightly fruity, bretty, dry malty hints, floral. Tastes of wildflowers, grassy, peppery, bitter, metallic with a dry semi astringent finish. Great nose, but the taste doesn’t quite live up.
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy beige head and a funky barnyard aroma. There is a bitter caramel malt flavor with a dry grassy finish. Not very tasty.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Citrus, Belgian yeast, light bready malts in the aroma. More citrus in the flavor, lemon and grapefruit, with yeast funk and pale malts. Not bad.