chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Ethan for this... Dark murky gold... Nose of sweet yogurt with pineapple and caramel... Taste is horrendously bad, very watery light spice and malt, boring
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml shared by Beejay. 1 of 24 from the release. Thanks, bud! Pours a deep murky golden hazed pour, some orange fiery glow makes it into the fold. A frothy moderate sized bright white head, dies to a thick film, laces well. Aromas are crispy bready malts and black pepper, some soap, touches of funky brett. Light sourness, touches of currents, touches of berries, some suntan lotion, rye malts. Not as wild as anticipated. Initial is some light sourness, wild brett, bready malts. Some peppercorns, with touches of wild yeast, bready malts, touches of lactic sourness are very gentle. More brett, but still smooth on the palate. Touches of suntan lotion, yogurty lactic really takes off on the palate, touches of earthy nuts and peppercorns. Really, a lot of yogurt. Finish moves into some light sour yogurt, very lactic (but not all that acidic), touches of dryness and yogurt, wet brett, bread, and touches of peppercorns. Interesting, aroma seems very similar to the base, but the beer is indeed transformed.