Heretic Tafelbully
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Tafelbully is a Belgian-inspired table beer based on a recipe from our friend Matt Staley. Tafelbully is the bully of the other table beers, pushing them around with its citrusy dry hopping, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a refreshing Brettanomyces finish. Even though it is a bit bolder than most, this is still a session beer. It features a delicate malt character from the European pilsner and specialty malts and judicious dry hopping with citrusy Sorachi and Amarillo to compliment the gentle fruitiness and delicate phenols of the Belgian and Brettanomyces yeasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
draft at Beer Revolution. Nice light Belgian nose. pretty golden color. Sweetish flavor, almost like grainy. Light refreshing body. Boardering on a light IPAD rather than a Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. This one pours golden with a descent white head. The aroma is thick with bread crust and orange. The flavor is the some with an emphasis on orangy hops and some mild funk that dries it out in the finish. The body is thin, but lots of flavor in this table beer. Not much Belgian yeast flavor, but I really enjoyed the mildly hoppy and dry bretty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours copper with a thin off-white head and a banana aroma. There is a spicy caramel malt flavor with lots of banana ester and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Tap at Beer Revolution. Decent little Belgian. Some band-aid, grain, earth and a bit of funk. It’s a bit too sweet with mildly toasty malt. It’s a bit middle of the road feel is a bit watery. It drinks easily, though, and would probably go well with food. It’s good but not terribly special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazy golden yellow body with a lasting, creamy white head. Aromas are dry, grainy, estery, clove and pepper phenols, light funk. Tropical fruit notes (pineapple) that could be either from hops or Brett C. A lightly grassy and citrusy hop character. Flavors are dry, spritzy, lightly bitter and crisp. Light earthy and woodsy notes, light funk. A noticeable lemon/sorachi ace character in the finish. Medium bubbles, dry and crisp. Very easy and enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
My second Heretic beer and both have been very unique. Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma is faint but recognizably Belgian. Taste is dry and sweet. Fruity with a tiny hop bite. Will need more to determine other flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a low off-white head. Light bretty aroma. Light brett flavor with earth, light grain, and light citrus. Medium bodied. Earthiness and light brett lingers with light grain. Very drinkable, but kept focusing more on what I felt was missing than what was there (big earthiness that might need a bit of something mroe to balance).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
The pour is slipping my mind, but i think it was a deep golden color. Nose was hints of brett and plenty of belgian yeast. Nose has toasted grain, bread, grass, mild funk. Flavor is sweet malts, subtle hints of brett, some background notes of fruit.

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