Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Najaís. Hazy dull straw colour. Thin head. Well, not really impressive on the nose - spicy specialty grain aroma (rye, oats, etc) and fuggley hops. Spicy, oaty, minty palate with light hops. The body is a bit thin, there is perhaps not enough residual malt sweetness. Not really a table beer, and not as interesting as I wanted it to be.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a relatively clear golden-straw color with a sizable white head.
S: Interesting aromas to this one. Heavy on the grass and straw with a good amount of peppery phenols. A good amount of sweet fruits such as pears and apples along with bread and cracker malts and a healthy dose of yeast.
T: Sweet pale, cracker malts start this one off. The yeast contributions are on display here as well. Lots of wet straw and white pepper. A little bit of green apple skins along with some actual yeast itself. Just a very light bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: The Brettanomyces does add something interesting to this beer. It would be nice to see where this beer might go with age.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw coloured pour with a lovely white head. The nose is great. Fresh, spicy and slightly minty. A touch of white pepper and some sweet herbal, minerally character. Flinty and slightly tropical with a bit of light fruit as well. A touch of gooseberry and kiwi character in addition to a nice mintiness. Really solid brew.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Beer Revolution on 8/20/2011. This Belgian Ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and citrusy. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity, yeasty and sweet. The hops are grapefruity. Decent carbonation. Touch of yeast, some funk and a touch of banana. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean an smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Creekside Brewing. Clear gold with a small and quickly dissipating head. Lemon grass and sweet raspberry lead the aroma, which has a nice touch of brett and some sweet malt as well. Definitely a nice estery aroma, though somewhat subtle. The flavor is dry and very lightly tart with a touch of lemon that cones out in the finish after awhile. Overall though itís a little short and empty. Body is light and carbonation is moderate. Nice stuff if a little blander than I thought.
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beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.