Heretic Tafelbully
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at Naja’s. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
The hops are light as is the body, but it’s got a lemony twang going on and a fantastic bretty nose. Nice and refreshing, different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, San Jose. Light hazed pale yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting fine white head. Aroma is light grains, hay zest blood orange pineapple. Brett. Flavour is light flabby grains, pineapple Brett, little cardboard. One dimensional. Palate is light. Slightly thin, moderate carbonation. Slightly lifeless. Little urinal cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at Yellow Ape. Deep orange with lace. Bretty funk nose, lemon, some apricots. Dry, light, bretty flavor, crisp citrus and stone fruits. High drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9233) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8588) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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 16/20
joeneugs (5866) - 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.

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