Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko, 19/08/14.
Heavily hazed golden amber with a good sized light beige covering that retains well.
Nose is tarte fruit, funky vibes, musty wood, light peach, citric peel, grassy notes.
Taste comprises tangerine, woody rinse, bitter apricot, tangy citric rinds, oaky wood, bretty, funk.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Thanks Leighton. Clouded orange skin red coloured pour with a lasting loose white halo. Aroma is light earthy orange peel, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is tart berry, some clean brett, apricot. Palate is crisp highish carbonation. Long lingering fresh fruit. Slightly sweetness.
Scopey (7406) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Bottle big thanks to Thomas. It pours hazy golden amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, doughy, woody, white wine, wood, damp leaf, orange muffin, light vinegar and mild spice. The taste is tart, woody, vinous, damp leaf, wood, must, some acidity, fruit cake, gooseberry, sponge cake and light metallic notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice depth, but a touch musty and acidic. Not sure how much I could drink of this, but it’s nice in small measures.
JBPortland (925) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (b3) pours semi clear hazy ruby red with a finger of head. Nose is musty dark woody fruit, a touch of copper, tree bark, vinous, old oak. Taste is dry, damp woody vinous fruit, dark cherry, red apple skin, tart, red grape, light funk. Finish is dry medium-low tartness, wet tree stump, light fruit, oak, grape, wine.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange red with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong honey, oak, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with nice light honey wheat, oak, funk, sweet finish. Very nice
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, Vintage 2012, new exclusive American brew, with honey, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex sour brew, floral/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 750ml bottle. 2013 batch. Slow gusher. Pours out eventually a slightly murky orange/brown shade. Big sticky head with chunks of lacing. Instant bretty, farmhouse aroma, with fruity apple and grape skin notes. Plenty of all that on the tongue as well. Starts off a little sweet but then turns dry and oaky. Quite a creamy feel to the palate. Nothing out of this world but certainly a wonderfully crafted rustic beer.
jcartamdg (2089) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aroma of oak, funk, malt. Taste is bitter, sour, malty, oak and funk. Bitter and sour.
rxeight (1515) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The least sour of the lineup at the very sour wheelhouse. Malty and floral aroma. Slightly tart with a nice hit of farmhouse pepper.
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Medium dark brown, cloudy, with lace. Lactic nose, caramel, honey, lemon, earth. Tangy flavor of lemon and grapefruit, earthy, caramel, salty. Soapy body. Subtle and nice, without being as mind-blowing as other beers I have had from them.