Stoned99 (1151) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared with Seb and bought yesterday at he brewery. Aroma: nice apples, floral, white wine, oaky giving some vanilla aroma. Really reminds me of the TDD X. App: hazy orange, small white head, thick lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, really vinous, silky, light bitter and subtle sour finish. Overall: great stuff. Really reminds me of TDD X. Great stuff. Would like it to be a bit less bitter but still, this is pretty good.
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Zwanze 2015, I think it’s probably not as interesting as it might have been fresher when the hops were much more alive. It’s still pretty damn good.
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happy to get to try this. A very well made beer that has characteristics of a pale, but is more like a saison. Funky nose, and tastes good, but not great.
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’14 release. Pours an orange color with a creeping head. Also a slow gusher from the bottle. Aromas of fruity yeast, some hops. Heavy funk with a load of brett. Taste is funky and dusty with fruity and floral hints. Pretty dry with a medium body. Seems like the Brett has eaten most of the residual sugar which prompted the gushing action along with the over attenuation, which really works well here actually. This is god nectar.
ctipping (1254) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle. Batch 1. Originally reviewed 5/25/2013. It’s a hazy orange with a huge off white head. It slowly oozes out of the bottle pushing gunky crap with it. Sticky lacing.
Extremely bretty aroma, but lots of flavor behind it. Still some hops there. Lots of citrus.
Taste is Earthy and very bretty. Mimics the nose almost identically. Citrus more prominent. Lots of earthiness in the finish. Slight bitterness.
Medium body. Well carbonated but not overly so.
Arguably better than Mimosa. Has more complexity than Mimosa because of the fresh hop character, even at this age.
onceblind (6999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a foamy sticky white head. Amazing aroma of earthy sourness and sweet pink Chapstick. In a good way. Smooth Belgian musty funk flavor with bright yeasty tones and an earthy malt.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, mild spices, some mild acidic notes as well. Flavour is wood, spices, herbs and some floral notes. Quite fruity and earthy aftertaste. Wellbalanced, but not the best of HF beers.
mjs (6387) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - 2014 vintage, at laiti’s, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured golden and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had tartness, fruitiness, dry wood-like scents and apple seeds. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, tartness, wood-like dryness, sourness and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity, sour and hoppy. Very well done balanced brew with tartness and hoppiness.
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - thanks VastActiv!
Hazy pale orange, but as this was a gusher I have to punish it (-1 to look), brief head. Pleasant apricotty wood aged, bretty, aroma. Sharp palate, refreshing, and nice carbonation. Sharp acidic taste, fruity and apricotty, but predominantly acidic. A strange sour/pale ale hybrid, not entirely sure this is what the brewer was aiming for, in particular if he doesn’t have enough control over the process to keep the beer in the bottle upon opening. Not sure what the fuss is about, this is only decent, nothing to gush over.
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (2014 vintage) @Laiti’s, thanks. Cloudy orange color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sour, fruity, vinegar and orange in aroma. Fruity, citrus, oranges, sour, vinegar and bit leather in taste. Sour fruits in aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel. Not for my taste.