laiti (8035) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ home, bottled 2014. Thanks jtclockwork & VastActiv!
Aroma has strong earthy notes, citrus and grapefruit. Feels like a farmhouse saison. Flavour is tart with strong earthy notes, lots of citrus, some grapefruit and orange. Dry finish. Very tart and citrusy. And very farmhouse.
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Vintage 2014. Thanks to jtclockwork! Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, sourness, some wood, juicy sweetness and some malts. Excellent.
tiong (6390) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Thanks VastActiv!
Pours yellowish orange with a massive foamy head.
Aroma of oak, ripe fruits, yeast, earthy notes, spices, hops, bretta, hints of herbal notes and grass.
Taste is funky yeasty, farmyardy and earthy with some bretta, oak, wood, fruits, grass and herbal notes.
Finish is funky, woody, oaky and rustic with some bretta, ripe fruits and funky yeastiness. Pretty good.
knickskicks (1143) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour, wispy white head. Nose is funk, lemon rind, yeasty. Taste is barnyard, yeasty, citrus, soapy. Light mouthfeel.
rxeight (2515) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle, dark lord line share. Cloudy light yellow. In one word it’s yeasty. Barnyard, pepper, dry white wine. I guess for me it has way to much of the Brett and barnyard stuff going on and not enough sour to balance it out. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Probably more wrong with me.
Mr_Abner (328) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 Bottle into an HF glass. Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of HF yeast, Brett, musty funk, citrus. Taste is similar. Lots of musty funk in the taste up front; lightly bitter, some citrus, finishes tart. A lot more funk than I normally enjoy in my beers.... Would love to have tried this when fresh.
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, big thanks to Padraig, 27/03/15.
Hazed orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is light piss, tangy apricot, melon, straw, funk, tangerine.
Taste comprises bitter citric rinds, peach, straw, funk, Belgian yeast esters, spice, darker fruit notes, candyfloss.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop presence in a drying close.
Solid Belgo offering.
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Manny G. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Nose of mild piss and sweet malts. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Light dry malt cream. Mildly sour orange and lemon. Some peel. Little yeast. Light bitterness in the airy dry finish. Nice flavour and pretty drinkable, the nose a bit pissy.
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share, thanks to MannyGoldberg. Hazy yellow, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma has some peach, dry, lemon flavoured biscuits. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is soft with some straw, minerals, grapefruit, a little caramel, finishes dry. Nice.
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 2. Thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is earthy, doughy, bitter-sweet, pissy, dank, peach, nectarine, apricot yoghurt, manure and light spice. The taste is crisp, tart, juicy, earth, funk, gooseberry, funk, damp leaf, must, spice and mouldy action with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Solid musty action.