b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks to Tom at Neon’s for the pour!). Looks good; a hazy lemon with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; mild Belgian yeast (almost saison-ish) and notes of citrus zest and mild spices. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel that’s on the dryer side. A nice example of the style.
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml (batch 43, bought from NYC, WPBF)
Hazy yellow color, good cloudy white head. Fruity, intensive farmhouse bretta aroma. Medium-bodied. Crisp carbonation. Very good grapefruity flavor, zesty, fruity. Good bretta beer.
laiti (5611) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’14
Aroma has lots of bretta, some white wine and citrus. Very foamy palate. Flavour has grapefruit lemonade, some bretta notes and citrus. Interesting.
olio (6120) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy, some fruits and hay also. Flavor of citric fruits, hay, grape fruits and wood. Aggressive and yeasty. Nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On 06/18/2011. Hazy white body small white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma with some spice and caramel. Sweet spice and fruity citrus hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
madvike (2695) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours hazy gold with a massive white head. Near the entire glass is head on the pour. Nose is plasticy Brett, real dry and leathery, with lemon rind and dusty yeast. Taste is dry and lemony, Bretty as hell, plastic and dry with dusty yeast and tartness. Thin and fluffy with biting carbonation. Really good stuff.
bluejacket74 (1299) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, Batch E!043. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with at least a couple inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a very long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, floral hops, apples, and some grassiness. It tastes like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, apricots, grass/hay and some light clove and peppery spice. I like the tartness in this brew, I didn’t really expect that so it was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and is well carbonated. I think this is good , I’d certainly like to try White Gold again in the future. $9.99 a bottle.
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 43. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a nice craggy and billowy white head that had excellent retention due to the vigorous carbonation. The nose is really light and delicate with a nice subtle floral hoppiness, soft wheat, some light brett, bready malt, very nice and complex. The flavor is a lot more centered on the wild yeast than I was expecting, really interesting and funky with the bright hoppiness playing against it really well. The hops are all flavor, minimal to no bitterness from them. Some nice citrusy hops on the finish. Soft bready malt and wheat at it’s base, but they really just provide the canvas for the yeast and hops to work on. Very well hidden alcohol, hard to believe this is 8%. Light to medium bodied, a little touch of cling on the back end. The carbonation is a bit on the overactive side at first, but with some aggressive agitation I was able to blow some of that off, making the level just right. This is really a pretty good beer, it gets no respect in comparison to Brute, but this is pretty close in quality.
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Bottle 762 from April 2007. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with some orange and candy notes. The flavor is full of Belgian yeast, orange, sugar and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ClayOso (3) - - OCT 29, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this beer fresh in the brewery in the trademarked excelsior class, which I ended up purchasing, and drank it on a tour - no better way to experience a craft beer. The atmosphere enhanced the beer. Had a hazy body and appearance and the beer was lively overall a pure white head after the bartender scooped some off. Had a citrus aroma and taste with some slight hints of spice.