AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2 dated Jan, 2013. Major gusher losing easily losing about 5 oz. out of the bottle. Fucking geyser all over my buddies kitchen. Looks like grapefruit gold with fluffy head. Aroma is nice, light Brett funk, black pepper, and wood. Flavor shows funky yeast, citrus, tropical fruit and a spicy pepper finish. Holy shit, this is damn pretty nice.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is batch 2. We lost about 28% of the bottle to a gushing. Bottle was room temp, not moved recently. So the appearance is a bit messed up since the yeast cake got all stirred up. Bottled on January 2013. Very hazy and dark orange. 1 finger creamy head with a yellow sheen. The nose is amazing. Just fresh cedar plank, wood chips, really gorgeous! I get pineapple, ginger, loads of delicious fruits.Whoa. this tastes awesome. Cedar for days which I LOVE. This is so pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi and tangerine with a lot of wood. the funk is subdued, sourdough bread, ultra nice no tartness at all except the grapefruit acidity. Dang. I could drink a lot of this.
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5911-20131010] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Herbal straw pencils and lemongrass aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Lemon grassy hops and mild sweaty flavour has a hot spicy undertone in the finish. Medium body. Tasty but a little too spicy for me. (7/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, jercraigs, mds)
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-Batch 4 from July 2013 Sampled December 2014
Pours hazy orange with a nice fluffy white head with big bubbles all over. Nose is crazy-lots of cedar, citrus, lemon, orange peal, very subtle citrus here, but the cedar age is so heavy on this. IT sort of reminds me of the cedar aged Jai Ali from Cigar City on the nose. Flavors show the wood age with lots of bright citrus as well. THis beer is 1 1/2 yrs old and it still shows quite a bit of hops. THe yeast created something truely unique-lots of crazy funk along with the woody notes and hops. Its really hard to pinpoint everything that is going on here. Long woody, grapefruity lemony finish with quite a bit of bitterness. I really dig this beer! THe carbonation is a bit on the high side, that maybe the only detracting thing here. still quite good!
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy yellow orange in color... Spanish Cedar and citrus hops portend a shockingly vivid grapefruit aroma... Cedar is initially very pronounced, grapefruit and citrus notes come through with a funky Bretty finish... Light citrus and pine hops on palate... Solid
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tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Hazy amber body with a foamy white head that settles rather quickly. Lots of peppery & woody spices all around; you can definitely smell & taste the cedar. Super woodsy, reminds me a little of a cigar humidifier even with some notes of earthiness & tobacco. Kind of tastes salty, too, with a brine-like finish. A little bit of tartness & some modestly funky barnyard notes from the brettanomyces, but certainly understated compared to the spicy cedar. Lightly floral with notes of peppercorn in the finish.
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Nice woody cedar base, some spicy yeast, light fruity sweetness, and some faint rustic notes. Good stuff.
Artistdave (65) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad, nice mellow bubblegum aroma, somewhat sugary. Tasted banana cloy sweet but not too overpowering in each respect. Decent finish, slight warmth, decent brew.
tderoeck (7816) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
5/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: VI/22/13, batch #4 (2014-743) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy pale orange to yellow beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of cedar, soapy, deodorant, very weird. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: way too much of that cedar stuff, no subtleties, very bitter, wood, tannins, meh. Aftertaste: very soapy, unpleasant bitterness, weird. I don’t like this one little bit.
MacBoost (1727) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1.5 year old bottle. Almost a gusher. Poured 99% foam and 1% beer. After 10 minutes of settling and pouring, I had this:
Anyway, that’s what it looked like. Aromas of funky brett and wood. Taste is bitter and funky. Flavors of cedar and sweaty Brett. Bone dry. I guess this kind of dried out during the past year and a half due to the brett and really built up some carbonation. Pretty nice metamorphosis. The end result is a woody funk train, bone dry and cracklingly decadent. Really glad this beer had time to bottle condition with the Brett, as it turned out amazing. Finishes woody, dry and Brett-tastic. Very nice and an amazingly unique experience!