Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer. Aroma was extremely cedar forward, with a bit of funk. Taste was funky, slightly sour but not really, with some very subtle hoppy bitterness. Interested to see how the other two bottles in my cellar will age.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
January 2013, Batch 2 bottle, drunk 6/28/15
Massive gusher, but I was ready for it, so didnít lose too much. Otherwise, a hazy blonde ale with a full white head that shows wonderful retention.
Neverending dry brett in the nose shows limeskins, guava, dry nectarine, band aids and oiled leather. Cedar is nicely integrated in to the brett character, adding its signature rich yet mellow wood aroma (cedar is pretty distinctive). Well-attenuated (especially by now) pale malts add honey, bits of cracker and there is a lightly tart lemony wheat character as well. It all comes off bright and yet soft and with tons of depth. No alcohol in the nose.
Flavor pours on the brett as well, not surprisingly. This stuff has been busy at work. Great tartness, yet the malts both sooth and balance, adding honey, sweet whitebread dough and soft wheat dryness. Hops add just a touch of lemon at this point, with very minimal bitterness. Some wood tannin is notable on the finish, building up a bit much and adding some unwanted astringency. Perhaps a touch uni-dimensional, as well. But thatís the extent of my criticism here. Otherwise, goes down immensely easily and shows no sign of its 8%abv. Another amazing beer from this brewery...
Iphonephan (4301) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Travlrís sour beer tasting. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of cedar. Flavor also dominated by cedar with some farmhouse yeast flavors.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow, whitish head. Barnyard, hay and wood on the nose. The citrus fruits are there too. Funky pineapple, some citrus and that spicy cedar woodyness in taste. Refreshing and quite good drinkability in this brew. Bit of herbs and funky spicyness in finish. While this being quite crisp, I believe it would be an excellent one for the summer.
lefossoyeur (491) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear blonde with a bubbly white head, becoming hazier with each pour. Tropical aromas with some leathery Brett and hints of cedar. Intense carbonation, sweet, fruity, dry leathery finish with some astringency and lemony notes. A bit heavy, boozy on the finish. Nice altough it was surely better in itís younger ‚ge...
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours hazy golden yellow, light citrus nose. Oaky grapefruit spice taste, bitter bite.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Citrus, funk, light cedar aromas. Nice funk, citrus, herbal and funky flavors.
CObiased (103) - - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #6 bomber - Light clear golden color. Unique and wonderful aroma of pungent grapefruit, lemon, spruce, fresh cedar, bitter orange zest and hint of sage. First mouthful is amazing! Like no other beer. Very layered. Flavors include big unique citrus like white grapefruit juice, cedar oil, juniper berry, lemon balm, pickle juice and clove. Almost like a perfumed sour. Wow
AirForceHops (4385) - 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 (3521) - 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 (7059) - 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)