ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold, with a very large white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. There is an interesting blend of funky, leathery brettanomyces and dusty, woody cedar in the aroma; it smells a bit like a collection of antique furniture. There is a touch of lambic-like sourness up front, which quickly gives way to strong pine needle and grapefruit hops. Soft caramel and sourdough malt notes come into the mid-palate, matched with woody cedar. There is a little cinnamon in the finish and a mild lingering sourness. The cedar lends an interesting dimension to this beer. It is noticeably different to oak, and pairs nicely with the funky brettanomyces flavours. An unusual beer, but quite a good one.
ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep straw color with a massive creamy white head. Notes of marijuana, toasted leaves, yarn, brett, wood and grass. Creamy mouthfeel and a long finish.
sschwab (20) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk at CBC 2013
Powerful citrus, yeasty aroma, which permeates into the initial taste. Quite fizzy with a moderate heat, there was plenty of depth and flavour to hide the strength. Palate and aftertaste was disappointing, with the flavour disappearing quite quickly more like a strong pale ale than it looks...
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade, big thanks! Pours out a yellowish/golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, wood, earthy grains, light fruity/funky/lightly plasticky yeast. Taste is complex, spicy cedar wood, funky plastic Brett notes, light fruity yeast, citrusy, juicy hops with a dry and lightly funky touch of Brett on the finish.
Reynolds314 (1873) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a gushing copper with lots of head. Aroma is spicy piney hops, cedar, and funky brett. Taste is very spicy and peppery from the cedar with a lot of hops and some light tartness. Interesting.
Ernesto987 (3009) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit of a gusher, lots of hop flavors, tons of Brett, very light and dry. Solid beer
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head, Some Lacing
S: Citrus, Brett, Mildly Grainy
T: Brett, Mildly Grapefruit, Mildly Bready
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Funky, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty solid brett beer with nice citrus balance on the back end.
DrewFace (229) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight bottle gusher. Pours a hazy light orange color with big rocky white head. Tart, lightly funky, brett, sweet malt aroma. Quite a bit of citra hop character in the flavor, mild tartness, lemony and orange like citrus flavors. Pretty substantial bitterness in the finish.
dandeman (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Charles for this one. First nose comes with cedar aroma with slight notes of tropical fruits and lemon. Accents of wild yeast, pepper and spices are also part of this explosive, complex and evolutionary nose.
Visual is orange / gold, very hazy, with a lot of particles. Head is huge, rocky and lasting long minutes. sticking well on glass, it shows a small lacing.
Notes of grapefruit and lemon are surprising the tongue at first zip. Bitterness is deep but soft and non aggressive. Flavors are remaining on tongue for a long time showing notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit and cedar. Bretts are giving it a sour basis supporting accents of soft bitterness. The mix of hops and cedar is really something. Balance is exceptional. An almost technically perfect beer; just not my style. but I have to admit it’s great quality.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. hazed golden with a big white head. nose of cedar and funky bret. the flavour is similar. not so drinkable, would be nicer around 6% with a leaner malt body. very nice to try.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by Dean. Poured a super hazy almost cloudy light straw colored body under a large foamy white head. Aroma of brett, funk, old rotting lemons, wood, earth and bread crusts. Great palate with a medium to soft mouthfeel and tight bubbly stronger carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor of brett, lemon rind, dry toast, barn yard, hint of champagne and wood. Solid beer.