JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Farmhouse stank in the aroma, some banana, clove, bubble gum and light floral hops. Thick white head that lasts. Lots of multi-colored floaties dance the cloudy, effervescent, deep golden ale. Tingly and carbonated with some residual baking soda. Crisp summer hoppiness is very tangy, and quite tasty.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours wtih an orange-gold body topped by a thick, white, lasting head with some lacing. Slightly bitter and grassy wtih a slight malt sweetness and an underlying sour note. Light, crisp and tingly.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Hazy light gold, creamy white head settling to a thin white layer in a few minutes. Yeasty, musty, spicy, definitive Brettomyces aroma. Acicity makes it clean on the palate with medium body and lively carbonation. Sour flavors dominate, although there is a light toffeeish sweetness in the backgound, and a twinge of peppery bitterness at the end. Somewaht harsh when cold, but mellows out and the complexities arise as it warms. Very refreshing.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 2006. Hazy orange and yellowish pour. Canít get over how bright the yellow is, the beer looks happy to be in my glass. Carbonation city, baby. Whilst the bubbles are popping, they donít hinder the subtle flavor and delicate spicy nuances. Apricot, pepper and brett dominate, leading into a funky farmhouse aroma. Somewhat sweet with a nice balanced and moderate acidity. Tastes like I picture a beer would have tasted(in this style vein) 200 years ago. The tart flavor is wonderfully balanced by the semi-aggressive hop profile. Good job Ron!
HooperX (13) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold. Big foamy head. Smell is fruity, a titch bitter. Fairly malty, strong taste of... well, farm. I donít feel like my money was wasted, but I doubt Iíll pick this one up again.
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden body with a large golden head. Funky aromas of lemongrass and hay. Lightly fruity malt, yeasty flavors and notes of barnyard and sourness. Strong medicinal notes reminiscent of a lighter bodied Orval. Strong hops, consistent brew. Somewhat of an oddball, but I can appreciate it.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma, almost minty, with a hint of sourness. Pours blonde with a huge white head. A little dry, sweet, then some sour, with a little spice. A lot going on, yet still refreshing.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of lemon in the aroma.Pours a murky light gold with a large white head.Get some sourness in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a sour finish.
SSSteve (3917) - - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. hoppy, wood(oak), marshmallow aroma. very carbonated. oak, lemon, and hop flavors. very nice.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 12oz bottle. the aroma is amazing, so funky and delicate. love it. big fluffy head and cloudy blonde appearance looks tasty to me. incredibly dry and brilliantly so. itís mildly tart, funky and yet simple. to me itís perfect. nothing over the top but happens to be what i want to drink all the time. citrus, slight pepper, yeasty, and crisp. palate is light and highly refreshing
12oz bottle cellar aged 1 year. nose is still wonderfully funky, oaky, and sour. wow this thing is still going strong, funky, still subtle yet complex, some sourness. after a year itís a bit more funky and everything seems in perfect balance. i bet this could keep going 2+ years. i can understand why people dont get this beer and i feel sorry for them. it always reminds me a gueuze blended with a saison, but thatís just me. at 1 year this beer is awesome.
12/22/07. 12oz bottle, aged 14-16 months. the brett has taken over and tried this thing out. it is almost bone dry now. still bretty and tasty but a bit too dry. either have bam fresh or within the first 10months. 4.0.
sampled a small vertical of a 14 month old bottle (approx. 10/2006, 4.1.), 7 month old bottle (approx. 6/2007, 3.4.), and a somewhat recent bottle (3.3).. At 14 months it was wonderful, tart sour, lots of brett, and good body, not too dry. The other two were not good batches, very very watery, not that funky, and pretty bland. not sure what happened but this isnít as good as it once was.