BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LeopoldStoch, thanks Brandon! Poured a lightly hazy amber-orange color with a moderate, dense off-white head that quickly faded to a light layer. Awesome aroma. Moderately peppery paired with a soft tart fruitiness (lemon peel, orange) along with some softer fruits (apricot, peach), a nice hop presence, some soft oak, and a funky yeastiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a touch of sweet fruit and oak that leads into a crisp, dry hoppiness paired with a tart yeasty funk producing notes of lemon, earthy hops, pepper, and some light leather that lingers into the finish where it’s paired with a soft oakiness. Crisp, lively carbonation complements the flavors well and makes it very easy to drink. Overall, the flavors seem to meld very well and create an interesting, crisp, easy drinking beer that left me wanting more. Very enjoyable.
Lukaduke (1994) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a orange golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Lots of tart complexity of sour lemon, herbal grass, some round malts to round out the sourness and layers of complex spicy earth and lingering musk. Finishes clean and dry.
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is tart musty tropical fruit, spices, citrus, oaky funk. Taste is dry woody funk, juicy tart citrus fruit, orange, musty oak, light spice. Finish is tart fruity citrus, dusty oak, barrel funk. Nice stuff.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral hops still present, citrus, wood, vanilla, and some citrus.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wild yeast, lightly floral hops, grass, light citrus, and vanilla oak. Taste of grass, wild yeast, vanilla beans, wood, and lightly tart.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, over 2 years old and it held up so well with the hops and with wonderful development of the sour yeast. Aroma brings a bit of spicy hops, some tropical fruit, and a bit of sweet and tangy yeast. Pours thick and light hazy golden orange with a white head.
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle sample at tasting (late 2011). Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had some pale malts, woody herbal, grapefruit, some spiciness, tart, not overly sour, grassy, musty. This was interesting, but the finish was a bit soft.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th July 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tiny white head. Light crisp palate, semi dry. Sourish fruits with a little seltzer minerals and a touch of white wine vinegar. The oak stops it from getting to pucker sour territory. Bit of lemon and brett in the semi dry finish. Nice but I could not drink a lot of this.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via a trade. Special blend 8-1-2011. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are estery, floral, earthy, grassy, marmalade, hoppy, pumpkin seeds and spicy phenols. Flavors are hoppy, citric, funky, grassy, tangerine, medium earth, spicy phenol, dry and grassy. Lightly carbonic with lively carbonation.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours yellow white fizzy head. Aroma of tangy apple. Lemon taste sour apple light
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer appears hazy and yellowish orange, with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma consists of brettanomyces, hops, citrus, funk. Good flavor, with lots of brett, a mild hop character, and some lasting citrus flavors. A good beer, I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2011