Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sticky white foam atop a golden cloud. Resinous, coniferous complementary brett/hop combo, appealing in its flowery, lilac perfumey notes and exotic in its fruit salad, honeyed tropical tendrils. It makes for a very complex beer and one in which the old age has allowed the brett to take plenty of room and the hops to keep the oxidation at bay, still providing a fair bitterness, but also, when paired with the wood, casting a tannic, tea reminiscent texture of great refinement. That feeling is amped up by the smooth palate of medium build and intense, yet unagressive carbonation. All in all, it’s really dry, almost Orvalesque in that regard and deeply phenolic, venturing into clove, pepper and eucalyptus territories. As it warms up, phenols take a large portion of the room, adding a medicinal kick to it that feels wild a plenty, but perhaps less elegant than when at cellar temp. A fine local treasure that I see is gathering some homey hype that is well deserved. Very accomplished. Those barrels are a marvel.
bytemesis (6596) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Gikinjii! Pours hazy amber orange, medium bubbly beige head, dissipates with lots of bubbly residual and decent lacing. Aroma is Brett, loads of oak tannins and vinous notes. Flavor has a very light initial sweetness, light tartness, drying out quickly, light funk with a Bretty must and a bit of sharpness, oak tannins, vinous notes aplenty, hints of caramel, orange zest, and pine as well. Lightish body, low carbonation. A hint of acetone sharpness. Not exactly sure why this is top 50 in style, but its certainly solid.
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bretts? Plutôt, oui! Le côté sauvage transperce littéralement les narines. Peut-être un peu trop en fait... J’aime le côté complexe des bretts mais il doit, à mon avis, être balancé par autre chose : les pediococcus, les houblons, les fruits ou autres chose. Ici c’est : brettsss-dans-ta-face! Ceux qui aiment la touche sauvage de ces dernières seront servis, mais il ne faut clairement pas s’attendre à une bière très équilibrée. La base "IPA" est annéantie par les bestioles, laisse une emprunte très discrète et franchement peu discernable. Il faut lui accorder : elle porte bien son nom!
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at RBSG. Hazy medium gold, huge rocky white head. Aroma is funky and vinous, certainly more funky than sour, some hay, some vinous character, rounded mouthfeel, very drinkable.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Duffman, RBSG
Hazy golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of brett and citrus. Taste of citrus, brett, and funky
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Funky tartness and some weird yeasty notes. Cloudy gold with a decent head. Funky tartness and lots off yeasty brett goodness.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is strong brett and citrus. Medium mouth, tart, grass, light bitter finish, good.
Strykzone (6640) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at rbsg. A huge head. A funky aroma. Fruity, too. Wow. First sip is really good. Nice hoppiness with brett. New ground for me. A hoppy sour?! Funky goodness. Soft malts ate pale. I like it.
BuckeyeBoy (5831) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours out a hazy straw topped with a white head. Nose is candy sugar floral notes perfume and brett. Taste is more of the floral notes perfume and brett. Very nice and complex.
douglas88 (8335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A big sour funky nose. The flavor is big sweet fruity banana and berry, funky hay.
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy amber golden colour, white head. Spicy aroma, herbs, malts, light sour touch. Sweet spicy flavour, light sour, brett. Finish herbs, wood and brett. OK beer.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZBF 2014. Thanks for sharing, Tom10101!)