northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for this one, Tommy! Complex tart aroma, hints of vanilla, citrus. Taste is not overly sour, but there’s a tartness, sweet yeastiness and a grapefruit bitterness. Very enjoyable.
AlainG (910) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière dorée, légèrement voilée, coiffée d’une mousse dense qui s’agrippe au verre pour lui en laisser une écume. Des arômes aussi variés qu’intéressants. Les fruits tropicaux sont représentés par le fruit de la passion, l’ananas et le raisin vert. Une odeur boisée avec des effluves de levures sauvages. Son goût est dans la même famille, laissant sur la langue une sensation acidulée, qui semble annuler les points forts du liquide. On goûte les brettanomyces au travers les élans de vin blanc. C’est très bon. (Embout. 03-12) (471-271112)
jbeatty (849) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, reviewed from notes sometime spring 2011. Pours clear, brilliant dark amber, healthy one finger head, foamy lace and champagne bubbles. Musty aroma of bleu cheese, oak, underneath is apple, pineapple and other tropical fruit, hint of hops. Taste delicate and nuanced: light funk, brett, faint tropical fruits, spicy malts leads to a slightly bitter, dry finish. Full bodied, sparkling carbonation. Really nice.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tommy for this one. Really funky, earthy, rustic wild ale here. Pours a cloudy orange straw color with large foamy head. Aroma is bretty funk, basement, oranges, peaches, and herbal sweetness. Taste is medium tart and heavy funk with a great citrus and vinous notes. Awesome beer.
Ernesto987 (3040) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is awesome, lactose type tartness. Sweetish bretty flavors, dry finish, great stuff
HeistAlmighty (1008) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle. So I looked back through the ratings and everyone seems to love this and no one gave it less than a 3, but I didn’t like it at all. In fact, I gave some to 4 other people and none of them liked it either. Maybe I had a bad bottle or something, or we aren’t sophisticated enough beer snobs yet. All I got from the aroma and taste were fungus and sweet and sour pickle juice. It seemed really well made and looked nice, but I just couldn’t taste any of the wood or wine, just pickles.
bmerz (593) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 01/12 from Beer Street BK. Orange hazy beer with a diminishing head and little lace. Great label art! Aroma is strongly Brett and sour funk with earth, herbs, green apple, and vinous notes. Additional flavors are lemon, cooling peppermint, yeast, pithy bitterness that rides through the finish and washes over the back sides of the tongue late. The palate is light oily at first but ends dry bitter and tannic and with a yeast tickle. Carbonation is sharp. Really nice and refreshing. Went terribly with a stir fry of kelp, celery seasoned with soy, sesame, garlic, and ginger. But is a very good bright and distinct beer likely suited for the right food.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Tom10101 - have had many comments about this bottle while it was sitting in the cellar...probably more to do with the illustration but hey whatever gets good beer noticed :) Clear and bubbly light amber with an off white head that settles to about one finger in the glass. Interesting blend of wine, apricot, very mild oak and spice. Moderate to high carbonation, light yet full bodied, some alcohol, citrus comes centre stage with some very light hops and light spice. Overall its slightly sweet, bitter and funky with a hint of sour. Definitely a complex beer that is worth trying.
jredmond (4617) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the last beers sampled with Andrew at THEFESTIVAL. Thankfully the brewery reps didn’t speak English too well, so when the officers/admins were yelling at everyone to stop serving these bros were still down to party like dads. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish amber with nice, creamy tan lacing. Aroma is wine, citrus fruits, wood and a nice funk. Mouthfeel is very complex with an enormous variety of flavors coming together - wine, wood, funk, tart apricot & peach, spices, vanilla, pepper and a tough of honey.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, amber and with a big head. Fun aroma - woody, winey, apricot, a little funky. Rich, intense taste. Full body. Vinous notes, wood, with light alcohol, all kinds of spicy, honeyed complexity. Sweet citrus notes and light pepper, and of course a little noble rot accent. Very complex. Just the slightest bit of tartness late. You don’t have beers this good very often.