Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is acidic with notes of oak and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of wood, medium notes of brettanomyces, and light notes of fruit and vanilla, leading to a dry and tart finish. The brettanomyces scratches the tongue. Thanks yespr for sharing.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
God damn delicious beer! Absolutely beautiful pour, cloudy brownish pink with a perfect, dense, huge head, just like in the picture. Very dry and bretty, farmhousey without any sour, a touch of dry lime in the aroma, light oak, and unfortunately a little soap. Lovely dry flavor, very bretty again with a nice touch of fruits as well. I am lovin’ this. Delicious orval clone.
drewbeerme (3645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours hazy orange with foamy white head. nose is okay, vanilla, funk, flavors vanilla, oak, funky, dry, pale malts. very nice mouthfeel, smooth and vibrant. refreshing funky brew.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle....pours a a murky/cloudy deep orange brown with a frothy white head.... aroma of tart accents and light wood with a nice oakiness to it....flavors of a typical jolly pumpkin base beer which is always nice. the pale ale comes into play near the finish with a slight bitterhop finish....
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma has coconut -like oak, and leather and grapefruit from brett. Slightly tart, and very oaky flavour with a hoppy, bitter finish.
Dedollewaitor (12287) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Thanks to ChristianScheffel. Pours cloudy to muddy orange with a large creamy white foam and lacings. Nose is mainly of oak, yeast & brett. Full bodied. Flavor is vanilla, pepper, brett and some vaguely sour notes before some fruity hops sneaks in. Funky - and It works quite fine!
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours clear amber color with a thick, billowing, marshmellow like head. Aroma is oak and some funk. Medium mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Flavor is light brett, leather, musk, and white pepper. Finishes dry. Overall a nice brew.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip still produces an almost four-finger thick, lightly tanned, frothy, long lasting, lace inducing, structurally crevassed head. The beer is a murky honey-amber color that shows an opaque, orange tinged, light red hue when held up to the light. The beer has a distinct Brettanomyces signature aroma to it that is noticeable as I pour the beer. There is a solid malty bread character, a nice biscuit-like note with just a solid, fresh malt character. A spicy mustiness along with some fruity notes of ripe pear, and a touch of slightly under-ripe melon add more complexity. The aroma is quite complex, at times I get notes of black pepper, lightly tart star fruit, musky sweat-dried leather, earthy grain, some bright berry notes at times that turn into citrusy hop notes that becomes more distinct after I notice it (orange zest and a touch of tangelo). I am really enjoying the aroma of this beer, it is quite complex, demanding of an exploration. After visiting the flavor for a bit, I am able to pull out oak-barrel aromas that add a spiciness to the aroma as well a woody-oak character; the aroma just seems to reveal more and more layers, what more can you ask for.
Perhaps a little cold, the beer is quite dry though and fairly light bodied. The finish has a lingering, Brettanomyces driven, butyric acid character that is a bit musky and a bit like a spicy, plastic note that adds a touch of astringency. This blends with an herbal hop bitterness that also lingers on in the finish with a clean bite. Up front the hop character adds an underlying, yet distinct, citrus oil flavor to this beer. This has quite a bit of spiciness to it, much of it is oak influenced, but the Brettanomyces and other fermentation notes also add a fair amount of spiciness to this brew. Underneath the funkiness there is a malt character that provides soda-cracker like notes as well as a dry biscuit character both of which linger for quite some time on the palate along with the other notes. By the time I took my first sip (spent quite a bit of time with the aroma I guess), this beer was only lightly fizzy, which accentuates a soft creaminess. This has a fairly light tartness to it, which accentuates a touch of fruitiness that remind me of a pear more than anything.
The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the layered complexity that defines the nose, but overall this is still quite a good beer. Definitely funky, and definitely interesting and I really like how easy drinking the texture makes this beer.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful deep clear orange amber body, yellowish creamy lasting head; Excellent.....Perfect....nose, super mellow layed back incredibly complex and super balanced, tons of complex ripe sweet tangerine/orange aromas, AMAZING; Near perfect body which only flaw is a little to much oak tannins, possibly from staying a little to long in to young barrels, very pleasant and with a depth and complexity you almost forget in its drinkability; Incredibly apparent and full finish, again a little to much oak tannins, amazing aromas lightly minty and tons of ripe citrus fruits. One of the finest beers there is!
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours light hazy dark orange to amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is fantastic yet subtle with an elegant oak touch of fresh wood and light vanilla, green floral hops, roses, funky brett, light strawberry, wet gravel/wet stones/minerals and lemon/grapefruit/orange peel. Very dry, low FG nose. The flavour is light sweet but not super dry with a nice mix of funky brett, green floral/herbal hops and dry oak wood in the background. The mouthfeel is creamy and velvety with a soft carbonation to back it up. Wood dry brett finish. Some light bitter and light citric acid-like hops lingers. Medium bodied. Just fantastic!