TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a richer straw yellow hue, touches of glow, bit of orange with a frothy whitish head atop. Dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are touches of straw, yeast, and funky brett. Horseblanket, oak, and gentle tart fruit. Some life. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touches of tart lemon and apple, gentle brett and funk, straw, and gentle yogurt. Middle offers some tartness, gentle yogurt, straw, and gentle oak. Some bready malts, dough, lighter and a touch vibrant and fizzy. Backend is a bit of estery apple and pear, gentle tartness. Lingering funk, fairly crisp, medium funk and a bit of tartness. Nice lighter summer Wild with some high drinkability.
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice light tart lemon and peach note to it with a nice funky backing and a bit of barrel coming through in the finish. Flavor begins slightly tart with lemon and peach with lemon remaining mixing a funky grain note and a dry finish.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear yellow, no head, no lace. nose is airy, with the slightest spicy trace. flavor is very mild, no trace of the barrel. watery bodied, clean finish. so weak as to be non-existant.
Hair6a11 (1394) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 On tap; pour is murky light golden with a very modest head that rings the tulip. There’s hardly anything here; anyway - the nose is perhaps the highlight of this brew. Apple skins, lemon grass, a light funkiness is present. Unfortunately, the flavor profile is muted out of the gate. The apple skins, lemon zest, grassy hops, and very mild barnyard notes are pleasant, but at the end of the day, this brew needs a lot of development to reach another level.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at hopcat. points orange with no head. low carbonation. slight sourness to accompany some mild tropical fruit. flavor of peach, slight funk, slick oak, and some citrus in the end. quite subtle and soft. nice
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to cpferris. Pours mostly clear golden with a minimal head. The aroma has a little Brett, with not too much else really to it. The flavor is somewhat Belgian with a small malt presence and some wild/bretty notes. The palate is very light with a mild acidity. Really drinkable and even refreshing.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a hazy amber color with minimal carbonation and white foam. A lightly tart fruit aroma, perhaps a bit of peach and lemon. Some wet oak and a bit of must and straw. The flavor isn’t terribly impressive, unfortunately. A bit watery with some mustiness, straw, and oak. A moderate acidity and some lemon zest and light fruits. Light to medium in body with low carbonation.
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Livery, pours an orangish color with a nice white head, has some sour fruit notes to it but was nothing to go crazy over. Not a bad brew but nothing too special.
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, medium cream head. Oaky nose, sour and fruity, tangy, and herbal. Quite oaky body, lactic and tangy, with sour, tart fruits. Good complexity.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by kmweaver on 7/17/08: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty malts and fresh vinous oaky complexity with a touch of grassy hay. Body starts with good carbonation and semi-tart white grape balance along with drier woody earthy flavors toward a crisp finish. Nicely aged and complex.