Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. As soon as I popped this one open it was a gusher. Poured a hazy, golden orange, with a huge fluffy white head and great lacing. Aroma is cobwebs, dust, brett, spice, yeast, lemon peel, citrus, some hints of barnyard funk, with floral and herbal notes, as well. Taste is very herbal, notes of citrus, basil, spicy yeast, light brett, biscuit, and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Well-balanced and easy drinking, especially for 8% ABV, yet I can’t help but feel like something is missing, still, a very good beer.
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hi-Time. This pours an orange-amber color with a huge clumpy off-white head that sheds thick scattered lacing. The aroma is quite fruity and floral; soft herbs (lavender or chamomile, perhaps?), oak, white grape, citrus oranges, rose peddles, along with other assorted wild flowers. It’s a nice scent for sure, makes me think of the spring/summer season. This is a bit spicy, fruity, and dry going down; slightly tart from brett, and moderately funky. The sweetness comes from florals, citrus, and some candy-like notes. The brett does a good job drying it out a little but it’s not a brett bomb or anything. Maybe a touch too sweet but not at all sticky. The alcohol is certainly kept in check although the body is a tad on the heavy side. It’s definitely delicate for an 8% brew though. Good beer. It’s not as good as some of the better Saisons I’ve had but I’d probably put it in the next tier.
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 750 ml. wax dipped bottle- Pours - As I am typing my review I look over and the bottle is overflowing all over my desk, I start pouring into my glass, think thats good enough, go get a towel, come back and it is starting to overflow again, serious carbonation here.- Pours hazy golden with a huge head and beautiful lacework, it is thick on the sides of my glass, there is black sediment in the bottom of my glass on even the first pour, probably from the crazy volcano of foam that came pouring out earlier. The aroma is similar to a Duvel type beer, yeasty and mildly fruity, fresh, moderately tangy. The taste is tart, yeasty, I’d like to say banana, but not that sweet, somewhat dry. Body is medium to almost light, carbonation is over the top. Overall It was good, I kind of wish I would have let it sit and let the Brett develope more, I wasn’t sure of the production date.
poisoneddwarf (1621) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large cream-colored lacy head with great retention. Aroma is awesomely bretty--it’s dusty, underripe fruit, just what I needed after drinking a somewhat disappointing beer. After I take my first drink (not sip, what are you fucking kidding me? Not with this stuff), I’m thinking, "this might be better than your average Jolly Pumpkin." Yes, quotation marks are necessary. Tart in all the right places, although not in a mouth-puckering way--more in a thirst-quenching summer evening type of brew. The finish is refreshingly dry. This is a well-crafted beer. I’ve never even heard of this brewery before my Oregon trip last week.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/20/12. 3/12/12 bottle from rudy.
Pale orange. Big white head.
Peachy,fresh apricots,orange, baby orval., straw,concrete. Orval without the darker malt presence. 8/4/8/4/17+
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet and citrusy, lime ade with mushrooms and margarita salt. Like a margarita for sure. Light cloudy yellow
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of theisti by way of bvc. Best by 10 / 2016, side by side with the regular version. My notes are hard to read. Very drying, floral, perfumey... yeah that all sounds like a brett beer. Beautiful full thick head. For some reason I wrote that I was confused by the beer. I wish i could drink this again.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy golden pour with big white head. nose is strawberries, lemon and hint of barnyard. light body. Spicy front but semisweet, strawberry, lemon faintly sour with a dry peppery finish.
Quite unique and good.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml acquired via purchase from Corvallis Brewing Supply. Thanks, Joel! Shared with the Pipeworks Crew. Pours a rich glowing orange golden hue, darker and well hazed. A frothy odffwhite head dies to a thicker firm layer, laces well. Aromas are rich sour pineapple, gentle lemon, and touches of funk. Bready malts, dough, a kiss of pickle juicey brine into the backend. Gentle dust but backend dies into a more awkward back. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, some mellow vibrant carbonation up front. A touch prickly, with pineapple, lemon, and gentle florals. Some grass, funky brett, horse blanket. Some pear, apples, and gentle sweetness, grain. Tartness and funk up front taper off to a mellow sweet, gentle earthy dry, slightly sweet finish. An improvement over the base offering. A vibrant fruity funky nose with just a touch of fault into the back, dry and funky fruity front, tapering into a dissappointing finish. Meh. Better than the base, but still a bit off. Too sweet and a bit thick into the backend for what this is.
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than the last, but still has some of the same issues, chlorine in the aroma, not nearly as prevalent as the non brett version, smells a bit sweeter and the brett is somewhat nice, but the chlorine is still there. Tastes similar, nice sweetness, fairly dry, big fizzy carbonation, odd nuttiness, harsh aftertaste.