Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazed golden straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is pepper, wild yeasts, grass, lemon, zest, wheat, coriander. Flavor is a light funky brett, spices, lemon zest, grass, wheat, very enjoyable and has appropriate carbonation. I prefer this over the non brett spiked version for sure, really pleasant beer.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a finger-thick frothy white head. Aroma of brett, funk, lemon citrus, pears, wheat, and white grapes. Flavor is more sweet than tart, which was a little disappointing based on the nose, but still very nice. Medium bodied, with frothy carbonation and a dry, yeasty mouthfeel. I would have liked an older (i.e. non-brett) version to try along side this one for comparison.
abemorsten (3442) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle courtesy of Gunnar. Clear golden with a white film. Good lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast notes on the nos. Herbs and flowers also present. Acidic, sweet, bitter flavors with alcohol and Belgian yest spices prominent. Dry, medium bodied and with a lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable.
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, brettanomyces, lacto, and yoghurt. The flavor is sweet with nots of matl, brettanomyces, and yoghurt, leading to a dry bret’y finish.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by obguthr at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, brett, peach, pear and faint caramel. The taste is citrus, caramel, more citrus, peach, faint bretty notes, some earthiness and a tart finish. Pretty dry overall. Medium bodied.
gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Pours light golden cloudy with no head at all. Aroma is sour and acidic, brett that is and some yeasty notes. Taste is sour malts, fruity brett, spices. Long and bretty finish.
KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oranges and lemons, barnyard and leather boots, sweet and sour. Boiled sweets, peaches ripening a bit too much. Quite true to type saison, but not really outstanding.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours semi-clear gold with a moderate, creamy head. Malts, fruit and brett make up the aroma. Quite sweet with moderate acidity, malts, yeast and some funk. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes crisp and refreshing with light tartness.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bockyhorsey. Many thanks, my friend. The pour was as expected, hazy orangey. The head was weak and the lacing too. The aroma was spicey sweet fruits. Flavor followed, lighter fruits on top (pears and peaches), slight lactic sour touch to the finish, but this thing was lacking carbonation and (faint hop? or some spice?) zing. Needed more something. Thanks, Bill!
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 9.4 floz.Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very pleasant citric aroma. Taste citric and yeasty/bready a nice mild spice. pleasantly so.very drinkable.