GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque yellow orange, very cloudy, with a small creamy white head that doesnít recede at all, fed by bubbles from the bottom.
Aroma definitely has the brett character, but itís subtle, possibly due to itís young age, and the citrus is almost as prominent. Lots of lemons, even some sweeter pears and apricots.
Taste is just as fruity with pears, apricots, oranges and lemon zest. There is some earthy funk, faint barnyard notes with some oak and vanilla.
Mouthfeel is excellent, creamy with lively carbonation and just fizzes on the tongue at each sip.
I guess I was expecting more funk but it may take more time for the brett to kick in completely. It could also be because itís a 100% brett beer, which I havenít had many of. Either way, itís decent but will age a couple bottles to see what it turns into.
Godofthecellar (278) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours an orange hazy color, actually one of the nicest looking beers ive seen. can def taste the bret but it just tastes like its missing something. slight more tartness would do this one wonders.
ffaoe (146) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brett aroma, light orange and hazy in appearance. defined brett flavor
vtafro (1863) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden pour. Hmm needs time for Brett to kick in. Taste more like a wheat see than a sour or wild. Will wait a year an try again.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, yeast, spice, straw, light malt and citrus zest. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry. Brett is more pineapple/saison than sour funk. Nice drinking summertime beer.
JPDurden24 (1092) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, cloudy yellow pour with a decent white head. Aroma is funky with some Brett and fruit flavors. It has a nice sweetness to it as well. Much better than the Brett beer version from lips of faith. Interesting to taste these two side by side down the road.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from Printers Row (Chicago, IL). Picked up with my usual Pipeworks collect. 2nd of the 2. Letís see if itís better. Pours a darker orange gold hue, darker with a healthy deep glow. Lots of orange and amber glow, firm deeper haze with frothy whitish head atop, dies to a loose filmy ring, laces small overall. Good carbonation. Aromas are pineapple and bready malts, gentle sweet dough, fruity apple and pear, dusty gentle brett, touches of straw, dryness, yeasty spice. Medium bretty funk, pineapple, dry earthy florals and hops. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering bready and cereal malts, touches of dough, crisp fruity pear and apple. Gentle spice, yeast as pineapple, gentle citrus, and dry bready malts. Dusty brett, dry straw and horseblanket. Touches of fruit and it becomes a bit muddled in the middle. Backend and finish offers gentle spice, dry earthy hops, and kisses of lingering dust. Almost a touch of heat, some pear, gentle sweetness as those hops are mellow but distinct and dry, coupling with the brett into the finish. Interesting. Less hop slanted than the New Belgium version but still fairly flabby. The brett offers some mellow elements into the backend that offer some life and should mature. Itís ok, but far from expected. I guess itís hard to expect Sanctification on something like this. Solid, but a bit pricey
Bartzilla (500) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad. Though carbonation died off within a couple minutes of the pour. Good looking, in the glass. Very, very sweet tasting. I imagine I had this beer "too young". A little funkiness in there and mostly that belgian sugar candy taste. I see New Belgium has a similar varietal, which I should taste in comparison. Not 100% on the fence with this, but not opposed to it either. Since it wasnít one of those $15.99 Lost Abbey Ales, I figured Iíd be rolling the dice. Itís OK. If I had any will power to age beers, I bet this would develop over time. Iím just not that guy. Carpe diem, mofos.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet floral Pear caramel bread and Brett tartness to the aroma and taste.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a Lost Abbey teku. Quite bland. Low carbonation. Touch of peach. Fairly dry. Hopefully this gets better with an increased presence. The aged version from Pizza Port was phenomenal.