ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle dated 7/23/2012.Aroma is fairly fruit with moderate pear and red apple notes along with lighter notes of tropical fruit and pineapple. Light graininess present. Hint of barnyard funk.Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold with a moderately thick white head that is slightly soapy but had pretty good retention. Light lacing and no legs.Flavor is similar but with a lot more red apple cider character that immediately hits you. Lighter pear notes with only faint tropical fruit and cherry. Funk is fairly low and malt tastes a bit stale and honey-like. Low bitterness. Some lingering honey and red cider notes. Dry finish.Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.Overall a good beer but not an amazing beer. Saints Devotion is a much better Brett beer. The cider notes are too strong and it seems a little under carbonated. Could use a lighter fruit character and fresher malt profile.
Dogbrick (8240) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Willoughby PBCCP tasting on 11/17/2013: This brew pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, malt and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of mildly tart fruit, earthy yeast and malt. The finish is fruity with a slightly funky yeast aftertaste. A little disappointing considering the caliber of the two breweries involved in this effort. Decent overall.
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Oranges, Pineapple, Brett
T: Oranges, Brett, Pineapple, Mild Peach
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Funky
Overall, a very drinkable brett beer...a great beer for someone trying to get into Brett beers.
KnutAlbert (6136) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sour nose, vinegar. Fruit, not one dimensional sweet. A robust Belgian ale coping with the Brett.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and good lacing. Bready, grainy, somewhat grassy, biscuity - really no brett present - cereal, and earthy aroma. Taste is light banana, somewhat estery, vanilla, biscuit, dough, a hint of basil, lacto, and grass. Medium body with medium-to-high carbonation. I sat on this one for a while hoping the brett would develop much more, however, this one is really disappointing. Pretty weak shit.
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from ølbutikken.
cloudy yellow, smooth white head.
clear flowery aroma, also quite bretty, quite dry, bretty dry but also clearly non-belgian aroma. Flavor is flowery, sort of lemongrassy, faint oranges, the sweetness works not so good with the faint bretty notes imo. Like a too-sweet saison, with too little yeasty spicy stuff going on. Lost abbey usually tastes a lot better than this.
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz corked n’ caged bottle, PDT 5/24/12- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin crackly white head that reduces immediately leaving a thin collar. Aroma is slightly tart, wine grapes, pretty subdued. The taste is wine grapes, floral and fruity, moderately dry finish, some brett shows up as it warms. I tasted the New Belgium Brett Beer just before this, neither of them are blowing me away, very disappointed in this whole collaboration.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange, thin white head and a large chunk of yeast.
Aroma is estery, lemon, grass, copper, musty, and a bit oxidized.
Flavor is fruity, red apple, orange, lemon, copper and brett.
Body is thick, oily and creamy and foams in mouth.
Finish is very dry and lingers with lemon grass.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (2168) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Ølbutikken shared at Ohtsuki. Bottle 6.3% musty, stale hay, like a hay loft with a cross breeze from a fruit orchard. Not getting any of the metallic qualities I usually associate with Brett. The taste is clean, bready with just a hint of sourness on the finish & a touch of lemon. Not that complex but great stuff.
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vibrant cloudy orange and golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly spiced and yeasty, and the flavour is quite yeasty with some malty roastedness and that Belgian style spiced finish. Overall a strong enough tasting beer but pretty average.
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