BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky. Burnt tangerine pour with an eggshell cap. Orange peel and grapefruit pith along with tart lemon, vinegar notes, sweaty laundry, dust, and wood. The Chardonnay accentuates the beer better than the other barrel. Still, not a favorite.
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle, pours a hazy dark copper orange with a medium beige head. Aroma is fairly subtle, with light notes of white wine, some wild yeast notes, and a bit of farmhouse. Flavour is much more vinous than the nose suggests, with prominent white wine upfront, followed by medium brett and farmhouse notes. While dominant on the white wine, it never becomes overbearing on the palate and remains highly drinkable with absolutely no notice of the 9+% ABV. Excellent stuff.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with small off-white head. Aroma of florals, leather, horse blanket, pineapple, and stone fruit. Flavor of brett, yeast, florals, subtle chardonnay butteriness, caramel, orange, mango, and light pepper.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody chardonnay aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty woody flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody spicy chardonnay finish.
jmgreenuk (4237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Mikkeller Bar. Poured a hazy light red, rather like a rose wine. The aroma rich and fruity, leading to a slightly sour, yeasty, oaky flavour with the obvious Chardonnay too. Very tasty and a perfect beer for wine drinkers!
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mikkeller bar. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of brett, funk, caramel, fruits, grapes and citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Leighton (10767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Mikkeller Bar - Copenhagen. Pours lightly hazy amber with a modest, foamy head. Some mild brett in the nose, bit of leathery fruits, berries. Medium sweet flavor, some sweaty funky brett, dry raspberries, hints of wet wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light sweet finish, decent funk, cleansing brett, some ripened fruits, berries, hints of butter white wine, touches of oak, light warmth. Nice stuff.
deanso (5181) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Sample at mikkellers. Funky aroma. Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Not a bad sour at all.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chard bottle (cap is same as the Saut version: 8071210). Pours with a murky deep orange hued body with a medium sized and somewhat quick to fade slightly tan, off-white head with good lace. Aromas are of funky, hay, lightly herbal, a touch medicinal, white wine, berries. Really herbal notes, strong rosemary, almost aperol or something like that. Funky, light cola. Good smelling, but herbal and spicy overall. Flavors are big, bretty, some cotton candy, damp leaves, wet wood. Rich and robust chardonnay. Wish this was a bit smaller ABV wise. Intense and you can taste how big it is. Estery, ripe plum and dried apricot. Medium funk with some herbaceous-ness. Medium lively carbonation, medium bodied and warming. Good but bigger than expected/wanted. Really gets a bit messier as it warms, but I didn’t ding it in the score.
gunnar (5222) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours hazy deep amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of fresh berries, malts, funky wood. Taste is smooth, silky mouthfeel, light sweet, with a sour edge, no sign of the 9% alcohol here, oaky light sour aftertaste