koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brewery in Belgium.
Bottle purchased at the Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam. Bottle consumed today with Beerloco and Mrs. Beerloco.
750ml bottle with easter eggs and bunny rabbits all over the label.
Appearance: golden orange body with 2 finger foam crown. Medium retention and decent amount of lacing.
Smell: Apricot, belgian yeast (brett), ginger, and an unsweetened lemon note.
Taste: Sweet hoppy fruits with and sweet malt. Lightly sweet finish with apricot and resiny hops throughout.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly chewy.
Drinkability: Good considering its 9.39% abc and slightly chewy.
This was a nice beer that I was happy to have had the pleasure to both share it with a fellow BA and to add it to the board!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-15-2009
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. O shoot, should have taken better notes or rated this closer to when I had it. Hides the alcohol well. Minimal Mikkeller plasticy taste, plenty bitter, bretty, well attenuated. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at CK thanks to Travlr. Pours a muddy rye color with a thin, diminishing off-white head. Odd aroma that I wouldn’t necessarily call funky or Bretty. This is more spicy caramel, rye malt, red wine vinegar. An odd pair. Taste is rye malt, earthy/dirty notes, mineral water palate, but somehow is still boozy! The near 10% really overwhelms a fair weak base beer that has had the life sucked out of it by the Brett. But the Brett has done nothing for this beer except to rob it of whatever character it had to begin with.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Dark golden color, small white head. Aroma of subtle cherries, malt, caramel. Taste is dry with a bit of funk and dust in the finish. Medium body. Not much character.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Clean mildly sour green apple aroma. Nice lively palate. Creamy citrus and grain taste with good lightly sour taste. Very good.
brokensail (10653) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazy golden amber color with a large white head and tons of carbonation bubbles in the glass.
S: The nose starts out with a nice tropical fruitiness of pineapple and mango, along with some citrus notes. However, these enjoyable aromas give way to solvent and ethanol.
T: The industrial cleaner character does not translate to the flavor, thankfully. The citrus and tropical fruits do, however, and are really what this beer is about. A bready malt base with a light bitterness on the finish. Though the name of the beer leaves me wondering, where is the funk?
M: A medium bodied beer with a very aggressive carbonation and perhaps a touch dry on the finish.
D: I would have liked this beer more were it not for the nose. The flavors were decent enough, but the solvent aroma really does this one an injustice.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden orange with a thin cream head. Nice nose of tart citrus, oranges & sweet fruit with a bit of funk. Same in the flavor with a sweet finish.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, creamy off-white head that doesn’t last long, heavy lacing. Aroma of malt and sour barnyard. Taste is a little sweet, very malty, with a little sour bite. Little bitterness. I’d like more sourness. Medium body, low carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml Bottle: Faint aroma of hops and grains. I wish I knew why others smelled such strong things in this, and I do not. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, pillowy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, and a couple of large, particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of light caramel, light hops, resin, light toasting, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Slightly tingly, slick, creamy, texture. Soft carbonation. Lightly sweet, slightly bitter, caramel finish. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Pretty boring. Very little flavor or aroma. A bad bottle or something perhaps?
jeremytoni (2951) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice malty hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.