Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clearish pale golden pour covered by a healthy white foam. Despite all its components, hops remain the dominant feature, throwing fragrant citrus and earth laden aromas at the nose. In mouth, it feels a bit loose, kinda oily and very dry, combining with the hops to the point of astringency, with a powdery, mineral tang... altogether, frankly a bit rough when the bitterness is anything but subtle. At the same time, it’s thin. One of those rare beers in which I feel a little more body and sugars would be welcome, making the edges smoother. Here, the dryness frmo the brett is noticeable, but the flavours, I would not have guess any wild yeast in there if I’d not read it previously. As for the wheat, in this thinness and hop slaughter, it is quickly forgotten. Perhaps if I’d gotten to try it when it was really fresh, I’d have been satisfied with a focus on awesome fresh hops, but alas, a beer brewed in Belgium by Danes and exporter all over the US starts with a few strikes when trying to attempt just what seems reasonable.
Stuu666 (1605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale yellow, nose is bretty, tropical fruit, taste is dry, bretty, sour, mango.
k0mpsa (1072) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at beer hunter’s, pori. Hazy light yellow color, white head. Aroma is fruits, wheat, banana, citrus. Nice crispy wheaty and hoppy taste, citrus.
Dr_Fellini (365) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a clear light golden yellow color with an off white head. Aroma is fleshy fruit hops, sulfur, light wheat character. Flavor is very different than anything I’ve had before. Light sulfur, funky sweetness. Light to medium in body, lingering funk. Very tasty.
Braastad (379) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, almost clear, nice creamy head.
Aroma is piney, grapefruit.
Flavor is sour, citrusy, malty
nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plumpjack. Wheat is the new hops? I prefer the old hops - hops - but wheat is a pretty decent hop I guess. Beautiful urine-like appearance, really a dead ringer for urine down to the bubbles and all. Mmm, pee. The aroma is decidedly non-urine like, which is good because pee doesn’t smell or taste as good as it looks. Wheaty, grassy, floral, and herbal. The flavor is nice, with a smooth wheat base, Bretty funk, and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied and crisp as a mother. Good brewski.
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 330 cc bottle. Hazy golden with generous white head and big lacing. Aroma is hops and citrus. Flavour is rich in hops, grapefruit, lemon, grass, and Brett yeast. A bretted wheat IPA turns out to be a nice combination here.
fiammanghilla (501) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 33cl @ giangaspero frutta e verdura.
Chiara con bella schiuma.
Beverina e bella luppolata.
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Grass, orange, grapefruit, wheat, a little resin and Brett. Hazy dark yellow with a thin frothy white head with plenty of lacing. Taste is Brett, and wheat...no surprise...some pepper and a nice bitterness.
Maris (965) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 20/6/2014. Pours a clear straw with a medium fine white head. Has a distinct pleasant aroma of citrus and hops (lots of grapefruit). In the mouth, there’s grassy and bready malt, brett, and heaps of lemon and grapefruit. Features a very firm, dry, quite tart bitterness. Medium bodied with relatively lively carbonation. Doesn’t present much like a wheat beer to me - more a very hoppy saison I think. Regardless, it’s very good, which is generally par for the course for anything labelled Mikkeller.
lesifflebiere (1201) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boisson mince de couleur jaune scintillant, au col de mousse mince, et aux notes olfactives rappelant une Saison, avec ses notes de fruits jaunes piquants. Les bretts sont toujours discrets en bouche, elle est aussi moins fruitée et plus houblonnée que prévu. Bière sèche, à la finale âcre même, mais qui enchante sur tous les autres plans : goût, odorat et vue. Ce n’est que la finale en gorge qui gâche un peu la conclusion de cette concoction simple mais très directe.