Rastacouere (6123) - 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.
Marstonlad (402) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a dense, medium-sized head, nice appearance. The aroma displays both hops and yeast: floral, spicy notes combine with berries, roses and fruits. Taste is light sweet and sour initially, later also bitter. Prominent hop character with plenty of yeast builds on a solid malt background. Brettanomyces-yeast is very noticeable. The palate is deliciously smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation. A genuinely interesting hybrid with a rich, varied taste.
Cuso (4298) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Le Šenk, Bratislava. Golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, fruit, honey. Solid malty base, with fruity notes, wheat followed by nice citrus hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
Anova167 (281) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big lacy white head over a pale yellow hazy pour. Big bretty nose. Flavor is initially bretty with a touch of cherry pie. Big bitterness follows with a bit of fruit. Very dry finish. Nice beer.
Stuu666 (1735) - 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 (1084) - 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 (373) - 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 (385) - 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 (3473) - 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 (513) - 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.