TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Malloyís (Lisle, IL). Popped over when I saw these finally crop up on BeerMenus. Side-by-side with the Grand Marnier version. Pours a nice amber hue, subtle haziness settles out with a nice deeper amber orange glow throughout. A bit darker, the frothy whitish head atop stays as filmy layer, small yet sticks around and laces ok. Aromas show a bit of dank basement, mellow fruit and oak. A touch buttery, some vanilla, melon and gentle citrus elements. Some cobwebs, more brett and oak as we start to settle in. White grape and white peaches, some gentle sweetness mixes with distinct oak, decent funk. A lot going on in this one. A touch sweet and fruit, mellow sourness grows, a bit lactic. Initial is a bit more sour, proving some nice tree fruit, apple and melon meet some white grape, gentle to decent sourness grows as we move on. A bit sweet, bready and doughy malts meet harvest fruit, gentle lactic acidity. Mango, touches of tropical fruit, faint waft of bubblegum. Middle is fruity, quickly moving to that more dry and woody backend. Some tannic play grows, gentle funk and brett. Cobwebs, gentle lactic acidity, a touch yogurty starts to pull at the palate. Gentle spiciness, citrus rind. Kinda loses itís way, not relying much on a wild yeast presence. More fruit, barrel, and funkiness comes forward to me. A bit clunky and messy. Ok. Sweet, wild yeast and sourness could use some growth/time/upped presence. Probably better than the Grand Marnier edition though which seems overpowered and dominated by the barrel choice there.
Ktwse (3662) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light hazy orange amber with low white head. Aroma of bretta, mango, earth, grapes. Taste is fairly rich tart, grapes and apples. Body is light and crisp with lively carbonation.
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ansalon (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber. Aroma is peach, mango, caramel, honey. Taste is caramel, honey, peach, grass, oak. Very good!!
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GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL thanks to MrChopin. Pours a clear golden with wispy white lacing. Nose is excellent cedar style Brett B, floral and sharp. Taste is mildly funky, some harsh butyric bite/stomach acid. Palate is harsher lemon. Still, refreshing.
nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle pours a clear orange with some filmy, white head. Nose is fruity, white grape, grass, sugar. Flavor is better, sweet, fruity, light grape, light candy, a little vegetal, a little lemoncello, some bread, some brett too. Boozy finish.
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle, thanks MrChopin. Large off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, funk, some Chardonnay, wood. Taste is medium sweet, Chardonay, some grape, funk, light bread. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin, thanks! Poured a clear golden color with a wispy white head. Aroma is some light tropical fruit notes - mango. Some oak notes, wheat malts, spices, light hops. Fruits, some funk character. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is mango, oak, Chardonnay, lactic acid, wheat malt and cracker malt. Flavor is malt and spices, light hops and bitterness, oak, vinous notes, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin, thank you sir! Bright clear golden color, fluffy cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of brandied tropical fruit, dusty lemons. Taste is dusty tangerine, lemon, pineapple skins. Tasty.
ElManana (1682) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours bit hazy amber with a medium white head. The aroma is yeasty and fruity with lots of sweet berries. The flavor is light acidic with white wine notes. Grapes and exotic fruit. The mango is not very profound.