GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before 04/05/21, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 7 2012; eye: caramel, semi-opaque, suspended matter, no effervescence, voluminous beige head that turns into a tiny sheet, nice lacing; nose: grapefruit, light woody, slight Brettanomyces yeast, white wine, tangerine; mouth: grapefruit, light woody, slight Brettanomyces yeast, white wine, light sourness, spices, tangerine, really dry finale in grapefruit with presence of Brettanomyces yeast, medium body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, meilleure avant 04/05/21, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 7 juillet 2012; œil : caramel, semi-opaque, matière en suspension, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une minuscule couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : pamplemousse, léger boisé, très léger levure Brettanomyces, vin blanc, tangerine; bouche : pamplemousse, léger boisé, très léger levure Brettanomyces, vin blanc, légère aigreur, épices, tangerine, finale très sèche en pamplemousse avec présence de levure Brettanomyces, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy burnt orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and fruity, the brew smells like grapes, tropical fruit, green apples, sauvignon blanc wine, funk, lemon peel, pears, and some earthy aromas. It tastes like sauvignon blanc wine/grapes, funk, oak, lemon peel, yeast, hay, green apples and a bit of apricot. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but also soft carbonation which helps makes this brew easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good beer. It’s pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but I think it’s definitely worth trying even at that price.
phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml paper-wrapped bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazy amber with a finger of off-white head. Sauvignon blanc is right up front in the aroma, with tart citrus, tropical fruits, caramel malts, bretty funk, and some grass and herbs. Flavor has the same sauvignon blanc, bretty funk, tart, citrusy, and tropical fruits, caramel, candi sugar, and oak. Medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a funky mouthfeel. Really tasty and complex.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on the bus ride to The Festival in MA. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus fruits and delicious tangy funk. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp with notes of nice dry citrus, funk, sour fruits, wine, and yeast.
laiti (8033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 4.12.2010
Aroma is rather nice and rich with exotic fruits, some biscuits and hints of berries and sourness. Flavour is sourish white wine notes, some hops with exotic fruitness, hints of caramel and citrus. Not sure if I like this or not.
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Club Gonzo. Now also (at least almost) live and direct. Pours a caramelly orange, with a thick creamy head. Very nice aroma with brett, green apples, grapes and a sour-ish oakines. A full, slick body, with soft carbonation. Sweet, rather complex flavour, with notes of orange peel, vanilla, dark fruits, syrup candi sugar and yeast. It finishes of with almost vinous dry sour notes.
sulawang (1001) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours cloudy medium dark brown with a decent foamy sizable head, a multitude of slow-moving CO2 streams. Fruity muscat grape on the nose. Drinks with a subdued sourness (6/10), creamy mouthfeel, tastes of muscat grape, medium malts, a persisting sweetness (8/10), and then transitions into an IPA-like tangerine citrus, hops, and lingering bitterness (6/10). Med-high complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, good carry, very nice drinkability. I’m astounded by the wine-beer fusion, and it works very well here.
Countbeer (5998) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Nick:
Medium bigger vast slow disappearing creamy white head on top of a deep dark hazy to murky amber colored beer.
Smell is delicious: nice nice sauvin hops, hop fruits, citrus, mango, peach, yeast, alcohol. Good smell! Delicious smell.
Taste hops, lovely nelson sauvin, hop fruits, abricot, peach, grape fruit, soft creamy spices, fruity yeast, some touches of yeast, barley malts and a nice bitternes.
Aftertaste of hops and hop fruits, hop bitter, spices, some sweet hop notes.
Low carbo, soft light dry spicy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper brown, patchy small creamy head. Aroma of Bret, white wine, light fruits, funk, some sherbet (candy). Flavour is mainly white wine, light fruits, apple, pear, funk, Bret and lemon zest. Complex, interesting, with a dry finish. Not comparable to any other beer I have had - thus far.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30th January 2010
Cloudy amber beer. White head. White wine nose with a touch of blackcurrant. Light dry palate, crisp and fresh. Blackcurrant underpinned by fresh grapes and whispers of tangerine and orange. Finishes dry, light and airy. More of the same flavours in the aftertaste. Like a fine white wine with a drop of blackcurrant liquer added. Extraodinary beer!