hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Hazy amber ale with a mahogany tint and a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. The olfactory standouts are pink grapefruit, orange peel, peach, light barnyard funk, must and oak. Medium to full-bodied with a crisp mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor presents fruity apricot and red grapefruit, bone-dry red wine and mild acidity with suggestions of toasted oak and vanilla. Finishes fruity, slightly bitter and Sahara-dry. Thanks to Dstructo for sharing the bottle!
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of some funk, wood, citrus, and grapes. Tastes of grapes, vinous, citrus, lighter funk, and vanilla. Alcohol well hidden.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel 750ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Aroma is mostly typical brett, some hints of white wine and tropical fruits. Taste is light bitter, light sour, slight slight sweet. Medium to full body, thin to oily, high carbonation. Interesting, but a bit disappointing. Not much to get from barrel aging and the nelson is almost completely gone.
arminjewell (6752) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, huge thanks to Aaron for sharing this, pours hazy reddish with nice off white khaki, aroma has notes of lemon, grapefruit, grass, pine, bretty notes of horseblanket, lots of white grapes, some nice oak, slight vanilla as well. Taste is really nice biscuit, lemon, dusty basement, hints of pine, grapefruit, slight orange in there, hints of oak and vanilla, lots of white grape in there as well, finishing fairly dry and fruity, slightly bitter. Nice brew, the most wine forward beer have had in a while.
adnielsen (9536) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Hazy, dark orange appearance with a big off white head. White grape, grapefruit, slightly vinous, dry, lightly piney nose. Sweet grapefruit, fairly white grape-y, slightly tangy, lightly sour, bretty flavor. Very nice.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy dark sunset orange with a frothy two finger ivory head. Aroma of minerals and citrus. Taste is slightly tart with grapefruit and funk. Finish is dry with a hint of sweet malt with lingering bitterness. A unique, refreshingly complex beer.
gyllenbock (5082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at SBWF, October 6, 2011.
Clear golden with a minimal white head. An interesting and complex beer with a lot of different flavors. A lot of fruit and some brett. The finish was dry. Would love to try this beer again.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of spice, oak, Brett, champagne, fruit, wine, light grape and a hint of funk. Poured amber/orange in color with a huge, foamy, creamy, dense, frothy, off-white head that diminished slowly, but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Complex flavor is medium to heavily sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of oak, Brett, grapes, tannins, fruit, apricot, hops, and resin. Medium body. Tingly, gassy, then dry texture. Lively carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter, hop, Brett, grape, oak finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gomer’s Lee’s Summit. Light amber with a fluffy, white head. Aroma is light but lambic-y with hints of citrus. Flavor has a nice lemon tang and maybe a hint of orange on top of the Belgian yeast(s)- base beer is most like a saison. I don’t really taste any barrel/cask but the white wine is present. Outstanding brew. The finish is dry and sweet at the same time. Very unique. Seek this one out.
TheJestersBeer (2148) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium gold, white head.
Very hoppy and vinous, clearly Nelson Sauvin character, aromatic, citrus peel, peaches.
Dry, medium to full bodied, quite high bitterness, lively CO2.
The taste is also very hoppy, resemblant of a wine, lots of NS hops, citrus peel, wood, vanilla, peaches, grapefruit. (2011-09-29)