BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my ratebeer tulip: Poured a clean amber hue with a very nice head and very nice lace. The aroma has notes of chessy mold, horsey funk but shocked by how much of the tropical fruit esters are still around from the hops. The taste is unique with the acidic and tropical fruit notes, well done biscuit and caramel malt balancing act with the emerging yeast character. The funk is still very much in check and perhaps always will be. The balance is shocking drinkable. I am digging this wayyyyyyyyyyyy more than I would have thought. I for one am glad this did not turn into a overwhelming funk fest.
daje (1291) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by esp0r july 28th 2012, thanks man! Dark hazy amber, brown head. Lively carbonated. Aroma of brett, lemon, some malt. Taste is not very sour, itís got the spicy brett notes, with citrus, pineapple, and a pretty sweet finish.
Pawola22 (3103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Gomerís Lees Summit, MO. Totally forgot I had all these. Pours a cloudy, glowing orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Lots of funky brett with some dusty barnyard aspects to the yeast. Some floral notes, light oranges, slightly acidic tart fruits, a bit of a bready malt backing, apples, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavor is a let down after the nice aroma. Lots of funky brett, but very bitter with lots of phenols. Still has some tart fruits with touches of florals as well as a lightly sweetened malt backing, but it just isnít working for me like I hoped. Finishes bone dry and very bitter with some astringency, lots of dusty funk, and some tart fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively carbonation. Overall, I was hoping the age would have done this beer well, but I just didnít like the excessive bitterness and weird malt taste. It wasnít bad and was probably my favorite in the series, but I really didnít like the series too much. Oh well.
esp0r (1258) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ōlkonsortiet Aalborg shared with daje
Pours dark copper with a frothy beige head. Smells powerfully of brett, the typical funky barnyard things and some tarte fruits. Then the taste; itís medium sweet, hints of some acids or tartness and then the sweetness again. Brett without the lactobactilus support works quite well. The beer has dried up somehow, but i guess this will be dryer if stored right for a while. The finish is also quite hoppy and bitter. Would be fun to try the whole series - but glad i at least found the brett version. For me this was more of a learning prossess about what brett really is about than enjoying a very good beer - but as a geek sometimes business have to come before pleasure. Hope to find more brett beers without the sour aspects in the future
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/5/2012. This ďBelgian AleĒ pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 330ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, hoppy and touch tart and a little dry. A medium bodied Ďaleí. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet a touch tart and a little funky. The hops are herbal and earthy, still kind of hoppy, yet itís definitely drier and funkier. An interesting combination of hops and tartness. Mixes well with the fruitiness. This one is probably the best example of yeast in the series. It was very evident how the yeast make this beer drier and funkier than the others. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd August 2010
Hazy amber beer, good white head. Light soft palate. Lightly sour and very well balanced with well behaved hop. Light and breezy sourness. Hugely drinkable brett beer! Wheeee! Sweet and sour finish. Dry. So very very drinkable. Lovely!
Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 Bottled: Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy two finger off-white head. The head leaving a fair lace. Bretty funk dominates the nose but also with notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and some sour fruits. The flavor is slightly sour with grapefruit and earthy hops amoung with caramel notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture. Tart and bitter finish. Quite nice and not as sour as expected.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, ÷lkonsortiet. Pours orsnge amber with a great cresmy longlasting beige head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, honeyish, brett, stable, malty and caramel. Flavor is sweet, sourish, pungent, peppery, bitter, malty, fruity, citric and caramel. Finishes longlived sweet bitter. Had expected more sour brett from this.
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011-01-30, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy-cloudy amber color; creamy head, generous. Immediate fruity aroma, apples too; then vegetables (beans stew), marmalade, vinegar, fresh sausages... Very good body, bold and sweet; malt with strong Bretts presence, astringent, fruity, dynamic. The hopping is both strong and aromatic, some orange fruitiness and some resins appear. Superb.
2010-07-15, bottle, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy copper color; medium sized creamy head; nice fine perlage. I add that the aroma is also soapy. The Bretts seem to limit the impact of the hops, anyway, less evident than in the Belgian Ale and US Ale. At times, it winks at Orval, even if without having the same elegance; stronger.
2010-06-29, bottle, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Hazy light amber color; medium sized head, creamy; beautiful lace. The aroma is really nice: soft Bretts, sugar and delicate but evident fruitiness and aromatic hops. Good body strength; caramel and malt flavor, with respectable residual sweetness; there is the expected Bretts characteristics, tart, light sourness, bitter oranges, light astringency. The bitterness is strong, maybe a tad too much.
The combination of Bretts, sweetness and aromatic hops is a winner. Excellent.
2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-5-8-4-17=41
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Evident Bretts aroma, dusty cellar, but also a bit fruity. Sweetish caramel flavor, with dry, mild Bretts character and light fruity shades, and light astringency. Actually the combination of sweetness, fruitiness and Bretts works out very well. Love it
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky aroma wafts through the room. Cloudy golden body with a ridiculous amount of thick foam. A bit of a tongue number, active carbonation. Really good if you like funk. Very drinkable.