jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Alex over dinner...Pours a dark hazy peach with an off white head that good retention and nice streaky lacing...The aroma has a lot going on, tons of belgian yeast, oak, wine, and a bretty funk...The taste is very vinous, immediately I think I’m drinking wine, its very dry and has the feel of a chardonnay. The taste is a mix-mash of yeast, oak, and brett, has a sharp acidic bite I’m not a huge fan of. Interesting profile but not a flavor I enjoy. Its actually tough to describe it but oak, yeast and bret mixed tougher with a glass of wine gets you on the right path.
Too much going on, I wouldn’t drink this again or recommend it.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is vinous and full of stale wood and leather. Flavor is super dry, loads of hops, dry yeast notes. Interesting
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding craftmanship.Wafting wine and hops. Looks great though a light colour. Full mouthfeel. Very satisfying, with the patience of 6 months of barrel ageing, is it a double IPA or a great white wine.Thanks Michael for this and all you have done, and our wishes for your complete recovery.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple spritzer like flavor from the belgian yeast which accompanies the hoppy citrus rather well with a sour backdrop and nicely carbonated medium dry texture. As much as I dig sour beers, the aftertaste is kind of cloying. The chardonnay is definitely here in the mix. I would love to try this on tap!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours murky yellow/orange, almost electric orange. Thin white head, very persistent. Nose is nettly, grassy citrus hops, navel orange and grapefruit - herbal notes. Flavours of lemon, tangerine, grassy hops, Champagne-like body/carbonation. Interesting, but I didn’t really groove on it....
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with a rich off-white head and a peach aroma. There is a slightly sour fruity flavor with some carbonation and an oaky finish. There is a pleasantly warm alcohol trail. Overall, very complex and tasty.
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 from Bruisin Ales. Pours hazy orange gold with a creamy yellowish head. Aromas of oak and herb/floral hop. The flavor is fruity, floral vinous and oaky. The fruit suggests light stone fruit - like peach. Touch of pineapple. Damn tasty.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stellar freaking beer! lightly hazy gold color, white head. Aroma is loaded with white grapes, hops, yeast, sweet yeast, and spice. Flavor is a blend of hops, sweet malt, the chardonnay barrels offer such creaminess and yeasty notes, great spice. Awesome stuff.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of the grand tasting at RBWG 2011
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a medium white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruits, Belgian yeast and woody
Taste: Tart fruits, yeasty, wine barrels, oak with a dry finish