GarrettB (1204) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
August 7th, 2012 - New Belgium and Lost Abbey teaming up to make a beer is like Batman and Superman joining forces, and the effect is amplified for me since both brewers come from places I’ve lived, and places where I’ve invested a great deal of drinking and money budgeted for beer. Er, and some money not budgeted for beer. Brett beers are always a little funky, but I trust NBB to make something approachable, and this fits that description nicely. Bright and yellow with a slightly faded dandelion color around the edges, and decorated with a fuzzy, bubbly head, this is an easy beer to look at. The nose is soft and yellow, bearing gifts of pear, butter, clove and even a little elderflower - lovely! The flavor reflects this awesome bouquet. Let it warm a little bit and those soft touches of pear, honey, butter and elderflower glow on the palate. The Brett is extremely quiet. This isn’t a “horse licking beer” by any means. But the Brett does enable this levelly flavors. There’s no funk, but somehow the choice of yeast emphasizes the quirky flavors, and lets you savor and suck on that delicious braised flavor. As of August 7th, 2012 this is one of the best beers i had had in a long time.
Sweasy (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bold and yeasty but that’s about it. Was expecting more of a sour taste, but it has more of a heavy yeast with light citrus. It leaves more of a thick blanket than I prefer.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share at Proof thanks to jbruner. Clear pale yellow color with swirls of thin white head and a medium collar. Aroma is super grainey and light malt. Taste is very faintly grassy, and then some light malt sweetness. Not much else to this one. Thin watery body, light carbonation.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow from the growler with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is really bready biscuit, a hint of mushroom earthiness. Taste follows, biscuit on biscuit on grain. Meh.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Alright, supposed to be a BFD.
Pours a near crystal golden ale with dissipating white sheeting. Smells of manure, straw, mushroom, pear juice and unleaded (the good part) no indications of lemon for me. Wowza, sweet estery juice. Lots of sweet wheat character, yeast and saccharine like sweetness. Sooo sweet. Where did this even come from?! Hints of straw and yeast with a little lead character. Full bodied for the style with low carbonation. This beer is a disaster. I’m giving this an overall 1.0 despite any other ratings because the beer is composed poorly. Drain pour. What a disappointment for two renowned breweries.
Serving type: bottle
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber into tulip. Pours a straw color with a lasting white head. Slight pineapple/grapefruit on the nose but at the forefront of the aroma here is puke. Like actual vomit. Luckily there’s none of that in the flavor. However, there isn’t much of anything in the flavor. It’s kind of vaguely saison-ish, with dusty grains and mild esters and a sort of soft tart body. Mineral water and dust in the finish, maybe a rubbery phenolic tinge. Tastes and feels dirty in the mouth.
Prufrockstar (1453) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, shared by Greg. Thanks? This was uniformly described as some variation on "pineapple and grapefruit left out in a garbage can on a hot summer day. Incidentally, the following day when I dropped my son off at daycare, I noted that the daycare diaper-change area instantly reminded me of this beer the next day. Truly awful.
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in shaker. Ugly, yeasty, translucent. Sour, fruity nose; lemony sour milk taste. Okay, but not interesting after the first few sips.
brenn79 (1710) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, aged for approximately a year and a half- Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin white head and loads of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is white wine grapes, vinegar, floral and fruity. The taste is like a sauv blanc grape, very floral and somewhat fruity, dry finish. What is really disappointing is not getting much if any brett, no basement flavors or dusty old books or barnyard funk. Very disappointed.
bnielsen13 (257) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a golden color, looks like apple juice. Aroma is citrus, sweet, funk. Flavor is funky, sweet, tart, citrus. Not bad.