Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with lots of head. Aromas of barnyard, pineapple, bread, and earth. Flavor is slightly tart with some wheat and citrus. Underwhelming.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with about a finger of white head. Aroma of light brett, bready malt, a little fruity. Taste is light-medium sweet. Bready malt and a little fruity. Not as much brett as I expected. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, it’s ok. I just feel like this could have been a lot more.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Thought I’d rate this one before the brett really kicked in and made it too sour for my liking. Light lacing. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Aroma is herbal hops, light esters, and toasted grain malt. At this point, it kinda smells like a Pils. Flavor is similar to the aroma with the addition of some light sourness startin’ up. Medium body. Not quite sure what to make of this beer. I’m sure it will develop over time.
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is tropical fruit and funkiness. The flavor is pineapple, fruit/berries, an undercurrent of malts and a mild sourness/tartness in the finish
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is mild with sweet white fruit, grapes and some light funky brett. The taste is sweet and sour with light lemons, sweet grapes and some lightly sour notes. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long, dry and bitter-sweet/bitter-sour. Overall: I think that this is lousy as a sour ale, but quite good as a bretty saison. I like it to that extent.
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminds me of a funky Tripel. The brett gives the beer a slight barnyard aroma, but the beer has a fantastic spicy taste with a warming finish. Pours a beautiful yellow with a cloudy head. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
Aroma: citrus, herbs, barnyard
Appearance: golden, cloudy, white foam
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter
Palate: full body, creamy
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice pale yellow with a big white frothy head. The aroma is brett, horse sweat, bready, and some fruit. The taste is much like the nose, lot’s of bready brett character but no sour whatsoever. Very disappointing.
VsXsV (2635) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Aces and Ales, LV. Clear, light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma has notes of earthy and fruity brett, cereal and earthy hops. A bit bland. Taste is dry and light bitter with some earthy brett. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Too little brett character to be called a brett beer.
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy gold pour with a medium white head.
aroma is sweet bready malt, light melon fruitiness and yeast.
Not getting a lot from the brett, though there is a light earthy edge there.
Flavour is biscuity malt up front. light earthy medicinal yeastiness through the middle. hints of tropical fruit and a somewhat dryish finish.
A bit underwhelming on the palate.
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Worst Beer Ever? Not! This is a great summer ale with spectacular clarity, subtle hints of brett, and a perfect introduction to the farmhouse style. I am amazed that this beer is getting panned online and the Lost Abbey version is getting better ratings. At much higher cost for a smaller bottle, the Lost Abbey tastes nearly identical except that the New Belgium version actually has more perceivable malt backbone. A delicious slightly funky, fruit, brett, and hops bitterness on the finish. A VERY well balanced quaffable brew! Tasted from the bottle @ 60F.