maxwelldeux (2914) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate white head. Nose had a hint of citrus and some stronger sour notes, but the taste was disappointingly non-sour. It ended up just being an unremarkable beer to me.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden yellow with a medium foamy white head that laced. Aroma of pineapple, floral notes, lemon and dill. Flavor of pineapple, lemon zest, corn, light barnyard however not over the top funky or sour (wasnít really expecting sour anyway though).
jahshuwuh (290) - USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow with white head. Very funky smell up front, horse blanket, some lemon sour, pineapple. Taste is surprisingly sweet with a little sour and bitterness with a little spice. A little dry and tart finish. Decent, but wouldn't try again.
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GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Poured a clear garnet color with a light tan head. Plum, clove, and a whiff of black cherry in the nose. Medium bodied and slightly sweet without any acidity. Fruity black cherry and clove notes.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is so restrained, itís a tough one to figure out, but I finally pick up some lemon and bready yeast. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, biscuity flavor. Finishes bittersweet - way more sweet than bitter. I donít like this one much and the Lost Abbey version (Mo Betta Bretta) isnít much better. I scored that one a 2.8.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Clear golden with a white fizzy head. Rubbery aroma, dry apple, with a thin taste. Flavors of mild apples with a mild dryness to it. A lot of people have rated this badly, but I actually enjoyed it.
jkbachman (179) - - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Distinctive Brett aroma with lively citrus characteristics. Lighter body than expected, but offers a large canvas of flavors: citrus, fruit, champagne, and wild yeast.
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bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught / 22oz bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, mustiness, yeast, pineapple, horse blanket, grass, florals, and earth. Flavor of brett, lemon, bread, earth, grass, and pineapple.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this when it came out back in June, and has been in my fridge the whole time. If this is bottle conditioned, probably not stored the best for the brett--maybe the hops will hold up OK though. 22oz bomber, $7.49 at OB Quik Stop. Kinda pale gold with a one finger white head, down to a minimal tattered film before long.. Cracker malt in the nose with a touch of dry grain and a very light hint of lemon. Fairly weak aroma, unfortunately.Flavor has some spicy white pepper and peach, a good deal sweeter than the aroma led on. Other than that, thereís a little bit of plastic. Alcohol shows its 7.5% strength here. Much like the Lost Abbey version, there is no sign of the funky, musty, dank, pineapple fruity brett that most of us are accustomed to. The pepper and the yeast almost make this seem saison-y. I get a tinge of lemon again, more than likely from the Sorachi Ace? Minimal bitterness in the semi-dry finish. Heavy body with low carbonation. Maybe it isnít flawed, per se, but itís just a sweet boring beer. Have not been impressed with the Lips of Faith lately.
ben4321 (3463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/26/12
Aroma: The aroma is fairly citrusy, with some floral notes, plus spice, must, and little bit of yeast
Appearance: It pours a bright, hazed golden color with a small, bubbly white head and some spotty lace
Flavor: It is actually kind of sweet, with some citrus flavors, malts, spice, mild bitterness, and not really sour
Palate: Itís light (leaning med) bodied, with a soft carbonation, and a light dry, kind of spicy feel to the finish
When I first got this I was excited to try it, but then I heard how they had accidentally killed all of the brett and ruined the beer, and I was much less excited to try it. Well the final version fell in the middle for me, this wasnít as great a beer as you may expect from New Belgium & Lost Abbey, but it wasnít nearly as bad as some of the reports I had heard either. It didnít really taste much like a Wild Ale, but I still didnít really hate it.