ross (1977) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. For some reason I bought this; I suppose its because for some reason I still have faith in Lost Abbey. Apparently I shouldnt, because while I could drink this beer, all I could think about was how uninteresting or unoriginal it was. Has a nice fruity smell, but there is really very little sourness and a heaping mess of carbonation. Bleh. Wish I would have bought a 6 pack of ranger instead.
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber hue (like a very light honey), that shows a lightly hazed, bright version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma smells of funky / earthy notes, then pineapple (with a touch of tartness wrapped up in this), and in the long finish with a touch of dried hay or weed like notes. The main character here in the nose seems to be a combination of things that make me think of some sort of rotting fruit; this isnít really at an offensive stage of ripeness, but is definitely a bit on the funky side.
The flavor has that same, rotting food-stuff like flavor; in the flavor it seems to be more a mix of both grain and fruit, really combining to make me think of vomit. The fruit flavors have a touch of pineapple to it, perhaps a touch of Durian, and papaya, as well as a honeydew and cantaloupe like note. Soft malt notes contribute a touch of cracker like grain, and perhaps a touch of hay-like character. The body is fairly light, with just a bit of palate-presence / viscosity to it; this would be drinkable, if you can ignore the flavors, but has some texture to it.
Wow, this is quite an interesting flavor profile for Brettanomyces Anomalous; the vomit and rotting fruit is quite a bit different than I would have expected. Really this is fairly bad, I was expecting this to be at least somewhat enjoyable. Not horrible, but definitely disappointing.
wchesser (706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep straw gold. Nose of light Brett with some lemon citrus. Lemon and black pepper on round malt core. Thought this was quite enjoyable. Donít get all the haters.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Clips. Hazy yellow-orange. Frothy white head. Not much of an aroma, mild pineapple maybe. A pretty boring Belgian Blonde, mellow carbonation, mild, faint brett. Yeast tones are a lot more in the Lost Abbey camp, peppery and funky. Overall this one isnít so impressive. Seems young and unrefined.
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Ugly, clear-yellow appearance; weaksauce head and lace. Green apples and sweet raisins dominate the nose. Applesauce. Meh.
Sweet, Bretty, buttery on the palate. Random Belgian spices dance around aimlessly. This doesn't know what it wants to be. Go back to the drawing board.
travita (3114) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is golden in color, whitish head, and a lot of floating sediment. The smell is pineapple, funk, fruit, leather, pith, melon and rind. The taste is fruit, melon, smoothie, mango, pineapple, dough.
jkwalking05 (2421) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldenrod in color with an average sized white head. Aroma is peach, pineapple, light hay and funk, grain, and lemon. Taste is peach, tropical fruit, citrus, earthiness and light funk.
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale gold with a thin and patchy head. Mild carbonation. Syrupy. Cloying cobwebs. Doughy, yeasty and estery. Malt notes of bread and light nuts. Pleasant fruit notes from the esters and hops (lemon, pineapple, pear, and a mix of passion fruits)
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
24th September 2012
Hazy gold beer, big white head. Softish palate, semi dry. Mild carbonation. Soft semi sweet tripel like malt. Somewhat insipid orange. Some mild yeast. Dry finish. Insipid.
TheGB (428) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with lasting fizz. Aroma of stone fruit, yeast, mild grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is complex with layers of stone fruit and melon and vanilla. Quite nice, smooth palate. A little sweet, and not that funky, a complex Belgian golden kinda.
Slipstream (1786) - USA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This doesnít taste all that passionately brettful to me. A little like a cross between an APA and a Belgian golden ale. Fairly sweet & muffin-like, with some snappy hops. It does get more interesting as it goes along.