boFNjackson (4007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Mourned pale orange with a thin head. Nose had some nice peach notes and sweetness. Thick body, which was most of the evidence of the higher abv, otherwise no big noticeabl alcohol taste for the strength. Tasted of peaches, but not too powerful, sweetness and grain husks, probably from some corn. Nice drinking, and very versatile. Hint of yeast spice and musk, but Neely funky. Should be interesting how it will evolve.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Foco. At first, I thought this was called Peach Porch Monkey and I recalled the whole Clerks II scene before realizing the real name. Whoops. Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with a white head that dissipates quickly. I think that Iím just not a fan of the strain of Brett that New Belgium uses or I just get their Bretted beers too young because this has the same rotten fruit smell that I got in their creatively titled Brett Beer. Old peach pit, coconut, vanilla, lightly woody/herbal, light veggie/garbage aroma. Slightly chewy/biscuity, grassy/herbal/woody/veggie, apple/lemon, dull peach, vanilla flavor. The booze comes on a bit rough late as well. Thereís a slight tartness going on but it tastes underdeveloped and not all that drinkable. Of course, my opinion on Brett Beer varied quite a bit from other opinions, so I guess maybe Iíll just have a lower rating again.