orangesol (932) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Deuane for sharing this one with Hojaminbag and myself. Bottle poured into a taster glass.
A - Pours golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of crisp brett funk, light grassy hops, and lemon rind. This one is pretty dry from all that brett with the rest of the aroma’s helping to balancing it out a bit. Very nice.
T - The brett funk dominates this one. As it begins to die down a bit you pick up some of the lemon, clove, and grassy hops. The finish is a mix of chewy brett and light acidity, lingering for a short time. I enjoyed this one, it was light and easy to drink.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light, funky, feel with a small amount of it lingering throughout the finish.
O - I really liked this one. The brett works very well with the rest of the flavors. I would say it is VERY similar to Orval, as it is supposed to be I presume. Very nice stuff.
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy light orange/yellow with a moderate white head that stays for a while. Aroma and flavor of oak, brett, clove spice, hay, barnyard, and light fruit. Finish is sour with some belgian spice notes coming through.
slowrunner77 (6161) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"wow...some polarizing scores here...mid range 4’s...and a 1? Honestly, I cant see either. i love new glarus, but maybe they are slipping a little, if only because their bar has been set so high. this light golden ale seems like a typical golden draped in horseblanket. i like brett so it’s not offensive, but outside the brett, there was nothing else. possibly my least favorite NG beer to date."
RussianDragon (564) - - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz bottle given to me by Dan Carey himself of New Glarus Brewing at the Rare Beer Tasting at GABF ’09 (September 25, 09) Pours a hazy light golden orange color with wisp of head focused on rim. Aroma of brettanomyces and slight sweetness. Flavor is sweet Belgian golden ale with slight brett tang and crisp sour apple notes. Lovely.
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Super cloudy golden body; foamy white head that slowly lumps into a chunky collar. Lots of gummy yeast in the aroma, very Belgian-like with hits of clove & esters. Sine mild green apple sourness may be the only indication of Brett on the nose. Taste is also heavy yeast with a hint of spice, clove, maybe mint, a touch of hay. Esters, gum, & baked bread come together in a relatively dry finish. Not much tartness, if any, in the flavor. Just a hint of fruit zest. A good beer, although I did expect a little more.
Frank (3097) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle. This is golden, slightly hazed anc cloudy w/ a fine bubbled head. At this point it si getting a big oxidized and nutty. It’s a little sweet and nice and drinkable. I would have loved to try this when it was younger and more hop-forward. As it is, it is a very much malt-centric brew, which is great, but it doesn’t seem like age has made it any better.
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is honestly quite muted. Only hints of floral notes and a light Brett note. Brett is cherry with a touch of barnyard.
Pours a fairly cloudy golden orang with a pillowy white head that has fairly good retention. Small head persists with moderate lacing as well.
Flavor is a bit better, but the malt still tastes stale at this point in time. Light pineapple and cherry notes from the Brett. Medium low bitterness. A bit of a floral, woody note in the flavor with hints of phenolics. A light honey note in the finish. A mineral note from the water is also noticeable.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and fairly low alcohol warmth.
Overall a surprisingly underwhelming beer. I’m not sure if its the age or something else, but this beer doesn’t have much character to it. Stale and slightly oxidized. Brett character hasn’t come on strong enough to make up for the age.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Backlog] Bottle shared with brendan. Pours a light golden body with active white head. Aroma is soft floral notes, brett, barnyard funk and light crisp malt. Mouthfeel is prickly with carbonation, medium-feel, with notes of funk, cheese, sour pale malt, lemon and brett. Very nice - I would really love to try this again.
weihenweizen (1910) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours golden with small white head. Medium body, low carbonation, and tart aroma. Taste is tart malt.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with no had. Aroma is dry mandat bretty. Sort of piny. Bitter with not Mich in the way of sourness. Very dry.
drfabulous (4268) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 500 ml bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Barnyard and funk in nose. Apple and tart. Well carbonated. Almost gushed. This is pretty tasty for a four year old beer.