j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Clean acid and lemon. Thin, very bretty. Finishes dry and with some light brett and lemon.
jtclockwork (6258) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Msante79. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose of earth, grass, yeast, lemon and pine. Taste of earthy pine, lemon, yeast cough medicine and golden wheat.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber/gold and clear with a lasting, but thin white head. Smells of perfume, grainy, spiced mat, earthy, some grassy hints, hay, funky. Tastes of dry malt, peppery, funky, floral, sweet fresh oranges, dry crisp finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6216) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep gold with a touch of haze and nice looking off white head. The aroma is lemon, orange peel, grapefruit skin, fresh cut grass, a touch of grains and floral hops. Lots going on in the aroma. The taste is similar and pretty bright with lemon acidity, some orange peel and grapefruit, grassy meadow, graininess and some floral hops. It ends thin and watery and mildly refreshing.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of markwise
pours golden, white head
aroma of brett, medicinal-chemical tart nose
flavor, brett, some yeast, bitter citrus hops/pine, light pale malt finish.
Not my fav NG beers.
HogTownHarry (5916) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus, via trade with JCapriotti. Hazy gold, average off-white frothy head. Smells great - dry Brett, peach, fresh-cut roses - simple, elegant. Taste - yep, like a fruitier Orval, dry, pungently floral, modestly alcoholic, really well balanced - man, oh man this is nice! Average body, perfect carbonation, dry, with a longish pungent floral bitter finish. Fantastic stuff, thanks, Jason!!
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mar, hazy yellow with lasting white foam, aroma of sweet fruit and white pepper, flavor is nice blend of fruit and yeast , some perfume, lilac,with chalky hop bitterness
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: America’s answer to Orval. Wicked beer.
How: Bottle 500ml. Sent to me by CaptainCougar. Thank you so much Tom. Consumed early febuary 2010 relatively fresh, about 6 to 7 months after bottling date
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by an enormous white head with good retention
In long: Nose is extremely but has a lot more to offer than traditional brett bombs. Here it is has floral as it is wild. Already an Orval feature. Taste sends you a truckload of brett but quickly draws your attention away with all those floral hops, grapefruits notes, pine, Social Tea™ cookies, dust. Also a strong scented cedar sensation (is this beer cedar aged?!?). Very Orval-esque although I got less of a “flower bouquet” sensation than with Orval. The hop profile here is less bitter but more citric/astringent and more fruity than with Orval. Overall rather dry. Big spongy body, smooth but lively carbonation. There is many many differences between this beer and Orval, yet I cannot help but to compare them. If you love Orval (the indisputably most better best beer in the world) then you will love this beer. A whole new twist on the Orval approach. It is exactly Orval, but totally different. However something about its more fruity yeast character and hops makes me think it cannot age like Orval. But when fresh (I’d say 1 year or less) this is almost as great as Orval. What all these Sours, Imperial whatever and BA this-and-that what I really want is more beer like this. And peace on Earth. As long as the latter doesn’t prevent the former
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/1/10. Bomber courtesy cbfobes! Light funky Belgian aroma with hints of cream. Sweet malty flavor with lingering bitter Belgian yeast and what hints at oak. Huge burning carbonation. Nice!
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550th beer tried.
500ml bottle with a "handwritten" label.
Pours into my Duvel tulip a brilliant golden orange. It is slightly hazy but tons of tiny bubbles ca be seen racing towards the head which is 4 fingers of mountainous white foam. As it recedes it leaves nice belgian-styled lacing.
The smell is dominated by brett with a supremely funky barnyard smell, by far the funkiest I have smelled. There is also a hint of hops and grain underneath. Also, there is a slight sour lemon hint to it, similar to Orval.
The funk is less prevalent on the tongue instead this is a super-smooth tasting Belgian pale ale with a slight hint of brett. The mouthfeel is much different than Orval’s but I think they both work. The funk melds with an elevated level of piney hops from what the nose gave. There are also hints of green apple peel and lemon. It is a unique taste experience.
Think a hoppier Orval, of the beers I have tried from this style (Orval, Matilda, R&D) this one is nearly as good as Orval, it is close.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-07-2010 22:20:02