msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750ml bottle I picked up in STL. Pours deeply hazed amberish brown large off-white head. Aromas of some funk, dark fruits, wood, and sweet malts. Flavors oak, toasted malts, dark fruits, floral, and fair amount and brett. Was expecting something offensive based on some of the reviews, but this is an interesting beer. Definitely has that brett presence but has the backbone of an oak aged american strong ale of sorts. Carbonation and body is thicker than most sours. Worth a shot in my opinion.
Beerdrinker79 (1988) - Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle- Pours murky reddish brown with a nice creamy tan head and nice lacework. Aorma is wood, slight tart and funk, maybe some dark fruits, brown sugar. The taste is much more tart than the aroma, funky, raisins, cherries, odd beer, but very good and complex.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of some funk and some herbs and floral notes. Some sweet and tart fruitness but overall is pretty bland.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick frothy head. Hmmm...I think I want more time in the barrel on this one. Dry finish, caramelized notes, some musty notes, slight lemon, sweet (maybe vanilla?) notes. Rather flat and lifeless for me.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orangish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of orange, pine, herbs, mint, and oak. Flavor of orange, brett, herbs, grass, oak, and vanilla.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice ruby/mahogany, thin lines of beading below a thick dollop of off white head. Average lacing.
Smells tasty. Fresh caramel, some rye bits, dark sweet fruits, juicy grapefruit, a touch of spicy funk. Nice smelling beer.
Wow... WAY more of a punch than I was anticipating. The brett has taken control of this beer. Dry funky punch followed by tart fruits, a bit of citrus, dark malts. Surprising but tasty nonetheless.
Certainly an interesting concept of a beer. I’d say give it a shot if you’re on the fence.
Beaver (1622) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a deep crimson red with a huge rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a bit subdued - wood and vanilla with some sweet tart fruits. Some brett comes out as it warms.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some bretty tart fruits and floral notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I like it. Similar to Hiveranno but not as good.
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours clear dark amber with a medium-large, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, plums, brown sugar, cookie, toast, and caramel malt, and spicy alcohol notes. Flavor is dates, spicy alcohol, plums, grapes, oak, sweet malt and a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
onceblind (6929) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange-brown with a thick lasting beige head. Aroma is mineral-like with some funky yeasty oak and an herbal floralness. Taste starts out kinda caramelly sweet before turning tart and oak-y, with some weird fruitiness that I still kinda enjoyed, ending with some dry bretty yeast tones and a little oak and bitterness. Lots of oak and candy flavors with a complex fruitiness and dry basement funkiness.
tennisjoel (1334) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively on the tongue. Amber pour with a large frothy head. Alcohol well hidden. Mild tartness, I can detect the oak aging, Approachable for the style. Sourness balanced by some sweet sugary flavor. The sweetness is slightly artificial tasting but not offputting. Decent beer overall.