JPDurden24 (1579) - 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 (431) - 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 (11942) - 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 (1289) - 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 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (4044) - 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 (1173) - 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.
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours murky orange-brown with a thick deep-beige head with great retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Aroma is bretty, doughy, yeasty, mineral-like. Taste starts out sweet before turning lightly tart and finishing with a dry bitterness. Flavor is strong in oak, with vanilla and artisan caramel candy flavors filling the mouth. Musty basement flavors are strong, too. An off-note of metal in the finish doesn’t bother me too much. This one really exceeded my expectations, given the reviews on here. It’s pretty yummy.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/5/12 shenanigans. bottle and tap at azwine.
Dark crimson ow head.
A is big barrel stink... To the point it stinks of medicine and cinnamon....bs, umami,rich overripe fruit, apples,red grape juice, yeasty,cherry.
F is the same...very well balanced... Brett is very mild and only in the bckground. dries out crazy on the finish. Oak shows in the form of umami.
Picks up some sourness as it sits.
Cant wait to see what it does with some time.
tap version is more tart but far less funky.