Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of brett, funk, citrus, candy, warm saison notes and yeast. Bitter flavour, hops, light funk, very light sour note. Malty finish with lingering bitter hops.
Lovely beer, but my guess is it should either be drunk fresh, when the hops are more pronounced, or left to age a bit more for the brett to develop even better.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam)
TheJvd (170) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has yeast, spices and mostly saison funkiness. Taste is also funky with a hint of sourness and a quite bitter finish.
MrHangover (1102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours a hazy yellow, orange beer with a two finger, white head. Aroma is very funky, interesting. Flavor of very nice, bitter aftertaste. Quite sweet middle. Very decent flavor, very interesting brew.
deanso (3198) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at wwt2 evening.
Thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Quite refreshing.
Borresteijn (3651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl Bottle at WWT II. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma is Bretty funk, citrus, some tropical fruits, floral malts. Flavour is dry, citrus, Brett, light tart, fruity, firm hoppy bitter finish, light soapy. A bit too thin for the bitterness, but nice nevertheless.
Benzai (4350) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT II thanks to Martinus. Hazy light to medium orange color, small white head. Aroma and taste are both clearly saison, funk, a sourish hint, fruitpeel. Medium body and carbonation. Hmm ok beer, but not really my style.
meerbier (1197) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Orval aroma. Pretty yeasty, rather bitter. Very much OK. Not perfect, but nice.
dEnk (2639) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma slight sweaty, some hops, touch of brett. Flavour is light brett, with some spice and yeast.
erickok (2295) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very misty orange with small bubbly head. A very clear brett character, quite dry and peppery with fermented fruit. Some peach character coming through already. Nice farmhouse funk, much more than your usual saison or, dare I say it, Orval. Taste suddenly reveal fresh hops, which are backed up by a good amount of funk. Spices, drinkable and fairly bitter. I truly hope these guys get a big brewing installation some time so anybody can enjoy these. Another stunner. (75cl bottle, many, many thanks to my Secret Sinterklaas!)