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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian pale & pilsner malts w/ Styrian Golding for bittering and Saaz for aroma. Ginger predominates the spicing. Fermented in primary with Ommegang’s house yeast, followed by secondary with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Dry-hopped in secondary w/ a blend of hops; Tettnang being the stand-out. The flavor profile is very herbal with an earthy undertone (very fitting for a Belgian-style farmhouse ale). The dry finish and pronounced hop aromas hide the 8% abv very well. Dangerously drinkable for its strength and character.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Green/herbal aroma with just a bit of funk in the nose. Some slight citrus in there. This bottle has been kept pretty cold for the 18 months since I bought it so I guess not as much Brett character. Some barnyard funk is there but this is nowhere near as dirty funky as the previous bottle I had. That thing was DIRTY!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. From November 2011 notes. Earthy malt aroma. Dark golden with a small white head, and sediment. Sour barnyard funk flavor with a dry finish. Light carbonated body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Batch 1, June 2007, drank Jan 2012: Pours a cloudy golden with suspended particles and a medium white head, aroma has sweet peppery spices and dusty earthy hay, starts and ends neither sweet nor bitter with a mineral aftertaste, thin bodied with a watery mouth feel and light carbonation. I was expecting a sour bomb and instead got this sublime delight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boesky (51) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Batch 4, May 2009. I’ve has this one cellaring for a while, with the last few months waiting its turn in the beer ’frig. Cork was a bit recalcitrant; had to break out the Channellocks to make the initial twist. Snifter. Subdued head (perhaps due to the 21/2 years in the bottle), poured a burnished copper orange. Very clear, little residual carbonation. A little funk in the nose, followed by sweet-ish bread and fruit notes. Sharp flavors up front: earthy, funky and roasty, finishing with hops and a vague phenolic bite. Interesting and worthy effort, if not a complete success.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2011
750ml C&C bottle thanks to footbalm (batch #1, June 2007)
Appearance: Holy carbonation batman, the cork flew out as I was twisting off the cage. Luckily only a small amount of the good stuff came out. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a big frothy white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Brett, ripe fruit, spices and citrus
Taste: Light mouthfeel of citrus, peppery, barnyard, herbal with a tart dry finish
Very nice, refreshing and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Batch #4...pours a hazy amber with a medium foamy white head. Aroma has a mild sweet citrus...orange...and notable ginger...some caramely malt. Flavor has some spice up front...ginger...with some yeasty, fruity notes and tea-like hops. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the finish is slightly malty and spicy...dry. I noticed no brett qualities...mildly disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml, bouchon de liège. Merci Julien et Pier-Luc. Bière qui a la couleur du jus de pomme non-filtrée ou de jus d’orange. Le nez semble envahie par les bretts et les pommes. La bouche est agréable, le goût de pomme est agréable et les bretts sont tout aussi envahissant. Une vraie funkhouse ale avec des bretts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Iceland super tasting. Cidery hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma of brett, cider, grain, saison and funk. Taste is quite bretty/funky with some apple juice flavors (a bit off here). Palate is dry and well carbed, good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2009 batch 2 750, saison yeast dominant in the aroma, flavor is saison yeast up front and a strong nuance of Brett that really adds charmingly. Awesome job guys. Some light bitterness on finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Batch #4, May 2009. 750 mL bottle from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, served in a snifter. Pours hazy copper with a moderate tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of toasty malts, pale fruit, ginger, pepper, touches of Brettanomyces, hops, herbs and earth. The flavour is moderately honey sweet with slight sour and bitter notes. There is also dust, pale fruit, orange peel, ginger and pepper. The finish is drier, with more prominent ginger. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very interesting brew, at once sweet and syrupy, while being also spicy and somewhat funky. Truly unique. 2011-08-23


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