queenholly (2414) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Boesky (50) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sledutah (3629) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rodenbach99 (2805) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
pilgrimoutlaw (641) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #4 Bomber from 2009. Pours cloudy orange with foamy white head. Aromas of earth, basement, lemon, floral, pepper. Mild-moderately sour and bitter. Overall, the beer is interesting, but I found something mildly unpleasant with the back end taste.