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RATINGS: 704   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - 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 (3016) - 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 (3687) - 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 (1139) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilgrimoutlaw (766) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Seth. Clear pale yellow with a faint white head. Smooth with lemon, cereal, yeast, and barnyard flavors. Really mellow and very tasty..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2011
750ml bottle, corked and caged. Pours a lovely deep golden orange with a one finger frothy white head. Head recedes to leave rings of sticky lace. Lots of funk in the aroma, although, not as strong as I expected. Tart and sour elements as well as some ginger spice. Flavor is simultaneously fruity and funky. Orange peel, lemon peel, cherries, pears, all with Brett and Ommegang’s house yeast. Tough to describe. Light in body with sharp, active carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Batch #2 march 2008. Pour cloudy golden yellow with a huge fluffy white head that lasts. Aroma is the best part about this brew with nice florals and sweet bubblegum with faint must. Taste is very dry musty with notes of sour funk sweet faded juicyfruit and a bitterness throughout. Palate is medium and full carbonation with a lasting dry finish. This is a fairly tasty brew, but after getting the aroma I was hoping for more. The alcohol also shows quite a bit in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle @ home, picked up in somewhere in the Midwest. Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance with some sediment and a white head. Spicy, peppery, citrusy, Belgian yeasty, light barnyard aroma. Slightly vinous, peppery, Belgian yeasty, spicy, ginger, lightly sour, dry belgian ale flavor. Dry, spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer pours a golden yellow with a white head. Lots of carbonation in this one. Aromas are Belgian yeasts and some funk...a little sour. Taste is funky from the brett, but also a little sweet from the yeasts. There is a bit of sourness too that is not expected. Overall, a nice change of pace and a unique beer that is very good.


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