Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a solid gold with a touch of haze and a lasting white head. The nose features hay, apple, and grass. There is a strong metallic note with odd vegetal flavors and a touch of malt and sour apple. What starts off smelling good doesn’t come together on the palate for me. Can’t say I would recommend this one.
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the ABV. Labeled as a wild ale, but this felt more like a Belgian strong pale ale overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Bright orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is spiced hay. Nothing wild about this one.
malrubius (1764) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Save On. Bright golden orange with lasting flat head. Medium funky barnyard horse balls with some spicy hops aroma. Medium fruity sweet with apricot peach and hints of honey and caramel hidden beneath some funky sweet and tartness. Medium light body. Should have been drier. About a year old. Good.
Bobkorba (2) - Stamford, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow.. Very strong will kick your ass. Plan on sharing this bottle. Very nice aroma easy drinking for such a strong beer. Highly recommended
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet
Aroma of apple, lemon, and a bit of lacto. Clear light amber with a thin white head. Taste is lemon, crabapple, green apple, and wheat, perhaps a touch of caramel.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Medium gold, average white head. Phenolic petroleum aroma, hints of unripened fruits. Very gassy palate, medicinal with vague sweetness. Unappealing. Guh.
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared Tony at RBAG. Cloudy yellow pour, aroma is faint Brett, wheat, some light funk. Taste is light funk, some subtle sweetness and a bit of clove like spice on the finish, doesn’t really come together for me.
hopwine (350) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Murky golden with small sediment. Nose is sugary lime, cheese and spicy yeast. Flavor is same plus intense vinous mustyness, overripe banana, strong metallic, clove, and moderate acidity. Really weird and I just don’t buy that this is 100% Brett... Not much funk at all and what is there is not very pleasant. Seriously bad and borderline undrinkable.
thornecb (4456) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Lemon and caramel aromas. Dry with sweet tropical fruit and caramel front to back. Dry bitter earth finish. Not much in the way of wildness, but nice.