ClarkVV (4849) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2015 Bottled May 2015, drunk 9/14/15.
Very light gold with some slightly deeper marigold tints and a large white head that slowly recedes to cover. Good clarity.
Really fun nose is all sorts of funky, musty, sort of generally mousey bacteria/brett goodness. Not terribly sulfury, but more the wet blanket/wet sheep/damp cellar funk. Some light fruitiness breaks through, a touch of pineapple-meets-cherry as well as very minimal wood character contributing a touch of vanilla. A real delight to just continually sniff the stuff, especially as it continues to warm up. Wonderfully subtle and elegant, as always, from Oxbow.
Similar flavors, matching the aroma, show a bit more leathery brett-like funk, dry pineapple, appleskin, cheese and a bare afterthought of pale malts. Sadly, it’s extremely dry and normally, Oxbow’s beers have a tightly carbonated, near creamy texture that would have helped balance the dryness, but not so here. Rather watery, very loose carbonation and poor malt structure really disappoint. Some light sourness and wood tannin, not at terribly high levels, are nonetheless problematic on account of the very low malt/extremely light body. Perhaps my other bottle will show better carbonation!
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL swing top bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy yellow. Nice white head. Great retention.
Smell is bretty and oaky. Some farmhouse funk. Some hops. A bit of acidity. Very nice. Brighter acidic flavors in the taste, but nothing by way of sour. Grainy. Hops are muted. Grassy and lemony. Nice but not as complex as the nose.
Light, well carbonated. Easy drinking.
Delicious. Gets more acidic as I drink it. Less complex, too, but still good.
Beerman6686 (5830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was of brett, pitted fruit, light funk and grain. Flavor similar, lightly tart even, brett c forward, juicy, really drinkable.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at home. Hazy pale yellow beer with an offwhite head. Fruity sourish citrus grassy oaky leather aroma. Sourish fruity grassy citrus oaky funky flavour.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy hay yellow liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of funk, pineapple, mineral, grain, wood, oak, apple skin and lemon. Taste is very light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, wood and mineral. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice, maybe the wood character is a bit too much. Great funk.
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, hazy golden with small white head. Aroma and taste are wood, grass, orange, and white grape funk. Carbonation was on the lower side. Decent.
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy pale amber with no head. Aroma is sour funky stable citric fruity with a touch of that sweet honey like Sollentuna which I like. Flavor is unfortunately flat missing almost all carbonation citric fruity funky stable bretty astringent, very nice indeed.
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bottle bought @ Etre. Pours hazy golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is tiny fruity, funky and rustic with crackers, lemon juice, pineapple, star fruit, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sour, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is flat, dry, tiny tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is tiny sour and tiny bitter with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, pineapple, white grapes, papaya, hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Nice fruity funk. Lovely to say the least. Pity it’s completely flat.
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Sommarprovning 2015-08-05. Hazy pale yellow beer with a small off white head. Fruity sourish aroma, citrus, vinous, oak, grassy, grapes, some leather notes. Sourish fruity flavor, vinous, oak, grassy, citrus, grapes, woody, raisins, funky some citrus, rubber notes. Almost no carbonation.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - sourced from Etre. Pours unclear gold with a frothy white head. Tangy citrus in the nose, some lemon, farmy funk, tangerine. Light-medium sweet flavor with mellow rindy bitterness, more funk, pith, grapefruit, melon, bitter hay, peach. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation - perhaps a little soft, though. Moderately drying on the finish, with more funk, damp hay, mandarin orange, tangerine. Good stuff overall, but the condition could be better.