mathieuc (1223) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is fruity, herbal and full of brett funk. Taste is fruity and dry for the most part but there was some slight residual sugar impressions. Some fresh wheat flavors throughout, too. Mouthfeel is juicy, carbonation a bit light. Really fun and easy to drink, I want more!
tom10101 (2698) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). From cparles, thanks Chris! Hazy bright golden/orange with a small mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma is of white wine, leathery brettanomyces, light caramel, farmhouse yeast and a very light buttery presence. Taste is mostly of brettanomyces and white wine along lemoney notes, some residual sugar, light caramel and yeasty notes. Light to medium body. Lively carbonation at first that quickly become a moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Dry, leathery finish. Tasty, refreshing and drinkable. Good balance. Nice pimped Belgian Ale!
kerenmk (2269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Batch #8. Hazy blond with white head. White glue and apple sauce aroma, bretty sour taste. Smooth, mildly sour finish, medium-bodied.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Luke! Aroma has some funk, vanilla/oak, and light fruit. Light mouthfeel with a lively mouthfeel. Dry finish, with a really well balanced tartness/funk. Nice complexity, delicate/subtle tastes and aromas... very nice.
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de brett avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de brett et d’agrume avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de brett en arrière goût. (Rating #5250)
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, nery hazy deep yellow to light orange colour, aroma of apple juice, light vinegar and over ripe oranges nad just a buttery touch, flavour of white fruits and apples with pleasant light citrusy sourness with a touch coarse bitterness. Nice and straight forward.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Cloudy yellow. Funky aroma with barnyard, fruits, cobwebs and oak. Funky yeasty flavor, sourish, a bit sweetish, fruity and bretty, with oak, vinous notes and a dry finish, a bit citric. Medium-bodied. Really good.
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Torst. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of oak, Brett, Meyer lemon, funk, hay and citrus. Dry finish. Medium body.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch #8. This brew pours a cloudy pale golden color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dank hops, yeast and citrus. Medium-bodied with a delicate floral hops character and flavors of citrus, earthy yeast and vinous oak. The finish is slightly funky with an oak and hops aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Coniferous brettanomyces builds floral and citrusy fireworks which can be witnessed while being hypnotized by an underlying oily, vanilla-rich oak.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the cloudy blond.
-The big, natural bubbles remain soft on the palate.
-The flavor profile is also peppery at times.
-The rusticity in this one is ably balanced with the oak. Both are nicely aromatic.
Bottle; from batch 8.