seth_lfod (313) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rate number 200. Bottle supplied by my dad... Thanks dad! Slight gusher, pours a nice golden color with a massive head. Smell is oak, chardonnay, tart funk, and the basement in the house I grew up in. Taste is chardonnay, nice barrel character, leather, slight tart. Very dry finish. Great beer.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Lightening Day. Thanks! Pours a nice decent hazed hue, golden orange, a bit dulled with some gentle darker glow. Frothy whitish head atop stays as a mellow frothy layer, decent ring laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, dough and pear, some subtle tartness. Mellow touches of yeast, vanilla, oak. Some touches of gentle brett, dust, and mellow sweetness. Touches of oak, gentle tangerine, Chardonnay. Initial lighter end of the fold, some tangerine, white grape and melon. Nice mellow fruit presence meets a touch of dryness, oak, and mellow white wine. Subtle brett is gentle, touches of dust and cobwebs. Mellow oak, some more fruit presence, just a touch tart. A bit fuzzy, some gentle dryness, brett, and tannic oak as we move on. Some gentle sweetness starts to die out. Some nice dryness, mellow fruit, brett, and barrel. Solid.
Ontape (130) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml Bottle, Batch 8, courtesy of Lukaduke... who else? This is a fantastic beer. Pours a light golden, keeps a nice white head around the edges. Smells like a well-aged Sanctification, light fruit and big funk. Taste followed suit with lots of Brett mouth-pucker and a wave of fruit -- at different times we mentioned apple, grape, peach. A little Belgian sweetness with a great tart Brett balance. When can I get more?
Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Quelle belle créature! Elle me rappelle une certaine Russian river au nez et à la première gorgée. Foin mouillé, agrumes surettes, vin blanc et cuir s’amusent dans ce délicieux liquide.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn this is good. A big thanks to justdrinkit for bringing this back for me from the brewery. Pours a cloudy light apricot/gold pour. Nice fluffy white head. Flavors of hops, funk, wet hay, toothpick, tart roasted lemons. Leather, and barnyard funk. Damn straight.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fantastic. The normal farmhouse pale while also quite good, serves as a prefect stock for this barrel aged stunner. Drink for balanced sour flavor and intriguing aroma, or just drink.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with some very active white head. Nice nose, some sweetness, some candy, a little chewy wood pulp, some watered down bourbon, a little apricot, white grape. Flavor is well balanced, spritzy, straw, white grape, white pepper, apricot, honey, some white peach, a little corn, some wood pulp. Clean, spritzy finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, lemon, some orange, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some wood, orange, funk. Medium body, some stickiness.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a nice, wispy heads. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt notes, some boozy notes. Flavor was smooth, fruity notes, oak characteristics. Quite an enjoyable!
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops with cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with crisp malt, fruity esters, fresh oak and a dry finish. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation.