bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle, batch #8) Pours a clear yellow body with medium white head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, grass, vinous, wood, bread, barnyard, and butterscotch. Flavor of toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, pineapple, wood, and brett with a dry finish.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, small whote head. Aroma of rich banilla, citrus, light tannins. Taste is vanilla and lemon on a solid combo, with a bit of spice and wood. Amazing.
argo0 (11535) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - 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.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Hazy yellow ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is grainy, lemony, funky and a hint spicy. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor delivers nice brett dryness, breadiness, moderate bitterness and light acidity. Finishes crisp, clean and fairly dry. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
daknole (9114) - 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.
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Vail, shared with Jetson for Christmas. Thanks to lukaduke! Fucking gusher. Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with an off white head. Juicy orange, mango, grapefruity, pineapple, a bit grassy, slightly oaky aroma. Tart tropical fruity, quite pineapple bretty, oaky, fairly sour, vanilla flavor with a tangy, quite sour finish. Pretty tasty.
jtclockwork (8443) - , 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 (8141) - 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 (7811) - 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.