jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a taster. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light tartness, pale malts, light fruit notes from the hops and Brett, and hints of oak. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty cool beer.
ctipping (951) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. Lightly hazy orange body. Smells of heavy brett. Bright orange tropical fruits. Taste has an intense amount of brett as well. Some doughy malts. Hops are a little lost here, but still has some orange. Big brett earthy bite in the finish. Medium body. High carbonation. Itís not bad, but itís not great.
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Heads. Huge hoppy nose with tons of tropical notes with some citrus as well. The brett is there but it takes a backseat to the hops on the nose. Bitter and fruity on the palate with a little booze that comes out as it warms. Very nice.
jinroh (1023) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bit darker, biy of foam. Aroma is horse blankety, bit of bitter. Woody and spiced with pine needles. It is not very easy to match sour beer and hops but this beer manifests that it can be done. Horseblanket bitterness with sour pine needles. Very happy to try this one.
TimE (4707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Frothy white head. Huge dry hopping like sticking my face in a bag of hops with stone fruit and citrus notes. Not overly bitter but hugely hoppy in the mouth. Very much aiming at an orval. Drinks much lighter than 7.5%. I would prefer a bit more tartness
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Paul at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. Pours a soft hazy orange body with big white head and soapy lace. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with spritzy carbonation on the palate and notes of wintergreen mint, fresh pine, leathery funk and an off chemical character in the finish.
ClarkVV (5137) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Bottled Sep 2015, drunk 3/6/16 at Portland location.
Nearly gushing pour has mountains of white head that is well-retained. Minimal haziness throughout a brass-golden body with plentiful carbonation.
Best aroma of the day for me, even beating out the wonderful tart peach goodness of Momoko. This is just perfectly done brett, like some of the better orval bottles Iíve had. Wonderful mix of hickory nut skin, keylime, guava, band aid lighter, sharper perfume notes. Soft honey and biscuits sit in the background not disturbing the elegant brett in the least. No alcohol or flaws. Itís close between a 9 or 10, and I would give it a 9.5. I could do with a little more complexity pas the brett, so Iíll err on giving it a 9.
The flavor is not quite as exciting as the aroma, showing a bit of nuttiness, cream of wheat and dry biscuit that reduces the overall brightness and alacrity of the brett. Still, itís dry, wonderfully carbonated and incredibly drinkable, with no sign of the 7.5% abv. Awesome, awesome beer.
Jow (3191) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Jeffrey for sharing his cellar for poker only highlight of night of losing. Orange pour. Nose is floral, citrus and Brett. Tastes of Brett, some caramel, oranges, earthy, florals. Chewy palate and finishes dry brett
nimbleprop (6883) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3oz pour at Maxís Belgian Fest 2016 pours a hazy gold with some white head. Nose has peach, band aid, perfume, white grape, floral, some honey. Flavor follows, ripe and juicy stone fruits, honey, apricot, light hand soap. Finishes lightly sweet. Real nice.
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Oxbow / Perennial event. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of orange, funk, herbs. Tastes of funk, orange, herbs. Medium body with a dry finish.