Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, off-white, fully lasting.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (malt syrup, caramel), lightly yeasty (basement, mold), with notes of decaying fruits (peach/plum/prune), generic (e.g., Brach’s) candies, bile/vomit, cement.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
To be blunt, a very sloppy and stupid beer. To the point this actually makes me kind of angry. The aroma is just plain awful...clumsy rotting fruit notes and artificially flavored candy, and poor malt character to boot. Overly sweet in the mouth and more burning/boozy than 7.3% would suggest (tastes like over 8% to me). Looks nice with a very well-lasting head, but there’s little else positive to say about this. And $13 is absolute hubris on the part of the brewer...if you’re going to overprice your beer, at least respect your customers enough to not release a screwed up batch (I shudder to think they actually wanted the beer to come out like this, but anything’s possible). There’s no second chance at a first impression.
Westchesterco (662) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at rustic it is a cloudy Holden with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is full bodied citrus that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Rustico in Alexandria, VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Slight peach nose. Flavors of white pepper and some toffee notes. Tart, lingering finish.
kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, least, caramel, light funk, light herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light but prickly carbonation.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Richard’s. Orange pour with a white head. Nice tart nose. Yeast, bread, pear, apple, and vanilla. Interesting. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with some bread. Light tartness follows. Fruit notes of apple, pear, and citrus zest. Nice dry finish.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a hazy golden color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with weak bretty hints.
tcane7 (1336) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clean Motts apple juice color with thin white head that fades to nothing rapidly and some spotted lace. Nose of apple juice, spice, honey and some very mild brett notes. Sweet, medium mouthfeel. I don’t like the apple juice nose, I don’t like the apple juice appearance, I don’t like the apple juice flavor. And I don’t like this, apple juice.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botttle. Clear dehydrated pee in color with no real head. Cereal aromas. Cereal, brett, and spice notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Almost clear amber beer. Little white head. Light palate, softish and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light pale malt, a bit dry. Very slight floralness. Okay,
jcartamdg (1437) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright orange with no head. Aroma of Brett, pineapple and funk, slight vanilla. Smooth and delicious. Nice funk but so drinkable. Really solid Brett beer