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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Belgian Ale brewed with Brettanomyces


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On draught at Hopleaf, 4/19/14
Lightly hazy godlenrod with some deeper ripe orange hues and a fluffy white head atop, showing strong retention.
Lemon, light vanilla and hints of lime and tropical fruits emanate from the nose, with a backdrop of bready caramel malts, plentiful pear and apple esters and just a touch of bubblegum. Certainly a ton of yeast activity in the nose. Clean, and quite straightforward with the brett providing an enjoyable complexity, but certainly not pervasive here. Low on the hoppiness, with just a dusting of citrus zest, light grassiness and no acidity to speak of. Alcohol is well-controlled and out of the picture.
Grainy, somewhat scratchy malts are noteable but fortunately soft base malt sugars still remain and are able to comfort the palate while lemon-lime-like brett notes coalesce on the end, leading to a dry finish with some earthy/doughy yeastiness and plentiful esters (banana, bubblegum, pear, apple). More hop bitterness in the form of fresh cut grass and some light citrics, than perceived from the nose, actually helping to brighten up the beer, while there is a slight wateriness on the finish that is quite becoming and helps belie the somewhat high abv here. Very drinkable and well-done.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy hay-gold, puffy white head, nice lacing. Light celery, tomato, and glue hints throughout the nose. More glue and thyme up front, heavy wheat and brett C mid with tons of hay and citrus before a sticky lotion finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Draft at Perennial. Reddish? Or amber. Some off white foam. A bret aroma that is sharp with so ething like cinnamon. The bret in the flavor is distinct. More sourness. Malts are on the background but are right. Floral comes later. Really intetesting but a bit too infected for my tastes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
This is a cloudy orange brew with a nose dominated by oxidized nutty malt tones. It is not sour but thereís a fruitiness that at least implies a bit of tartness. This is slightly sweet w/ medium to vigorous carbonation, medium bodied w/ earthy bitterness in the finish. This just really isnít all that tasty or even interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, clear orange pour with white head lacing well, aroma brought notes of slight yeast, bread, slight red fruits, caramel, toffee, slight oaky, bretty and funky notes. Taste is a mix of sour lemon, earth, tart citrusy fruit, oak, some red fruit into a funky middle, slightly tart, finishing dry, slightly tart.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle pour. Thick frothy head with a golden orange appearance. Sweet yeast aroma. Thin palate with sour aftertaste. Lots of flavor but still feels watered down somehow. Still a balanced beer just not strong enough taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
750 ml. bottle. It pours a lightly hazy orange color with a nice white head. The aroma is kind of odd for a brett beer. Toasted maltiness with some hints of caramel and dried fruit. Maybe some distant hints of wet hay, but nothing that would lead me to believe this has brett. The flavor is pleasant enough with more dried fruitÖ mostly aprictots, golden raisins and maybe pineapple. It has some sweetness to it and more body that would be expected. Spicy yeast and high carbonation. The finish has some mild hay-like funk with more sugar and sweet fruit. Not a bad sipper, but a little too sweet and heavy. Itís kind of like an American-ized Tripel that didnít dry out enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
HMOG 2014. This was a very nice triple with the Brett addition. Light effervescent fruity, medium high dry, brett, apples, apricot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
HMOG 2014. Sorry for limited review. Notes are pretty sparse. Dry Fruity Tripel. Bottle - Shared at HMOG 2014

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
1 pint 9 oz. bottle from J&K Liquor. This beer is an interesting shade. I swear itís almost got a pink or plum tint to it, but Iím not all that great with the crazy off colors. Itís basically orange/red and very cloudy. A tall white head forms. The aroma hits me first with blunt notes like brewerís yeast pills. Brief decanting lets more nuanced notes come out with a very floral backbone and hints at cheese and bold cloves. The palate is pretty soft which works well here. The pros: mild, but established Brett funk, floral hints, especially in the finish; and a velvety palate. The cons, and none of these are really bad: The clove character is rather aggressive, the aroma could develop more and the malty, sweeter flavors could be dialed back just a bit. Pretty solid beer, but not necessarily special event type stuff.


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