topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with a thin white head. Aromas of grainy malt, light spice, and yeasty notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light citrus, clove and yeast. I think they forgot to put the funky brett in my bottle.
NachlamSie (2618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 9 oz. bottle from J&K Liquor. This beer is an interesting shade. I swear it’s almost got a pink or plum tint to it, but I’m not all that great with the crazy off colors. It’s basically orange/red and very cloudy. A tall white head forms. The aroma hits me first with blunt notes like brewer’s 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.
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great, well-balanced session Belgian ale with bretta. Nicely balanced, and the kind of beer I’d drink all the time if I could find it around for cheap. If only the budweisers of the world would disappear and allow to drink stuff like this as a default. Man. Anyway, bretta doesn’t pop up till finish and there’s a nice underpinning of floral hops here. Tap at Rustico.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Orange, estery, fruity, toasted, sweetness, light bitterness, caramel, light bretty. sulphor notes, light funky.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. At a tasting event. Light copper pour with a lot of white head. White spice, nuts, bread, hop. A bit sweet.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have had limited experience with this brewer, always assuming they were yet another over-hyped, over-priced brewery for me to scroll past - however, since their beers have been on sale at a store I frequent, I have decided to try a couple more recently - the saison was pretty meh - this beer, however, is downright awful, so I guess my initial opinion is confirmed - the beer looks okay - hazy amber, with a fluffy, well-sustained head - nose is syrupy sweet, slightly boozy, with notes of glazed doughnut, yeastiness, baby food, moldy fruit - poorly attenuated - very sweet flavor - thick, sludgy yeast mouthfeel - chalk, moldy peaches, cheese rind - bubblegum and grain husks - clumsy, with mildewy basement character throughout - finish is incredibly hot and boozy for something that is supposedly 7% (it actually burns) - pretty terrible - looks like I’m done with this brewery.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mostly clear dark gold with a thin white foamy cap. Nose is estery with dusty apricot and crafty stinky cheese. Flavor is wonderful with notes of coriander and apricot, a little dusty Belgian yeast, and a clean off-dry light fruity finish, of a Belgian variety. Very smooth and delightful.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at railroad street. Pours clear copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly to a film. The aroma is fairly funky, peppery, yeasty. The taste is dry, sweet, caramel, fruitiness kicks in late, a bit funky.
brnandersen (1542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Hazy, golden-amber with a small, white head. Sweet aroma with fruits, caramel malts, yeasts - almost hefeweizen-like with banana and spices. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture. Finishes dry and herbal with fruits. Unfortunately, no sign of the bretts.
Desverger (1153) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@yespr’s - fuzzy/murky golden colour, with small white head. Toasty, sweet malty and yeasty aroma and taste, some caramel, herbal and slight spice at the end.
jbeatty (915) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 02/03/2014. Pours dark orange amber, medium white head rests to a nice haze on the surface, medium ring of lacing, sparkling. Aroma is sweet toasted cereal grains, canned pear, apple, light brett, fruity hops. Taste of bread, fruity Belgian yeast, bananas, generic white fruits, mild spices and hop bitterness, touch of brett. Medium body. Fairly straightforward Belgian style ale, alright.