joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love golden ales. Some light phenols, medicinal, lots of effervescence, golden in color with fine white foam, slightly spritzy feel, finishing lightly sweet, acidic and off dry, belgian fruit esters. Thanks Matt Fenn!
Huhzubendah (2807) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by GRG1313 at our insane sour and wild ale tasting on April 14, 2012. Thanks Richard!
The beer is a rusty orange color with a half inch or more of white head. Plenty of carbonation left after all these years. The aroma brings citrus hops, earthy notes, funk, basement, yeast. The flavor brings all of the aforementioned attributes, along with ripened fruits. I thought this was a decent beer, but a bit too sweet and earthy. Maybe I was expecting / hoping for something tart and sour. The feel was silky smooth on the palate. It was a treat to sample this long retired beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-22-2012
jbeatty (1145) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 06/03/2012. First pour is clear, burnt orange/golden hued, fine bubbled head, soapy lacing and champagne bubbles evident. Great aroma- orange citrus notes, grassy, still retaining a bit of hop character, honey and yeast, brett, more funky fruit notes. Taste starts off with notes of peach, apricots, pears, leads to soft orange hoppiness, drying out a bit with some brett presence, but still light honey sweetness, mild bitterness in the finish. Medium palate, almost full, to chew on the fruitiness, but refreshing carbonation provides overall crisp feeling. Exceptional brew.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Huge thanks to Richard for this one.
Pours a mostly-clear, semi-cloudy golden color with a small-average white head with good retention and quite a bit of lacing on the way down, eventually settling into a nice cap.
The nose brings pretty heavy peach and apricot with a bit of pear in the background. A bit of apricot pit there as well. Touch of earthiness in the background, though not enough to overwhelm the intense fruitiness.
The flavor is loaded with stone fruits and has a nectarine-like bite with white peach notes as well. Average duration with moderate Brett-induced funk. Light bitterness on the back end. The body is light and just a touch chewy with light carbonation and a dry finish.
This was a long-time want of mine and something that I was extremely glad to try. Thanks again, Richard.
vtafro (4409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to jimmack for bring this to the tasting. Orange pour with white head. Jam like fruit, apricot and peach aromas. Funked and light fruit with some light spice tones. Nice.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 24.5 oz. Pours a shimmering oasis radiant burnt yellow with a huge, craggy, frothy subtly off-white head. Aroma of honey, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, farmhouse funky must, Bretty notes, lemon aide, and sweet, fresh cut grass. Flavors of zesty orange and grapefruit with a funky backend. Finish is slightly sour and cutting, and supports the heavy citrus flavors quite well. This is an excellent ale.
jredmond (5899) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 Bottle split with and courtesy of pat. Wow. Pours a bright hazy orange body with huge frothy head. Aroma is sour ripe fruit - orange and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is sooo juicy with notes of fruit - mainly pomelo. Great sour golden ale
malrubius (1999) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes, trying to catch up. Golden orange with head and lace. Sweet fruity and spicy apricot with nice dry finish. Very good but not very bretty, except for the pleasant dryness.
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike, bottle into a tulip...Pours a dark dirty blonde with orange highlights. Light white head ok retention and lacing....Aroma is ok, a little blah, a little tartness in the form of lemon zest with some yeast...The taste is pale malt with lemon and brett, a generic descriptiong but this is a pretty generic (typical) golden brett.
An ok brett that is not as good as sancitfication, both similar, neither beer which I would consider great or drink again.
anders37 (18628) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy brett yeasty aroma. Sweetish bitter bretty flavor with yeasty hints. Has a dry malty spicy brett finish.