Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 Bottle, thanks to Oakes. Cheerful hazy yellow-gold. Not much head. Grapefruit-forward nose, rind included. Unripe banana. Lemon, kumquat. Brett and his buddies came over for dinner and stayed the night. A touch lactic too. High carbonation; slight fizziness. Flavors are lemony, grapefruity, lingering with bitter rindy edge. Sweetness in the throat adds balance, nuance. Another sick beer from a bad ass brewery.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy gunhaver. Pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of tart apples, rotten citrus, and wild yeast funk. Taste is tart lemons and grapefruit with notes of green apples and yeast funk. Medium thin mouthfeel that finishes very tart. Very good.
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Poured from a 375 ml bottle. First pour. Misty gold. Dandelion hue. Funky nose full of minerals, musty cheeses, horse hints and searing pineapple and fresh cherry brett. Fruit qualities lay back. Rich vanilla oak. Seems lightly milky and even floral at times. Tinny fruit and funky sweat flavor. White pepper, irish cheddar, pineapple, white grapes. Almost a salty degree of earthy tanginess, like saltwater on a wet dog. Minerals ring a little harshly and lend heavy strength to a kind of clangy sweetness that tugs against the tartness. Full funk. Lots of back and forth between pulsating acidity and cave like dryness in the finish.
Yeast thickens it up. Pillowy, hawaiian bread sweetness develops in the nose. Seems more delicate and more frontal. Funkiness less hollowed out and more settled. Brusque tone of white pepper on the cheesiness. Very dry flavor with a subdued, feathery fruit texture enfolding the bacterial circus. Infection really holds court here, really pressing the acids and rancid meats. Grapefruit and pineapple acid. Palate is pleasantly milky and soft, seeming to downplay the acidity that seems so recurrent throughout. Bit of a mango presence or some type of very high acid tropical fruit. Softens up pleasantly in a silky chardonnay like finish.
Leaves me wanting more. Seems to really find its center of finesse and funk somewhere toward the end, after plenty of breath, at which point the one third sample from this bottle is simply not enough, even on this night when my stomach seems opposed to the sours. Thanks for sharing, Tyler!
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma is primarily funk, a little faint but pouring some of the yeast seems to awaken the funk. The flavour is immensly sour but in a really great way, grapefruit with lingering citric sour. Adding yeast muddles the flavour a bit and gives my mouth a thick coating
of lactic sourness, I liken it to the feeling you get after throwing up but don’t mean it in a bad.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 Bottle. Initial review of the top half of the bottle before the yeast pours.
Holy shit! What a insanely funky and over the top nose! Tart, juicy citrus, white pepper, wood, brett, horse blanket, cow poop, farm. Absolutely wonderful in its complexity. Pours a clear gold. Nearly still. Nearly perfect. Shimmering in all its awesomeness. Flavor is tart and acidic beyond belief. Pineapple, brett, sour, funky. Awesome!
After the yeast. More musty notes emerge. More basement and less farm. Pungent and potent as all hell. White pepper notes emerge. Grapefruit skin. White grape skin and tannin. Assloads of tannic wood. Still acidic but a tad more lush and creamy. Dusty and gravely. Out-freaking-standing! Thanks Mark!
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1500. I’m amazed this one is rated lower than Batch 1, as IMO it is easily a superior brew. Pours a milky yellow with little head, but a beautiful, spritzy looking body. The aroma is filled with pineapple funk, rich brett and a hint of oak. Perfectly sour in the mouth, deep brettiness and bacteria in perfect harmony. This is incredibly drinkable stuff... my bottle is gone before I even knew what hit me. A great beer, and extremely satisfying for 1500. On to 2000!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to wetherell! The most lambic like, non lambic iv ever had. Super drinkable, great unblended lambic.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This golden ale poured with a thin off-white head and a strong fruity aroma. This batch tastes a bit more like gueuze than does batch 001. The flavor is flatter and more sour and the finish is very sharp. Not as mellow, but more complex.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a small off-white head. Tart, slight acetic aroma. Sour, acetic flavor with slight lemon and oak. Medium body. Lemon, sour, oak, and slight acetic linger. Refreshing. Nice complexity.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle, courtesy illiturdit. Pours a murky, yellow straw color, with a decent head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is stacked with musky tartness and apples, citrus, and an overall barnyardness that can’t be ignored. Flavor has that tart apple thing going on, acidfic, and real geueuzey. About as drinkable as a sour ale can get. Very good.