Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!!!!!!!! Pour is nice slightly hazed golden with a thin sticky white head...smell was light citric pine compined with a nice funk from brett...taste was like a more hopped and more sour Orval...wonderful chewy mouthfeel and great malty flavors up front, with a slight bitter then sour finish...wow.
dwyerpg (4727) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer 9 at Bill and Steiny’s party. And I disagree with the ratings before me. I think something was very wrong with this beer, at least when I tried it. Sour in a bad way with bad citrusy funkiness. A disappoint.
KAME (160) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dr. Bill and Steiny’s. Aroma was very similar to Pliny the Younger, and not what I was expecting given that it was a Belgian Ale. Very citrusy/honey hop profile. Flavor was smooth, but not as sour or complex as I was expecting. Overall a fine drinking brew, but not my favorite of the RR selection that day.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2006 I had this on tap at Dr. Bill’s party
It was very tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’d love to have it again. Another great brew by Russian RIver
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pour of transparent golden amber with a huge layer of white head. Fantastic brett aromas blend nicely with a lemony hoppy freshness and a whiff of artisan sourdough bread. Nice, light, refreshing aroma. Light bodied, highly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing, with subtle flavors of under-ripe pears, lemon, and a bit of sour white grapeskins create a delicate, easy drinking palate. Lightly sour, clean finish. I’m now craving a plate of freshly steamed mussels over a bed of linguine, drizzled with a light garlic and shallot sauce reduced with this beer, and of course, served with another glass of this beer. *Drool* Very nice.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Bright, burnt copper with almost no head. Brett aromas fill the air as soon as the glass reaches the bar. Onxce I focus a bit more I pick up some more fruity melon notes as well. Flavor is lighter with a wheaty, fruit note. Strong brett flavor as well. Very dry finish.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 On tap. Poured a medium golden / amber color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of brett, citrus (lemons), tart berries, leather and all around funky. Tastes of fruits, lemons, grapes and a lighter funkiness. Light tart finish. Thinner body.
TomDecapolis (4590) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tom at Union Jacks for giving us this in a pitcher to share at his Russian River Night. Pours a hazy light golden amber with a creamy white head that left lacing and sustained. Aroma of a funky, tart yeast, fruity, lightly spicy, bready, some hops hidden in there along with some lemon. Flavor was very interesting with more of that tart/funky yeast, mixed citrus, hops, grapes and a little thinner that I had expected. Very interesting beer and I’m glad I got a chance to try it out. Keep the interesting beers coming to Eastern PA Tom!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Had a Belgian Tripel nose with the yeast strains spitting out funky fruit aromas and some crazy spices,also something like a citrus fruit but not in the hoppy citrus way, more like lemon.Very nice brew
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this a while back on tap at Liar’s Club. I was pretty surprised. The nice pale ale start gave out to the wonderful, yet gentle, sour finish. I wish I could make all kinds of drunk jokes about this, but I actually sipped it proper. I’m pretty sure I could get fairly retarded off this, but I would just drink it too slow, wallowing in the delicious flavor.