hopdog (9410) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a lighter to medium golden color and slightly hazy with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of brett, wine, lightly sour, and fruity. Tastes of some sour apple, oak, citrus and vinous. Lightly sour. Enjoyable.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of white wine, apples and citrus. Flavor Iím also pickig up the white wine. Iím not a huge white wine fan, but I enjoyed this beer a lot.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 batch 001 by way of enniskillen.poured a clear yellow with a nice head.aroma of apples,cider,and oak.taste is a mix of sourness,oak,and sprit wine.(BATCH 002)murky yellow with a small white head.aroma is brett,oak,and vanilla.flavor is a mix of the aroma.very nice indeed
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazey golden appearance, excellent head formation. Wild, cidery, yeasty aroma. Plenty of fruitiness on the palate, lemon and orange, sour puckery second half with plenty of acidity in the finish. Long sour fruity aftertaste.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured slightly hazed golden color with a small white head. Complex aroma...Bretty funk, sweet, citrusy, vinous, and fruity. Sweet start becomes tart, acidic, and white wine on the light bitter finish. So tasty and drinkable why does the bottle have to be so small.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious! Pours a beautiful golden color with a decent head. The aroma is very vinous (white wine) with lemon and a vast arrays of fruits. THe flavor is even better than the aroma- with strong vinous notes and a very strong citrus taste. Buttery at the end with just a enough sourness/bitterness to keep you on your toes.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. Gold color with a nice, frothy head. You can really smell the chardonay in the aroma as well as barnyard and lemon. The taste is nicely tart, acidic and dry. The flavors are complex, bouncing between themselves like lottery balls. Totally refreshing.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks. Somewhat hazy golden with a puffy white head. Smells like lambic, sharp citrus, pepper, funk and oak. Tastes like a mild geueze with more malts, refreshing, close to a saison but with more funk. Interesting, challenging, yet stylish.
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Hazy, golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. Woodsy aroma with notes of white wine, vanilla and lemon. Tart, buttery flavor with oak, vanilla and butterscotch. Light-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Woodsy, tart, buttery finish. Odd combo, but terrific. World class brew!
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle, Batch 1) Big white head atop a hazy apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, bret, oak, white wine, some sourness. Taste is medium sweet, white wine, oak, some apple, sour, light lemon. Watery light-medium body, some acidity, pretty drinkable. No sledgehammer in this one, subtleness is the key. Quite enjoyable.