BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2005: Clean golden hue with a big frothy head and vg lace. The aroma has some brett and yeast character along with light apple and grape, woody and buttery. Wow, a nice use of brett and barrel aging to set a soft flowery and fruity beer. As good as the flavors are, I could use a bit more bitters in the background. The feel is cider like, fruity crisp and lively, refreshing. Yet another winner from Russian River. I could use a few more of many of their beers.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 05- Pours a golden color, soapy white head. Aroma is funky, fruits and spice fill the nose nicely. Flavor starts with a slightly tart fruity smoothness,, cherries lemons. Sour and dry finish. Very well made brew.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 Very good sour brett nose. Clear yellow with a lasting foamy head. Taste-sour brett (low-med brett characteristics), some yeast/dough flavors. It seems to me that the brett profile could be a little more agressive. The only real thinkg I taste is mild brett. Enjoyable but not spectacular.
fly (1369) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another sampled ten (or more) times over at GABF. I have a bottle of this don’t I? I think I am happy now.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold-orange with an active white head, aroma is fruity sour, yeasty. Flavor is apple, lemony, perhaps a tinge of wood, vinous and tart, somewhat acidic but clean finish. Impressive creation.
MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color nice white head. Touch of tart aroma hints of a wine and some light fruits (grapes & pears). Highly carbonated palate some coating. Tart light fruity flavor w/ a dry finish. Pretty boring.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The chardonnay dominates the aroma, but there is some mild sourness and of course alcohol. Pale gold to yellow with a small head. STRONG white wine flavors. Grapes, pear, oak and some acidic tartness. Very interesting brew that I would love to get more of.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed with elnadeau tonight. Kinda a geueze lite. Much of the sour notes one woudl find on a gueuze without as much funk. Head was light, color was golden yellow. A real tartness on the mouth, sour apples, tart grapes. Like matinelli’s cider without the sugar. Mouth feel is light and effervescent a bit like champagne. Tast profile finishes dry and clean with a touch of yeast funk. Quite an interesting brew.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy buff color with a fat white head. Lemony horse blanket aroma with some pepper and minerals. Sweeter in flavor than the aroma would suggest. Tart and fruity with some aldehydes. Quite spicy. Satisfying body that rolls across the palate. Finishes a bit flat but still very clean and palate cleansing. Exceptional ale.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Very good head retention. Aroma had vinegar, lemon, citrus, orange, vanilla and cherry. Cherry, oak and vanilla round out the taste along with a butteriness. Palate is very creamy and has a cheese feel to it. Very good but just a knotch below the supplication in my opinion. Still one would never guess that an American Brewing Company makes this.