awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 From Bottle, Batch 001 and Batch 002. Extremely difficult to pour because the amount of fermentation that erupted from the bottle upon opening it was ridiculous. When it finally settled in my glass, it was a transaparant apple juice color with a thick, tightly bubbled, borderline creamy looking, white head. Green apple rinds, pineapple, and lemon blend together in an acidic, farmhouse funky bouquet. A sublty sweet pear and apple toffee aroma also wafts from beneath. Very acidic initial burn on the tongue, but it then develops into the creamy, yogurty, vinous goodness that is a testament to this unique craftsmanship. Clean, oaky finish. Exceptionally dry, and brilliantly layered in oak, grape, and funky brett complexities.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DarkElf. Hazy yellow-orange body, medium spritzy off-white head. Aroma rife with tropical or semi-tropical fruits (pineapple, lemon) in addition to white grape, esters, brie cheese rind, and musty oak. Sharp pineappley body, slightly puckering, with a strong acidic, lemony bite followed by a long tannic finish. White wine characteristics are prevalent. Nice balance of sweet and dry flavors. A solid sour beer but doesn’t rise to the status of Supplication.
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours Pale golden hazy color with nice white head but disappear quikly to leave a fine lace that stick to the edge of the glass. Strong brett nose with some oak perfum. Flavors are more quiet than aromas but it is a nice play between malt, acidity and fruitiness (pear & grapefruit). The grapes are also pretty evident which brings more complexity and depth to this beer. Too bad I only had a bottle.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was pretty damn tasty...reminded me a bit of jp bam biere.
Pours a cloudy honey and has a decent sized white head. Aroma is sour yeast...bret, sweet fresh fruit, and wood. Flavor is similat...but much more winey/champaigny grape flavor...and a bunch of yeast funk. The mouthfeel was extremely smooth and very carbonated.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours cloudy, golden honey color with a well retained egg white colored head. Aroms is lightly sour with wonderful yeastiness, cobwebs and a bit of white wine aroma. Flavors are of light fruit, nice yeast and some wet wood. Mouthfeel is very smoth and well carbonated. Excellent.
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange/ amber and clowdy. Moderate sized white head quickly dissipates. Nose of champage and yeast. Dry with a subtle taste of fruit (peaches, lemon, mandarine orange). Initial bite subsides as the carbonation quickly fades giving way to a wine like aftertaste, oak becoming more aparent as the bottle finishes.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful appearance - crystal clear, a nice peachish-light orange body, frothy head. Strong, sour nose - indeed very much like a dry white wine. Very dry, with a slight lip-puckering tartness. Too carbonated for me, actually, and it takes away from my enjoyment. A little thin in body, but overall pretty good.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to herbjones for the bottle - sparkling clear golden in color, with beautiful, thick white lace - lots of brett funkiness in the aroma, musty smells, oak and wine (of course) - champagne-like tartness starts things out - lots of funky, cheesy flavors from the brett - oak comes in big time, but the vinous character never makes a huge statement; it prefers to stay in the background - a little thin near the end - a nice, light, crisp ale - a welcome change for a barrel-aged ale.
omhper (22614) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazy golden, firm head. Vinous, oaky nose. Dry and lightly acidic with medium body and soft mouthfeel. It has a light almondy yeast character with freshening citric acid on top of it. Oak is obvious throughout it all, but not overwhelming. This is art!!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
God this is good. This is just friggin incredible. Beautiful to look at and to drink, and that my friends is a wonderful thing. Aroma floats around with notes of cherries, sourness, some chardonnay. Mouthfeel is soft. Flavors are just off the chart with some oak, the obvious chardonnay, with a tart finish I love.