texasbrewking (1) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’ve been drinking good beer for 35 years over 3500 from around the world and this will go down in my top3 worst ever.
A BAD diet soda! Bitter, sour, fizzy head, an EPIC disaster. Some will say well that’s the way the style is suppose to be...then DESTROY this style because it SUCKS! A black mark forever on Sierra Nevada. (and a RIPOFF at $16 I could have had Burton Baton)
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial impression is a high ABV saison that was barely funkified by Brett. Floral/ lavender and soap notes, bread grass lemon and spices. Moderately sweet, but not overly cloying. Not nearly worth the $16 price tag.
DiarmaidBHK (3661) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours golden with a thick, white pillow head which eventually disappears. Slight notes of apple and pear on the nose. Some notes of tartness on the tongue but not as pronounced as I thought they would be. Feels like a cousin of a saison. I was expecting a bit more given the talent involved.
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Russian River. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, malt, fruits, notes of caramel, straw and hops. Mild, oily and sour at the same time.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale, slightly hazy orange yellow pour with a thin white head. Light tartness. Bready malts. A bit fruity with hints of apple and lemon. Dry finish. Not bad.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden orange color with a tall white head. Nice yeast component to the nose, a bit of citrus peel, spice, and peaches. Sweet malt aroma in the background with a little brett, but not all that much. Really good fruitiness, particularly citrus, peach, and pear. The spice notes are enjoyable and work well with the fruit and sweet bread. Like the nose, not all that much brett character, but quite good. Just a hint of lemon and tartness as it warms up.
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml. bottle shared by my beer drinkin’ buddy Joel. Pour is hazy yellow, with thin white head and no carbonation to speak of. Aroma is yeasty and malty, with fruit and spices. No Brett, no funk. Taste is very light and thin, really sort of lack luster. Malt, some refreshing fruit, but again; if there is any Brett, it’s incredibly well hidden. To me this just doesn’t seem like something you would want to do. Very unremarkable finish. I guess the best thing about the finish is.....I’m finished with it. I expected a lot more from this ale, and it just doesn’t deliver. I have 3 more bottles that I will age for a couple of years and see if that illusive Brett finally shows up.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 The aroma has this nice fruity, slightly sour thing going on. The taste has a sharp brett character and would probably benefit from some more time in the bottle. The carbonation is a little low, imo, and there is zero head. All in all, it?s a damn good beer though, worth the $16 price tag.
Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma, with a hint of funk from the Brett. Pours a clear orange-amber, with a quickly fading head and very visible carbonation. The funk is mild so far, with a bit of green apple tartness in the beer. There are earthy notes as well, and a lingering bready finish. It is very light on the palate, and easy to drink. I think this one needs a couple of years in a cellar to allow the Brett to develop more fully.
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, toast, toffee malts, light citrus, leather, melon, light pear, and faint brett. Taste of citrus, honey, pear, some lemon, and more brett presence in the taste. Another one I’d like to revisit in about 6 months to see where we’re at.