Travlr (16872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle clear to hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of slightly dusty straw. Taste is very slightly dusty hay. Pretty plain.
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
-Pours a hazy, yet luminous copper color with beautiful large bubble ivory head. The head is short lived and no lacing was noted. The aroma is tart, a little funky, and very inviting. The taste is lemon, pear, and spice. The finish is dry and crisp. There is a hint of pepper in the aftertaste. And did I forget to mention the word sour. Not overpowering but there all the same. The mouthfeel is medium-light and effervescent. An excellant beer. --Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
J_man (810) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sierra Nevada taproom. Cloudy and light amber/yellow with a white head. Hints of sourness in the aroma which is light. Very dry and peppery up front then followed by Brett funk and a mild sourness. Lemon along with a light fruity sweetness balance out the dry and sour. Finishes very dry with a lingering funkiness. This is a really good wild ale that has great balance and flavor.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml C&C bottle. This is a great beer that is still young in it’s bottle fermentation. I’ve read the ratings here and a lot of people are rating it low because they don’t understand Brettanomyces. Some complain that there is no "Brett" or "Funk" in the beer. Give it some time. As the label states: "this ale will progress in the bottle for many years." Also, the carbonation will increase over time as the Brett continues to eat any residual sugars left in the beer. Open a bottle in a year and notice the difference in carbonation.
pours a nice light orange color with a 1 finger white head which quickly falls. lemon and light barnyard aromas. med to full body with nice malt character aligned with some bright citrus bitterness and light barnyard flavors. very dry and Champagne like. lingering Belgian yeast esters. brilliant citrus finish with some earthy notes. I could drink this beer everyday! Well done SN & RR.
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, from Discount Liquor Milwaukee, split with my bride. Pours a hazy, light amber color with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, funky, a little lemon. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet and tart, wheat, yeast, Brett, lemon, maybe a little orange, with a clean, Bretty finish. Very drinkable for a Brett beer. Want to grab a few bottles to see how it changes over time.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. So this beer is interesting. Those awaiting a funky, manure, barnyard brett beer will be disappointed. But the beer has really nice flavor. Some sweetness, caramel malt, spice, yeast, some grassy notes...I am very curious to see what some time will do to this brew. I can see some being disappointed initially, but to call this beer awful or one of the worst ever is plain silly.
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy’s. Pours a light hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is lemon, light tart and spice. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of lemon, spice, orange, yeast.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a cloudy golden with eye-catching red hues, small white head, active carbonation, and notable lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, pear, apple, honey, and slight Brett. Taste is similar and includes lemon zest, pear, honey, enjoyable tease of funk, and fruit preserves. Great fruitiness, tartness, and a wonderful crisp finish. Should be amazing in 6 months when Brett comes out more!!
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 (1048) - 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.