Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours cloudy gold with a slight, off-white head. Lightly funky aroma, musty, with some toasty malts. Fairly sweet flavor with some flowery sweetness, Belgian sugars, funky yeast. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with hints of alcohol, sugary malts, light wood and lingering funk. Interesting and pretty good.
Theydon_Bois (16895) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is funky, yeast esters, pissy citrics, tangy citric rinds, musty.
Taste comprises wood must, funk, light brett, tangy red berry licks, apple core, straw, light floral notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of red wine, oak, light Brett, tannins and light pepper. Medium body.
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Tart, herbal notes and some stone fruit. Cloudy decent white head. Light funky stone fruit and a light bitterness.
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, light head. Aroma of honey, perfume, yeast, light hops, wood...unique stuff. Flavor is funky, fruity, perfume, floral...odd, but pretty good. Thanks JW.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. 750ml bottle. Last pour from the bottle. Very dreggy. Totally hazy, chalky chunky yeasty aroma. Thin off-white head. Interesting flavor. Some chocolate, mint, seeing the bandaid. Hazelnut. Moderate sweet taste, light sour. Despite the dregs - interesting stuff.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at BCTC after the fest, back at the campsite. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Fuzzy musk and hay, malt and toast. Just boring. Musky plastic. Forgettable. Musk and tart paper on the finish. Drinkable, but bland.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity honeyed malts are efficiently dried out by pepper-y brettanomyces, as passionfruit and peach esters develop even more complexity for this elegant Wild Ale .
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam tops the misty golden amber.
-The pillowy effervescence is perfect for the low residual sugar level.
-Fruitiness is also citrusy throughout.
-I would not have said the barrel used to have red wine. The wild yeast seems to have done a great clean-up job.
-This is as complex as it is drinkable. I hope they make it more often!
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/21/15. Bottle during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Light fruity aroma, some caramel, lightly tart fruitiness, a little dusty/chalky. Good flavor, a hint of booze showing, Brett, caramel, fruitiness, a dash of tart. Glad to have tried!
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Medium amber pour with a piilowy white head. Nose has some gentle cereal. Tart fruit skin. A bit of apple sauce. Flavor is balanced sweet / earthy. A bit of tart barrel and fruit skin character. Sweet grain. A bit of heat. Full body, substantial. Nice.