50belair (2507) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another sick growler courtesy of Jonathan sampled at the LCBS 10. Hazy straw color with a small white head. Aromas of barn, hay, and brett. Sour flavors of Belgian candies and bourbon. Interesting combo, but good....
MartinT (8218) - 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!
egajdzis (5431) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, toasted malts, citrus fruits, some red wine and light alcohol. Taste of vanilla, toast, some honey, citrus fruits, red wine, and a dry finish.
Leighton (12197) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2564) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light spicy hops, a little vinous, a little funky. Peppery hop finish. Really well constructed and nice. Pale amber color.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared at a tasting. Big thanks to Denis and/or Yowie.
Appearance : Hazy pale amber.
Aroma : Great brett with light tartness. Awesome nose.
Taste : Nice brett with a light bitterness. Nice brett on the finish. Finish rather spicy. Some yeasty esters.
Overall : Great beer. Nice nose (better than taste). Nice light tartness. No real trace of the wine barrel. Well balanced and quite drinkable. Delightful beer.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy Beerlando. Hazy light amber color, thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma. Sweet taste, caramel, Belgian yeastiness, slightly floral, some barrel flavors. Solid offering.
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a light hazy amber with a thin white head. Light tart, citrus, grapefruit aroma with hints of sourness. Citrus, grapefruit and hints of red wine tannins in the taste. Light and crisp with hints of tart flavors with a nice malt body, really tasty.
beastiefan2k (2580) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared at BCTC, happy I got to try this. Aroma is an interesting mix of oily-sugary fruit and flowers. Flavor is sweet but not too sweet with carbonated flowers. Short aftertaste, which is good cause this is a weird beer and I have no idea what the heck is going on.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Very murky honey gold orange, not much head... nose is awesome, what you imagine a barrel aged Orval would be, vinous brett with oak... To much brett on the taste, distracting, oak pine hop finish... Gets better as your drink it