kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed straw yellow color with a nice fluffy white head. Nice Brett aroma of florals along with some citrus. The taste is nice and light with the Brett florals dominating. Some bitterness in the back end. Overall, a very enjoyable beer. Would drink more if it was available.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle from Amity Wines, New Haven. Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, brett, yeast, spice. The taste is dry, earthy and funky. Plenty of brett and a spicy finish. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. Nice beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Absolutely not a fan of this. 10 karat pour with a nice ivory head. Musty, funky, cheese and pepper-filled brew. Funky, Brett, doughy. Spice and horse blanket. I know! Sounds delicious! Right up my alley...nope. Muddled, disjointed, and actually a bit offensive. Messy.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Johnís Grocery. Pours pale golden color with fluffy white head. Strong brett aroma with some fruitiness and doughiness. Light funkiness and tartness with brett flavors. Light body with lively carbonation and a dry finish.
ddemmingjr (690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy pale yellow, huge frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is phenolic yeast, lemon, funk, oak, subtle grass. Sour Brett yeast, oak and light lemon once on the palate. Dry and clean though slightly thin bodied. Excellent drink ability for the ABV.
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Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden straw pour with large billowing bright white head. Smells and tastes of pure brett. With hint of lemon zest and fresh floral notes like chamomile. Hints of slight toe cheese. Palate produces the typical bretty dryness. I would have pegged this as a bretty saison. lingering grassy hop bite on the tail. Pretty damn good for the style, but I wouldnít want it again.
Prufrockstar (821) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from whole foods. Pale golden color, nice white head. Smoothe, balanced fruity-funky flavor ends with a hop bite that hangs in there. Granted, this is not a style I'm passionate about, but overall reaction was "meh." Definitely not bad, but not memorable either.
The elaborate description on the bottle & price raise expectations higher than warranted. Too expensive to actually be a "table beer" for me.
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changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I picked up this bottle from Bruisiní Ales while visiting Asheville, NC. The pour is a golden color with a thick off-white head. Great head retention leaves scattered lacing on the glass. This has a funky bretty aroma; lots of vibrant floral notes here. Citrus, grass, white grape, and a little wood round out a really nice scent. The flavors are a bit tart, very dry, and clean. I just love how this drinks. Thereís a little oak in there with a white wine character, funky brett, dust, lemon, and grass. It just glides along so well leading to a bone-dry finish that has me anxiously awaiting the next sip. I had to (somewhat unsuccessfully) guard against drinking this one too quickly. Itís just so thirst quenching, clean, and tasty. Stillwater continues to impress. I canít think of a single thing wrong with this beer. This is even better than the Premium I had recently and that one was world class.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG - From the RBAG commemorative glass - Pours hazy gold, thin white head, right proper and solid lacing (Note: This is verbatim from handwritten notes from the middle of a quite extended tasting session, I donít normally sound like such an asshat). Nose is perfume, violets, Pondís cold cream, grapefruit, cardamom, plenty of spice here. Flavours of cream, violets, spice, pepper, phenomenally balanced and flavourful for such a low alcohol content.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle from AZ Wine. Pours a light straw color with steady varbonation and mounds of foam and lacing. Smells and tastes of pils malt, pears, and lemon zest. Mild hops on the finish. Really easy drinking. Iím a fan.