knickskicks (563) - - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy almost fluorescent yellow, foamy white head. Really nice looking beer. Nose is lemon, spices, orange coriander, very mild funk. Taste is spices, orange coriander, bittering hops. Smooth mouthfeel transitions well into dry finish. Really solid beer, just don’t like the hints of orange coriander.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->stem. Densely murky gold, thin white head. Aroma is barnyard funk and vinegar. Taste is bitter funk, hay, mold. Not a fan.
lamas (1284) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from 2012. A hazy straw pour with a thick and fluffy meringue-like off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing behind. The funky aroma features lots of lemons, oranges, melon, bananas, zesty citrus rinds, grass, white pepper, candi sugar, light caramel, and the cheesy/athlete’s foot encrusted socks smell of Brett. Goes down fairly thin with a high level of effervescence. Kinda creamy here and there. Sweet upfront taste-wise with some caramel, candi sugar, melon, and hints of bananas. A bitter finish with juicy lemons, orange rinds, and wheatgrass. A dash of pepper at the end. Yeasty, dusty, and funky throughout. Very drinkable. Interesting.
RABinVA (995) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours lightly hazy gold with a tower of creamy, bubbly white head. Aroma is funky, spicy, pine, bretty esters. Taste is a blend of much of the same. Very fresh piney hop bite. Light, pleasant brett tang. Very crisp and light. Incredibly drinkable. Would be a great session drink.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a very slightly hazy medium golden shade. Vibrant streams of effervescent bubbles feed a billowing, tightly packed head of snow white froth. Tall, looping arches of pronounced, patchy lace mark the glass. The nose is fantastic, showing a dry, supremely well attenuated, bready malt base. Dusty brettanomyces funk lends notes of dried pineapple and high-quality aged, sharp white cheese. The wild yeasts also add softly sulfuric, eggy tendencies. Hops are abundant, lending ample grassy, piney aromatics. The flavor follows suit, sharp and dry, quite bitter with all the grass and straw notes. Distant tropical fruit adds a subtle fruity note. The sharp, dusty brett has beaten the malt into submission, yielding the driest possible remnants of bread crumb and cracker. The mouthfeel is perfect – bone dry, lightly prickly, and cleansing. The bottle disappears way too quickly. This is an absolutely phenomenal beer, one that I’ll likely go through is mass quantities while I can get it. Watch out Bam Biere...there’s a new kid on your block.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a fluffy white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice flora note with some grassiness and a nice light earthy funk underlying. Flavor begins with a good amount of grass and light grain and has a hint of flora and a growing funk note. Finish is quite dry.
Nero55 (256) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very cloudy golden color with a medium white head. A yeasty aroma with hints of banana. Medium body with heavy barnyard flavors and a strong bitter hop finish. I’m on the fence. Complex flavors and strong bitter finish are a bit much.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Large white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/white pepper, some banana, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, white pepper, some dusky, earthy, light cantaloupe, banana. Light-medium body, some acidity, fairly dry finish.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/3/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Hazy golden pour with a huge, fluffy off-white head that sticks and coats the glass with clumpy lacing all around. Fruity Brett aroma with yeast esters, light funk, citrus, and a fair dose of hoppy bitterness. Nice Brett flavor as well with more citrus and esters and again a solid bitterness from the hops. This is really good and extremely drinkable. If it were cheaper, I’d buy a ton to keep in the fridge and drink.
scooter520 (185) - - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: cloudy golden yellow with huge fluffy white head that lingers some once it dissipates. Aroma: huge barnyard, big lemon, some pepper, and hay. Taste: very similar to aroma with lemon upfront and earth and hay coming in thru the end with that lingering funky Brett yeast. Mouthfeel: light but creamy (if that makes sense) with mid to high carbonation. Overall: fits the name. Very sessionable with big hearty rustic meal. Very bright, refreshing and dirty, earthy at the same time.