hawthorne00 (2375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold with a large white head that lasts well. Aroma of oranges, lemon, hay, flowers, mild funk, some shoe polish. Tart first with sweet oranges underneath; earthy and a little herbal, dry with zingy brett and a fair bit of bitterness at the end. All good stuff, but it’s very high contrast and comically unsubtle. Sediment in the second glass reduces the HULK IMPERIALIZE ALL THE NUANCES factor a bit.
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle picked up at Grassroots
Appearance: Pours cloudy light golden with a big white head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Wet blanket, yeasty and fruit
Taste: Funky, yeasty, fruity, oranges and a dry finish
Very nice and tasty. Great flavors but light and delicate.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a golden body with a tall rocky white head. Aroma of florals, grass, leather, and horse blanket. Flavor of brett, floral, earth, grass, citrus, passion fruit, and stone fruit. Damn good! Well done, Brian!
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-gold with massive, flotsam, white head / Dry, elegant, floral nose of citrus, coriander, truly big manure / Light body, a touch thin, with otherwise excellent balance, beautifully dry and bitter / Floral, perfumey flavors of orange peel, pear, passion fruit, coriander, manure / Weak of body, but at 4.7% it’s probably a direct result. Great stuff.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. The pour’s light gold with a discreet white head that quickly fades. The nose is mild farmhouse yeast. Hints of banana and spring fruits. Marshmallow. The taste is super dry white grape, apple sauce. A bit of barnyard funk. Light zippy yeasty profile. Just a hint of brett. Quite dry on the finish. Light body, plenty of carbonation. Overall, a pretty good beer. Very drinkable.
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep bright golden color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with excellent retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry Brett notes with light funky notes is very enjoyable and refreshing. Taste is also dominated by some notes of dry flora notes with light Brett and funky ester with light rustic malt backbone. Light citric notes are also easily perceptible. Body is about average with great carbonation. Very enjoyable beer that is not overly dominated by Brett but still retain a great balance between drinkability and complexity.
reebtogi (4106) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bomber pours a golden color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky with some fruit, earthy tones and yeast notes. Taste is an earthy hop bitterness with some fruity and malty sweetness and a dry yeasty finish. An interesting brew, but a little too funky for my tastes.
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
incredible light beer, easy to drink but very complex, dry finish, funk and tart, quite sour, citric and herbal notes. great beer
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Soap and spice aroma with light frutiiness. Spice and soap flavor with fruit. Medium bodied. Spice and soap linger with fruity esters.
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle - $9.49 at Mink’s Package Store in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, light straw-hued body with a lofty, foaming, white crown of suds. Meringue-like lacing.
Smell: A touch of hay-esque malts, a spritz of fresh lemon and lime, half of a pineapple ring, and some Brett notes. As some of the yeastier deposits from the bottle make their way into the glass from latter pours, it picks up a big, spicy, floral perfumy quality.
Taste: Light, mild-mannered pils malts, very low, sans-crust bready quality and just a hint of sweetness. Soft touch of lemon-lime citrus. A few drops of pineapple juice. Heck, maybe some green apple. Lightly bitter. Agreeable, leathery funk character. Coriander and fresh florals later on. A little bit of mineral and a rebound of oily, moist citrus on the staunchly dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Well carbonated for a nicely crisp mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s a little hay-like malts, some funk, and a appreciated citrus, until you’re brain is wrecked by the outstanding refreshment.