bb (7305) - 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 (4489) - 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.
TheEpeeist (3488) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Clear straw with a torrent of tiny bubbles and a meringue head that continues to build. Nose is custard, sage, grass and lemon zest. Crisp, tingly, vibrant and bright finishing smooth and creamy. Taste is subtle grass, pine, honey and parsley. Gets bitter with citrus peel and green banana. Evokes a sunny afternoon; lovely.
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white lacing. Crisp and quenching. Fubky barnyard notes. Fluffy mouthfeel. devoid of sweetness.
knickskicks (853) - - 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 (1755) - 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 (1432) - 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.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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 (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.