hopscotch (9375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Lightly-hazed golden ale with a huge, frothy, white head. Small, tight, long-lasting cap. There’s an awful lot going on in the aroma for such a small beer. Complex notes of juicy, fruity hops are interwoven with fruity, clove-spiced pear and apricot-like esters and phenols. Light to medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is a well-balanced blend of pale malts, fruity esters, spicy phenols, and bitter, rindy hops. Crisp, peppery, dry finish.
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: The ultimate bright sessionnable funky blonde ale.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed with many months of age on it.
The look: Medium cloudy glowing blonde body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is in-your-face funky, a superb bright and clean brett character blending harmoniously with a vibrant tropical fruitiness. In mouth the beer has a fluffy-foamy texture supported by a very lively carbonation that is never aggressive, great mouthfeel. Taste has very crisp crackery cereals, fresh white bread, a lot of clean funk, fresh tropical fruits, mild acidity. The bright funk character and overall flavor profile was somewhat reminiscent of a Jolly Pumpkin Bam Bier but without the sourness of the Bam Bier and this made the Table Beer immensely sessionnable. I cannot think of a better beer that combines sessionnable and funk qualities. I loved that beer very very much and now I’d really like to know how to tell the difference between a male bottle and a female bottle because I have a conscience problem here…
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Not earth shattering but not bad. Solid all round beer.
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden with copious amount of lacing white head that lingers on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, coriander, wheat, and banana. Flavors of banana and coriander with hints of lemon coming through. Highly carbonated and very light in body. Easy to drink and makes you want to come back for more.
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superspak (2772) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, peach, pear, white pepper, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, herbal, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, peach, pear, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, cracker, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount earthy bitterness/yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, strawberry, pineapple, white pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, wheat, cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a really excellent Brett session saison. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
SlovakSniper (3269) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnifique tête qui a cette capacité d’être mangée à la cuillère. Robe comme un champ de blé embrouillé. Nez franc de fleur de miel et de cuir avec de la paille citronnée et une dose de vitamine D. Bouche blanche et fruitée avec une poussière épicée et des herbes pleines de légèreté. Corps aérien, pétillant, plein de ces grandes soifs et des bonheurs chargés par la fraîcheur. Arrière-goût poivré, légèrement terreux, véritablement bretté. Excessivement facile à boire. Je dirais même plus, buvabilité folle. Bouteille en provenance du Parker Pie.
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very fizzy big head straw yellow. Aroma of pine grapefruit hops bretta, lemons, mango. Tastes hay, dusty, herbal, rosemary, dank herbal firm bitter all the way through the finish. Dry finish yummy
yiannnos (912) - , CYPRUS - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow colour. Yeasty, citrus, farmhouse aroma. Taste is yeasty, citrus, refreshing,
JStax (3168) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drat pour. Pours a hazy gold with a big white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma is grassy, lemony and herbal. The taste is even keel with a drier, more bitter finish. Medium to high carbonation.
DrSilverworm (6808) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dutch’s. First pour from the keg. Totally hazy golden orange color. Pours with a big white pillowy head. Leaves good lace. Big bright citrus lemon hop aroma up front, light spice. Light belgian yeast. Good light earthy herbal mild funk to it. Lighter body. Smooth kind of soft bright and effervescent texture, moderate strength carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, nice zestiness, light spice, light sweet. Pretty well-done, tasty complex table beer. I like the bigger hop character and subtle funk. Good stuff.
mstrcrwly (320) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Black Sheep ale house..straw yellow pour, thin white head..aroma of banana,pear,hops..dry,crisp,refreshing,.bretts come through nicely.