Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from wf-UES. Cloudy yellow pour. Woody smoke and yeasty funk. Floral and citrus. Pretty good.
swoopjones (4903) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue monk. Straw colored pour. Wispy white head. Some fruity yeast, light smoke, light Brett funk. Nice
Jow (1670) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from whole foods for MNF. Pours hazy greenish yellow but in pretty way, and an electric white head. Nose is light funk and smoke and citrus. Tastes of fresh grass, lightly peppery, some hint of smoke, lemon peel, and yeast. I’ll assume that slightly different flavor on finish is juniper. Dry palate and well carbonated.
kramer (4361) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body under a large fizzy white head that had excellent retention due to vigorous carbonation. Lots of nice lacing. Really interesting aroma, lots of brett yeast influence, a light hint of smokiness, and not a whole lot of noticeable juniper smell. Smells like a really funky Saison. The flavor still has a decent amount of juniper, but the flavor is much more dominated by the brett at this point. There might be a touch of smoke on the finish, but it’s pretty light. A little bit of tartness adds a little vibrancy to the flavor. Some light cereal grain like maltiness below it all. Lighter bodied with a lot of fizzy prickly carbonation, a light bit of cling on the finish. Pretty interesting beer, not sure I’d drink it with any regularity though. A once and done experience.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Bowery, NYC 750ml ($10): Pours cloudy light orange with a small white head. Aroma is bretty funk, some smoke, some berry up in there too. Taste is funky, a tad bitter, somewhat smoky. Body is rather light and, actually, almost a bit watery. Pleasant aftertaste. Interesting stuff.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy Dark Golden pour with thin off white head, Brett, Juniper, Hop nose. Medium creamy body, generally bitter but maltier towards the back. Slightly smokey, sticky finish.
skoisirius (1347) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum, yum, yum. This is another one of those ’I’m so delicate I’m loud politely’ kind of brews. Splash of Berliner Weisse, splash of juniper, hint of a lemongrass, hint of barnyardy citrus, and a splash of smoke (somehow) on the finish. Tiny bits of aged hop in there somewhere as well. Goddamn good stuff!
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it in Copenhagen around CBC 2012 - maybe at the festival, maybe at Mikkeller Bar or something. Pours lightly hazy, yellow-gold with a fine, pure white foam head. Big tangy malt nose, some apple and white cherries. Medium sweet flavor with further tang, light sourness, some bread. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, light dryness, some ripe and sour lemon, mild dough and butter, light funk, tangy bread. Pretty refreshing thanks to the edgy tartness. A bit of lingering grassy bitterness. Nice.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is citrus floral and spice
Lovely Brett funk. Tastes like tangerine juice. Funky and tannic. Spice is minimal
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bier Stein, Eugene. Hazy golden color lots of funk in aroma lots of head. Tart, barnyard, just amazing. Body lively, finish somewhat sweet and fruity. Really nice, great yeast strain. Maybe a touch of hop bitterness . Really superb, my fellow raters are quite justified!