reebtogi (3388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped and waxed bottle with some really nice artwork pours a cloudy golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and grass with some yeast and funk. Taste is a citrus and herbal hoppy bitterness with some grainy malty sweetness and a funky dry yeasty finish. Generous carbonation and light body. Certainly this is a complex and interesting brew, but does not agree well with my tastes.
podey (553) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at Torst generously shared by the RB crew. Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy and herbal and citrusy with tremendous barnyard funk. Taste is earth and citrus, brett, funk and clean grassiness. High carbonation. What a terrific balance for a beer that has so much complexity. A great session beer.
jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with big gushing fluffy white head. Nose and taste of farmhouse and wild yeast, soured rice cakes, lightly toasted artisan bread, lemongrass, horse blanket, white sugar, peppercorns and lightly spiced malt. Body on the lighter side of medium. Great session beer. A bit overcarbonated. Finishes bone dry but not abrasive.
maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a very thick white head. Nose is a little spicy and has some wild sourness in there. Taste is also fairly sour but with a little bit of rice in there. Interesting...
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: pours a hazy bright golden with a pillowy froth of white head. Has a light citrus nose with a healthy dose of horseblanket funk. Starts with decent fullness and effervescent carbonation with mild sweetness and crisp tartness along with good brett funk and complexity before a drier bittersweet finish. Surprisingly drinkable and would make for a good session beer.
MadRobin (1063) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Hazy, silvery straw-yellow with a hint of green, a white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grass, herbs, Brett, yeast , sour lemon, musty citrus and corn.
Taste of grass, wheat, lemon, musty citrus, corn, spice and funky light fruit.
An especially good looking beer with an exuberance of wild smells and flavors, which are unfortunately throttled by a hefty dose of corn. To my mind, corn belongs on cobs or in soup, not in beer.
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anders37 (12974) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ City Beer, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty aroma. Fruity malty grainy spicy dry flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.
thornecb (3690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sourdough and funk aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and sourdough upfront turning to marshmallow and band-aids before the lasting bitter earth finish.
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow body with a rather large frothy and fizzy white head. A touch worried about this one, as soon as I popped the cap the head came crawling out. After I poured the first glass I had to fill a second as the head breached the top again. Turns out it’s pretty much OK though, just a bit excited I guess. Smells pretty interesting, can’t say that I get a whole lot of the ’specialty grain’ character from this, it’s so big on the farmhouse yeast and brett that there’s not much sense of the malt at all. There’s some nice floral hops though, which work really well with the brett. I really like the combo of brett and Saaz specifically. The flavor is very dry and full of pixie stick brett character and a bit of cobwebs and dust throughout. I think there’s a bit of an odd perfumy or soapy like flavor that permeates everything that may be from the mix of corn and rice with the funky yeastiness. I do tend to like the hops in here, but I’m not sure the complete mix works for me as a whole. Light bodied and dry with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer for sure, but not sure I’d buy another. I’m always for trying new things and stepping out of the box with recipe formulation, but sometimes taking chances means an occasional miss.
mixmasterob (837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at the Porter. Also picked up a bomber from Green’s. Almost overlooked it. Lively clear golden pour with a big, thick puffy white head. Aromas are like wow. Lots going on. Notes of lemon, funk, more citrus, a good punch of old dusty books. Kinda reminded me of an Orval in appearance and initial impressions. Flavors were slightly tart and dry. Almost bittersweet in the finish. Nice lemony presence all around. Super dry and refreshing. Tingly mouthfeel. Love the idea, perfectly executed.