JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I never even heard of this beer before our tasting yesterday. Pours a bright peach with a white head. Nose is super bright and rife with tropical fruits, cumquat, passion fruit. Light brett yeast and just a really nice bright expression of grain, fruits, and yeast. Flavors are more tropical fruits, rally dry but superbly integrated. A musty funk note starts to swell up in the finish. Barrel integration is fantastic and typical of Stillwaterís best beers in this style. Carbonation is high and champagne like. One of the most surprisingly great American beers Iíve had in some time.
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glowing, radiant yellow with a mass of carbonation making an exodus to the surface. A big pillowy head.
Aroma: wow, heavy horseblanket yeast, very farmhouse/saison. A puckery sourness, like lemon juice or even a mild white vinegar. There is an accent of a flowery hop, but itís definitely a secondary whiff.
Again, and incredibly sour flavor, almost akin to a gueuze. There is a very pungent, puckery aftertaste. The sourness is borderline overwhelming.
Leaves a dry, bready aftertaste,basically like a gueuze. I was expecting a little bit of a horsey quality to it, but make no mistake, this is a gueuze.
nealblind (1388) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exploded upon opening... still fizzing; this could be bad. Hazy yellow pour with frothy white head. Smells funky, brettanomyces and super acidic like a lambic. I also got some in some of my open cuts and it sure does tingle. Not as sour as it smells... the brett is up front and center. It tastes nutty, dusty, tart... well balanced. High effervescence and nice creamy mouthfeel working. Holy crap the bottle is still overflowing!!! I think thereís so much brett in here itís coming alive in my living room!
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale yellow pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of lemon, grass, rice, grain. Lemon flavor with grain, corn, grass, and rice. A tad tart. Dry finish. Decent beer.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle from ōltorget. This one had a lovely looking medium sized lacing white head thatís refusing to let go. All this on top of a glowing bright yellow cloudy beer. It actually started with a massive POP when I popped the cap, but to my surprise, no gushing what so ever. Looks really good. The nose has a wheat grainy touch over it. I get some sulfuric tones in between that is not all that found of. Also something light spicy, coriander seeds and fart. Not quite sure what to think of that aroma to be honest. It has a almost thin mouthfeel and the carbonation level is above average. Itís really dry and bitter this. Lots of dry grape zest, grapefruit and toothpaste mixed. You know that flavor.. A little bretty hint is present all the time, but after a while in the glass the brett takes over. Not sour in anyway way, just really bretty! as is traces of mandarin and tangerines. Ill give it thatís itís really lightdrinkable and flavorful. A bit minerallish in the bitter dry-zesty finish. It grows on you this strange creation. 29.05.2013
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: A wild, crisp, refreshing, tart and bitter yellow beer. Wonderful session beer of high complexity.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase.
The look: Cloudy bright yellow body topped by a large white head.
In long: Nose has a very clean bright funk, lemongrass, flower petals, dry grass. Taste is lemongrass, super clean and bright frunk, Rice Crispy cakes, lemon zest, a lot of sun dried yellowed grass, a little spicy twist in the grassy hops, more... A refreshing tartness and a bone-dry finish accompanied by a solid dry grassy bitterness. Body does not feel slim despite the below 5% and the active carbonation increases the already high drinkability. Overall the beer comes through as some kind of cross between a bohemian pilsner, a dry rustic Saison and a tart funky brett ale. I thought this was a wonderful beer. A highly sessionnable beer that is a lot more than just easy to drink and refreshing, it is also quite complex and very stimulating. This beer is simply mindblowing, trust me on this, Iím not someone who exaggerates things, Iíve only exaggerated once in my entire life and this was more than 60 years ago.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, bold yellow, wit/farmhouse-like in appearance and cloudy with a bubbly,
bright white head. The aroma is a little dry, with a touch of sweetness that
seems to be coming from what can easily be confused with wheat. THis is
definitely a farmhouse beer, and fortunately a very pleasant one. Thereís a
candy-like quality to it that makes it very pleasing. Thin in the mouth, and very
interesting... the grain bill is certainly odd, but they pulled it off very well. Itís
calm, smooth, and pretty nice for what it is. You donít normally think that youíd
enjoy such an adjuncty beer as this, but use some Bret and turn it farmhouse
and you have a legit beer!
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. A fluffy white head forms over an unclear, yellow-golden body. Lacings. Peppery, brett aroma with quite a lot of fruityness. A bit simple maybe, but damn tasteful, and oh so quenching. Itís dry and well carbonated, medium bodied. Fruity flavor with the brett quite evident. Bitterness both initially and in the end. Certainly an easy drinkable and very pleasant beer that Iíd like to see available in my local supermarket. 130614
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle . Pours hazy yellow with a slightly light green tint and a white head. Aroma of funk, spices, some floral and spicy notes, grapefruit and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and funky with some sour notes, some citurs and floral notes. Medium to thin body, average carbontion.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, brett, pineapple, fruits and yeast. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a funky, yeast and fruity finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.