reebtogi (3705) - 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.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As expected this was a gusher, but I was ready and didn’t lose any beer. A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a voluminous, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a light straw color that shows a hazy, pale straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of lightly tart lemons (a mix of hops and funk perhaps), a slight funky, musty, soft Brettanomyces character, ample, dried grass like grain notes, touches of wheat crackers, and a light grassy / herbal hop character.
Quite effervescent, the beer really foams up as it hits the palate. The beer is quite dry, has some soft lemon like flavors to it up front (hops), and gets drier and more funky towards the finish; a bit musky, sort of but not really plastic like, quite herbal in a funky way, yet it still manages a crispness and refreshing quality. This beer is actually quite hoppy all in all; herbal, bitter, grassy, lemon-like, with a solid wildflower / weedy herbal character to it. The malt / grain character here is nice, it accentuates the grassy / herbal notes in the hops, while providing notes of dried hay, saltine crackers, white bread crumb, and hints of rice crackers (at first I thought this was just a suggestion from my brain, but that flavor is actually here). The yeast character is nice and characterful without dominating the other flavors here; funky, earthy, phenolic, perhaps a hint of tartness, definitely a bit musky / barnyard, and even some cured plastic or medicinal like notes that can linger in the finish at times. The beer is quite light bodied, quite refreshing actually, and it manages to not come off as thin.
I always have been a sucker for funky, low alcohol type beers; this was certainly doesn’t disappoint and I like the mix of funky fermentation, pale, but nuanced grain / malt character, and bright hop notes.
Cunningham (3656) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy yellow color with a frothy big white head that leaves a lovely lacing.
Aroma: Fresh herbal, citric and spicy. Some brett yeast as well.
Palate: Medium body. A bit dry sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fresh herbal, citric and spicy. Some pepper. Brett yeasty.
Overall impression: What a lovely beer at 4,5%.
Personal stats: Bottle from Ølhandleriet (Mathallen) in Oslo, Norway
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and listed as stillwater premium pilsner so I guess this is where she goes. From the start this was a really fun beer. Cloudy almost white perhaps light vanilla color. The bar called it a pilsner and its listed as a specialty grain but I think its a saison. Very uncivilized and farmy all over. Funky back yard after a green grass rain overwhelms. Quite entertaining fer sure. This was an unexpected pleasure floating around in a sesspool of ipa taps, wew. Easy and friendly finish, just the right amount of tartness to make you wonder if it was there or not. Yes, overall fun beer experience, thanks!
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a clear darker ywellow color with a white head. Aroma wwas pale and grainy malt, light herbal hops, and spicey brett. Flavor was wer emuch the same, a good amount of brett in here and spice, but the corn and rice realy make this one weird.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a milky yellow body with an average foamy white head. Aroma is damn good, lots of funky brett, slightly tart sourness, hint of spanish olives. Thin bodied with stingy strong carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. The flavor is nowhere near as strong or funky as the aroma, notes of grains, dry toast, brett, lemon peel, and a bit more funk and barnyard towards the end. Overall a good beer with lots going on for 4.5%.
vyvvy (3419) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not often I’m a bit fan of beers with corn and/or rice, but this one is pretty darn nice. Pours hazy dully yellow with a good sized snow white head. The aroma is very floral and buggy with pale malt, earth, dried fruit, pepper and smooth cream - really nice. Medium smooth body with lots of carbonation, but is very frothy and gentle and doesn’t interfere with the flavor at all. The flavor starts with bugginess, herbs, dried peaches, soft spices and grassiness. The finish has a mineral presence that works well with the other flavors and has a very rustic and earthy aspect. Great sessionable beer, but the cost is prohibitive of realistically having this as a session ale.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a mix of tartness and sweetness. The flavor is a hard to describe malt sweetness, tart fruit and a dry finish. Kind of strange how the adjuncts mix with the Belgian ale ingredients, it was interesting.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lemon zest and horseblanket aroma. Cloudy yellow, thin head. flavor is the same as the aroma, but magnified. Superior balance, perfect level of funk. Finishes with just the impression of blue vein cheese.
czar (3238) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy very pale yellow with a tall frothy and creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. leathery bretts-plenty, citrus and tropical, dusty and floral, light and soft pils and pale bready malts, some white grapes, cereals. lively carbonation - foamy, crisp light body, very dru herbal-grassy-bretty finish. could grap a sixer of this every summer week. solid..