egajdzis (6004) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Cask @ Railroad] Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, vanilla, honey, floral, and light citrus. Taste of honey, citrus fruits, grassy hops, vanilla, and a wild, bretty finish.
Marduk (5999) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Light brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Sourish, malty, fruity aroma. Grapefruit, grainy, wheat, sour notes in taste. It’s not you its me. You just can’t arouse me :(
TheBeerGod (5939) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Cloudy gold pour with a tall, dense, fluffy white head. Nose is strong dusty yeast, lemony zest, barnyardy funk and earthy notes. Taste is big, dusty yeast, grass, straw, floral and earthy hops, soft spice notes, dried fruit, lemon zest and soft barnyard notes. Body is light-medium with a strong, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more yeast notes, dried fruit, lemon, earthy hops, dried flowers, floral hops, and grass notes. Touch of sweet during the finish as well despite being more bitter throughout.
kramer (5770) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65cl, new American brew Anno 2011, with Brettanomyces, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly woody/spicy, yet not balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew, yet expensive!
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - turbid gold, fizzy but fairly well sustained head - light mineral in the nose at first, floral notes, very light pineapple Brett notes, very light cobweb/dustiness - full carbon in the mouth - dry, flinty, moderate mineral - dusty, earthy yeast - mild funkiness - light lemon and sage - quite good - note quite as good as the table beer, but still very nice.
wlajwl (5545) - 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.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This one exceeded my expectations. Clear medium yellow with a nice luster and a fizzy white head. Crisp banana, pear, apple, and Brett fruitiness to the aroma and taste with a tart sweet bread finish and nice dry crispness to the otherwise bright and lively palate. Oh yeah, it’s good.
vyvvy (5525) - 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.
ClarkVV (5519) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good number of 750mL bottles and a few drafts consumed in the Boston area (primarily Deep Ellum) over the past three years.
Mountainous amounts of white head are impossibly well-retained, with a light haze to the golden raisin colored body with small, plentiful carbonation rising and lots of sediment left behind.
Pure, unadulterated, lovely, luscious brett in the nose. The first time I smelled this beer it put a smile on my face and made me blabber to my friends for a while about brettanomyces when they certainly didnt really care. Lime, nectarine, light band-aid and just a hint of honeyish malts in the background with a massive and lingering strength. This is right up there with Orval, Redemption, et al....
Flavor dosent disappoint, as a tight, engaging carbonation, with light doughy malts produces a soft, but supple mouthfeel and the brett just goes wild. All the tartness you could want, lime, lemon, light horseblanket, fresh hickory nut skin and a touch of banana. It’s spectacularly well-attenuated, but not too much so to compromise the body. Not that I can hold off guzzling this stuff, but with some restraint, the carbonation falls off a bit, leading to some crackery malts, subtle leathery/basement-like sacchoromyces notes and more balancing honey-dough on the finish. No alcohol notes, no flaws and very few complaints from yours truly. Perhaps could have a touch more complexity in the malt department and I could see it being even a touch more dry. But that’s just nitpicking. Simple in what it sets forth to accomplish, but highly, highly successful. Along with Victory Helios, Guineu Riner and Jabby Brau, one of my favorite beers of the past 5 years (and probably my favorite of these 4). Cheers to Brian!