sitzds (318) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Golden-yellow slightly hazy appearance with a thin white head that quickly fizzes down to nothing. Aroma is lactic funkiness, citrus, tropical fruit, bready malt, and oak. Taste is tart/sour tropical and citrus fruit, grassy hop bitterness, oak, buttery, and vinous on the finish. Medium-light body, smooth, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish.
symmetric (71) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque straw colour. Complex raisiny, horsey aroma. Clean, without too many phenols. Came out over-carbonated, at champaign levels, but after sitting for a while it calmed down. Nice long bitter finish.
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow with a good bright white head. Aroma is gym socks, cheesy funk (Brie rind), citrus rind. Medium-full bodied, complex on the palate with umami overtones, hint of sourness fading into a tangy sweetness on the finish. Taste is Brie, persimmon, orange peel, Greek yogurt, lemongrass. Yum!
douglas88 (8021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. I busted one bottle, so I bought another! Worth it. Pours a very hazy orange/straw color with a large, slightly over-carbonated white head. A nose of straw, citrus, some yeast. This is a wonderful beer: hay, straw earthy grains, robust lemon and citrus bitterness, light lactic sourness, fluffy palate. The overall drinkability is very high. The palate and the soft sourness make this just wonderful. Like a Berliner Weiss.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with thick white head. Smell of bretty yeast and citrus. Taste was heavy brett with a mild stone fruit, wine barrel character. Really nice beer
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. Cloudy creamy yellow with big white head. Sharp funky aroma, nostril burning, citrusy, smells salty if that’s possible. Taste is sharp lemon funk and then slightly earthy in the finish.
marcus (8698) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours light gold with a thick but transient white head and a citrus and yeast aroma. There is a mildly sour light malt flavor with some oak, banana ester and a hint of wine.
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy lemon with a creamy, fizzy white head. Aroma is sort of citrusy berlinner weiss. Near med body. Flavor is more funky than citrus. Moderately sour. Oak is apparent with time. Tasty ale.
oRos (1503) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from citybeer. Pours yellow with white head. Aroma was funk and esters. Taste was barnyard funk with hay, dirt socks, and a leathery mouth feel. Lots of brett
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a nice well hazed bright yellow straw hue. Murky bright hue with bright creamy white head. Firmer ring sticks around, mellow lacing. Aromas are a bit of farmhouse yeast, dry straw and gentle fruit. Touches of oak, some wine tannic feel meets some lactic tartness, yogurt and lemony. A bit of white pepper, earth and yeast keeps this a bit more even keeled. Initial is lighter end of the fold with some nice tartness, yogurt and lemon hit. Some farmhouse yeast, dryness and lingering estery fruit. Apple, some pear and gentle yogurt. Middle is a bit funky, tart, some gentle yeast grows a bit more back here. Gentle barrel, lingering wine elements as we hit the backend. Somedryness, frui t elements, and a touch of tartness. Yogurty and a bit tart, some lingering fruit sweetness as we finish. Young but interesting. Nose is really nice.