Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pale gold with white foam. Nose is funky, hint of gueuze-like cheese, and has a nice influence from the barrels. Tastes bright, sour, lemon citrussy, honey, again nice wine barrel twang. Hides the 10% well. Lovely classy sour. Really wish I had easy access to their beers.
brenn79 (1671) - Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, batch October 18 2013- Pours slightly hazy golden on the first pour with a foamy two finger white head that slowly reduces but never quite goes away and nice sheeting lace. Aroma is pungent, citrusy, tart, wet basement, brett. The taste lives up to the aroma, funky bretty goodness, yeasty, not as tart as the aroma led on, not sure which type of wine barrels they used, but I would hope it was something like sauvignon blanc, but I could be way off on that. Body is medium and carbonation is high. Very much enjoyed this massively complex brew.
GRM (3216) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, batch Jun 14 2013, from Ian Guénard (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: golden, hazy, tiny sheet of white head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices; mouth: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices, acidity, freshness, finale in spices with citrusy presence, medium body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot Jun 14 2013, de Ian Guénard (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : dorée, voilée, bonne effervescence, légère couverture de mousse blanc, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, fruitée, pomme verte, musc, citronnée, épices; bouche : levures sauvages, fruitée, pomme verte, musc, citronnée, épices, acidité, fraîcheur, finale en épices avec présence citronnée, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : très bon
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Levi’s tasting. Lots of brett in the aroma. Yellow and very well carbonated with a tall head. Citrus, some sugar, but predominately sour.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Levis. Tons of brett, lemon. Refreshing and bright. Not a ton of tartness.
Bacterial (1982) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. Grassy and funky nose. Really fun taste. Sweet taste and a bit of a sweet finish. Hints of apple and apricot and other fruits that I can’t put my finger on. Thanks to Ryan for sharing!
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks! Hazy gold yellow pour with a white head. Grape, some Brett, lemon - very smooth. Awesome.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with a friend. Shared with Dan and Sean at the Pig. Pours a lovely yellowish-gold with just a tinge of haze. Small white head formed and lasted with nice varied lacing. Aroma was fruits like white grapes, pears, peaches and nectarines. Also a slight funky-bretty aroma as well. The taste was so damned good. All of the fruits on the nose come through nicely and well balanced. The mild funk and tartness from the wild yeasts hit you on the finish. Modestly dry finish and light body overall. I loved it!!
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the most recent Jackie-O’s bottle release. Hazy darker golden color. Hazy with tons of fine particles in the body. Thin white head. Some loose dots of lace. Funky bruised fermented citrus aromas. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. More sweet than sour. OK wild ale. A lot of yeast character.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG, the Grand Tasting portion. Pours a hazy pale gold with a soft white head. Notes of lemon, yogurt, lactic funk, cheesecloth, sweet dough, wine grapes, and straw. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, funky, tart mouthfeel. Very good sour.