Salmoniform (1237) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hued with fizzy with head that dissipates quickly to thin ring. Aroma is hay, yeast, barnyard, esters, citrus, acidic. Mouthfeel is nice and refreshing with moderately light body and high carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a slight tartness following and CO2 sharpness throughout the finish. Overall, this is a really nice brew from Ale Apothecary.
pushkinwow (2295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, thanks Ian. Pale golden yellow with a nice white head. Dry and chardonnay, lemon zest, clove, brett, pepper, slight funk and barnyard, apricot. Dry, moderate carbonation and nice body, easy to drink, nice slight funk and bretty.
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really liked this one. Pours light straw some head. Notes of barnyard, yeast and lemon. Tastes were medium to big sour. Good acidic bite in mouth.
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden sour ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt, banana cloves, with nice Brett, pepper notes, very nice. In mouth, a superb sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, Brett, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is batch 2, bottled 27SEP12
Pours a light straw yellow with a fine white sheet. Nose orgy. So, I’ve never had sex in my nose, but this is like being educated by someone well adapted to teaching different angles, speeds, depths, etc. So, up front, the manure funk, nice something I can’t finger - maybe a bit of anise/wormwood character with a bit of soaked wood. Super complex nose. A nice farm character, really deep character. There’s a good fantome, hill farmstead depth to this beer. Thin bodied with a fine, velvety carb and an ambitiously intriguing finish. Kinda dry, kinda cloying. There is a touch of sweetness.
Certainly this is a wild ale, but not in the "traditional" sense - really insane, not tart/sour like most expect. If you though BRUX was fun and interesting, this will blow your goddam cranium to pieces.
Serving type: bottle
MikeJslc (769) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, hazy, fluffy white head. Aroma: dry, biscuity malt, apricot, pear, tart acidity. Flavor: bready malt with some wheat charcter, citrusy acidity, more apricot, noble hops.
mathieuc (2355) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Was disturbed during our tasting, will have to re-rate! ;) Pours a hazy yellow with a good white head that leave superior lacing. Aroma of fruits (yellow), hops, brett. Taste is sweet with a good balancing tartness, feeling juicy. Carbonation was good, I believe I downed my glass quite fast (to catch up with the others). Really good altough I’m sure I didn’t enjoy all the subtleties.
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une brute d’assemblage (la bouteille indique 11.03%) avec un brett bien cuiré et gras comme j’aime mais avec un côté vineux vraiment tranchant. Des zest de lime et de citron envahissent la zone de dégustation. J’aurais aimé un corps moins actif mais les saveurs et l’alcool sont si bien intégrés que ça jamais été un facteur de dépréciation.
czar (6010) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours unclear and bright yellow with a very nice frothy white head, good retention and lacing. very dusty and leathery bretts, white wine, juicy fruitiness - pineapple and cantaloupe, hayish and lightly doughy malts, citrus, spices, herbs. bright yet soft carbonation, light body - oily, abv incredibly well hidden, nice and welcoming light acidity, tart and spicy-herbal-grassy astringent finish. smooth. this stuff is excellent!
tom10101 (4097) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy yellow with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is very lemon/lime forward and reminds me of the Barrel-Aged Flora Rustica that I drank a couple of weeks ago. There’s also winey notes, oak, brettanomyces, yeast and light spices. Taste is also mainly of lemon/lime along with wine, oak, light vanilla, brettanomyces and light spices. Nice citric/acidic touch. Alcohol is very well hidden (our bottle said 11,03% abv). Medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. Very good lemon/lime forward golden ale. The wine barrel give this beer a couple layers of complexity. Really drinkable, especially considering the high abv. It’s my second beer from this brewery (the other was La Tache) and I’m really impressed. I will definitely look for their other beers!