LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a semi cloudy yellow gold with a tight white ring of foam.
Aroma: Earthy, spicy yeast and flowers.
Taste: Dry, earthy yeast, dry biscuit malt and faint spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Thin, fizzy, crisp, refreshing.
Overall: Solid gold. Very balanced, great to drink and look at.
hoppedriver (5) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Golden with a white head. Light aroma of citrus, Brett, bananas, grain. Light sweetness, nice palate.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the Brewery (or is it the Bruery?) on 7/9/2010. This Belgian ale pours a light orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and dry, slightly sweet. A medium to light bodied Belgian ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, a touch of vanilla and perhaps a touch of funk. The hops are herbal. Light carbonation. Very nice flavors for a 4% beer. The brett is, so far at least, in the background of this beer, A touch of funk and a dry finish at the moment. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Bruery. Rating #6. Pale yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma was light funk, very light, mild malt. Flavor was very mild, but in a good way, the Brett character was really subdued and in the background, still, it was an extremely nice beer to drink. (1286)
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden-orange color with a mild white head.
S: The brett does not really produce too much in terms of funk here. Some fruitiness in the form of oranges and pineapple, along with a mild spiciness and perhaps a bit earthy.
T: There is a sweetness and bready malt character to the beer that I was not exactly expecting. Tropical fruits come through nicely as does a mild earthiness and bitterness.
M: Medium body with a soft, rolling carbonation. Perhaps a bit watery/thin.
D: A decent beer and easy to drink, especially at 4.0%, but not really my favorite in terms of the flavors.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is faint but a hint of Belgian yeast surfaces. Pretty sparkly and carbonated. Similar to the Saison de Lente without the Brett. Really warms up the cheeks.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Bruery. Pours a golden yellow with slight white head. Aroma is mainly bread, yeast, and fruits. Taste is about the same, really get the Brett in the first sip as the the yeast and bread flavors hit you first. Mouthfeel is pretty watered-down, slightly fizzy with good carbonation. A let down from the Bruery, no complexities, just a seemingly watered-down attempt at a Belgian Blonde. Maybe it will age well, but probably won’t be going back to this one on tap.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Bruery. Light yellow orange with no head to speak of. Some tropical fruit, lots of bread and some brett character. I would love to see this bottled and try it in about 6 months.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bruery. Pours with a hazed orange body and a white head. Aroma is slightly funky, phenolic, mango, grain and fruity. Taste is grainy, bread, some fruit, very mild brett and a slight belgian character. Lively bubbles. Interested in trying the cask only fourth of july edition of this beer.