bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours darkish gold with a 3 finger creamy near-white head. Aroma of sour light stone fruit. Med + body.Frothy carb. Flavor is brett and light stone fruit with some citrus hop coming on strongly in the finish. Nice stuff.
marcus (9219) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours blonde with a thick foamy off-white head and a sour aroma. There is a mellow pale malt flavor with a little banana ester and a nicely sour finish. A nicely crafted brew.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light blonde with a fizzy white head. Flavor is fruit and banana with a touch of heat.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours blonde with a thick white head that takes a bit to settle. Aroma of pineapple, citrus. Beer has a little spice to it and just a little bit of funk. Well done.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, at 8.5%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with Brettanomyces, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, spicy/bitter and slightly sour/fruity, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet very expensive!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of RS membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a mostly-clear apricot color with a huge fluffy white head and quite a bit of lacing. Great retention. The nose brings forward some nice stone fruits and a bit of straw. Also there is a good amount of earthy funk. Very nice. Flavor adds in a bit of alcohol, but otherwise nice funk. Light body and very dry. Slight booze. Overall, I am very pleasantly surprised by this one.
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Clear yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is an off-sweetness with oak, perfumey clove, and an artificially sweet malt backbone. Taste is disjointed, some cardboardy sweetness, odd degraded malt, and perhaps some minimal brett. Mouthfeel is light and messy - no precision. I cannot even finish this beer.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured a pale, golden straw color with a white head. Good carbonation to much all the yeast spice and funk. Noticeable hop flavors with balancing malts. Light fruits, citrus/lemon. hard candied sweetness with some tartness and musky funk.
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a generous California trader. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a fluffy white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of funk with light grains light fruit and a hint of flora. Flavor has lots of funk with backing bread and hints of light fruit and flora.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My last review of 2011! WooHoo! Cloudy orange, HUGE - seriously, HUGE - white head. Smells like honey, sage and other herbs, and fresh bread. There is a significant amount of funk in there, too. Man, his stuff hits the spot. Lightly sweet cherry, toast, herbs, funk and a lightly woody, oaky finish. As it warms, a lot of banana and bubblegum comes out. Very tasty. Thanks to grownfool for this one!