Ratman197 (9514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of straw, lemon zest, barnyard, poineapp;le and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard, fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp dry funky finish.
anders37 (16404) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty sour tart bretty flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty sour tart finish.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is malty a bit funky bretty and slightly sweet. Flavor is dry funky sour bretty nicely bitter and well balanced. Dry finish.
PhillyCraft (3128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample courtesy of Billy Dregs at the Prohibition Pig. Pours amber with light to medium fluffy white head. Notes of funky yeast, cherry and other dark fruit, biscuit malt, tangerine, hibiscus, and white vino. Body was light, mouthfeel was somewhat thin but worked well. Glad I got to try something from these guys.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of BrainLair. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy light tan head. Sweet fruity aroma with a bit of grassy citrusy funk. Flavor is moderately sweet with lots of tangerines. Dry finish with a bit of oak and white wine. Slight tartness. Nice beer.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Brettanomyces and citrusy hops coexist nicely in this dryish Wild Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale amber.
-The aroma was unexpectedly timid.
-This brew grew on me with every sip though.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-Mouthfeel was soft; this is not one of those super effervescent Wild Ales.
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Commons.
A: Reddened copper with a minimal head. Expected a bit more out of this of the tap.
N: Cherry, brett, biscuit, raspberry, and dried cranberry. Excellent red fruit scents here.
T: Bit of a letdown after the nose. Straight forward biscuit and a drying yeast. Pine and earth are present from the hops. Very well balanced. There’s a slight lemon zest. Very bready. The brettanomyces are subdued at the moment.
M: Light on the tongue, though it can tend towards oiliness.
O: A very solid beer that’s quite quaffable and which ought to get better as the yeast prevails. I think this is mischaracterized as a wild ale, It has some elements, but it’s closer to a wild saison or a Belgian Pale Ale (that’s red.)
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the November 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Aroma is phenolic and fruity with a bizarre sweet pickle note throughout. Pale malty flavor, extremely dry finish, slight acetic notes, mildly fruity.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to John .. . pours a date brown .. . medium foam, both .. . fuzzy math .. . light tart fruit skin and leather .. . mild mouth .. . pretty good, a starter sour
.. . 1 and a 1/2 severed thumbs up!
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a hazy orange with some eggshell head. Nose of mustard seeds, bitter greens, vinegar. Flavor is a little sweeter than the nose lets on, earthy, collard greens, light vinegar, lemon. Lightly watery finish. Good nose but the flavor is a let down.