hopscotch (9895) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy golden pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Bretty, bready nose. Light to medium-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is only tangy and dry; not sour. Finishes lightly tangy, mildly bitter and dry. Thanks to landhoney for sharing his bottle!
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from somewhere. Pours a deeper gold with a billowy white head. Mostly clear. Nose is earthy with a fruit note and barnyard. Grass. Low hops. On tasting, some cherry and earth. Barnyard funk with a rich maltiness that never really gets to caramel (which is a good thing). Drying finish. Not super complex but I think it’s still young. Time could build this one up. Good stuff.
drewbeerme (3886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden with white head. Aroma acidic, florals, horsey. Flavors dry horsey, earthy Brett, vanilla, nutty, florals. Long dry finish. Really dried out throughout. Good stuff.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber pour, off white head. Nice funky flavors, yeast, hay, barnyard, tropical fruit, guava. Cool stuff!
Ratman197 (10538) - 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 (18351) - 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 (4153) - 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 (3636) - 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 (8328) - 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.