PhillyCraft (3431) - 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 (8127) - 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.
Sarlacc83 (938) - 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. Thereís 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 thatís 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 itís closer to a wild saison or a Belgian Pale Ale (thatís red.)
illidurit (2172) - 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 (5934) - .....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 (5186) - 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.
CapFlu (4610) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas for $10.50. Pours a lively, white head with a clouded orange body. Yeasty nose with a bitter base. Some fruity flavour, slight tartiness and solid hop backing. Very enjoyable.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. Nice slightly raspberry taste overall but brett shines with the tartness.
Gerbeer (1989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky copper color with large retentive head. Light citrus and malt aromas with a touch of horse/rubber/brett. Definite barnyard/brett flavor up front with nice IPA notes following. Interesting.