MartinT (8351) - 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 (1153) - Portland, 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 (2224) - San Francisco, 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 (6506) - .....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 (5469) - 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 (4710) - 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 (4496) - 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 (2195) - 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.
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to swellbrewer for sharing this one. Cheers, Justin! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus brett with some barnyard and some mild floral hops. Flavor is similar- nice brett/ barnyard with some citrus and floral hops. Big surprise here. NIce, enjoyable, borderline sessionable wild.
3fourths (8456) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium caramel amber body, lightly hazed.
lightly acetic nose; medium oak; dried cherry / cranberry esters.
brett plastic / band-aid.
medium-high acid; medium-low bitterness.
toasty / crunchy malt, but well-suited firm.
the acid seems to bury the huskiness apparent in the Avant Flandre.
minimal hop character.
quite good, balanced, subdued, measured.