3fourths (8219) - 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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, bubbly, thin and unimpressive white head. Aroma is tart lactic, maybe light grain, fairly simple. Flavor has lactic, grain, and green olives, a very interesting touch that I liked but didn’t necessarily impress my drinking companions. An ok sour with simpler lactic character.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a cervoise. Thanks, Aaron! Fairly-strong levels of Brett. Barnyard and some phenolics with backing cherry. Very dry.
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle - Smells sweet and sour with hints of cherry and orange. Hazy orange with a thick long lasting head. Sour on the tongue with some surprising bitterness and a yeasty finish. Individual flavours are hard to discern with the sour and bitterness overwhelming the palate. Would pair nicely with food, but not enough on its own. Draft - So much better than the bottle, more like a Flemish. Finish us still weak but the flavours come through. Will rate based on this.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure amber with a crested, rocky foam of off white. Very fruity on the nose with dull peach, and a light soapy tingle. In the mouth it is so silky and light it beggars belief. It is dry, creamy, funky and fruity with some true hop bitterness of a low-to-medium strength. The finish is very sweet and toasty but is well balanced by the creamy Brett.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear golden orange with fine white foam. Smells sweet with hints of orange, cherry and hint of sour. Tastes lightly sweet, but also has more bitterness than I’d expect from the smell. Hints of sourness and though more bitter, this is probably the closest I’ve had to an authentic flemmish sour ale that wasn’t actually from the region.
wedgie9 (2029) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 5/14/12 from a capped 750mL bottle brought to me by my friend Chris from Portland. Thanks Chris. Pours hazy dark orange with a very thick off-white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is a straightforward bretted hoppy beer with nice orange peel and spicy brett. The flavor is lightly bitter up front, with some orange peel, moving to the spicy brett, and finishing with nice hops bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, spicy brett and bitter hops finish.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours hazy gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is slight sour, medium malt. Taste is sour, medium malt, musty/earthy. 3.3
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 Tap @ opening day of the Commons Tasting Room... A reddish/amber tour with a thIn head. Cherry skin aroma with some yeastiness. Easy drinking, quaffable for sure. Mild body, thin palate. Fruit esters, crackery, biscuity malts, cherry flavors, berries, and yeast towards the finish. Mild funk.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a white head that fades. Aromas are sweet, pie cherries, lacto, leather, brett, fruit, earthy. Flavors are bready, brett, medium esters, raspberries. Chlorine towards the finish. Lively bubbles.