brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
The pour is a hazy golden straw color with a thin white head. The nose on this beer is awful. Sawdust and cardboard overpower the nose. Light lemon peel, maybe some oak, heavy on the bandaids, and a bit of dirt are there for good measure. The flavor has a subtle tartness, a bit of water, and huge cardboard and sawdust notes. Some bandaid, musty oak, lemon peel, and that might be about it. I tried to forget...
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Natifest 13. Poured a cloudy golden color with a mostly lasted fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus and sour yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet & sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick collapsing white head. In aroma, a nice sour ale with lactic acid, black pepper, Epsom salts. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with lactic notes, Brett, decent. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a hazy orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of light Brett with a hint of dry wine and plastic. Flavor has a good amount of breat and wine upfront but finish has a good amount of plastic.
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Thanks to Jstax, bottle 188/480. Hazy orange amber color. Little off-white head. Smooth, soft carbonation of moderate strength. Dry finish. Good bigger tart taste. Some [grainy], farmhouse aromas. Light lemon citrus. I like this one.
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by JStax- thanks again, Jeremy! Bottle 188/480. Pours a hazed orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of Bretty funk, floral notes, citrus- mostly orange, tropical fruits, sweet malts- so far, so good. The flavor pretty much offers more of the same. Plenty of funk, florals, and citrus peel. A bit of basement/cobweb mustiness. Wine barrel character is subtle. The fruit and sourness are very subdued here. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This beer is unfairly maligned. The only knock I could understand is that it seems restrained, but given other FFF sours that haven’t turned out well, that seems like a welcome characteristic.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle picked up from the brewery (Munster, IN). Pours a hazy golden amber hue, light hued edges and a well hazed body overall. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a film, laces well. Richer vibrant fruity and hoppy nose, oak and plastic. Some vanilla, barnyard, and melon, tangerine, more plastic. Some funk, cobwebs. Initial is a bit more odd and perplexing, rich bitter and bretty elements play on the palate. A bit tart into the backend, I get plastic, cobwebs, dust, and basement. Some bready malts, the hops are bitter but lose some of the flavor, still a push of grapefruit and rind, lemony elements. A touch more oak, more brett, cobwebs, and soft cheese. Plastic. Overall, it’s a bit messy. An odd beer.
b3shine (5726) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to taster at NatiFest (thanks JStax). Looks solid; a semi-transparent orange with white lacing. Smells wild with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. All brett and no lacto or pedio.
BoBoChamp (5664) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, Bottle 26/480, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx alot to rfraga7!, complex brew, woody/fruity and slightly bitter/vinous, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 20/XII/12 - 750ml bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a - bottle # 26/480 (2012-1383)
Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy yellow orange beer, nice irregular yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, lemony, lemon juice, fresh orange juice, tangerines, some summer fruit in general. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: citric start, bit lemony, slightly sour, then bitterness takes over quickly, orange peel, chemical unpleasant bitterness. Aftertaste: paint, chemical, very bitter, alcohol burn, grape pits, earthy. Very unpleasant finish.