simont1 (435) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 White pepper notes with a bready background, quite dry, but a slight acidic tartness, the taste is upfront and then a sudden blandness, which ends up with ’is this it’, something missing, but can’t put a word on it.
AdamChandler (3734) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark toilet water brown. Moldy moscato and grape skins. Moldy cellar. Taste is ripened tree fruit, vanilla and tobacco. Walnuts and peanuts. More mold, acidic dry old grapes. Oak. but honestly just not too good.
RichTheVillan (4655) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2 at Tool Tasting Night from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a thin light tan head, aroma has funk and wine, dry taste with a mild fruit some funky brett action and tangerine.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours light copper with a decent beige head and a white wine aroma. There is a very oaky caramel malt flavor with a bitter but winey finish.
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is grape. Med minus body. Flavor is oak and grape. A little yeast and stone fruit. Finishes quite oak.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. I know this is getting on a bit now so figured I might as well see how it is. Pours hazy amber with a small, very sticky beige head. Nose is driven by what reminds me as funky Chardonnay - very buttery, grassy, tropical and bretty. I dig it. Taste shows big and ripe tropical fruits, mild stone fruit, a big dose of funk and some earthiness to round it out. Just a little aggressive which I enjoy. Goes down very easily. Tasty stuff. Kind of reminds of Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops. Great beer
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, yeasty, hoppy, basement aromas, citrus, grapefruit, alcohol,
Hazy copper colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
Complex, soft bite, wine barrel aged, mid-sweet, alcohol, floral, bready.
Medium body, soft carbonation, warming finish.
Interesting, but not a cohesive whole.
Marheb (3283) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Des notes grasses de brett et de vin blanc imprègne le liquide bien aéré. Buvabilité honnête.
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear medium dark golden, red tint, with a rocky off-white head, good retention and lacing. spicy fruitiness - oranges, orange crush *TM, other citrus, yellow fruits - some apricots, some stone fruits, drying bretts, phenols-plenty accentuated by barrel treatment - the rubber kind, dust, light woodsy notes that blend in well, golden candi, hint of caramel and maple, grass, bitter herbs, pinch of dirt. lively carbonation, light body, dry astringent bitter herbal-grassy-spicy finish. quite enjoyable as the non-ba version yet obviously quite different. very nice!
mathieuc (2276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks dude! Pours a nice copper with a medium white head that offers really nice lacing patterns. It is also really effervescent. Nose is perfumey and a little bit medicinal, I swear I picked up some "dentist office" smell. There is also a nice oaky background to it. Taste is dry and fruity, winey. Body was medium, carbonation too. Really nice, I think wine barrel saisons (although this one is technically a ’Belgian Ale’) are my favorite style now.