pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from a late 2010 trade... Pours a golden orangey brown hue and topped with a thin creamy white head quickly to dissipate... Sweet and yeasty l, fairly sweet all around with a fair bit of vanilla and pineapple note to follow... Flavors follow suit with an upfront sour lightly funky sour tint and then follows up with more of that sweet tripel profile which actually kills it for me. Carbonation is almost too lively and sweet from an overall perspective. Somewhat of a letdown to be completely honest.
Pailhead (5193) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of pantanap
Bottle: The aroma is lightly fruity with a touch of lemon and funk. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white ring for a head. The flavor starts fruity with hints of banana and orange peel. The finish has a touch of lemon and oak. Light-medium bodied with lively, somewhat prickly, carbonation.
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by Ughsmash...thanks Jason! - Pours murky golden amber, hazy with a foamy white head. Has a huge funky nose--dry and Bretty--real oaky. Not real sharp, with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet honey and tropical fruit, real nice smooth oak. There’s enough funk and dryness to finish it out nicely with a delicate grapefruit sourness. A little carbonated up, but that’s a nit--this is an awesome beer.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This is a beer I have wanted to try for a long time.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is extremely funky. I get a lot of brett funk as well as some bready malt, oak and orange citrus notes. A very inviting aroma.
The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tart lemons and oranges along with some oak and brett funk. The sourness is definitely present but I find it less sour than the Splinter Blue. Overall, I would say the beer is more funky than sour. The beer is very dry and easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #5,000! Poured hazy medium golden with a well-retained cap of sticky white head. The aroma was right up there with the best I’ve ever smelled.. tangy oak and vinous notes over darker fruit, vanilla, and bready malts.. warmth brought out a soft, yet supple and savory funky Brett impression that settled with the barrel character around the nose.. vinous character also rose with warmth.. just perfect. The flavor opened with tangy lemon zest, vinous notes, and Bretty funk, with bready and fruity notes settling behind.. tangy and engaging throughout, with fruity Brett and residual barrel impression at the end.. warmth brought out clovey accents.. delicious! Medium-plus bodied and delightfully dry on the palate.. perfect barrel impression over a damn near perfect base beer. I couldn’t ask for anything more out of it.
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow with white head, big thanks to Jason. Aroma has notes of horse, lemon, cheese, barnyard, some yeasty spice. Taste is some nice barnyard, funk, cheese with some sweat, in a good way, some tart notes, slight yeasty spice, touch of bitter finish. Excellent beer, unbelievably complex, and delicious.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Jason! The beer pours to a murky straw colored body with a dense coating white head. The aroma is funky and Orval-ish and/or JP Bam Biere. Lots of crisp funky grains, lemons, and saison like yeasts. The flavor is yeasty, crisp grains, lemon zest, lots of brettanomyces. The palate is really dry and clean. 12% is masterfully hidden. A joy to drink!
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Sean for sharing this at our tasting. 750 ml bottle into my Narke tulip...This was one the beers I was most excited to drink at our tasting and just like that movie you really hear great things about, I can’t help coming away from the experience disappointed. Maybe its the hype or that I thought this was a wild ale, which I love....A pretty carbonated pour, not as bad as word on the street, nice gold color...The aroma is just weird, a very creamy character to it when I am expecting nice floral tartness, but instead more maltiness of caramel and fruits with some yogurt and a little funk but not enough for my liking. Interesting just not great...The taste to me is more of a let down, partly I’m distracted by the feel which is really carbonated. The taste is mostly sweetish fruits then lemons at the end, light alcohol, and some oak...Pretty drinkable at 12%.
Interesting try but not there for me, too much hype too little substance. If you go in with an open mind, not expecting any typical wild flavors and just try it, you’ll be fine.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woodshop 5. Pineapple nose with just a touch of bandaid and plastic. Taste is very dry, lightly tart, some pineapple, some citrus, apricot and honey. A bit of the medicinal notes came through in the flavor as well.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Ffej for breaking this out at his tasting.
Pours a hazy, dark golden banana yellow color with paler golden hues when held to a light source and a 2.5 finger frothy,pillowy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks of lacing behind.
Slightly funky Brett aroma with subtle horseblanket/barnyard notes as well as some earthy oak. There’s also a lactic cream presence along with estery light fruit from the belgian yeast. Hints of banana, apple, pear and bread. It kind of smells like a Belgian golden ale/American sour/German wheat beer hybrid.
Tart and puckering up front but not acidic at all with nice dry Brett effervescence. The funky puckering notes are countered mid palate by lacto cream, estery crisp, light fruit, bread/yeast and sweet alcohol. Fuller bodied than expected with hints of wheat and banana as well as apple and pear notes. Lots of dry Brett but this beer is never too sour or abrasive. Very well balanced and the high ABV is decently masked with only slight sweet alcohol and warmth in the finish.