corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby red color with a two finger frothy yellowish beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Funky, earthy aroma with a strong barrel and brett character. Musty with hints of toasted oak and barn countered by some earthy pine and sweet citrus.
Chewy medium body thatís on the fuller end with again, a strong barrel presence and lots of earthy oak. Dry musty brett flavor gives this beer some nice funk/tartness which is countered by the bitter hop character. Some bready yeast adds fullness to the body but itís still pretty quaffable. Hints of pine needle compliment the dryness from the oak and brett but is balanced by hints of citrus fruit. Pale malt backbone with a dry finish.
TEJA (1158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Thick and lasting white head. Dark orange color.
Dry aroma with dryold sppices and some bree caractair and a tuch of wild strawberries.
Dry hopps and dry spice taste with small brett acidity. Some strange dry bitterness that lasts a long time (probably from some spice).
nike (748) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good tasting sour beer, interesting take on the Hop Devil (one of my favs). Iím not sure if sour/wild ale fans would enjoy this brew. I liked how they kept the beer balanced, with a fruity start, medium body and short bitter/dry finish. A little higher on the carbonation than I prefer. Different brew.
wedgie9 (1596) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/10/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at Lush West Town, bottled on June 10, 2009. Pours clear, very bright amber with a very thick and rocky off-white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving very thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is intense with brett, lemon peel, caramel malt, and a good amount of barnyard. The flavor is very dry with the caramel malt flavor up front, moving to the lemon peel citrus notes, and tons dry, funky barnyard brett. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a super long lemon peel and brett barnyard funky finish.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I hoped for more outta this one. Nice bitterness from the base beer but the WILD part wasnt that wild. I was hoping for something more sour to balance with the bitter. The funky yeast imparts a chemically medicinal flavor that isnt very enjoyable. Decent beer but was hoping for more.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 Not very tart more medicinal flavors of brett. On the bitter side without much hop flavors. Pretty cool but I like Helios much more
Hair6a11 (1163) - Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a frothy beige head that retains fairly well, actually. I have to say; this is a brew that shares characteristics with Jolly Pumpkin. Clearly a wild ale from the nose alone; itís sweet, funky, bready really. The flavor profile features the wild yeast; but coupled with it is citrus, sweet breads, light hops, caramel - this brew is overly sweet in my opinion. Itís certainly not complex, either. Anyway - a brew to give a try , either way.
nearbeer (3073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml. Gusher popped the cork immediately after the cage and almost put my eye out. Huge head with easy pour on a cloudy copper body. Wyeast sour Belgian yeast aroma: sour cherry and bread yeast. Flavor is the same; not bad, not great. Light-medium body is well-balanced. This reminds me of several home brews I made and had to drink.
RB1 (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle tasted at Daknoleís Memorial Day "Throw Down". Thanks Beerbastard. Pours a hazy coppery color. Head is light yellow. A lot of carbonation. Aroma is sour and hoppy. Taste is bitter hops and mildly sour. Finish is quite bitter. This ale exhibits a nice aroma, little in the way of taste. Big on the hops small on the "wild". Disappointing as a wild/sour ale.
probstblueribbon (2418) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), shared with Phil, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. MASSIVE GUSH. 18MA11.
App.: Really hazy amber with a rocky off-white froth.
Aroma: Strong funk, lots of resinous, dank, pine hops, fruitiness, bitter herbs, good borderline Lambic funk, barnyard, rubber, peppery, spicy, caramel and malts in background, minerals, fairly severe.
Palate: Medium body, surprisingly velvety effervescence.
Flav.: Lemon-lime, pine, resin, fruits, brown sugar, a little funk, quite different from the nose with way more malt and way less wild, floral and perfumed, really nice; off-dry with nice bitterness and a friendly malt-based finish with some nice hops.
A shame to lose half the bottle to the huge eruption. Control that and youíve got a nice product.