TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rusty peach. Billowy off-white head. Predominant band-aid comprises the nose alongside lesser dabs of pineapple upside-down cake, toffee malt, and plastic. Pungently phenolic. Boisterous carbonation. Sassy and awash with brett, initially, with an expressive wave of candied pecan which is quick to follow. Deep, well-textured malt reveals an earthy edge as its many layers unfold, dovetailing nicely with the rustic hop bitterness and phenolic crunch. Ample amount of juicy residuals bolster the core while absorbing some of the brett-derived cottony brashness. Nice and full, rather than stark and hollow. Vague note of dough/yeast adds a bit of unnecessary weight to the otherwise cleanly-attenuated body. Closes with prolonged honey-glazed biscuit and candied pecan malt depth kissed with an appetizing tandem of robust peppery hop bitterness and perfumey brett. Aside from the B-vitamin yeast character, which plagues most of the Victory line and is difficult to overlook in this case, this is very respectable. Nice malt extraction, good balance, forceful yet refined hop punch, etc. Iíll still take the breathtakingly bright and complex brett character of their Helios over this, as this is a bit more one-dimensional, stiff and plasticlike. Solid.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
orange color, sudsy off white head, lacy. sour fruit and yeast in the nose. flavor is bready, yeasty and fruity. light bodied, light sour finish. not very complex. not much fun, but not a favored style.
48FanInCali (651) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Lots of carbonation on uncorking. Pours a golden hue with plenty of head and retention. Nose has some barnyard, citrus, and slight sour notes. Taste us all over the place but not in a complex good way. Some tartness and citrus but not much else. Certainly will not be confused with Veritas.
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 (1197) - 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 (876) - 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 (1737) - 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 (2011) - 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 (3230) - 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 (1257) - 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.