jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-pours a foamy off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is yeasty, citrus zest, musty grain/medium malt-caramel, perfumy. Taste is yeasty, musty grain/medium malt-caramel/bready, perfumy/citrus/spicy/herbal hops. First thing that hits is the carbonation. Further into the pint, carbonation is aggressive. Nice beer, but for me a bit disjointed.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier. Orange/amber body, huge fluffy white head. Nose is pineappley brett, caramel & smarties, floral & fruity hops. A really odd combination but it works to create a wonderful saison-esque thing. Flavor is musty/pineappley brett, some citrusy hops, a bunch of bitterness. Slightly metallic in the finish. Odd, but for the most part it works - perhaps a bit too bitter. This is WAY better in bottle than on tap, where I pegged it around a 3.0
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brouwerís Cafeís Sourfest. Pours a murky, nearly opaque dark brown. Dense, creamy tan head that lasts and lasts. Sharp spicy, blood orange/tangerine hop nose with a touch of light hay-like wet grass funk and a tiny hint of tartness. Creamy medium body with tons of carbonation. Mostly blood orange, tangerine, and light funky tartness on the mid-palate. Mild, brief, sweet/sour finish. Very nice, drinkable stuff--refreshing.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty, though too pricey for my taste. There are notes of the vanilla hop devil and yes uncle brett is here, though not in spades. I definitely like the trend of these belgian/ipa hybrids.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle from CelticBrew. Nearly clear orange/amber with a medium bubbly head that settles to a thin layer that lasts and lasts for a nice looking glass. Unmistakable Brett aroma of leather and earth, floral hints, pine, spice, and an undercurrent of caramel and toffee. Bright effervescence accentuates the light to medium body and clean palate. A quick hit of caramel sweetness is no match for the assertive spicy bitterness that is complemented by a tart, but not sour flavor. Very clean palate, substantial Brett character, and some nice hop flavors all combine well in a very refreshing offering. More in line with true Belgians than with some of the milder versions seen here in the states.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Whole Foods - Fair Lakes on 05/16/2009. Slightly hazy copper amber body with a small off-white head. Tart, Brett aroma with some hoppy kick and a bit of caramel. Citrus and floral hop flavor with a light tart Brett background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation and a somewhat grainy finish.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Deep orange, big foamy head slow to settle. Smell is Brett with the hops way back there. Taste is that great barnyardy funk, with a kick from the hops on the end and a nice dry "Orval-y" finish. Oveerall - like an american IPA brewer visited Orval abbey. I like it more with each sip. Definitely a new staple.
Re-Rate now that the Brett has had some time to work - itís still got that forefront bretty funk, but the hop character is lighter (obviously). The tartness and dryness hasnít really increased, just that the bitterness has been replaced by more sweetness and a slight vegetal flavor. Fresh - this was great, aged, itís a little strange.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Normís Wine and Beer they had one open for their Friday tastings. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet tart and hoppy. Taste is sweet tart and funky. Nice
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27...THANKS ERIC!!! Murky glowing orange pour with a ivory head that defiantly stayed until the final sip. Significant lacing spotted the inside of the glass. Aroma is quite yeasty, with lemon peel, brett, and caramel malt. Flavor has a bit of barnyard, which adds to the complexity here but there is definitely an IPA at the heart of this one. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer!!!
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at collins. pours a clearish reddish orange with a thin head and minor lacing. bitter pine hop aroma with a nice balanced palate. Seemed to lack any secondary flavors though. Didnít get any sourness, might have been too cold of a pour. Will try again tomorrow.