j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I brought to PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown amber with a medium to thick beige head. Light brett funk. Medium bodied. Dry crisp bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Coles
Appearance: hazed dark amber with ruby brown light. Mid light fizzy top. 3-
Nose: Sweet caramel with leafy hop , citrus on top. Neat nose shown.7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied, well rounded . Good leafy hops with mid lighter base. Neat , refreshing and quiet drinkable ale with something bit extra.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a huge white head. Smells of perfume, citrus, floral, funky, dry. Tastes dry and funky with some underlying bitterness and a grassy finish.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow and tupalev. Hazy amber pour with an average creamy beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with orange zest, a bit of cream, strongly Orval-like funky dry yeast. Taste - wow! - Orval and black pepper plus lemon zest - funky, dry and spicy. Solid body, quite a lively mouthfeel, with a long, funky, lightly acidic bitter/spicy finish. Lovely stuff.
blutt59 (5871) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, cloudy brownish red, decent lasting off white foam, aroma is mostly acerbic , aspirin like, flavor has some hop notes and more sour and funk, finish is coppery, citric and a little thick for me
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 In short: An all-dressed beer. Fruity, funky, sour, sweet, hoppy, bitter, name it… All over the place but very enjoyable.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a large beige head
In long: The nose is funky, tangy and hoppy. From the nose you can tell that this is gonna be all over the place. And it really is. The beer is very sweet, toasted, very funky, very bretty, strong resinous bitterness, floral, medium sourness. The attack is sweet and tangy with sweetened orange and citrus juice as well as sugary caramel. Quickly the funk takes over with a fruity sourness leading to a rather dry finish. Very grapefruity and very astringent. Lively expansive carbonation. Far from a boring beer this is one hell of a tasty beer. However it is also a clash of unfocussed flavours. It has a lot of character and I did enjoy it very much despite it being all over the place. Feels more like a crazy experiment that turned out well rather than a carefully planned wild creation. This is really quite a unusual beer, they didn’t call it Conservative Devil, a supernatural being who from 8 to 5 fills the approval forms required to slowly but progressively annihilate mankind in alphabetic order.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (basement, horseblanket, barnyard), with notes of pepper, band-aid, clove.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Definitely a phenolic little monkey (TAR might even throw up in his mouth a little bit), but overall pretty solid. Definitely not lacking in Brett aspects, but seems to lack a little something in the base character. Decent flavor balance but again, there’s something missing. Everything’s just kinda muted or something...for what it is, it’s rather ordinary, if that makes any sense. Good effort, though.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy copper orange with a lively, bubbly golden head. Spicy, zesty aroma. Palate is quite malty, with apricot fruit and heaps of spice. Moderately bitter finish. Nice.
after4ever (5728) - 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 Brouwer’s Cafe’s 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.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL courtesy of Cavie. Pour is hazy orange with a white head that shrinks but really sticks. This is a strange beer. The aroma is sweet berries, chocolate, hops, and brett funk. The flavor is dry malt and big hops with just a touch of sour and funk that I was hoping would be more prominent. Super high carbonation and medium body.