JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a fuzzy off-white head. Aroma of sourness, malt and citrus. Sour fruit flavor, kind of like Sweet Tarts, giving way to some orange before a sour finish.
brokensail (13782) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Bright orange pour with a white head. Tart cherry and raisin on the nose. Lots of orange, a little bit of funk, and citrus. Sort of earthy and tangy. There is a good bit of sourness to the flavor. Citrus peel, some citrus zest, and tangy tamarind. A little earthy.
Ernesto987 (4886) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a sweet murky thick bretty amber ale. Nothing sour in there, the brett def needs some time to develop. Will be cool to see what happens with this.
Homer321 (2912) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle to snifter. Nose is earthy, horsey, sweaty. Pour is a hazy, reddish orange, with a small white head. Taste is sweaty, horsey, lightly tart, with a caramel malt backbone. Very very earthy and dirty as it warms. Citrus seems a bit faint in the flavor. Overall, ok, but not a beer I would seek out again.
jkwood04 (4898) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a cream-colored head. Aroma of light Brett and tartness, a lot of blood oranges and other citrus/sour fruit, some pale and light caramel malts, and hints of spices. Flavor the same with the tart beer and blood oranges blending nicely. Average texture. A surprisingly good beer.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft acid on the nose, a touch of wood and some herbal notes. Medium bodied, a bit of herbal notes, acid, hints of licorice, strawberry bubblegum. Long slow acid and tangy tart wood with lingering strawberries.
DiarmaidBHK (3827) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at funkatorium. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves some solid lacing in the glass. Solid orange notes on the nose. Lots of orange on the tongue. Finishes on the dry side. Solid!
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries and oranges sweating in the barn, leading to tartness and bracing dryness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam lays upon the hazy amber.
-The fruitiness is hard to pin down, but it remains this beer’s best feature, imho.
-The funk and acidity don’t meld well in every sip.
-The flavor profile is not as refined as most Wicked Weed creations (even though it is very enjoyable).
On tap at The Funkatorium.
Lubiere (11395) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden amber ale with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant fruity biscuit malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, Brett notes, cork character, dry and smooth. In mouth, a nice dry and puckering, red grapeskins, grassy hops, nice and puckering. On tap at Funkatorium.
ChainGangGuy (4568) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Served up a dark orange body in hue, fairly hazed, with a small though sustained white, gently fluffed head.
Smell: Slim malts hinting of day-old biscuits, leathery dried oranges and light, albeit fragrant lime peel with some brett tones but also some light lactic tones.
Taste: Restrained toasted biscuity maltiness enveloped in a well-rounded, earthy funkiness. While the acidic lime and tart blood oranges serve as a somewhat subtle, but entirely complimentary character. Lightly spicy. Modest oak barrel quality. Scantly lactic through to the citrusy, brightly carbonated, dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel.
Overall: Good stuff! Charmingly drinkable and tasty throughout.