chinchill (4941) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at TCT (SC).
Plenty of red wine flavors with oak too. These also permeate the aroma where a bit of barnyard notes detract.
ganache (5856) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Tap from JC’s. Amber body. Nose is beautifully vinous, cherry and Merlot grapes, wood, Skittles-type candyish nose, black currant, lemony citrus, great mild fruity Brett aroma with only light-medium funk at this point. Lightly tart on the nose, very light acetic, and my salivary glands are fully activated in anticipation. Light-medium body, wild and dusty, lightly dirty, clean fresh bread from the middle through the aftertaste along with that slight, pleasant bready lacto-like character. Sour but not puckering, more like lightly tart, very little in the way of lactic or acetic character on the tongue, but the red wine is really the dominant flavor, only eventually giving way to strong barrel wood (tons of lightly-toasted oak, little bit darker at times); a good one here, courteous Merlot and something like Cabernet amid a swirl of accumulating but gentle Brett funk. Rustic charm, genre-spanning, very interesting and characterful, but balanced and very drinkable (medium body at most but nooo sign of alcohol and there’s an intense zesty freshness that reminds of citrus rind and pith). Aftertaste is bone dry with musty grape skins and medium-to-advanced bitterness. Wonderfully complex and well worth a try!devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Just incredibly moreish and drinkable, really dangerously so. To think, this was originally supposed to be a saison!
Draft at lures, pours hazy yellow with white head. aroma is funky bread and yeast, light grape. Taste is similar with a nice dry and tart funk finish. well done beer-yum (1656) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2014
Sampled from draught (at Draught 55). Wow. Brilliantly complex fruity flavour totally masks its on-the-floor strength. A beer that could use warning labels (as it is dangerously delicious). olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
750ml bottle pours a bright hazy orange with an off white head. Tart fruit brett yeast and oak taste.
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a rosy orange color with a floral wine aroma. Taste is clean, with a wine and oak barrel flavor. Some hay, and grass notes throughout the beer with a crisp aftertaste. The alcohol content is well hidden which makes the beer enjoyable. johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2014
On tap at Cask and Vine with Mr Barleywine.
Light and fruity with a bretty funky earthy edge to it. Tannic and tart with a bit of a vinous character to it. Nice beer. BeerdedDave (1685) - Beckley, USA - OCT 7, 2014
cloudy amber color; fruity aroma; excellent mild, sour fruit flavor; maybe just a hint of red wine and oak; a fantastic beer slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"now THATS a cool beer. ridiculously complex. the aroma was just great. wild brett & farmhouse fruity notes. so much going on in the mouth. imparts a pleasant sweetness from the wine barrels, wild tart flavor from the brett. one of Allagash’s beers worth the price." snoworsummer (5626) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
From a bottle shared by Andrew : ) pours hazy copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like yeast, nice and sour, like dry tart apples, light pear and cheese. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like apple, yeast, pear.