3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 2007 - Great looking cloudy peach and rusty golden orange colored body. Nose of old oranges, but that’s a small part of it – really it is mostly a musty yogurt and brett scent, soft and muddy, lightly acidic on the nose, but muddled would be the best word… it doesn’t really do much, just sits there muddled and the orange and brett smells don’t work together at all. Mildly crisp with a doughy orange and peach flavor, a little lactic, only slightly sour. Again it just doesn’t work, like it’s trying too many things, and it’s stuck between being a sour ale and being a sweet yeast-heavy Belgian golden. Still it certainly tastes good but it’s no godsend, it has it’s problems. The light yogurt and tannic flavors are nice, though.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2007
2006 - a lot of apple, not green apple that you’d associate with acetylhyde, but a crisp red apple smell and flavor throughout the drink. Lots of biscuits and red apple skins, and a prickly and spicy brett character. I’m surprised at how different this is compared to both the 2007 and 2005... those two were more similar to each other, while this one is pretty different with all of the strange apple and candy sugar flavors.
2005 - Soft bretty nose, sweaty and fruity and spicy all at the same time - tart, dried fruit, banana and pineapple, lightly prickly and dry, Full, frothy, a bit of sweet honey as well. Quite good, but not huge development of brett.
The aroma is funky/fruity with some faint wood notes and a healty dose of sugar aromas. Smells nice, but not exactly what I expected. The body is bright orange/gold with a diminishing, but fluffy, white head. The fore is somewhat harsh and biting and assaults the tongue with hot alcohol. This subsides and it actually becomes quite soft and mellow. Oaky notes appear, but are very muted. It’s mostly a dry, fruity, funky affair with some lightly herbal bitterness in the finish and an increasingly funky/sour asspect as it warms. Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Snow white high creamy and lasting head. Hazy dark roange bpdu with yeast sediments. Powerful hoppy fruity alcohol aroma. Fruity barley malt flavor with grape fruite notes. Nice bitterrness, long dry aftertaste. Goddd buf too espensive in Denmark. joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Sam’s Downers Grove
January 2007 Bottling
Interlude poured a hazy copper that glowed orange when held to the light. A 1 finger white head formed on the pour that faded to a thin cap with chunky edges. Minimal slow rising carbonation bubbles. Leaves chunky drink lines after each sip.
Scent begins with goldenrod and that barnyard funkiness. Mild tart cherries and a touch of lemony citrus. Maybe it’s my imagination but when I take deep whiffs I pick up mild oak. Very complex aromas that I’ve only scratched the surface on.
The flavor is more complex than the aroma. Things begin with a slight lemon rind bitterness. Mid palate I get hit with a wave of that funkiness along with hay. Mild citric flavors come through toward the end finishing up with orange rind and a solid hop snap on the swallow. Again, I’ve only scratched the surface on the complexity of flavors.
Lighter body with a slight stickinesson the tongue. Mild alcohol on the swallow as this beer warms.
The flavor makes this an easy drinker but the complex flavors will wear out the tastebuds.
A truly complex beer with a great idea behind it. I’m looking forward to trying Allagash’s other special releases. A really great concept behind this beer that I look forward to drinking again.
4/9/07 yngwie (17051) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2007
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage. Golden-orange beer with an off-white head. Sourness, sweetness and spices on the nose. The flavor is sweet and spiced with a little sourness. Quite sticky and sweet and warming in the mouth. Nice fusion of sourness and sweetness. (070511)
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle at Københavnske øldage 07. Golden / Orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sour, spices. Flavour is dry, sweet, sour, apple, spices. Nice beer. ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi. Hazy amber, medium fluffy off-white head. Cidery fruity aroma with red apples, and some spicy and woody notes., and a touch of alcohol Medium bodied, a bit spritzy carbonation. Nice balance between malt sweetness, fruity acidity, and bitterness. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
75 cl bottle. Hazy ambe/orange color, small white head. Sourish rubber aroma, oaky, fruity and a bit vinous. Malty flavor, a bit sourish and with rubber notes. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
Dark yellow colour, low, very low head. Pale malty aroma with brettanomyces, that gives acidity. Brett is prominent in flavour as well, with pale malty flavour and a soft, delicate mouthfeel. Lots of candi. Hints of berries. thedm (6178) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy with with yeast swirls softly carbonated orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty coriander mild fruit and mild floral. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops spices and vinous. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.