argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
BCTC, draft. Minimal white head atop murky straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lactic sour, some lemon, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, sour, acetic, light funk. Undercarbonated medium body, fairly acidic. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of citrus, horseblanket, white grapes, lacto, and earthiness. Flavor of citrus, earth, brett, light yogurt, and herbs. j12601 (13036) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Soft slightly spicy sourness. Subtle, a touch of acetone. Smooth, lightly tart. Slow gentle bitterness. Tangy and full of lemon. JoeMcPhee (9519) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit chewy with a touch of soft lactic tartness. Bright and quite fresh smelling. There is a little bit of bright wheaty spiciness along with some light wild funk. Fresh and earthy. A little bit of spicy wheat flavour and some restrained oakiness. A little bit of light cheesy funkiness. It’s quite restrained and subtle. Top shelf stuff. PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Backlog, On tap at Monks with Annie for their Allagash event. Pours a cloudy yellow golden. Smell and flavor are brett, lemon, orange skin, hay, spice, peach, and oaky earth. Medium bodied. Maybe a little heat in the finish but nice.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Draft @ Barcade. Hazy golden pour with no head. Funked out aroma full of brett, and lacto notes. Citrus, oak, and tart fruit flavors, with low acidity. Nice. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2010
BCTC 2010. One of my favorites of the day. golden yellow, witte like looking pour, aroma of lemony tartness, earthy funk. taste is sour but not overdone with it, balanced funk. very drinkable egajdzis (6709) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
[BCTC 2010] Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, tropical fruits, vanilla, wood, toffee, and light toast. Taste of brett, vanilla, wild yeast, leather, with light tartness in the finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap, BCTC 2010. Pours a hazy cloudy yellow gold body with a minimal head. The nose is super bretty and woody with some powdered sugar. Some light lactic notes, but they are secondary. The flavor is dry, funky and bretty with some nice tannic oakiness. Mouthfeel is dry and woody with nice fizzy carbonation. Very nice, reminicent of Ithaca Brute. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011
In short: A funky and sour blonde ale with a white wine character. Very good.
How: Tap at BCTC 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body topped by beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is very funky/bretty but also very vinous (white wine). Taste is very fruity with white grapes being the dominant fruit backed by creamy bananas and tropical fruits. Funk level is pretty high and sourness level is medium. Low acidity for the style. Tart and a bit tannic but not overly astringent. This drank surprisingly well for such a high abv beer. My notes say it is session-sour-ale, I had no idea the of %abv until now. I didn’t like it as much as some of my friends but that’s normal, anything reminiscent of white wine loses points with me. Still, for a beer with a white-wine character I thought it was very good, almost excellent. But what I really don’t understand is how parents can look at a newborn and say “Look at this beautiful little angel, he is a gift sent from heaven. Let’s name him Lawrence"