italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pale golden amber pour orange tint thin white head light lacing ... aroma of elderberries and sour brett but not overpowering light herbal notes ... taste is sour brett and a sweet and sour/tart berry little herbal balanced well not overly sour with a dry sour finish .... very sessionable and no trace of abv great brew corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
375ml shared by foretfu at a recent tasting. Thanks again man! Sampled next to the New Belgium Lips of Faith version.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color that is opaque with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lasting.
EArthy, slightly funky aroma that is very floral aroma with of bready yeast and citrus fruit notes, especially tangerine and orange peel.
Tart puckering mouthfeel with earthy funk and dry Brett efervescence. Slight creamy presence with citrus fruit. Floral not hoppy with sweeter fruit and a dry finish with lingering sourness. The better of the two versions.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2011
If I didn’t know there was dandelion greens not sure if I would detect that. Seemed kind of all over the place, a bit of this and a bit of that. Some citrus, berry fruit, wood, vinegar, salt, and herbs. Some sweetness and wine too. Sour and lots of puckering tartness. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/4/2011. Served on tap at Fountainhead in an oversized wine glass.
This pours a lightly hazy, mostly transparent cherry color. A small, soft pillowy white head rests on top and gradually fades to a ring around the rim. Sheets of lace are left to watch the beer recede.
Tart cherries, soft pears, and I think I get some hibiscus, although that is not an aroma I am intimately familiar with. A bit of Brett in the nose as well.
The tartness is more apparent in the flavor than it was in the nose. There is a soft sweet malt to start, but tart green apple skin, and mostly tart cherries really shine through. The Brett shines through in the middle and toward the end, and an earthy character starts to push through. Ultimately, though, the Brett is not too strong, and the tart cherry flavor is pretty nice.
The mouthfeel starts out juicy, turns slightly creamy for a second, and then finally finishes dry. What a voyage for the feel. Medium carbonation and a fuller than medium body.
This is a pretty nice tart beer with some interesting fruit notes, without being outrageously sour, which I think I prefer at this stage in my limited Wild experience. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of flowers, nice berry, nice oak notes, hints of lactic, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of sweet flowers, dry and tart berry, hints of oak, lemon, finishing fairly bitter, dry, slightly oaky. Pretty nice.
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle with friends courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Orange peel, somewhat funky, citrusy, lemon peel, oaky, lightly spicy, herbs, earthy, and urine in the aroma. Taste is somewhat earthy, lemon peel, biscuit, citrusy, straw, urine, oaky, caramel, and herbs with a lightly sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Another nice sour from Allagash. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
On draft at the Reef. Very earthy flavored beer with a high alcohol content. Very hard for me to describe but there was definatly some hay and grass notes. Sort of like a saison. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, surprisingly. I thought this beer was pretty rare. Hazy golden in color with a small white head. Mildly tart Belgian aroma, somewhat acetic, with stone fruits, floral notes, and brett. Bretty and somewhat tart flavor with Belgian yeast, light fruits, lemon/citrus, flowers, and mild funk. Medium body with average carbonation. A solid beer - is this supposed to be sour? Either way I like it. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Max’s. Hazy tan, thin but consistent lacing in the wispy white head. Nose strikes nice balance between lightly dusty Brett and juicy berry, not as pit as sweet, bursting flesh though bit skin-like in bitterness. Flavor almost works, brett and heavy wheat a bit too dry for the fruit, which emerges only in the lactic finish. A touch dry and skin-like in white grape, bit metallic and too much Brett. Soft carbonation, sticking finish. Warmth shows its flaws, worst is sweetness and moderate plastic. Allagash is better off with regular releases. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Draft. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and sour, cranberry, cherries, botanicals. Flavor is somewhat sour, sweet, tart cran-lemon. Dry finish. Not bad.