raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
on tap at apex. yeasty aroma with oak, egg white & resin. hazy pale yellow with small white head, light in the mouth with fine carbonation. tasty mix of wheat, grapefruit, & spices, clean finish. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Fruity aroma cloudy pour. Sweet hoppy palate full body but not heavy. First Alaskan brew I’ve tried and I will certainly try more after this one. vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours pale yellow with a large white head. The aroma has fruity funk, earthiness, ripe pears, peaches, brett and modest malt. Not hops detected on the aroma, but the was sampled about eight months after bottling. It has medium / light body with a huge amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of spiciness, earthiness/wood, peaches, brett funk and 7-Up. The finis has a plasticy/band-aid sort of thing, spice and lingering earthy hoppiness. I think I would probably like this one better fresh with the hops more present. Hopefully I can try this again and rerate in the future. drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2012
750 bottle. Huge carbonated pour. Too much. Light with orange and yeast. Citrus flavor pretty strong and the brett settles everything with a great tang. Well done. Atom (2453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle opens with a pop from the cork and pours a clear yellow/golden with a huge white head. Aroma of brett, coriander, fruits, grapefruit, with a dry hoppiness. Taste is very clean and dry, brett mixes well with coriander and wit yeast spices, not overbearing. The brett is also well balanced with the hops also add a very nice dry bitterness to the finish with some lemon zest. Really nice stuff!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Shared by Turd - thanks, Sam! Vigorous golden pour, with a prickly champagne-like head. Dry lemon zest and pepper in the nose, with brighter fruits and a funky hint coming through as well. Lively body, nice peppery bite on the palate. Flavors are really fulsome and pleasing, with the wine character coming through nicely along with cracked pepper, rind, and lightly tart fruit alongside abundant hops. Maybe not quite as good as Bitter Monk to me, but still righteous. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is very hazy and appears golden to straw yellow hued. The head is pure white, rapidly fading to a thin, wispy layer.
The aroma offers brettanomyces, oak, fruits (maybe kiwi, passion fruit, star fruit), hops, coriander, peppercorns. Really interesting and nice.
The flavor is also quite good. Lots of brett. Deliciously tart. Certainly not a normal witbier, saison, or IPA, but rather a hybrid of the three.
Lovely mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness and wild yeast. Fabulous.
Overall, this was delightful. I am already looking forward to having it again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012 reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a hazy very pale yellow with a foamy medium white head...decent retention. Aroma has bretty funk, some slightly sweet grapefruit rind, and tropical fruits. Flavor has some barnyard notes and nice fruit rind notes...nice grassy bitterness...faint oak. Mouthfeel is light and very lively with a very dry oaky/rindy finish that lingers nicely. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from a trade with jtclockwork. Cheers, James! Two twists on the cage and this one practically shot a hole in the roof, causing a duck-and-cover situation with mild gushing. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is light caramel, big grapefruit, some pine, some pineapple, and some tropical fruit with barnyard and burlap. Flavor is similar with some nice galaxy hops and tropical fruit amongst the pineapple and burlap from the brett. Medium in body and lingering brett in the finish. Interesting beer, but I would prefer the whiteout of the ones I have tried. Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with a huge white head that slowly, very slowly settled to about one inch, lacing is not worth assessing. Aromas are a light fruityness with some spice and funky odors (reminds me of a toilet with urine in it that hasn’t been flushed for a few days). Flavors are light and funky, bitter, dry and slightly sour. The Finish...I dont think I can....dry, clean with a lingering bite on the toung.