Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
75cl corked and caged bottle courtesy of pellegjr - thanks Joey! Pours a light yellowy/gold with wispy white head that sticks around; plenty of lacing. Aroma is incredibly interesting: instant hit of Brett - lovely and funky - plenty of citrus fruit , spices, and dry white wine too. Taste is very well balanced between the funky, dusty, lactic Brett notes and the bitter citrus: lemon peel and pithy grapefruit bitterness. Bit of tangerine in there too. Lots of interesting herb and spice notes come through and linger on the palate. Finish is crisp and dry as a bone, with a touch of sourness (which I’m sure would intensify with age). This is one hell of an interesting beer, very enjoyable. jbruner (5466) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with thin white head and moderate lacing. Aroma heavy on the citrus from the galaxy hops and wit yeast. Taste is more complex, the coriander and pepper come in and kind of dance in your mouth before the bitter finish kicks in about ten seconds later. Good stuff. raphael (1303) - 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 (6835) - St. Louis, 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 (8813) - 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 (2594) - 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 (3775) - 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 (3726) - 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.