HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017 TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2: Misty golden. Towering white crown of clingy meringue. Potently phenolic nose of medical tape, sulfur, white pepper and matchstick along with sherbet, pineapple marmalade, lemon verbena, grassy herbs, celery seed, perfumey hops. New-mown hay aromas lurk beneath. Slightly soapy. Expansive, feathery soft carbonation. Boisterously phenolic from the get-go, with sassy lavender and Russian sage sharpness swirled with brisk bandage- and sulfur-laden phenolics. Crackery, haylike pils malt gracefully restores softness as it blankets the palate with multilayered starches. Grain is supportive, throughout, and mostly clean with the exception of the faintest huskiness (burnt wood) exuding. Twinge of pineapple gorgeously dovetails with the zesty hoppiness and a lemon verbena imbued tartness. Late emergence of floral nectarine succulence couples with a brett-derived peach fuzz bitterness and citrus peel acid to add detail and some welcomed softness to the center. While the hops aren’t overly unruly, at times they teeter on an aspirinlike resinous edge which thankfully stops just shy of clashing with the stark dryness and robust herbs. Plenty of redemptive lemon and tropical fruit succulence beneath the hops continually beckons you to take another large gulp. Finishes explosively phenolic and dryly malty with notes of hay dust, lemon and sharp herbs. Nice effort here. Does need a lot of time to breathe in order to soften and coalesce, as it’s quite brisk and leans toward stark, early on. Aside from some subtle soapiness - which presumably comes from the coriander as it can take on that character when used excessively - this is very enjoyable.
August 8, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel. Bomber. "that’s mighty fine!" Hazy pale gold pour - champagne-type bubbles, huge fluffy lasting white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus and floral bitterness - a bit spicy (coriander) - middling alcohol presence. Taste - tons of citrus, light funk, a little peppery - very perfume/floral also, bigger alcohol presence. Solid body, extremely well carbonated, quick sort of dry sparkling wine finish. Refreshing, if a bit big. Capa (3303) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Glowing hazy gold. Strong citrus and bright fruits, sweet fruit, slightly sour, musty, brett. Zesty. Medium bodied. Very nice. fletchfighters (1532) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2017
cork shot off like a gun from the C&C.
Bright straw gold. Big fluffy white head that falls to nothing.
nose is oak, wine, spice, and coriander. Bone dry nose.
Taste is coriander, orange peel, lemon peel, spices, soft pepper, white wine and oak. Soft pine and citrus in the mid and back. Prickly carbonation, lots of wine, oak and very bone dry finish.
Very solid for the age. dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Chalky white golden with a strong haze and nice white head. Floral hop and musty brett aroma. Dry floral, bretty-musty, peppery. Soft texture and light bodied.
Notes: Bottle at Tacos & Beer March ’17 Beer Dinner oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Hazy yellowish golden colour with a mediumsized white head, which leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, some dry wooden notes with mild toffee as well. Flavour is dry wood, some fruity, floral, nectary and mild sweet malty notes.
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
750ml bottled 2015-04. Pour light hay stack, hazy, with cloud. Aroma of belgian yeast, brett and light citrus. Taste is bitter and cheeze. High carbonation, slick. Long bitter finish. Rask0lnikov (1299) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
750ml bottle. Batch 8. Pours slightly hazy pale yellow colour. Medium white head. Notes of brett, herbal notes, hints of white wine, pineapple, barnyard, citrusses in the aroma. Grapefruit, notes of white wine, flowery notes, notes of pineapple, leathery notes, citrussy finish. Bitterness, barnyard in the aftertaste. Rather light bodied, medium carbonated, nice brew. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Pours a pale straw yellow color with a thick white head. Funk, citrus, floral, oak, white wine, yeast, coriander and peppercorn aroma. Lemongrass, lime, tangerine, kumquat, floral, yeast, funk, oak, wheat and coriander flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Lemongrass, lime, tangerine and funk finish. Generally not my favorite style of beer, but this is exceptional. Batch #11. mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2016
One Mile House, Brooklyn: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is fruity and lightly bretty. Very full. No bitterness. Some sweetness. Light complexity. Thought it would be better. MasDen (380) - Mogilev, BELARUS - DEC 16, 2016
Aroma: something sour cabbage, with fruit.
Appearance: yellow, haze, with big white head.
Taste: fruit, middle hop bitterness, a bit sour.
Palate: medium body, high carbonation.