reebtogi (6284) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2017 bierkoning (13364) - La Tropica/Doarp, - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #1 Corked bottle. Golden color. Citrus, oak and brett in the nose, like a lambic. Firm floral hopbitter very bretty flavor. Oak, grapefruit, onions, lemon. A moderate sourness, next to the bitterness. Great beer, complex and delicious.
750ml corked bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big white head that dissipates quickly leaving some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is spicy and earthy with some white wine and woody notes. Taste is a light lime tartness with a light fruity and malty sweetness and a spicy, earthy hop bitterness finishing with a winey dryness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, an interesting tripel style ale that is balanced and flavorful. Recommended. ClarkVV (6718) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Batch 4, 750mL bottled July 2014, shared by TJ on 5/28/17, thanks! My first Anchorage beer (not counting the two Grassroots saisons)! Never seem to buy them at the store, given they’re usually very old and quite pricey.dandeman (997) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
Bright, almost canary yellow with a medium-sized white head that recedes quickly to ring. Good clarity leaving the sediment behind.
Plentiful yellow fruit rise up, with prominent nectarine skin, followed by light honey-filled malts and finally a big dose of chardonnay-like barrel character. Surprisingly very intense still, for three years old. Seems quite "sweet" based on the nose; big malts and oak really stick to the nose. It’s clean, however, and the light-to-moderate, lime-like Brett is playful and helps brighten things. Alcohol is well-concealed, no doubt buried underneath all of this malt and oak/wine.
An interesting sweet/sour juxtaposition, though not the usual bacterial-induced sourness (and not really all that sour), but rather tart, acidic Chardonnay notes that play off of the rich, honey and vanilla-filled malts. Clean and with a low-to-moderate, tight carbonation. In the end, it’s just a bit unrelenting on the barrel character. The interplay of rich malt and rich Chardonnay underscored by huge tannin and toasted oak is interesting at first but gets fatiguing and monotonous rather quickly.
Bouteille 750 ml du Canada craft Beer Club. Au nez, les Bretts sont dominantes avec de petites notes d’agrumes du genre orange et citron. Quelques fruits tropicaux se démarquent également. En support aux Bretts, les effluves de Chardonnay et le boisé de la fermentation en barriques. En sourdine, de la vanille est soutirée du boisé. Au visuel, une mousse crémeuse un doigt, recouvre un liquide doré / orangé très flou. Même petite, la mousse persiste plus d’une minute. L’entrée de bouche est toute en Bretts, contrebalancée par le Chardonnay et le boisé, et accompagné d’une chaleur d’alcool enveloppante. Les agrumes aux tons de citron et d’orange sanguine supportent bien les notes fermières, l’aspect vineux et le bon vieux bois de chêne. Belle complexité aromatique. Puissant alcool chaud et enveloppant. Corps moelleux et suave. Arrière gout légèrement herbacé. Bière complexe et chaleureuse. Pintofjoe29 (53) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2017 Bomber from Sabatini?s. Cloudy yellow orange pour with a thin white head. Sour funk, wood, and Belgian yeast nose. Upon tasting I get sharp barnyard funk, soft woody notes, Belgian yeast, granny smith apple, and chardonnay. Drinks like a sparkling white wine. Glad I picked this one up! glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, moderate to heavy herbs and lemon for the hops, moderate to heavy musty basement for the yeast, with unripe pear, green wood and ginger in the background. Head is average sized, frothy turning wispy, white, with good lacing, and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation, and a tart finish. Great Abbey Tripel, funky and sharp at one point, smooth and mellow at another.
rdixon77 (2843) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Super tasty triple. Woody, citrus, bright hops, not super heavy or boozy, the Brett softens the Belgian yeast. Great. Thanks carl! Chalumeaux (1555) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Poured from bottle batch 4 2014 nice golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of brett chardonnay barrel grapes and floral notes. Taste is nice floral notes grape oak dryness after time. AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2017
750 ml bottle thanks to TJ. Batch 4, 2014. Almost clear color, Aroma was of Belgian yeast, Brett, and a ton of oak. Flavor was light bretty dusty character, massive oak, mild Lemonaide. It turns into a funky oak and lingers. The balance of yeast and oak is nice. BuckeyeBoy (7748) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2017
750ml bottle 2012 vintage batch 2. Pours out a peach apricot color topped with a long lasting white head. Nose is big Brett notes the chardonnay barrel are big on this with a nice fresh oak and some fruit spice. Taste is more of the Brett forward oak barrel some spice and a great little sour tartness. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2017
750 cc from Whole Foods and Smith’s. Pours clear and highly carbonated golden with 2-finger, fluffy, white head. Nose is white wine grapes, oak, hops, tart citrus, yeasty funky. Great nose. Tastes like a semi-dry chardonnay with added hops, more oak, yeasty funkiness, and florals. Gets more dry as it finishes, remains as complex as hell, and tastes great. Methinks even white wine lovers would embrace this one enthusiastically.