bytemesis (9497) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle, 2014 on cap, thanks to p1meatloaf. Pours crystal clear golden orange, small bubbly white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is oak tannins, stonefruit, basement, hint of acetone that fades. Flavor is full of oak with hints of vanillin. Light plust tart, light funk, oaky again. Medium body. Nice overall. ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottled July 2016, shared by KBHess on 2/3/17.DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
Gentle to minimal haze to this blonde-golden beer with just a touch of light copper. Beige head atop is small and shows moderate retention for the style.
Beautifully expressed Brett in the nose is rounded out by just a touch of lacto-aceto acids, adding a bit more depth and strength. Otherwise, it’s full-on pineapple and guava-mango tropical fruit festivities. Light honey from the malt balances fairly amply and there is a good deal, though not too much oak to further add complexity. Don’t get any wine character in the nose but it’s not needed as the delightful Brett steals the show.
In the mouth it’s decidedly less vibrant/bright with more barrel tannin, stronger expressions of acetic acid and a rather tannic texture with oily sourness lingering strongly on the finish. Malts are certainly there, and appropriate, with good attenuation leading to a malty texture, but there’s a ton of acid and barrel here and it’s rather messy and unfocused on the finish. Light but engaging carbonation does help and no alcohol or flaw are noted.
[2/3/17] Bottle at a hotel bottle share in Boston. Hazy golden. Vinegar, oak, cellar, funk, cobwebs, a bit of malt, some fruitiness, sour, slightly sweetish. luttonm (6957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Rich gold, hazy, bright. Small foam. Muted hop, some wood. Mild sweet, some barrel funk. Pretty Belgian gold, nice big, muted hops. Medium body. Clean, robust, lovely. ippopotamo36 (2623) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in Portland-Oregon, many thanks to douglas88 for hosting and offering. Hazy orange pour, minimal lacing. Nose: Cocoa, port wine, rich red/black wine. Just great. Mouth: fresh and clean, light wine, soft carbo, more cocoa, fantastic brew which talks to black/red rich wine but with a lager taste.
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brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Sort of a light orange colored beer with a thin white head. A really robust fruit character to the aroma of grape, grapefruit, white cherry, and lemon. It is highly acidic and sour. A subtle funk of leather, mushroom, and damp wood. Maybe just a light tropical note. Enjoyed this beer. Sledutah (7977) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at the RB awards Ferris (17097) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Hazy yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma is tart citrus. Flavors is tart, citrus with a dry finish
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Light soured grapefruit. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Light nice tart and acidic citrus with a solid finish. Simple and nice. BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2015
375ml bottle pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is tart citrus lemon grass oak and a nice barnyard funk. Taste is more of the barnyard funk barrel some white grapes and the citrus notes. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Pours a soft golden pour with one finger of white head. Nose shows sweet and floral esters, funky/tart/acidic, and a vinous quality. Moderate acidity and fruity tones with pineapple and lychee. Light and tart.