PanMarek (460) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2017 TheJestersBeer (2430) - - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy medium straw, with a thin white head.
Spicy, malty aroma, citrus, hay, funk, brett, barnyard, a few estery notes, and a hint of bubblegum.
Dry, light to medium body, medium bitterness, relatively low CO2.
Spicy, yeasty taste, malt, earth, grapefruit peel, hay, faint wisps of smoke and phenols.
A very nice effort, but it feels a little bit uncomplex, and the finish is a bit tart/harsh. Promising, but not quite there yet. (2013-02-04)
Cloudy, dark golden pour with thick, white, fine foam. Lots of mustiness in the nose with a good dose of tart. Floral and earthy touches as well. Strong yeast tang in the flavor with the brett and saccharo yeasts combining well. I think the brett comes out on top, but it does not overshadow. There is a hops presence, but it is muted and on the floral end. It is most present, I think in the bitter finish. The smooth cereal malt and malted wheat come through at toward the middle and end, but the final flavor is a sour hop note. Medium body with lots of carbonation, and a slight slipperiness. It is a sweeter saison, largely thanks to the two malts. Traces of the mineral flavors, but comparatively mild.
kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Stas & Max. Hazy blond with a big foamy head. Funky, smoked Georgian cheese and some spruce in the nose, a little bit of olive oil, a little spicy-oregano and some funk in the mouth. Light body, smooth texture, spicy-slightly bitter finish. MarcoBasile (445) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
Today I’m trying my first beer from Brekeriet. It’s a Swedish brewery from 2012 who only brew with wild yeast. I’ve found myself this bottle of Funk Starter; a Farmhouse ale brewed with Brettanomyces. It’s coming in at 5.5% ABV. It pours a slightly hazy golden colored body with a fizzy head that disappates quickly. It has a very funky and peppery aroma with some fruity notes too. A bit of spice and bread as well. It smells like a watered down saison. All the classic saison flavors are present but toned way way down. The taste is light and a slightly sour. There’s some definite notes of funk, citrus and spice. It is really light though. The most dominant flavor is the funky yeast. The sourness comes through a little better in the aftertaste, but vaguely. I guess the name suggest that it’s a starting beer for people who’s just been introduced to brett. I’m a little disappointed to be honest. It’s not a bad beer in any way – it just doesn’t have that funky and sour kick that makes it memorable. It’s refreshing and goes down super fast. A sixer of these on a hot day surely wont hurt anybody. DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Max. Hazy golden. Brett, flowers, spiciness, faint sweetness, slightly tart, bitter finish, light soapy note. minutemat (5659) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold, medium white head. Moderately sweet floral saison aroma. Taste is crisp funk, soft brett, lightly spicy saison sweetness. Fairly light in character, but super refreshing.
alex_leit (4392) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 27, 2017
Bottle. Golden color with yeast sediment, white foam. Aroma: yeast, boiled vegetables, barnyard. Taste: a bit smoked taste, bretts, fruit, old moldy cheese, hoppy. DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy straw with frothy, off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, yeasty funk, white pepper, florals. Tastes yeasty, funky, with dry floral flavors, white pepper, bittering hops, and some apricotty fruit. Solid saison. tricksta_p (4747) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is peppery yeast, bretty funk, fruity notes, mild tropical, hay, melon, soft spicy/herbal notes, with a slight touch of vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet, slightly tart and light bitter with a fairly dry finish. Body is almost medium. Very tasty funky Saison. anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Pours slightly hazy yellow. Aroma is stables, a little smoky, bretty funk. Bidy is rather light, lightly sour, lively carbonation, smooth. Palate is lingering carbonation, slme fruit. Tasty. Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 27, 2016
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