Benzai (16995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Carnivale Brettanomyces. Hazy light yellow golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lovely: lime and hops with mango, lychee and white wine. Taste is slightly strong on the lime, a hint of grapefruit. Decent body, soft but suitable carbonation. harrisoni (19700) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from the brewery thanks much ly to you. Pale gold slightly haze lasting white head. Now that is interesting. Saison aroma and lemon. Some herb. In the mouth it’s more interesting and complex lemon curd and a little sweet toffee from the barrel ageing. Don’t get much Brett. Like a lot of BBNo saisons it’s effortlessly good. Additional interest from a slightly sweet barrel edge. jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle split @ BBN. Thanks to the BBN crew for generously supplying this! Golden pour with a tight, thick white head. Nicely spicy aroma. Hints of white pepper and bread crust dominate. Accents of lemon peel and general citrus too. The flavor is initially heavy with with creamy grain and bread. Sort of dries out and gives over to wood, leaf pile. Gentle accents of citrus. Not too much brett character discernible, but I’d imagine that’ll change as this ages. Light body, active carbonation. Fun stuff. 77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
750 ml. bottle split by 4 @ In De Wildeman during Carnivale Brettanomyces #4. Very expenisve beer. Hazy golden with no head. Nose is huge on white wine & lime, pleasant with light hop & exotic fruit hops. Taste litchi, white wine, lime juice, a bit sweetish, lime is very big, very cocktail like, pleasant & simple, light iron note in the back lessens the experience a bit. Quite thin, very light carbonation. Fun but not really worth it. (Thanks for sharing Benzai, Ceasar, tlahav,…. ) madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
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caesar (7463) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle, big thanks to Dave at Brew By Numbers for digging this out of the archives. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Light malts. Modest bretty bitterness. Light crystallised orange fruits, modest lemon. Mild pith and a trace of herb. Light semi dry finish. Decent.
Bottle @ In de Wildeman at Carnivale 2015 as 13/03 Brett Aged B.A. Saison Motueka & Lime aged in Burgundy white wine barrels, dated 19/02/2014 BB 19/02/2016, small sample. Slight hazy yellow to golden color, medium frothy whtie head. Aroma is slight funky, some lemon, white wine, bit spicy yeast, slight peppery. Soft bitterness in taste, fruity of wine and lime. Great balance again, lovely stuff. kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours clear orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, light weedy hops, fruity hops and a very light Brett funk. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Birrananda (44) - - JUN 27, 2015
Pale white, lime, grapefruit aroma and taste, bitter aftertaste, no traces of the barrel. mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Huge thanks to our hosts. Bright golden yellow coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is very fresh cucumber, mint, ginger, light fink, straw,. Flavour is composed of light grains earthy straw. Light funk, light and fresh. Palate is light. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing, cucumber. Solid. Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle shared at the brewery - huge thanks to Dave! Great balance here. Pours clear yellow with a white foam head. The nose holds some lemon meringue and light hay. Light-medium sweet flavor, very smooth, with slight acidity, a bit of lemon peel bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes cleanly, with some pale bread, woody dryness, light dough, more lemon meringue. Great stuff. Wonderful balance. I wish the brett character was more prominent, but it’s still solid.