puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle at Spuyten Brett Fest. A horrid wretch of a beer, a complete and utter butter bomb, slightly congealed and rancid. The aroma induces fear all across my body and mild convulsions in my throat — a sure fire sign that I should not drink it. But I trudge on, pouring this evil concoction down my gullet in a most inglorious fashion. This so-called "beer" would be best used as a lobster dip, or perhaps as a spread on a nice toasted bagel — I have little doubt that it would solidify at colder temperatures. tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2011
The aroma is funk, sour, bourbon. The appearance is hazy orange gold white head. The flavor is sweet, tart cherry, funk, bourbon- nice. The finish is tart cherries, pine hops. Medium in body. Awesome.
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle shared with Dickinsonbeer: (Last bottle at Spuyten) Pours a hazy golden with a nice dense white head. The aroma is oaky, slightly tannic, some soft bourbon/vanilla, peppery phenolics and underlying dry bread crust notes. Fluffy fee with a sweet and spicy flavor that dries out. Starts with a vanilla note from the bourbon at the fore- this initial sweetness is rounded with a soft doughy malt note and later peppery oak and subtle alcohol. Pretty nice, though a touch solventy. I have a theory that some of these bottles were infected, or just poorly conditioned based on some of the previous ratings. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Thanks to Garrett Oliver for bringing these to St. Stephen’s Green in Philly during a recent beer dinner.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange with lighter golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing are left behind.
Slightly funky, dry earthy brett aroma with lots of estery Belgian yeast producing some nice crisp golden fruit notes. Hints of slight barnyard funk, apple, cherry, strawberry and cream, pear and subtle peppery spice. Smells like a slightly bretty funky tripel with a nice bit of bready yeast and estery fruit notes.
Dry earthy, funky medium body with a nice amount of tartness up front and a bretty funk dryness thatlingers throughout over a estery Belgian yeast body with crisp fruit notes into a subtle dry finish with slight alcohol warmth. Lots of estery fruit notes and spicy peppery notes. Alcohol presence is noticeable but not too much so, making this very drinkable. The brett character is prominent enough to add a delicious earthy funkiness but it’s not too sour, acidic or overpowering and you can still taste the flavors of the original beer.
Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Cloudy golden color with a small head. Aroma has some faint spice with a little wood and brett and a hint of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little smooth bourbon and finishes very dry. Not bad overall.
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy, pale straw, with a white head.
Spicy, phenolic aroma, wood, Bourbon, malt, yeast, hay, lemon peel, dill, earthy.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, complex, spicy taste, yeasty phenolics, malt, wheat, earth, lemon peel, dill, wood, Bourbon, honey. Extravagant!
(2012-06-13) beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
lovely sour smell. not too pungent. bright alcohol taste. spices really pack a wallop. a lot of competing flavors that still work well together. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
bottle shared y Rich from Brooklyn Brewery! Thanks Rich! Bourbon and oak on the nose with tropical fruits, kiwi and mango. Pours blonde with a thick white head. Bourbon, oak, and funk, lovely! Oaky vanilla with traces of bourbon, tropical fruits, kiwi, strawberry, mango with candi sugar notes. Excellent beer!!!! A real treat to try! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle sample poured by Garrett Oliver at The Denver Rare Beer Tasting event during GABF week on 9/25/09. pours a hazy yellow with a white head... wonderful sour funky nose... light citrus from the nose through the body... big round presence over the tongue... some more barnyard flavors float throughout while the bourbon barrel takes a back seat... SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Sample at NotF. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Nose is sour and toasty. Palate is full and fizzy. Flavors of light spices like coriander and almost cinnamon.