ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 750ml bottle. Poured a really nice yellow orange color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma was fermented honey, some fruit, a touch of oxidation a little bit of funk. Flavor was a little on the mild side from what I was expecting. Some honey notes an a bit of funk, but nothing to exciting. Pretty underwhelming although I would like to try this again fresh from the tap.
beastiefan2k (3748) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the Brett version. Tap @ the brewpub. The pour is an extremely dark, hazy, muddy, golden, with no clarity. Looks thick and solid. Aroma is right away a brett bomb, all pineapple and herbal/barnyard brettiness. Flavor really did it for me as far as brett goes. On top of the pineapple and barnyard/herbal there is a nice light tart aspect surrounded by light rubber, a juicy kind of rubber. This is what got the 9, this rubber aspect. which is common in lambic (particular in 3F gueze) is here but not so dry and abrasive. Like I said, its juicy rubber if you can imagine it. The aftertaste is wildflowers and that herbal/barnyard. Awesome stuff.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL Bottle. Pillowy cotton spice. Pours a clouded yellow-orange. Rich apricot flavored tangy rich sourness. Very lactic, very bright! Snappy, spice, and bespeckled with alcohol. Super dry. Crisp. Lots of citrus, and fresh pale farm summer fruit. Rounded, complex, and a classic use of funk. A gummy bit of hoppiness kicks up in the rear. A bit of kumquat juice, rich punchy citrus. Deliciously flavorful. Excellent!