kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Deep cloudy orange pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of yeast, barnyard and candied sugar with strong oak notes. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Reddish orange. No head aroma is faint but I get a little plastic. Grapes, nuts, lemon? Fig and peaches. Fleeting finish with some caramel.
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Draught at 3rd Annual Sour Fest, 3/26/16.dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Dark copper-to-ripe peach-colored body shows minimal haze and a small, white head that fades quickly to a ring.
In the nose there’s a fair bit of oak and strong fruitiness (black cherry, peach, nectarine). Definitely can pick out the light butteriness from the chardonnay, while the brett shows off plentiful limeskin and other tart notes that work well balancing the sweet/sour buttery oak/acetic character. No alcohol or flaw.
Very strong fruity notes emerge initially, cherries, peaches, strawberries and there’s a good helping of tart brett that in turn succumbs to a moderately sweet amber-like maltiness with caramel wrapping itself about the buttery oak. A lot going on here, but it seems maybe a bit too jumbled and the heavy fruitiness, buttery oak and malt sweetness all seem to pull the beer in different directions. Texture is lightly slick/buttery/oaky with soft, but mostly tight carbonation. Certainly making it sound worse than it actually is and it’s still an interesting little beer, just outdone by a number of the other delicious beers on for this fest.
Sweet and syrumpy nose...winey too! Golden and white head. The wine flavors are a bit too pronounced but nice.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest ’09 MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
A Sim rate (on tap at Cambridge brewery tap): aroma is sweet but very alcoholic. It’s the maple in a bourbon barrel with some smoke thrown in. Flavour of bourbon and maple with sour lemon drops and citric orange fruits. There’s a real kick in the finish. So sweet and sour. I like this beer.
mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Sampled at Mass Brewers Fest. Poured a clear amber/gold with a thin white head. Sour fruit and yeast aroma. Light honey sweetness quickly wiped out by more sour fruit. More tart than sour. Some oak notes. Light bodied and effervescent. j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. This one turned out to be one of the starts of the fest, but for me it had nothing to do with the beer. The hype and story around this was phenomenal. Tons of people talking about it both interested, and full of skeptical sarcasm. The story and method for the beer was quite neat. The beer itself was rather forgettable, pouring a just clear yellow, and smelling like oak and vanilla. A little acid, and a little mustard. Not a lot else though.
Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma is overripe fruits, some cheesy funk and candy apple. Taste is up front very fruity but finish is very sweet and sticky and hard to drink. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Tap at Night of the Funk. Pours a pale gold. Aroma has notes of paprika, seaweed, clove and acetone, with a gentle tartness. Soup up front in the mouth with an ugly, buttery, oily finish. Looks like 136.10 Hz didn’t do the trick (gimme a break with that, btw. Waste of time. If that’s what you feel you need to do to create a superior beer experience then you are doing it all wrong. I’m all for experimentation in brewing, but this pseudo-science BS should be saved for Tom Cruise and the church of Scientology). djd07 (14504) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle at WTF 4. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts. The aroma is funk, yeast, grape, oak. Medium body, yeast, pure sugar, funk, dry finish, good.