Maverick34 (3428) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2018 cloudy gold pour from bottle. wine grapes, funky yeast, sour and citrus pretty good. Iznogud (5072) - CROATIA - JAN 1, 2018
On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours cloudy golden with medium white head. Fruity, grapes, peach, vinous, wood, funk, medium sourness. Soft texture. Dry. Medium bodied. Bacchus66 (1162) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Tap, ADT. Clear gold with a thin white head and good lacing. Little of everything in here - wine, wood, peach, yeast, funk, pepper, citrus - all in a nicely sour package. Light carbonation. Lingering sour finish, excellent. Bitterbill (2079) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017
From Aug 2008
This is a Batch 2 bottle:
When I popped the cap, it started to *slowly* gush but not a drop was lost!
A hazy straw yellow colour, the foam was about an inch deep max with some good lacing.
The smell is very nice! Some tartness, some fruitiness that's mostly citrus lemon and grape I think, and a good amount of a nose brought on by the Brett. This one smells delicious.
The taste has a very tasty tartness up front with good notes of lime with some lemon, grape that is semisweet, wood, some Brett that is more noticeable in the nose than the taste but yeah, it's there. Ahhh. No sign of the alcohol at all in either the nose or the taste and that kicks up the drinkability big time.
Mouthfeel falls just short of medium with the carbonation being on the lighter side of heavy and man that works for me. It finishes with a mix of tartness and slight funk and has a rather short lived aftertaste. Great brew here!!
Btw, second pour got it all cloudy and the foam left right after I put the bottle down so...it's not the best looker in a glass(cloudy is fine by me) but it sure makes up for it with the smell and taste. This 750ml bottle will be doubly easy to finish and I plant it firmly in the "exceptional drinkability" category.
Bottom line: When I look to try an American Wild Ale, I want all sorts of flavours and smell to go on and *this* one fits the bill superbly! I cannot recommend this brew highly enough!! I once again salute Captain Lawrence for their brewing skills!! trapped (3922) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 21, 2017
Draught @ Merrion Square Pub. Clear golden with very small frothy whitish head, acidic grape aroma, low carbonation, mildly sour taste with grape flavor, alcohol undertones, bit of woodsyflavor, smooth body, long lightly woodsy finish. Very smooth and complex flavor profile.
solidfunk (9820) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2017
This really is something special like Ed
Grapefruit and grape. Some tangerine. Very nicely integrated. A little wine barrel. Golden pour with good head. Light tangy finish. Very drinkable sour. Tap at Rustico. DiarmaidBHK (6187) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Sampler at Malted Barley. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Notes of white wine, wood, and Brett on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. As others have noted this is seriously crushable which kind of sucks considering how expensive it is. Bamsen78 (5708) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2017
Draught @ Roasthouse, Frederick, MD. Pours hazy pale straw with airy white head. Clear, vinous aroma with notes of yeast and malty touches. Dusty, rough and spicy onset, giving way to vinous notes and touches of hops. Lingering, dry aftertaste with notes of cloves and yeast. Very good. shadey (2177) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2017
750ml bottle. Clear gold pour with almost no head and lots of effervescent. Definitely sour aroma with some nice grape notes. Solid brett character, but the grapes have presence and the oak is just noticeable in the finish. Nice and refreshing.
italianjohn (3369) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Hazy golden pour with a frothy thick layer of white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma is really nice on this one, apple, grapes, nice vinous notes, some funk, oak and pear ..... taste is of dry oak, apple, grapes, very mellow and low on the acidity, some funk and pear ..... not very complex but crisp, clean and smooth .... you get nice vinous notes in the flavor white grapes ... the aroma on this is a home run ..... flavor is nice and balanced..... finish is crisp clean and has lingering grape, apple and pear ..... abv hidden well, dangerously sessionable